- Riptide Publishing
- Release Date
- January 2013
- Book 1 of Market Garden
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ
For the past six months, Jared's been selling sex at Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. But business is slow in the run-up to Christmas, when businessmen and bankers are too busy bickering over bonuses to rent themselves a little high-class action.
Though Jared's wallet finds the downtime unnerving, the rest of him rather enjoys the opportunity it gives him to admire Tristan, an old hand in the club whose reputation usually sees him well-booked. Jared has been crushing on Tristan for months—he's no more immune to Tristan's cockiness and confidence than the johns, and those are just Tristan's inner qualities.
Just as Jared's about to chat Tristan up, a businessman asks for something a little different: he wants to book them both. They agree—and Jared finds himself going from crush to mind-bending lust as he's made the pawn in a sexual power game. Tristan shows him how a pro handles a john while delivering the top-shelf sex for which the Market Garden is so rightly renowned.
Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Feb 27, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
124 people found the following review helpful
QUID PRO QUO, the first of the Market Garden books, is a perfect blend of desire, lust, excitement, and fun.
This book was fantastic. I absolutely love the unusual way in which these two characters, Jared and Tristan, are brought together and allowed to explore their lust for one another. The two of them work as prostitutes at Market Garden. But in between jobs to pay the bills, Jared has been admiring Tristan and building quite the crush on him. Jared's fantasies are brought to life when a wealthy gentleman wants to hire the two of them together. While Jared is able to satisfy some of his desire for Tristan, he is left uncertain whether or not Tristan is simply doing his job.
The interactions between these two characters were written so genuinely it made me fall in love with both of them. There is embarrassment and awkwardness, and charming attempts to not show these emotions, during some of the initial conversation. Then we see the excitement mixed with hesitation when the two are approached by the man who would like to hire them for the evening. Then the emotions explode when the two of them are actually together in bed. There is playfulness and teasing along with uncontrollable lust, but also some insecurity and questioning. The emotional blend is mixed together perfectly to create the beginnings of a relationship I am eager to read more about.
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