25 January 2016

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Into the Fire by E.L. Todd (@E_L_TODD)

Into the Fire
Gorgeous Entourage #1
By: E.L. Todd
Releasing January 30, 2016
Fallen Publishing 

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Despite everything I've done for my parents, I'll never be good enough for them. Instead of seeing a man to be proud of, they just see an embarrassment. I served four tours in Afghanistan but that doesn't mean anything to them. They only see the ink, the party life, and my short stint in jail.

And nothing else.

When they were in trouble, I handed over my life savings. I didn't think twice about it because they're my family, my blood. They raised me to be my own man and gave me everything I needed. It didn't matter that it was every penny I had. It didn't matter that the money was set aside for my future. My dreams.

Because they needed me.

But now they refuse to pay me back until I become the man they think I should be.

I have an unusual professional.

I escort men, acting as their date to family functions or work parties. It's my job to act deeply in love with my client. And I always nail it.

But it's not what you think.
I'm not a prostitute.
I'm not a call girl.
I'm an actress.
Get it right.

There are strict rules when it comes to my profession. There is no touching, kissing, or anything but hand-holding. Those who choose not to comply will get a swift kick in the nuts.

But all this goes to hell when Ash walks into my life.

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Ash – he was the kind of guy that would make you feel unsure: would you want him or not. He can be harsh, frank, crass and finesse was never a quality, definitely rough around the edges. But he can be a gentleman, thoughtful, sweet, really persuasive and a god in bed. So heck, it has been a great confusion whether to like him or not.

He love his family, truly. But they didn’t see him for who they really is – all they see is his past and not his achievement. Even then, when they asked for help, he came running and loaned them his savings. However, when it was his time of need, his parents wouldn’t give him the money unless he change his ways.

Alessandra – had an unusual profession. She’s not a prostitute, she’s an escort, an actress. She poses as a girlfriend, as a date for men who needs her. But she has her rules, and she was very rigid with them. Not sleeping with clients was on the top of the list. But with Ash, she gets to break them: one rule at a time. He was a determined, persuasive man. You cannot say no to him, he will only wear you down!

There was tension between the two of them already the moment they met. It was electrifying. Yet, when Alessandra told Ash about her rules, he respected it (but it doesn’t mean he didn’t drop hints or tempt her at times). They may have started the pretend game with his parents, but it also paved way into a newfound friendship. They had an easy camaraderie despite the chemistry that was brewing between the two of them. When Alessandra finally gave in – it was really worth waiting for. He really knew what he’s doing in bed. And I was glad Alessandra broke her rules with him. Since he doesn’t believe in relationships, they settled in friends-with-benefits.

But what happens when one of them falls in love?

To love or not to love Ash – that is the initial question. But after reading this, and getting to know him, his good side outweighs whatever imperfections he has. He’s a great guy with some flaws: it what makes this male lead almost real. Hey no one is perfect, and that includes prince charming!

And yes, let us not forget the parents, I didn’t like them one bit. What kind of parents would do that to their son? What he did might be a little embarrassing, but that was way in the past, and he did a lot more noble stuffs after that. Can’t they forget and forgive?

I had fun reading this novel: their banters, the way he would tempt her into having him, and even their fights that made me want to scream. The way to their happy ending is a little rough, and they had so much to learn: most especially communication and trust. But it was just amazing how something you didn’t expect or started with pretend turned out to be the best thing that happened to the both of them. Interesting bunch of characters that you can relate to, stand-alone, sexy with happy-ending: what more can you ask for?

Rating: 4 Stars

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Amazon Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past.

Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting INTO THE FIRE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours