Length: 380 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 11, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Twenty-nine-year-old Lucas Thompson is at the top of the corporate ladder. But when his lifelong friend and ex-boyfriend invites him to his last-minute destination wedding in the Bahamas, Lucas realizes his corporate success can’t hide his private loneliness. Nor will he be able to escape seeing his family at the wedding—and having to explain, yet again, why he’s rich, handsome… and still single.
Fate and a taxi ride change everything when Lucas meets the charismatic and clever Jack McQueen, who just so happens to be a male escort. Jack’s presence on Lucas’s arm at the wedding keeps questions at bay, but their pretend relationship turns into something more after ten days of sun, sand, and sex. And before the trip is up, both men will discover that what started as a simple escapade in paradise might just lead to their very own happily ever after.
Review: Dolce is a new author for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now I am not sure what to say about it. The story had great potential, but let’s face it the story is very long-winded. The characters didn’t start getting better till the very end for me. As for the pace of the story, let’s just say, not only is the story long-winded, but it seemed to take forever to get where you’re going with it. I couldn’t keep my attention on the story so it took me a bit longer to get through it.
Lucas is a man in the fast lane of business. He is at the top of the ladder and will be flying over. He can lie through his teeth to get the outcome he wants. He is an ass that needs to be taken down to me. That is until he meets a sexy rent boy at the same time he has been told by his ex that he is getting married. He has been invited to their wedding and needs someone to go with him so no questions will be asked.
So he calls the one guy who could handle it. The sexy rentboy from the taxi. Although things don’t go as planned for them, things start heating up instead. There they are in the tropics at another person’s wedding and the heat is up.
Now as I said before it was way too long to actually enjoy. I lost my attention through most of it and skimmed parts of it. The only part of the story I liked was the ending. Well and the fact that they found love. The story, for such a long story came off rushed to me also. Which for me is a downer because not only is the name catchy, but so was the cover.
It does have great potential though so I will be looking at other stories from this author. If you like super slow burn, characters that are sexy and a bit likeable, low angst, and quite a bit of humor then this might be the story for you. I am afraid to say that it wasn’t for me though.
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