I read book #1 “Curio“ over the summer and really enjoyed it (check out my review here). In fact, it almost made yesterday’s “Top Five Summer Reads” list (as a “cheat” extra). Almost. Instead, I thought I’d save it for today and post it as a reading order guide. A short story, but kept me entertained for a few hours, and I actually didn’t feel like I missed out on anything. It had just enough depth and personal touches to make me forget how short this book really was.
And to top it all off, it had that *oomph* moment that I didn’t see coming. It was recommended to me by a fellow reader, in the comments of my “Top 13 Illicit Bad Boys list” (which is dedicated strictly to the bad-boys that live a more “illegal” way of life). The gangsters, mobsters, dealers and… escorts. ”Didier” (from this book) is one of those “escorts”. Great read, and now the author has released “vignettes” as follow ups to the main book. Shorter “shorts”, but I am quite intrigued as to how the story has progressed.
About book #1:
Caroly Evardt never expected to find herself patronizing a male prostitute. Then again, she never expected to be weeks from her thirtieth birthday and still a virgin.When a friend mentions that a gorgeous male model in Paris sells his body as well as his image, Caroly’s intrigued. Finally, a chance to sample the gifts of a beautiful man—no strings, no stakes, no fear of rejection.But she soon discovers that Didier Pedra amounts to more than a striking face and talented body. He’s a kind, charming, damaged man, and after a few evenings of pleasurable education, Caroly’s interest blossoms into something far deeper than mere lust. Her simple arrangement is suddenly feeling downright dangerous…
- Coercion (Curio Vignettes, Book One)
- Craving (Curio Vignettes, Book Two)
- Reversal: 3 (Curio Vignettes)
- Confession: 4 (Curio Vignettes)
- Exposure: 5 (Curio Vignettes) - expected release date December 26th 2012