Author: CC Koen
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance
Release Day: October 20, 2014
What would you do to improve your life?
Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again?
Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him?
Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.
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I turned toward the frameless picture windows lining the entire exterior wall and was presented with a breathtaking, unobstructed view of the harbor. Smack dab in the middle, behind an antique mahogany desk, stood the tallest, most impressive man I’d ever seen. The black suit he wore matched the surroundings, professional and sleek. The top three buttons on his white shirt undone, dark sprigs of hair peeked through and begged for my attention.
As I got closer, his eyes scanned me from head, to chest, to hips and up and down my long legs at least three times, resting on my ruby-red tiptoes.
Ha! Two could play at that game. Using the exact pace he did, I snapped mental pictures of every God given, Mr. Universe muscle. A wavy black ponytail, pulled tight at the nape, crested his wide shoulders and dipped to mid-chest, bringing my journey to a momentary pause. A taut dress shirt molded to his pecs became an instant favorite and preference I didn’t know I had. As I gravitated lower, the desk impeded my view, coming to rest at his waist and a nondescript silver belt buckle. My eyes drifted back up, wishing I could see more, but his tailored jacket without a hint of lint on it kept him hidden. Still, from what I could take in, the man had sin engraved all over him.
I stopped in front of his desk and realized my earlier assessment of him had been right. My six five in heels, shrunk to five feet the way he towered over me by several inches. “Linc?” The wispiness of my voice made me cringe. Way to go, Serena.
His answer, one sharp nod. In the corners around each eye, little wrinkles appeared as he took another long journey over my body. Knees locked together, I tried hard not to fidget. “I’m Serena. Mylaynee said my interview was at twelve thirty. I’m a little early. I didn’t mean to interrupt if you were in the middle of something.” Damn, there I went, rambling. Yeah, that would have him eating out of my hands.
Linc rounded the desk, coming toe to toe.
“You’re a virgin.”
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars
The blurb to this book is exactly the sort of book I like to read. I was very excited to read this book just from reading the blurb. OMG then I saw the cover of the book and it was perfect. It was stunning, if I hadn’t already read the blurb I would of been drawn in just by the cover. It’s got to be one of my favourite covers ive seen this year.
When I got the book, I read it the following day, as I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I was drawn straight in to the book. It was a very good book, with a few flaws, but altogether a very good read.
Serena Thomas is 21 years old virgin. Her grans has just passed away and her life just starts to go up and down on minute to the next ever since then. She’s completly alone and in a huge amount of debt because she moved to live with her grans who has cancer. Serena didn’t realise that all the medical bills, loans, treatments have cost so much leaving her life in a absolute mess.
She manages to find a job, in a underground escort agency, temporarly until she can find another job to start paying her bills off. That is until she meets a gorgeous, mysterious man, Linc, who is her new boss at the lounge. The lounge is a place where all the women say when, who and what type of sex your willing to have. The escorts in the lounge have all the power, but considering Serena’s a virgin what will she do?
Serena starts off so naive. She is only young and in her short life she has had so much so cope with. Watching Serena change from the start of the book until the end was amazing. Watching her go from the niave, lost, scared little girl to the sexy, confident, sexual women was a great journey.
Lincoln was swoon worthy. He’s everything I love in a main man character in books. He was a gorgeous, smoking hot, irritable man. He works very hard running his business and the man everybody wants to be with with. His life is his job. That’s all he focuses on, but as soon as Serena starts working for him, he changes completly. He’s completly putty in her hands. serena felt the connection too.
Linc made it known instantly and I mean instantly that Serena is his. She will only work behind the bar at night, but be in his bed every night….(at first not having sex, just cuddling). I found this extremely odd and put me off the book slightly. It was so unrealistic and unbelievable. You don’t act like that with your employer or employee. It just felt wrong to me. Unfortunatly for Serena being Linc’s number 1 girl, she doesn’t realise it’s not a easy job and there’s people fighting to get her out the way.
I did enjoy the book, but not as much as I thought I would when I first read the blurb and the saw the cover. I felt it was quite rushed. I didn’t like that Linc and Serena were in bed with each other pretty much instantly. It was just all to rushed and because of that we didn’t really get to the see the characters personalities separated from each other and get to know them apart.
About the Author:
C.C. Koen writes contemporary romance with a twist. An avid reader who enjoys mystery and suspense, her stories will never be what you expect. Determined to find adventure in her dreams and life, she enjoys skydiving, sailing and any activity that challenges her. Teacher by day, romance writer at night produce an active imagination that comes to life in her writing. Intensity is her debut novel.
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