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Publisher's Summary

Struggling actor Dean only escorts occasionally to pay the bills. So, his first instinct on being offered a job with a strange set of conditions is to turn it down. No date. Don’t switch the lights on. Don’t touch him. I mean, what’s that all about? What’s the man trying to hide? Dean certainly doesn’t expect sex with a faceless stranger to spark so much passion inside him. It’s just business though, right? He can put a stop to it whenever he wants. 

Then, Dean meets Justin - a scarred, ex-army soldier unlucky in love. Dean’s given a chance at a proper relationship. He can see past the scars to the man underneath. He’s everything Dean could possibly wish for in a boyfriend: kind, caring, and sweet. All Dean needs to do is be honest. Easy, right? But Justin’s holding back and Dean can’t work out why. But whatever it is, it’s enough to give him second thoughts.

They both have secrets which could shatter their fledgling relationship. After all, secrets have a nasty habit of coming out eventually. The question is when they do, will they be able to piece their relationship back together? Or will they be left with nothing but memories of bad decisions and the promise of the love they could have had if only they’d both been honest and fought harder.

©2018 H.L.Day (P)2019 H.L. Day

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 2019-09-25

Gorgeous!

I had read this one a while back in ebook format and loved it! Hl Day is a fantastic author and this story is so good! It had everything I look for in a romance...intrigue, strong main characters and a fast moving plot! This is a new narrator for me and wow, he did a crazy good job at bringing these characters to life! I look forward to listening to his work again! My only recommendation to the narrator is to be careful of his mouth sounds...his mouth sounds very dry and in need of hydration quite often and I find it distracting. Otherwise a lovely job!

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  • Dennis
  • 2019-10-05

Gay Beauty and the Beast

This was a audible and in many ways so true how we judge people from only the outside and never seeing the beauty. The story between Justin and Dean is story of growing together to learn from each other facing the world with their flaws and scars. Justin a military veteran with health and scars from a fire he was in while in Iran and Dean not sure how to describe him but I can say he loving and carrying but at the same time he has flaws about himself together they meet Dean as a male escort and Justin a customer. Justin with all the scars and health issues could not meet anyone who would overlook them and except him for who he was so he used the escort service and met Dean.
To tell anymore would mess up a beautiful love story I highly recommend this auibal book. The only flaw in the story was the narrator's voice used for Justin to me it did not do him fairly but the other voices was right on point.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 2020-02-20

unique

It's review time 🎧

Narrator score🎧 ; it's not a well known narrator for me. but I did loved his performance. the disguised voice he gave the character was very good. I liked it.

Level of steam🔥: it's a kind of a hot book. you have complicated relationships (no spoilers ofcourse) that is kinda rolling around s** so it's a hot story.

Level of anxiety and sadness0😱😢: I don't know if I will call this book sad or full of anxiety.... it's a unique story it will make you worry for the character but I didn't felt a big sadness ... more frustration

The book itself📖: the book it self is very good not that usual story that you can find everywhere.... each character brings something very different to the unusual relationship that is building in the story. I liked it and it was good.

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  • Esther A
  • 2019-10-02

Awesome Story

An awesome story that is fast-paced and wonderfully written. Dean and Justin are great together. I love how they meet, both times! I really enjoyed watching them grow closer and I love how Dean can see past the outside to who Justin really is. There is quite a twist to this story and it was great watching everything come together. The narrator was really good with all of the voices. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audiobook.

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  • Annita Grant
  • 2021-08-22

Could not love this book more if I tried.

Absolutely love this story. I have over 500 audio books and this is the one I have to listen to at least every couple of months. It is at first mysterious yet sexy, becomes sweet and heart-warming, then of course a tad angsty(not for long, though) and then perfection happens. Oh, these men.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-08-08

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I enjoyed this book it was good the characters was sweet I will listen to other books by this author

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  • Dmauritzen
  • 2021-06-06

Great

I enjoyed this story so much. The storyline is interesting and intriguing with lots of problems that take time to work through but Dean and Justin work well together and make things work. I listened to this book on audible and enjoyed it very much the narration was good.

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  • Queen of Halloween
  • 2021-05-15

Exceptional Story

Exceptional story with likable characters. This is unlike anything I've ever read and in the best way. Wonderful, spot on narration. Highly recommend!

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  • Lady Di
  • 2021-01-24

Enjoyable

This was a really short but sweet romance. Not real deep but just heartfelt sweet. Could’ve used a little more hot steam but still a good read/listen. David Walker is a good narrator however his mouth sounded sticky like cotton mouth but other than that awesome job. Hey David keep a glass of water handy and your perfect.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 2020-10-09

compelling raw story I loved

Bu the end of the story my heart was so full of happiness and love for Dean and Justin that I could burst!!! Justin had been through h*ll and back, and I empathized with him and admired his strength and fortitude. Dean was a great anchor when it was all crumbling down around him. Compelling raw beautiful story. I loved it. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing it to life.