Saturday, December 27, 2014

Courting Trouble by: Kimberly Dean

Sienna Blakely is bright, articulate, underemployed and forced to rely on the one asset she vowed never to use – her looks.

With bills piling up, Sienna signs a contract with Luxxor Escort Services. A contract that strictly forbids any sexual contact with clients… And then she’s assigned to companion Jason Sloan. Just meeting the man causes a full-body jolt. Arrogant, powerful, and sexy, he’s trouble. And he can see through the facade she’s erected, right down to the intelligent and sensual woman underneath. He challenges her wits, and he challenges the rules.
How can you absolutely love a story and dislike a story all at the same time? I will tell you how and when it happened for me. As I was reading Courting Trouble by Kimberly Dean, I was immediately drawn to the characters Sienna Blakely and Jason Sloan. Sienna was a well-educated young woman who was accustomed to the finer things in life from designer clothes to art and culture. Conversely, Jason Sloan, was a rough and tough ‘git-er-done’ by any legal means necessary kind of fellow who was a former professional hockey player. There chemistry was instant but their timing was slightly off, but then enters Nina, the CEO of Luxxor Services, who seems to be the answer to Sienna’s bleak existence and a fairy-god madam for she and Jason to get their groove oh so right.

‘How-so-and-ever’, the events that took place to get Sienna and Jason to their ‘happy place’ had me side-eyeing and eye-brow raising continuously. Sienna, a seemingly ‘good girl’ that appeared to be trying to so hard and doing everything right just couldn’t get ahead. Her family was demonstrating tough love by not supporting her, so the opportunity to work for Nina as an escort was a temporary fix for her desolate situation. I get that, a girl has to do what a girl has to do, but why was it necessary for Jason to take the solicitation route to get his woman after their initial date and spending ‘free’ time together? And, why did Sienna not want to resign from the agency before she went ‘tricking’ for treats?
I digress. I loved these characters. I even loved most of the story. However, I thought the ending was a bit rushed and some parts of the storyline was here-there and there-there and sometimes it just didn’t make a bit of sense. Therefore, my recommendation would be to jog on over and read Courting Trouble by Kimberly Dean.
A complimentary copy was provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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