Tuesday, December 15, 2015

S.E.X. Review~ Professional Distance by Silvia Violet

Thornwell Shipton is wealthy, uptight, closeted, and an incurable workaholic. A tragic love affair left him terrified of relationships, so he tells himself sex is better scheduled and paid for.

Riley Dashwood is young, easy-going, and comfortable in his own skin. He’s a passionate baker and an aspiring chef, working as an escort to save up for culinary school.

They’re clearly made for each other.

When Thorne hires Dash, it’s lust at first sight. After a few scorching nights together, both men start to wonder if what’s between them is more than physical, but their age gap and resistance to romance make them afraid to change their professional relationship to a personal one. Dash pushes Thorne to admit he wants things he’s denied himself for years. Kinky things. Soft, caring things. Things that force him to open his heart, not just his body. To move forward, one or the other must take a risk and ask for what he really wants.

Silvia Violet has a winner in Professional Distance. Older man-younger man romance, hiding behind fa├žade, Professional Distance was the perfect blend of accepting and finding one’s self.

Workaholic Thorne was at a point in his life where relationships were unattainable~ so he thought~ and utilized an escort service to entertain his certain proclivities. Dash, the escort, wanted a career in baking and the escort service proved the quickest way to earn money to attain his dreams. Of course it does help that he knew just what to give Thorne to satisfy him and push his limits.

I’m sometimes leery when I read a book where the rent boy falls in love and everything turns peaches and cream~ can this be real life? In Silvia Violet’s world…YES…and I am so grateful she did it.

Ms. Violet did not sugar coat the ups and downs of the lives both men led. Things don’t always have to be sour to make the choices that are made, and in writing the book as the author did, the realism seeped through the pages. Hell, I fell in love with both Thorne and Dash and cheered for each stubborn man to come to his senses and fight for what they had and wanted. The story may have started out as a mature man paying for sex, but it quickly turned to more.

Ms. Violet’s characterization of Thorne as the wounded soul tugged at my heart strings, without making him pathetic~ a feat that can sometimes be difficult to accomplish. Underneath his strong demeanor was a lost man who needed guidance and support…enter Dash.

The author’s portrayal of Dash, his strength, his goals, the knowledge of who he was and what he wanted, lent itself to the beauty of the relationship he forged with Thorne and to the book.

I look forward to reading more about Thorne and Dash in the upcoming books. Professional Distance has moved to the top of my favorite book list.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

2015 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

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