Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Will You Be My Escort
SERIES: The Carlisles, #2
AUTHOR: Meg Harding
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 206 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2016
A Carlisles novel
Jackson Carlisle has rotten luck with men and women, and after an especially bad situation, he takes a step back from romance. But with a two-week family reunion in Hawaii looming, his mom is determined to set him up with one of the sweet singles she knows would be perfect for him. A normal person would tell her no and be done with it. Instead, Jackson tells her he has a boyfriend. The only problem? He doesn’t.
Aaron Wilkes is an escort. He’s a little surprised when a friend’s girlfriend hires him to date her brother, but he’s had stranger jobs. Jackson is cute, and he thinks a fling with Aaron might be just the kind of no-strings-attached fun he needs to get over his dry spell. As they explore the islands together, their carefully laid plans begin to get away from them. Feelings aren’t supposed to come into play, but that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, you can’t fall in love in two weeks….
Jackson Carlisle has got to have the worst luck with both men and women! Jackson arrived home early from his job as a make-up artist to surprise his boyfriend and ended up getting the surprise of his life by walking in on his boyfriend and another man having sex in his bed. Incredibly this isn’t the worst thing to happen, his boyfriend tells him he’s been using his apartment for his own hook-ups because Jackson has a nicer bed than he does!
Needless to say, Jackson is burning his bed and finding somewhere else to live.
Aaron Wilkes is an escort, he dates both men and women when they’re forced to attend functions they can’t or won’t attend on their own. The one thing Aaron doesn’t do is have sex with his clients. Aaron’s best friend Tristan has been Jackson’s sister Georgina’s boyfriend for about a year now and when she contacts him to enquire if she can hire him to play the part of her brother Jacksons boyfriend he must admit, he’s intrigued!
Jackson is completely humiliated when Georgina discusses what she’s done but then he realises that this would be the ideal solution to the potentially untenable situation he knows he’s going to find himself in when his mother realises he still doesn’t have a partner 8 months after breaking up with Angel. Aaron and Jackson have exactly one night to get to know each other before they fly to Hawaii for the family reunion. Thank god Jackson’s brothers and sister know what’s going on so they can back them up. When Aaron meets Jackson, he thinks there must be something funny going on, why else would someone as good-looking as Jackson need to pay an escort to pretend to be his boyfriend? That is until he meets Jackson family!!
So starts the 2 weeks from hell, in paradise.
Jackson doesn’t want to have any more entanglements that will break his heart again so he organizes with Aaron tat they’ll have an emotion free affair. Everything goes as planned until Jackson and Aaron fall in love with each other. They can’t help it, they’re both exactly what the other is looking for in a partner except they’re both too scared to see or admit it to themselves let alone each other. Whilst they’re participating in the family competitions for the family reunion both Jackson and Aaron come to the realization that if they don’t end things now they’re both going to be hurt severely.
I have no hesitation in recommending Will You Be My Escort to everyone. I will say that for you to get the most out of your reading experience you should read the first book, Dinner for One.