Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Released: April 25, 2017
Publisher: Self Published
Series: The Pleasure Principle, Book 2
From the New York Times bestselling author of Off the Clock comes a story of love, hate, and the fire that ignites when the two collide…
Dr. Elle McCray has a plan. Work hard. Be the best. And do it alone. After her ex-husband’s betrayal, she’s learned being feared is a hell of a lot easier than being humiliated. So when trouble personified, Lane Cannon, dares to flirt with her, she shuts him down cold. Too gorgeous. Too cocky. And his job as The Grove’s sexual surrogate is to sleep with patients. No, thank you.
Former escort Lane Cannon has spent enough years with people looking down on him. Stupid. Trailer trash. Rent boy. He’s heard it all. He’s worked too hard to shed his past to let some haughty doctor cut him down. But something about Elle’s ice queen act has his dominant instincts perking up and his body taking notice. He can’t walk away.
After an evening of verbal sparring turns into a night of steamy hate sex, Lane’s ready for round two. But Elle proposes a business deal. How better to keep things strictly physical than to pay him for his services?
Lane wants her, not her money. But he’ll play along in exchange for one thing—all the control. It’s only supposed to be a dirty little fling between colleagues, but these two are about to learn a lesson in love…by the hour.
Reviewed by Jean
Lessons in love that go way beyond surface level
People and the love they share aren’t one dimensional and neither are Roni Loren’s characters. Once again Ms. Loren shows just how deep she can delve into her characters psyche and what makes them tick… what makes them fall in love… by the hour.
Lane Cannon and Elle McCray were both introduced in Off the Clock. While Lane appeared in a very favorable light as a very professional and caring sex surrogate and dominant, Elle wasn’t the apple of anyone’s eye. By contrast, By the Hour delves into a history of pain and humiliation that has molded Elle into the very image of ice queen she projects. When these two come together surface layers peel away as their pasts come to light and the two begin to see each other in a whole new way. Along the way, things are going to get rather steamy as these two redefine hate sex.
If you’re expecting a full-on BDSM romance By the Hour doesn’t qualify. While Lane is a dominant the BDSM elements in the book are light. On the other hand, you can expect a great erotic romance with plenty of depth. Ms. Loren continues to deliver in this arena with this second in The Pleasure Principle series.
O Factor: Scorcher
Add to your TBR on…
Off The Clock, Book 1
Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her cooking, watching reality television, or picking up another hobby she doesn’t need–in other words, procrastinating like a boss. She is a RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
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