Accidental Man Whore

by Katherine Stevens

A delightfully romantic and raucously funny read. The characters were engaging and the story was effortless.

I liked Ben, he was an affable guy, the sort of guy that any mother would secretly hope that her daughter will bring home one day (or maybe that’s just me), because this guy was exactly who and what the title implied but it truly was for the best possible reason.

Ben was a normal everyday guy, honest, hardworking and sinfully good looking but for me his best feature was the fact that he had a heart of gold and despite working hard to make a success of his own business when his father gets sick, he finds himself in a bind with limited options on how to help with the mounting medical bills.

An honest guy he takes up a second job to fund the medication that his dad so desperately needs but it is the nature of that job that was always going to raise an eyebrow or two, because Ben flexes his assets and picks up some additional work as an Escort.

Now I am not one to complain, the picture I have of him in my head from the very vivid descriptions that the author used means that I think he was a shoe in for the role but it wasn’t exactly what he wanted to be doing and hence his reticence.

From the blurb, you get the idea of what is to come for him but in all honesty, it is so much more than the blurb lets on.

Miryam Wexler, thought she had life all stitched up, a successful lawyer, she is hurtling towards the next chapter of her life, marriage to her fiancé David. But she is dealt a double whammy when she discovers that he is cheating on her and then he has the audacity to cancel the wedding. I think I would have neutered him at this point but Myriam obviously has more self-decorum that I do because for her he isn’t worth it, she has one priority and that is to keep the details of her torrid situation from her beloved grandma.

So, she hires Ben to pretend to be David and from that minute the madness that ensues was totally engaging.

Initially from the interaction between the two of them you would have been mistaken for thinking that the pair of them really were at opposite ends of the same rope and that there wasn’t a lot of middle ground.

I chuckled at the love hate relationship that was initially glaringly obvious between the two of them but couldn’t help but hope that they could find a way to make this arrangement work, because if they didn’t I have a funny feeling they may just end up throttling each other before they had the chance to see that they had more to fight for than against? There was a lot going on in the story and they took a lot of twists and turns to where they needed to be and I must admit that their antics brought a smile to my face.

A great read that was more than the blurb let on!

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