Feb 19

Boyfriend for Hire by Kendall Ryan Review




I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver.

I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.

But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years.

And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending.

There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control.

But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?

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Kendall Ryan’s latest romantic comedy, Boyfriend for Hire, was addictively fun, flirty, and light-hearted. I’m definitely a fan of Kendall Ryan’s writing, especially in her sassy, sexy, easy-reading contemporaries and romcoms. Boyfriend for Hire is brimming with all the heat, heart and humor I love in Kendall’s books, but she takes it to the next level by putting her own stamp on the hired boyfriend trope in this endearing and amusing romance.

Curvy and sweet Elle, fresh off a nasty break-up, is set up with the swoon-worthy, drop-dead-sexy, Nic, as her date for her best friend’s wedding. There’s a catch, though. Nic is a male escort who’s been hired to be Elle’s date, but it wasn’t Elle who hired him, and she has no clue that he’s an escort. Nic is caught off guard by Elle, and their instant connection and smoldering chemistry take him by surprise. I really enjoyed how Nic tried to dance around the facts while doing a poor job of hiding his growing…attraction. Ryan did a great job realistically portraying his internal struggle through all of this. It isn’t long before the lines blur, though, and Elle stops being a job for Nic. All of their witty banter and that simmering attraction equal some seriously sweet relationship build-up, making this a couple I was rooting for from the beginning. But what Elle doesn’t know could definitely hurt her, and Nic scrambles to figure out what he really wants—and how he can get it—before she finds out.

Boyfriend for Hire was exactly the kind of fun-to-read romance that I love from Kendall Ryan. Charmingly sweet and irresistibly sexy, I devoured this entertaining romance in one sitting. Kendall Ryan’s Boyfriend for Hire gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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