Bad attitude a must. Bonus points if you’re hot, athletic, and sporting tattoos. When I asked Jordan Wells for a Boyfriend Experience game I didn’t expect to get stuck with billionaire real-estate agent, Lawton Ayers. He doesn’t exactly fit the job description.
Have you ever been in one of those moods where you wanted a romance, but you weren’t sure what you wanted to read? It’s been happening to me quite a bit, lately. Contemporary, Suspense, Comedy or something that brings all the sexy? Well, with this book, I hit the jackpot. It had all the things.
Lawton Ayers needs help. A real estate millionaire who’s sick of the city, he thinks he has the perfect plan to get away from it all and start the next phase of his life. But he needs a partner for this to work, preferably female, pretty, and successful. That’s where Jordan comes in.
Jordan has a client with an unusual game, The Boyfriend Experience. Oaklee Ryan is beautiful, a wealthy brewery owner—and a bit of a handful; which is why he has such a hard time finding someone for this game. With seventy grand on the line and just one day left to fill the contract, Lawton is his last hope.
Sounds easy, right? I mean, how could this possibly go sideways?
This book had me giggling out loud and on the edge of my seat AT THE SAME TIME! Lawton knows how to do romance (deluxe boyfriend experience, please). There’s banter between Oakley and Lawton that will have you laughing one minute and swooning the next, all while you’re trying to figure out what is going to happen. The suspense is real, and I wasn’t expecting that aspect of the book at all. I may have thought I had it figured out how this would end, but I was so wrong, and that was such a pleasant surprise.
While I’ve read the Turning series by this author, I read this book as a standalone—and it works that way. But I loved this one so much; I’m going to go back and read the rest of the series to catch up in time for Play Dirty. Jordan needs his happy ending, too.
Waiting for more.
Trying to match mine.
So we can keep time together.
I think that’s what hearts do. Keep time. Keep everything together. Keep this crazy thing called life in perspective.
“One more time here,” I say. “Then I’ll take you inside so I can get you naked.”
It’s too cold to make her take her clothes off. Even though I know she’d do that if I asked her to. I can already feel the chill of her beneath me. But my body heat will help. Will protect her from the cold.
The deluxe package includes a boyfriend blanket on a cold night.
She opens her legs, reaches down between them to pull her panties aside, and my hips adjust enough to allow my cock to slide up to her opening. Her fingers are grabbing my shoulder now. And even through the leather I can feel them dig.
I want to take the jacket off so she can leave marks on me. I want there to be nothing between us. But I want her to be on the bottom at least once. So she can look up and see the surreal fantasy version of the underside of her water tower just like I did. So we can share that special feeling of being with someone you adore in a way that can’t be repeated.
No one will ever make love to her like this again. Not even me. Because this is a moment and moments pass into other moments and no two are ever alike.
She thrusts her hips upward, trying to force me to enter her. I just grin, because not gonna happen. Not until I say so, at least.
“Come on,” she whispers, watching me intently. “Let’s go.”
“We’ve got time. There’s no rush.”
She thrusts upward again. “There is a rush. A rush I want to experience again. Don’t make me beg, Lawton Ayers.”
“Begging?” I ask playfully. “Is that something you do?”
She giggles, then gets serious real quick. She frowns. Pouts her lips. Widens her eyes. “Please,” comes out like a whimper. Like she’s been wounded and needs relief. Relief only I can administer.
“Just take a moment, Oaklee. Feel it with me.”
Her eyes narrow slightly. Like she’s trying to figure out what I’m asking.
“The game is over,” I say. “That’s what I want you to feel. We passed it by some time ago. I’m not sure when, exactly. But the game is over.”
“OK,” she says, her face relaxing. The pout is gone. The confusion is gone. And all her expectations seem to melt away. “We’re real,” she whispers.
JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.
Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.
She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.