Thursday, 2 July 2015

QUID PRO QUO & TAKE IT OFF by L.A.Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

QUID PRO QUO by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Pages: 43
Date: July 1, 2015
Details: No. 1 Market Garden
Own / Kindle

The blurb:

For the past six months, Jared’s been selling sex at Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. But business is slow in the run-up to Christmas, when businessmen and bankers are too busy bickering over bonuses to rent themselves a little high-class action.

Though Jared’s wallet finds the downtime unnerving, the rest of him rather enjoys the opportunity it gives him to admire Tristan, an old hand in the club whose reputation usually sees him well-booked. Jared has been crushing on Tristan for months—he’s no more immune to Tristan’s cockiness and confidence than the johns, and those are just Tristan’s inner qualities.

Just as Jared’s about to chat Tristan up, a businessman asks for something a little different: he wants to book them both. They agree—and Jared finds himself going from crush to mind-bending lust as he’s made the pawn in a sexual power game. Tristan shows him how a pro handles a john while delivering the top-shelf sex for which the Market Garden is so rightly renowned.

My thoughts:

Well, the first (second, third...) word to spring to mind after reading Quid Pro Quo would be HOT. This story sizzles as do Jarred and Tristan once they come together. And yet, while this very much is a sex-driven story, there is more than in this short tale to give us an intriguing insight into who Jared and Tristan are.

This story is told from Jared’s point of view and I loved watching him while he reconciled the business like arrangement he and Tristan have with Rolex with his developing feelings for and lusting after Tristan.

Tristan and the way he drives both Jared and Rolex insane with his hot game was delightful to read about as were Jared’s thoughts about Tristan’s teasing. I don’t often read books in a series one after the other but I have to make an exception in this case. As far as I know the next book, Take it Off is written from Tristan’s point of view and I can’t wait to find out what’s going through his head while he manipulates Jared and Rolex to mind blowing releases.


TAKE IT OFF by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Pages:          38
Date            July 2, 2015
Details:        No. 2 Market Garden
Own / Kindle

The blurb:

Turnabout is foreplay.

High-end Market Garden rentboys Tristan and Jared have found their niche. Men are willing to pay good money to watch Tristan tease Jared, and the two of them seduce London’s elite with sex and power games.

Except Tristan is less and less interested in getting money out of the johns these days. He wants his partner in crime, and he wants the seduction to be real. But is Jared just in this for the pay?

When Rolex, the john who started it all, returns to Market Garden, the boys jump on the opportunity to service him—and each other—for a fresh pile of cash. Rolex isn’t the only one itching for a rematch, though. Jared’s been waiting for a chance to get back at Tristan for teasing him so mercilessly the first time.

And for a former stripper, revenge is a dish best served extra hot.

My thoughts:

Posting my thoughts on these two books at the same time is more fun than I imagined it would be, because I completely misjudged where Take it Off would take us. Where I imagined Tristan would once again use his enviable control to drive Jared and Rolex crazy we got the exact opposite. And watching Tristan as he first hands over and subsequently loses control was a thing of incredibly hot beauty.

While both these books basically describe one full length sexual encounter, there is a lot more to these stories. What touched me most was how similar Jared and Tristan’s insecurities are. Just as Jared in the first book wished that Tristan would be interested in him beyond their joined money making potential, Tristan finds himself wishing for some off the clock intimacy with Jared. This may not be a romance in the strictest sense of the word – there is no happy ever after in either of these books – both Quid Pro Quo and Take it Off are romantic tales in that they deal with young men developing feelings for each other almost despite the circumstances they find themselves in. If you are curious how that romance continues you will want to read PayOff (clickety-click for my thoughts). I highly recommend you do just that.

In the meantime I’ll be looking forward to the release of On the Clock later this month. After all the teasing Jared and Tristan have put him through our Rolex more than deserves a happy-ending of his own.

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