Blurb from GoodReads ...
Piper Madison has a job she adores, a luxurious apartment in Manhattan, and a slight obsession with vintage apparel.
Her life would be perfect in every way... if only her family would accept her for it.
Thinking she’s a huge let down because she didn’t marry a billionaire, there is only one way to get her parents out of her hair during her holiday visit to their Colorado cabin….
Buy a pretend boyfriend.
She hires Matthew Cooper, a hot, tall, and wickedly handsome male escort with a set of dimples and charm that will bring any woman to her knees.
He assures Piper that they will prove her family wrong, and that it will remain only business between them, but when the bells ring, the snow falls, and the Christmas lights twinkle, Piper and Matthew realize hearts are on the line, and that they may be in for more than they bargained for.
Matthew Cooper, in this one short book became an instant book boyfriend of mine. I immediately pictured him as Nick Bateman, he's got those eyes that tell you there's layers of depth to him, that scruffy beard, those abs ... mmm.
Matthew Cooper is one very mysterious, profoundly sexy, audience pleasing, and confident guy.
Holiday Escort tells the story of Piper and Matthew. Piper hires Matthew to accompany her to her families Christmas weekend. She's the outcast of the family, not doing what her parents wanted but following her own life, and she's not in the mood for another year of hearing them knock her down. After finding Matthew on his site, Piper meets with him to give him some background on what he'll need to know for the weekend, after which he'll be paid $7000 by her. Matthew is all about pleasing his client and going to any length (minus sexual length) to do so. He visits her apartment to get a better feel of her personality and such and then they head of to her parent's cabin. Once there we're met with all of Piper's crazy family, her favorite sibling Stanley, quickly outs Matthew and that's when things really start to get interesting. Piper and Matthew keep fighting their attraction to each other and now that Stanley knows it's all an act, will they be able to have a fun Christmas weekend?
I loved this book so much! As I mentioned above, Matthew is an instant book boyfriend. You know there's something deep and dark that makes him the way he is and you're dying to find out. Piper is your typical girl that's made a name for herself against all of her families protests and just longs for their love and support. The chemistry between Piper and Matthew is hot and raw. A heartwarming, fun, sexy read! I'd to hear more about Matthew and Piper or even a story strictly about Stanley!
Ah, Josh Faraday, the Playboy, fun-loving, rarely serious, calm twin. Tall, dark, and handsome. Abs that should be lethal. Eyes that look right into your soul. Mmm, I could go on and on ...
For the 5th, 6th, and 7th installments of her series, The Club, Lauren Rowe has gone above and beyond in the terms of her campaign. Not only are we getting three of the sexiest, tantalizing, raw, and emotional books of the series (excluding The Culmination cause that book just rips your heart out) but we also get an interactive Josh! I mentioned this in my review of The Infatuation but it needs its own post!
Mr. Josh Faraday has his own Twitter, Facebook page, and Instagram accounts! He's very interactive and flirtatious with his fans living up to his complete Playboy status. Just click on the words below and you'll be taken to each of his social media accounts.
Now if you're wondering why you need to follow him other than the obvious, well let me give you some visuals ...
I know, right?! If you visit his FB page you'll see the video he posted last night since he reached 900 likes. It's very nice, just saying. ;-)
So yeah, go follow Josh, say hi and have some fun!
About two weeks ago I entered an Instagram contest to win a bracelet from Ebb & Flow Jewelry. It was in celebration of reached 10,000 follower; they asked to like, repost/share the photo and they would pick a girl & guy to win. I was the lucky girl who won! I was so excited! I had been looking at Ebb & Flows website for a few weeks now deciding what to purchase first. Oddly enough, the bracelet I ended up winning was one of the ones I planned to get.
Ebb & Flow was founded by Brock O'Hurn and Morten Thorup who are also creative directors. Brock as you may know if you follow me on social media, is one of my favorite male models. He's so inspirational, down-to-earth, and yes, HOT.
Yesterday, after a very long day, I came home to find my Ebb & Flow bracelet waiting for me in the mail! It's the Double Brass Bead bracelet in grey. I absolutely LOVE it! I'm all about two-tone jewelry and I LOVE draw string bracelets. The quality is so amazing! It's so nicely made and constructed. Very durable but delicate, very simple but badass too. It's just the perfect mix! Needless to say once I saw this I now know I'll be a regular customer.
I posted a picture on Instagram about getting it and how much I loved it. I tagged Ebb & Flow's account as well as Brock's account in the photo. Later in the night I checked my IG account and I had TWO notifications from Brock!!!! Not only did he like my photo he commented, "So happy you like it! We put everything in to our pieces! You just made my day (:"
I mean, HOW COOL IS THAT?! If you follow Brock on social media you'll see he's currently in the mountains skiing, relaxing, and enjoying life ... yet he took the time to connect with a fan. That's just so awesome! I LOVE when celebrities (no matter the status) take time to connect! It totally made my day!! Ahh, so awesome!
I'm in no way being sponsored or asked to make this post. I just had to give the love back to this company and Brock. I can't wait to purchases more pieces from Ebb & Flow and see where this awesome jewelry line grows!
LipKitbyKylie are all currently sold out - they are working tirelessly to fulfill each order.
Description from the website:
Contains: 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.25 ml) and 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net .03 oz/ 1.0g)
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When these first launched on November 30th, I was lucky to grab the two colors I wanted of Candy K and True Brown K. I must say, I'm impressed! The packaging is very simplistic and chic. I didn't know what to expect since I'm not the biggest lipgloss fan and knew these wouldn't be along the lines of Jeffree Star's velour liquid lipsticks. Each kit comes with a liner and matte liquid lipstick. The pencil is cream form which is so much easier to apply and use! The matte lipstick is very nice, a little goes a long way! There is a bit of a sticky nature to the matte lipstick but not in the sense of having your hair stick to your lips. I've been wearing these through many cups of tea, water, eating, etc. and they haven't budged! A lot of people were complaining about the price but I think it's more than reasonable. I'm super impressed and will purchasing these again once I run out.
I truly enjoyed this book! Two of my favorite things: the taboo step brother romance and Christmas!
This short story tells the tale of Niles and Anna who come together after years apart to celebrate the holidays with their parents. Niles was terrible to Anna when they were younger causing her years of pain. Now that he is an adult and realizes what he did to her, and that he's in love with her, he's determined to make amends. Anna physically feels ill whenever she sees Niles but she notices there's life and light behind his eyes that wasn't there before. She's willing to see where things will go and accept his "I'm sorry" which takes her to the ultimate fantasy.
This was one of those short stories that I didn't want to see end! I loved Niles' character, he's your hot, British, sophisticated guy with a naughty side. Anna is a strong character that won't be easily won over but she's not stubborn or weak.
I'd love to see another book come out to hear where Niles and Anna end up!