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No Strings Attached

(The Escort #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  500 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Leah Godfrey has almost everything she could ask for—
She’s got an interior design business with an A-list clientele, a weekly spot on a national morning TV show, and a great daughter—but she doesn’t have a date for her twentieth high school reunion. It wouldn’t be a big deal, but her ex-husband was her high school sweetheart, and now he’s married to the slut Leah caught hi
Published August 24th 2015
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Candice Montgomery
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kristen Strassel writes REAL people. The main character in this book, Leah, is the divorced single mother of a teen. She's a woman in her thirties--mid to upper if I'm not mistaken. And this woman doesn't just have curves, she's got a REAL body (BECAUSE SHIT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BIRTH A HUMAN). I lovedddd that. I loved how she was a total PARENT too. The main character struggled with technology and modern references and didn't always know how to connect with her teenage daughter. That's real life. T ...more
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm always intrigued by books that have escorts as a main character. It's basically built in angst. I found this to be a bit different from other escort books I've read. Given the male character's profession, the angst wasn't too high in this story and despite some of the problems/character insecurities, it was a surprisingly easy read. Jagger is a photographer who has become an escort to make ends meet. Leah is a single mother in her thirties with some self esteem issues. When her best friend i ...more
I am in a mood for an escort book so I picked this one up. Sounded so good, but it failed for me.

The writing style is not for me. Too much detail about everything. I don't care that the heroine picked her favorite bar to meet the hero because it "made the best sangria in the DC metro area." (Loc 9%) Then there are details about people that I felt were not even relevant to the story. Awkward verbiage and other unbelievable things made me unable to believe that the romance between the hero and he
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it
No Strings Attached is the first book in Kristen Strassel’s new series, The Escort. I must admit, I was a bit nervous going in to this one, but I liked the idea even if the notion of him being an escort – and the infidelity that implies – made me uneasy. The first third of the book pleasantly surprised me, so I settled in and soldiered on.

“It was time for me to start loving me.”

Leah Godfrey is a thirty-eight-year-old single mom of a seventeen-year-old daughter, Raven. Divorced from her high
Deanie Nelder
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Divorced interior designer Leah doesn't want to go to her 20th high school reunion, but her best friend is organizing it, so she can't say no. To keep her from facing her cheating ex alone, her friend suggests that Leah hire an escort. Enter sexy younger man Jagger Holiday. A former model and struggling artist, Jagger pays his bills making women's fantasies come true. But there's something different about his relationship with Leah -- they're kindred spirits, and sparks are flying. But can this ...more
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
First thing that got my attention is that this is a book about two mature adults who's lives are successful, but they're not perfect. They're both still missing something to complete them, to make them whole.

When it comes to Leah, I loved how real she was, specially with her teenager and the struggles that come with dealing with a child her age. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at times, but look back and remember those times in your life and I imagine that's the way my parents felt at one
JL Roberts
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2015-reads, arc
***Arc was given for honest review***

Sweet, funny, and sexy! No Strings Attached (The Escort 1) was a great read. Leah Godfrey is amazing! After her husband cheats on her she completely turns her life around. She moves her and her daughter far away from their tiny little home town, she starts her own business and turns it into a success.

Just around the corner is her twentieth high school reunion and she refuses to go because the cheating ex will be there right along with the whore he cheated wi
FMR Book Grind
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it

Adorable, lighthearted and just fun to read. This book was so much story on a small scale which was great. If offered me all of the delicious sexy swoon worthiness, packaged in an easy to read book. The story line was genuine and carefree which made reading this book so much fun. It was exactly what I needed!!

Leah & Jagger were completely different in all ways that showed up on paper except that they just got each other. They had shared interests and common ground which mad
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it

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Too Mills and Boon- ish for my liking.

And the cover?

Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this one a while ago but just getting around to adding it now - have to make that goal I set. I think I already have but I just haven't been adding the books. The plan was to review every one I read but that has proven impossible. So all I can add are my rather nebulous thoughts since I've read so many books since this one and the next two in the series.

For some odd reason I have a liking for stories where the hero is in the "adult entertainment" business so when I saw this one a book tha
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
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Melanie S
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, erotica, 2018
...except the heartstrings

Fans of modern Cinderella stories like Pretty Woman are going to love this book. Kristen Strassel's smooth and easy prose lulls you into the coolest twist ever on the servant-turns-princess trope, with a heavy dose of seduction and erotica to go with. In Strassel's version, the guy is the despised one - a professional escort to whom women pay big bucks to objectify in their personal fantasies, and then discard him. Leah, divorced, single mom, interior designer par excel
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books

What a great book. It was at turns poignant, funny and sweet. I really liked how Jagger and Leahy worked so hard to respect each other's boundaries and life choices, even the ones they didn't agree with. The book was well written with no errors that I saw. The characters were engaging and interesting and the plot was not surprising, but moved well. The pacing was on point and if I didn't want to read the next book, this one ends at a good place. But I do want to read the next book to see what
Kelly Smith
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such an Unexpected Treat!!!

I went into this book completely blind. I'd never heard of the author or read any of her other books, but this book was on sale for free so I figured why not?! I'm so glad I took that chance!

It is FANTASTIC! Jagger is a sexy, long haired escort that Leah hires to take to her highschool reunion. Little does she know, that they would both step away from the weekend wanting so much more!!

This book was funny, sexy, sweet, and swoon worthy all rolled into one beautiful sto
Teshia Elborne
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy drama

Loved this book. Had it in my library for a while and finally got to it. If I knew it was that good, I'd have jumped on it ages ago. Well thought out story lots of drama, but I really enjoyed the building relationship because they clicked not by sexual attraction but mutual interest. Could have done with out the bitchy play going on but then that's life. We all know someone or a few people so catty you d want to smack in the face with a shovel. Of course, you'd never do out but like to
Mae Hanley
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story right up to the end. I know it's the 1st in a series, but I've never been one for HFN endings, and this isn't even a happy for now ending, it's more of a happy in the moment ending.

I'm not sure I liked the characters enough to get pasted the editorial issues (i.e. "I lifted my tie [used as a blindfold] away from her eyes" and then 2 paragraphs later "the blindfold fell away") and continue with their story in book two.
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had serious editing problems. Even with that I gave it 5 stars. The characters were likable, you wanted them to win. Even though the villains were not really that instrumental, or even describe all that much, in this book you hated them.
Carol Tietsworth
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, Leah is a nuturer, always helping others, mostly at her expense. Her ex-husband is an appendage, and never passes up a chance to rub her nose in something and his new wife and her friend are the same.
Lucille Ford
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Strings Attached(The Escort Book 1)

I really did enjoy this book and I didn't want to put it down once I got started .It was very well written and it ended well. I can't wait to read the next one . Good job Kristen 😀
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this story a lot , lots of romance, sex and mystery . It showed how people can be mean and cruel and jealousy .
Randy Sims
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never dream to meet this way

Story is good. Both characters are developed and have lives. Bringing them together this way is great. Jagger brings out a new her and she is great.
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Eh, warning, this is book 1 of HEA until book 3.
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book is about the same as a lot of other books about escorts. You could figure out what was going to happen next. But still a good read.
Mandi Morgan
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just as it’s getting good, it ends. There is no resolution. Just ends. Uh I hate that. But it was a great story and I will be buying the series to find out what happens.
Wanda E. Beckworth
Do not like books that do not end.

I hate to have to keep buying books to get the ending of the story. They should have a warning before you start . Not worth reading.
Amber Myers
I really liked it, but I HATE when the story continues in a different book. So that’s the only reason I give this three stars instead of four or five.
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
Surprisingly i really enjoyed this.
Tammy Higgs
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantasy come true

Great book that every woman has thought about at least one time or more. We all fantasize and that is where our hearts want to be.
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Kristen Strassel is far cooler than she’ll make herself sound in this bio. She enjoys spending time with the voices in her head—nudging the characters toward those bad decisions and a happily ever after. When she’s not writing, she’s often still in the land of make-believe—doing makeup for film and television. And when she’s not doing any of that, she enjoys making her house look like a Pinterest ...more

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