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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Torin’s anxiety has made it difficult for him to navigate romantic relationships, so instead of trying, he keeps himself occupied with his work. But just because he doesn’t chase relationships doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something, even if he has to get it with a dash of taboo.

At Pillar, the only all-male brothel in the city, Torin makes an appointment with a charming sex
ebook, 108 pages
Published September 18th 2017 by NineStar Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Holy F! This novella was aaaaamazing! And a newbie author to boot!? I'm BEYOND impressed!!

Please read my warnings before picking up this book. This story will NOT be for everyone!!

I honestly grabbed this book on a whim, which is sort of out of character. For one, I don't love taking chances on new authors, and I'm also not a huge fan of the rent boy/prostitute storyline. But honestly, this was the score of the year for me. It was EXACTLY my tastes!

Here is what you need to know before deciding if
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-contemporary
A beautiful novella - the story of Torin, a nervous anxious virgin to him becoming a more confident lover with the support of Davis. A discovery of kinks, passion and simply letting go... I really hoped these two might hook up ( very Pretty Woman of me ) but this was just a peek into Torin's journey and the beauty of Davis supporters him in learning about himself. Really enjoyable, very well written ❤️
There were some promising aspects to this book but the delivery fell short. Because the blurb is so vague, and I thought it was something different to what it ended up being, I'll add here that this novella is essentially gay erotica... but not. It's a tad confused about what it is, and the overuse of the word whore in a most hypocritical way toward a sex worker Torin was paying to explore sex with was off-putting. A bit like people watching porn and dissing the adult performers.
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Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, short, spicy-hot
Woo hoo, best smut I've read in a long time. And that's exactly what this is folks. Smut, aaaaaaall the smut you could wish for and super kinky to boot.

3 Stars

First and foremost, this is NOT a romance. This is pure erotica and does not have a HEA. I enjoyed the concept of Torin and seeing Torin's character development as he grew from a shy, awkward, self-conscious man to a man who knew how to ask for what he wanted and was no longer ashamed of his kinks. It would have been nice if the reader was provided with some type of explanation for why Torin acted the way he did, however, whether it stemmed from just being shy, abuse, etc. Surprisingly, I
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Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Torin is plagued with anxiety. He's cut himself off socially and has immersed himself into work. He decides to seek a professional for help. Only not through traditional means.

Torin becomes a member of an all male brothel and hires Davies to help him unwind.

This story was such an inspiration and aphrodisiac at the same time. Loved it.

You can see my full review at:
Joyfully Jay
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars

I knew going into this book that it leaned more toward erotica and the book delivers on that. The story of Torin is not relationship driven and this is not the story of finding true love with an escort. Torin and Davies have an intimate, yet strictly professional, relationship that works because it works for Torin. But this may not be the book for everyone if you are looking for a relationship to develop between the men.

As an erotic book, it works…mostly. Torin is
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, rent-boy
This story went in a totally different direction than I expected. I assumed that Torin would end up with (view spoiler) If you're looking for an erotic story, give this one a try. ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I couldn’t find my way into this novella. While I tend to love stories like Asking For It, part of the Salt of Your Tears by M. Caspian, Torin just never jived with me. This story evolves through a series of encounters between Torin- a shy, insecure, sexually awkward guy and Davies- a prostitute- mentor.
I found this story mechanical- slot meets peg- each encounter advancing towards NOTHING. Skip this.
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