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When With Rome (Perfect Gentlemen #1)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  79 reviews
I’ve fallen in love in love with an escort.
I want him in my life.
But a future with him is just not possible.

He’s opened my eyes and my heart to so many things.

I never knew a life with passion until I met Rome.
I never knew a man could do such wicked things to me.
And I certainly never knew love like I feel now.
Two weeks with Rome, and I’m ruined for all other men.
ebook, 1, 350 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Natalie Gayle
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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Natalie Gayle has a very touching writing style. In case of her newest story “When with Rome” she created characters like Rome and Oz and placed them so close to the readers heart that it is difficult to not fall for them.

Like Oz said – Rome really is like no man I’ve ever known, let alone spent time with. If I had a magic wand I could not have created him any more perfect. The way he understands women is magical and made me #sigh more than once during reading.

Yet he remains that kind of charac
***4.5 ‘Possibility & Opportunity’ Stars***

You know how I tend to say in many of my romance reviews that it was a ‘journey’? (and to be honest it is an apt description for the mass majority of them) Well, When With Rome really is a journey on a romantic level as well as a life level when it comes to Rome and Carlene. The sweet is swoon worthy, the smexy is HAWT, but it was the light bulb moments that Rome and Carlene experience that kept me turning the pages to see how their HEA came to be.

Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

With this book, i can actually say that I have no words, and that if i could i would want the reader to experience this by themselves.
This book is a really emotional journey. It's about a women who gave up everything for her husband and did everything he wanted and she actually suffered for it, and now that he has died, she is finally taking time for herself, but she doesn't know how to move on how to live the life she wants.
Rome... Oh boy a man who is r
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4.5 beautiful stars

ARC received for an honest review

Firstly, what I love the most about this book is that the MCs are older, their life experiences are something more I can relate to. I get a bit sick and tired of reading about 22 year olds who think they have allll the experiences in the world covered (nothing against those books, this is about me being an old fart.

Secondly: This book should be subtitled: How Carlene Got Her Groove Back.

When With Rome is an emotional story. Carlene has been th
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
At the crossroads is love…

Oz is solo for the first time in her life and she is reluctantly embracing a new country with a paid companion. Scandalous? Perhaps. Rome is a woman’s dream – thoughtful, sexy and smart. Too bad he was only temporary….

“Here’s a woman who has the world as her oyster, she just has to be brave enough to take up the challenge.”

Who hasn’t faced a fork in the road of life and wondered, pondered and worried the choices in from of them? Rome and Oz are struggling with deci
Kim Whitehead
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first time to read this author! This was such a sensual story! The chemistry between them was off the charts! Fantastic book!!
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

Having become a huge fan of Natalie Gayle's writing after being introduced to her MMA fighter heroes who captured my heart, I was jumping up and down with excitement and ready to be seduced by her newest hero from the Perfect Gentlemen series. Natalie takes us deep into the decadent world of escorts and has us fall hopelessly in love with Rome and his newest client Carlene. I adored watching fire spark between these two
Missy Rafidi
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: natalie-gayle
First I want to get this off of my chest; truthfully this is the first book I have read in a long time that has very minimum errors (I proofread as I read). Now this book makes me wish I had the money to hire a real Rome. If you have to hire an escort to get treated like a woman and be respected then we should all hire an escort. I had a hard time putting the book down; I give this book 2 thumbs up and if I had any other thumbs they would go up tool; great book Natalie Gayle I look forward to bo ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is an emotional journey. Carlene is a woman whose life has changed and she is lost in her present life and doesn't know how she should move forward. Rome thinks he is happy with his life until he meets Carlene and in helping her discover herself he realises what is missing from his own life. There are lost of emotions in the story and steamy love scenes as Rome teaches Carlene to acknowledge and enjoy her sexuality. Great characters and a happy ending.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! I have read this author's books before and this one is quite different.
Oz and Rome's is hot and exhilarating , yet it goes deeper with both their pasts and their connection.
when I had to stop reading for whatever reason, I couldn't wait to dive back in.
I loved all the characters and the original storyline..I also loved that Oz is forty and a woman who had to deal with a lot, someone responsible and someone who felt very real.
She's a Lip Biter
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely adored this story, it evoked all kinds of emotions in me. I smiled loads and at one point I broke down.  No this wasn't a dramatic book but it was a life-changing story that saw a woman learn and grow. After being shown she is special, important and can be and do anything she wants.

Carlene/Oz was a widowed 40 year old whom is encourages to go on a trip of a lifetime with a companion, a paid escort to be exact and when Rome enters the picture. She is swept
Tina Louise
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When with Rome is a beautiful story of loss, love and life. It has humor, emotion and hot sex scenes. The author's attention to detail is second to none when it comes to setting and character development.

I loved the journey of Carlene, a widowed Aussie and her American escort Rome. In my opinion, the evolution of our heroine, Carlene, is the highlight of this novel. She is real, brave and honest from the start, however as the story progresses we see her growth and an acceptance of her past. Rom
Linda Needham
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a beautifully written story. I was drawn straight into the story by the strong and likeable characters. I could not stop reading until I reached the end, but as soon as I did I wanted more. I can not wait to read more about these characters.
Cassandra Coldicott
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Cherry0blossoms promotions.

It’s not often I give a book 5 stars but this time I did! Natalie Gayle is a first for me... I loved loved loved her writing style, I found it effortless and a little poetic actually.

So this is a romance about Carlene and Rome... Carlene is a widower. In this book she finds herself again which is lovely!! Rome is an escort... a sexy American escort. I think many of us who have read this story would like a Rome to be honest, he is pretty special - a perfe
Danielle Cordsen
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When with Rome
By: Natalie Gayle


Love stories are real and EVERYONE deserves to be truly loved. Natalie Gayle has taken me on a incredible journey of self discovery, Love, acceptance, encouragement, kindness, romance, and how to be true to yourself and those who love you. In When with Rome you’ll get to know both Carlene and Rome both at a crossroads in life and not even sure what that means so they both have been stuck.

"Natalie’s writing is flawless, and her words are so captivati
Leonie Jane
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance readers who like HEA
Recommended to Leonie by: FB reader's group
While reading "When with Rome" I thought I was in a story line that was a combination of Cinderella meets Pretty Woman (except substitute Man) on a road trip. I fell for the characters of Rome and Carlene that Natalie has loving crafted so quickly.

Though initially required to play the role of the "perfect gentleman' escort it was very clear from the start that Rome was an honest, respectful and genuine guy. Rome's comment to Carlene "... if you're confused about something, ask yourself this "Wha
Ann Marie
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dear GAWD!!! If ever I find myself alone before the end of my 40's please please please send me a "Rome" PLEASE! I mean seriously though.

This storyline and the characters….. I absolutely love them, the way Rome takes control of Carlene. The way Carlene (aka Oz) finds everything new and exciting and she is adventurous. Willing to let Rome lead her in ways that she never let anyone do before. Being married for so long, and not being happy to the fullest in her life was somewhat I think draining f
Robyn Corcoran
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to hear that Natalie Gayle was releasing a new book, let me tell you it was worth the wait! (I also need to state categorically that Rome is mine! 😉)

Carlene, or Oz as Rome calls her, is fulfilling a lifelong dream to go overseas. She flies into LA ready to meet her tour guide for the two week vacation. Rome is astounded by Charlene's naturally honest approach to life when he meets up with her and is taken by her pleasant character and easy going manner.

Terrific descriptions of t
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being able to read this book step by step I got very personally attached to the characters. From the first chapter to the last I couldn’t wait to read more.

When we first meet Carlene she comes across as this shy women content with who she was, wanting to experience the world beyond the farm she spent half her life on.
Never in a million years did she except her travels to the states turn out the way they did. Being escorted by probably the most handsome man she’s ever met she starts letting her
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Natalie Gayle book that I've read, and I absolutely LOVED IT! I'm a single woman who has no desire to put out the effort to find another boyfriend/husband to be honest, because frankly, I don't want to share the bed or the remote. Does that get lonely at times? Sometimes, especially when I would like to go out with the opposite sex every once in a while. I say all of that, not because I'm trying to air my business, but because I would totally hire Rome for that! Yeah, I would h ...more
Clara Atkinson
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading a book by Natalie Gayle and it definitely won't be my last. I was drawn into the story from the beginning and couldn't put it down until the end. I'm hoping to see more of Carlene (Oz) and Rome in future books I was totally drawn to their back and forth banter and wow talk about chemistry! 🔥
Carlene is a 40 years old from Queensland Australia a widow who is on vacation in America and has an escort to show her the sites. She has been sheltered when it comes to romanc
Sam Howard
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly loved this story. Wonderful lead characters in the form of Rome a male escort who owns Perfect Gentlemen, and Carlene a widow from the Australian outback. After the death of her husband, Carlene has decided she needs to broaden her horizons and experience what life has to offer. With encouragement from her daughter, she hires an escort from Perfect Gentlemen to accompany her on her trip in America. Rome has stepped back from the frontline but has to stand in when Carlene's original ...more
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great red from Natalie Gayle!! I loved Rome & Carlene! Didn’t love Carlene’s nickname given to her by Rome (Oz) but that’s probably because I’m from Australia, I just skipped over it when it came up 😂

But seriously, it was really refreshing to read about a couple in this age bracket, and I mean them both being in the late 30’s to early 40’s age bracket. It gets tiresome reading about couples where the male is in his 30’s well established, but the female is younger & not got her shit toget
Michele McMullen
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Rome and Oz what a beautifully written story of loss, love, change and discovery .
Carlene is a widowed mother of two. She was a young bride and mother that now twenty years later she finds herself alone. She realizes soon after her husbands death that she is living a life that she di not choose for herself.
Rome a strong , smart handsome business man that is thrown back into his old livelihood out of necessity . He is thrust back into the nitty gritty of the Escort world out of sheer need to fil
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novel paints a true depiction of what life is really like on an outback station and the hardships and problems that go hand in hand with life on the land. A realistic and often harsh imagery that paints a picture of our often forgotten landscape that can be both terrifying as well as awe inspiring. Natalie has woven this into a novel that takes us to both sides of the Pacific Ocean as she weaves a spell that leaves you laughing, crying and enthralled from the first page to the last word.It ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this story, it evoked all kinds of emotions in me. I smiled loads and at one point I broke down.  No this wasn't a dramatic book but it was a life changing story that saw a women learn and grow. After being shown she is special, important and can be and do anything she wants.

Carlene/Oz was a widowed 40 year old whom is encourages to go on a trip of a lifetime with a companion, a paid escort to be exact and when Rome enters the picture. She is swept off her feet. In more ways
Amanda L.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an intoxicating read that I couldn't put down. It was hard not to love Rome and Oz. They were realistic characters who I wanted to root for. Oz was trying to learn to live after years of living her life for someone else and not giving her own wants and needs any consideration. Her splurge to start her new life includes a trip to America where she meets Rome who will be her escort.
Natalie Gray writes an expert tale of falling in love. Can two people who never thought they would find true
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5*

Everyone needs a Rome!

Carlene is trying to find her place in the world after the death of her husband. This journey of self-discovery takes her on holiday to the US and she hires an escort to accompany her on her first venture overseas. Only Rome is the owner of the escort agency that Carlene uses but when an accident happens to the original escort, Rome is forced to step in.

Rome is fantastic for Carlene's self-confidence, taking her on experiences that are new to her and open her ey
Renee Entress
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, series, read-2018
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, and heartbreak.

This is Oz and Rome’s story. Oz is in love and has fallen hard but then man she fell for is not really available. They have chemistry and good times, but he is doing a job. Rome is an escort. So it’s his job to keep his clients happy. But Oz intrigues him. He is drawn to her but can it be more? Can he keep his heart or will he lose it to Oz? Can he? Or will losing his heart also mean he loses everything? Can
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carlene’s journey is one of discovery, from being a wife, mother and jack of all trades on the cattle station; she now has to learn to put herself first and step out of her comfort zone.

Daniel (Rome) Langdon after rediscovering himself as a male escort, he finds himself wanting more out of life.

What begins as two weeks holiday in America with an escort to show Carlene around, soon becomes what Rome has been looking for. But will they discover what is right in front of them before their journey i
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