A Carlisles novel
Jackson Carlisle has rotten luck with men and women, and after an especially bad situation, he takes a step back from romance. But with a two-week family reunion in Hawaii looming, his mom is determined to set him up with one of the sweet singles she knows would be perfect for him. A normal person would tell her no and be done with it. Instead, Jackson tells her he has a boyfriend. The only problem? He doesn’t.
Aaron Wilkes is an escort. He’s a little surprised when a friend’s girlfriend hires him to date her brother, but he’s had stranger jobs. Jackson is cute, and he thinks a fling with Aaron might be just the kind of no-strings-attached fun he needs to get over his dry spell. As they explore the islands together, their carefully laid plans begin to get away from them. Feelings aren’t supposed to come into play, but that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, you can’t fall in love in two weeks….
I read the first installment of Carlisle family with James and Bastien. I think I can see the similarities from the two books. Comfort read, with a little plot twist near the ending, sweet until 80 percent mark and twist and the end, with a sweet ending. It's not that I'm complaining, but some of the 'detail scenes', like when Bastien and James sharing the recipes and cooking details, this time Aaron and Jackson sharing their 'adventure'. I was glad this time there's not too much details like the previous book, maybe it's Aaron's 'occupancy' make it hard to put on details.
Speaking of Aaron's job, I think this should be a bit more fire in the story, but it's was just okay, while I need 'steamy' at time. Blame me.
This is actually sweet, with a little ridiculous jealousy here and there. The low self esteem of Jackson about relationship. And the way Aaron tried to convinced Jackson that not every relationship will ended bad.
I'm still having a hard time with the nosy family, especially the twins and Mother.
Well, Aaron seemed okay with them, so...let him be.
I also have a little problem with Aaron's job at the end of the book. But since Jackson accepted what he do for a living, I guess, that won't be my problem in the future. Let Jackson have it.LOL.
Overall, this is an okay read. If you're looking for this kind of story, go for it!
*I was given the ARC by the Publisher in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. No high rating required.*