by Abbi Glines
Kindle Edition, 304 Pages
- ASIN: B009UVTY6Q
- Source: Ebook - Own
The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.
The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food.
He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…
There was this girl.
She was as innocent as he was tainted.
Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.
Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.
Amanda had a crush on Preston since the day she met him. He was beautiful and she wanted him. As time moved forward and Preston was her brother Marcus's best friend she could admire him and pine after him. She hoped one day Preston would see her as a woman and not Marcus's little sister.
Preston wanted Amanda but stayed away since she was Marcus's little sister. He also knew she was too good for him. He was not the good guy and never would be. Preston had secrets, lots and lots of secrets.
Preston had a little sister and 2 younger brothers that he had to watch after since his mother was a complete loser. She was drunk and high all the time and also picked guys who liked to smack everyone around.
Preston was not proud of where he came from or what he did now for a living. He was a male prostitute, a gigolo is the nice word for it. He would have sex with older woman for money. It was really good money and it helped him pay his mothers bills, get food for his siblings and watch after them without worrying as much if they would eat that day.
Amanda still having her sights set on Preston lets him have his way with her when he is completely drunk. Of course Preston thinks it was a dream that he had sex with Amanda. He had been having fantasies about her the last 2 years but this dream kept coming back.
Amanda figures she must just cut her losses since Preston decided to not even acknowledge what happened between them. Plus how would they work as a couple anyway. Preston was not the relationship guy and her brother Marcus will kill him if he know he touched her.
Amanda does not care that Preston treats her bad she figures out that he is just trying to push her away and she finds out some of his secrets with his family. But after Preston gives her his heart she finds out what he does for money and can not live with that.
Amanda tries to free herself of Preston while Preston tries to better his life and find a more appropriate job. Preston is pulling his life together and trying to let Amanda go is really hard. He knows it is for the best, he will never be good enough for Amanda.
They find that they cannot stay away from each other and try to make a go of it towards the end. Preston's siblings find a new caregiver who will not neglect them and the story is wrapped up in a nice bow.
Of course we love happy endings......
Rating: 3 1/2 STARS