Ex-Billionaire Escort by Leigh James
Rising actress Lowell Barton has problems… Lots of them.
One night, she tries to solve them with margaritas… Lots of them. Unfortunately, she throws them up all over a police officer’s shoes. And then a video of the incident shows up all over the Internet.
Now she needs to do damage control. Fast. What she needs is a story juicy enough to throw the press off. A new boyfriend—a perfect, smoking hot new boyfriend—that’d be just the thing.
Unfortunately, it’s just the thing she doesn’t have.
Deciding to throw caution to the wind and money at her mounting problems, Lowell hires a date. But when sexy escort Kyle Richards steps out of her past and onto her doorstep, she finds herself in a fresh hell she couldn’t have even imagined.
Is he the stepbrother-escort from hell, or just the thing to save her career—and herself?
Lowell’s about to find out. One thing she knows for sure: only desperate times call for measures this desperate.
As part of the Ex-Billionaire Escort book tour, I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am very picky when it comes to romance novels because I don’t like how female characters are portrayed. I decided to give this one a try because the story concept sounded great.
Lowell an actress, originally from Texas is on the fast track of making it big in Hollywood. Looming in the background is the stereotypical issues plaguing Hollywood females, and Lo is not immune. After having one too many drinks one night, she gets herself into a pickle when the car she was in gets pulled over by a cop. If course being up and coming in Hollywood means that at anytime someone with a cell phone is waiting to capture your most embarrassing moment, which is exactly what happens to Lo.
Lo tries to take the spotlight off of her latest public flub by creating a fake relationship with a male escort. Not the brightest idea, especially when said escort is her ex-billionaire stepbrother. Her publicist and the people in her camp sees nothing wrong with this. Pretty much what you think will happen does. Think Pretty Woman in reverse if Julia Roberts character tortured Richard Gere’s character when they were teenagers.
Readers are reminded over and over about the same incidents that happened between them as kids. Fast forward to their adulthood, I felt that there were several instances where a lot of the events in the book was repeated and the same incidents were told the same way by different characters.
Overall there were no spelling errors and some of the dialogue was funny.