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HOOKER #1 BESTSELLER A heartbreakingly beautiful love story. One night of passion with a sinfully hot stranger will change everything ... Jade Jade’s young life was tough. After her mother died during childbirth and her father could no longer look after her, she was placed in foster care where she stayed for the next ten years. She grew up feeling unloved and unwanted as sh HOOKER #1 BESTSELLER A heartbreakingly beautiful love story. One night of passion with a sinfully hot stranger will change everything ... Jade Jade’s young life was tough. After her mother died during childbirth and her father could no longer look after her, she was placed in foster care where she stayed for the next ten years. She grew up feeling unloved and unwanted as she was passed around from one screwed up home to the next. Things began to look up for her when she was adopted by a wealthy socialite at the age of eleven. Sometimes though, things aren’t always what they seem. Jade didn’t know it at the time, but her new adoptive mother had big plans for her, and spent the next seven years grooming Jade for that role. Jade learnt early in life that she couldn’t rely on anyone but herself. Instead of letting her circumstances beat her, she took all the negatives she’d been dealt, and used them to her advantage. She grew up to be a strong, successful, determined and independent woman. She was a loner by choice. The only thing lacking in her life was companionship and love. She’d never experienced it, so she didn’t know what she was missing, until she had a one-night-stand with a handsome stranger. One night, that would change everything. Brock Brock grew up privileged. He had everything going for him. Money, looks, charm, success and an endless array of beautiful women. He wasn’t interested in commitment. To him women were easy. They practically threw themselves at his feet. All they wanted was to do something nobody had ever managed before. Snare the hot, rich bachelor. Then he met Jade. She was like a breath of fresh air. A challenge. Nothing like the women he was used too. Their one night together ignited something within him. A burning desire to own her, possess her, but Jade had other plans. Nobody says no to Brock Weston, nobody. He’s left wondering about a woman he knows he can never have. But, when fate brings them together again, will he get what he wants? Will he be able to claim the unattainable? Or will her secrets crush him, and destroy any chance they have of being together?


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HOOKER #1 BESTSELLER A heartbreakingly beautiful love story. One night of passion with a sinfully hot stranger will change everything ... Jade Jade’s young life was tough. After her mother died during childbirth and her father could no longer look after her, she was placed in foster care where she stayed for the next ten years. She grew up feeling unloved and unwanted as sh HOOKER #1 BESTSELLER A heartbreakingly beautiful love story. One night of passion with a sinfully hot stranger will change everything ... Jade Jade’s young life was tough. After her mother died during childbirth and her father could no longer look after her, she was placed in foster care where she stayed for the next ten years. She grew up feeling unloved and unwanted as she was passed around from one screwed up home to the next. Things began to look up for her when she was adopted by a wealthy socialite at the age of eleven. Sometimes though, things aren’t always what they seem. Jade didn’t know it at the time, but her new adoptive mother had big plans for her, and spent the next seven years grooming Jade for that role. Jade learnt early in life that she couldn’t rely on anyone but herself. Instead of letting her circumstances beat her, she took all the negatives she’d been dealt, and used them to her advantage. She grew up to be a strong, successful, determined and independent woman. She was a loner by choice. The only thing lacking in her life was companionship and love. She’d never experienced it, so she didn’t know what she was missing, until she had a one-night-stand with a handsome stranger. One night, that would change everything. Brock Brock grew up privileged. He had everything going for him. Money, looks, charm, success and an endless array of beautiful women. He wasn’t interested in commitment. To him women were easy. They practically threw themselves at his feet. All they wanted was to do something nobody had ever managed before. Snare the hot, rich bachelor. Then he met Jade. She was like a breath of fresh air. A challenge. Nothing like the women he was used too. Their one night together ignited something within him. A burning desire to own her, possess her, but Jade had other plans. Nobody says no to Brock Weston, nobody. He’s left wondering about a woman he knows he can never have. But, when fate brings them together again, will he get what he wants? Will he be able to claim the unattainable? Or will her secrets crush him, and destroy any chance they have of being together?

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

    3.5 Stars Hooker is the story of Jade, a high class call girl, and Brock, the man she want's but can't have. She got into the life when she turned eighteen and learned that her adoptive mom didn't take her in because she needed a home, but rather because she was beautiful and would grow up to be a stunning woman. Trained from a young age to act a certain way, dress a certain way, and to behave a certain way, Jade had no idea it was all for her future career in sex. On her eighteenth birthday she 3.5 Stars Hooker is the story of Jade, a high class call girl, and Brock, the man she want's but can't have. She got into the life when she turned eighteen and learned that her adoptive mom didn't take her in because she needed a home, but rather because she was beautiful and would grow up to be a stunning woman. Trained from a young age to act a certain way, dress a certain way, and to behave a certain way, Jade had no idea it was all for her future career in sex. On her eighteenth birthday she could have ran, left the life that was trying to be forced upon her. But to where? She had no friends, or other family, and she had no money. So she stayed, and now she's a hooker. Brock grew up very different from Jade. He was wealthy and free to do what he wanted. And now that he's older he's rich with his own wealth and can have anything he wants. Which currently is Jade. He doesn't care about her circumstances, he want's her and would do anything to have her. I really liked these characters and their story was one that had me forgetting reality for a few hours. Jade was a strong person to go through a life like that and yet still have a positive outlook on life. She took her pleasures where she could get them, even little things like a snickers bar, and never took life for granted. Brock was so badass to not care about Jade's past, and instead focused on helping her get out of her present life. I liked that there wasn't any drama when he found out about her profession, and it made me life his character so much more. Their story was suspenseful, sexy as hell, and sometimes so sweet it will make your heart skip a beat. It was told in dual POV which really made the book stand out by allowing us to get both Jade and Brock's perspective. Bottom line, I enjoyed this reading experience and I think it's a book many will like.

  2. 4 out of 5

    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    ༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Kindly provided by the author " J.L. Perry " in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!! TITLE: Hooker AUTHOR: J.L. Perry GENRE: Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: May 31st 2016 MY RATING As soon as I started reading this I was HOOKED, REELED in and not RELEASED until that last page was READ This author has been a tease with posting teasers about HOOKER which I saw on my newsfeed and had to pray to the book arc gods that I'd signed up for it and wooohooooo "My ༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Kindly provided by the author " J.L. Perry " in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!! TITLE: Hooker AUTHOR: J.L. Perry GENRE: Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: May 31st 2016 MY RATING As soon as I started reading this I was HOOKED, REELED in and not RELEASED until that last page was READ This author has been a tease with posting teasers about HOOKER which I saw on my newsfeed and had to pray to the book arc gods that I'd signed up for it and wooohooooo "My Precious HOOKER" landed on my kindle today!! HOOKER: Told in dual POV'S (Jade & Brock) This is nothing like what I expected from this author, Jade has had the most horrific life imaginable, just when she thinks life has given her a break, think again, her life before now had nothing on what she's enduring on a daily basis under the care of M. I'm a princess, and my new home is a castle. Jade can't believe her luck when someone finally adopts her after being shunted from one foster home to the next for the past eleven years. Her mother sadly died hemorrhaging during child birth so Jade has been in the system ever since. Over the years, I've been inappropriately touched, mentally and physically abused, and almost sent to the brink of starvation by one incredibly cruel family I was unlucky to be placed with. Eleven M sent jade to elocution lessons, and on weekends she attended one of the finest finishing schools money could buy. When Jade turned fourteen, she was allocated a personal trainer to make her stay in shape It wasn't until Jade turned eighteen when it all became clear, M was grooming her, she was shaped and groomed into her new life as a high class escort. A contract was signed, binding Jade to M for the next seven years, one year of service for every year M had taken her in. Jades first job was an unbearable sad, emotional tale Now jump to Jade being twenty three and still under the thumb of M, M controls her every waking moment, to what she eats, to what she wears, to who she entertains Trapped in a world I can't escape. A chance encounter with Brock I can’t remember the last time I was so overcome just by the look of a woman. One night of passion with a sinfully hot, charming and charismatic stranger would change everything. Would change me. This book puts you through the paces, you feel elation for Jade when she meets Brock, he's everything you could ever hope for, the way he treats her, the way he wants to protect and help her will melt your heart to smithereens. Every word, every touch, every kiss, every look - I'm intoxicated by him. I no longer feel used and dirty - I feel desired and wanted. MY THOUGHTS I LOVED these two characters, Jade was strong, tough, and so so like-able, I connected with her character on all levels. Even though life threw many hardships her way she didn't let them define the person she was within. Brock was such the right match for her, gods his character was just perfect, Mr Charismatic, lesser men would've walked away from Jade, but he just took it to the next level. He staked his claim and made her his.. These two characters stole my heart, the author captured the true essence of these two and boy did that come across , the feels, the love, the hardships I felt everything this amazing author was striving for, she's becoming one of my most stalked after authors on my GPS route on Facebook, each book of hers I have loved, each book of hers has left me in a book funk..

  3. 4 out of 5

    NMmomof4

    DNF @ 19% WAY too instalove for me. It skipped their dialogue with things like "we talked for hours" or "we were captivated with each other" type of statements instead. We only got very little (if any) actual quality interactions. It felt like I was told they had a connection instead of feeling it. When they were already smitten after 2 partial days of these types of statements and a sex scene with very little for me to connect with, I just didn't understand their profound connection (AND after DNF @ 19% WAY too instalove for me. It skipped their dialogue with things like "we talked for hours" or "we were captivated with each other" type of statements instead. We only got very little (if any) actual quality interactions. It felt like I was told they had a connection instead of feeling it. When they were already smitten after 2 partial days of these types of statements and a sex scene with very little for me to connect with, I just didn't understand their profound connection (AND after only a few chapters!!). I know lots of people like instalove in stories, but it's just not for me...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jayme

    When I read some time ago excerpt to Hooker, I was absolutely certain that I have to read this book. I was captured right away and I could not wait to see how this story develops. And despite some gaps, I was not disappointed. “ You may not be able to change the past, but you can shape your future.” About the plot: Jade life was not easy. She was shifting from one foster home to another, harassed and abused. So one day, when she was eleven and was adopted by a rich woman named Madam Melody, sh When I read some time ago excerpt to Hooker, I was absolutely certain that I have to read this book. I was captured right away and I could not wait to see how this story develops. And despite some gaps, I was not disappointed. “ You may not be able to change the past, but you can shape your future.” About the plot: Jade life was not easy. She was shifting from one foster home to another, harassed and abused. So one day, when she was eleven and was adopted by a rich woman named Madam Melody, she hoped that her life finally change for the better. Since that time, Jade had everything: the best clothes, a big house, the best possible education. From street child become a lady, but never experienced mother's love. Everything became clear when she turned eighteen and found out that for everything she will have to pay. With her body. M owned the most exclusive, high-class escort agency, and she became her protege for next seven years. “I’ve been told that jade is supposed to be a symbol of luck. It’s even been said to guard against accidents and misfortune. I never believed that.” Now Jade had two more years of the contract and her only free time is a week of vacation, during which, still under the rules and bodyguard, she can go and have seemingly her own free time. During her trip to New York, she meets Brock Weston. They have a few random contacts at the airport and on the plane, but when he sees her in his hotel intends to use the opportunity to meet the woman who drew his attention. He is smitten with her, when she discovers that behind the facade of a sophisticated woman hides delicate and funny girl about which he wants to learn more about. “Her body is pure sin, yet she has the face and demure of an angel. This woman is no angel, she’s sex on legs. A walking fucking wet dream.” They have a short but wonderful time together, which must end with the back to real life. The universe, however, has its own plan for it. And they will meet again, and their lives will never be the same again. Final thoughts: This is a wonderful emotional book with a dark twist. It's definitely suspense, lots of action and some dangerous events. It's all kept in tension until the very end. Some things probably too easily have been resolved, but the plot keeps more to romance than criminal aspects. Jade and Brock relationship doesn't have easiest path, and they will have to cope with many bumps along the way. You will not have a problem with stay engaged to the plot. I really like the heroine of this story. On the one hand she was a prostitute and was able to keep up elegant and refined appearance, but behind closed doors was a simple, sweet, even an innocent girl. Damaged and enslaved. Her story can break the heart. It's easy to like and cheer for her to get free from this life. And Brock in this story is her real hero. What is cool in the Perry's books, is that the story doesn't end right after as the problems was solved. We have the opportunity to read more about how the characters are doing before the start of the epilogue. And this is nice. Especially if you like the story and don't want to end it. And I very much I like a romantic HEA, which has been written here. “He’s wiped away all the shame that once consumed me and replaced it with something beautiful. I no longer feel used and dirty—I feel desired and wanted.” ***Quick Review:*** Series: Standalone. Grade/Tag Tabs: Contemporary Romance. Romantic Suspense. Release Date: May 31st 2016. Main characters: Jade, twenty-three years old, is an orphan, adopted by M to a wealthy home. When she received 18 years old was forced into life as a high class escort by his adoptive mother. Brock Weston, twenty-eight years old, rich, successful, head of a global security company. Secondary characters: There are a few people that work well as complement to the story. Location: Sydney, Australia. A few scenes from New York. Steamy: (view spoiler)[ Several hot sexual scenes. (hide spoiler)] Sensitive topic: (view spoiler)[ Yes. Some assault and abuse. Rape. (hide spoiler)] Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)] Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)] Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes. (hide spoiler)] Next in the series? No. If I'd recommend? Yes. Especially if you like emotional romantic suspense with a dark theme. *** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Francoise

    4.5 Stars The title says it all, this book had me hooked and I read it in one sitting. I loved this sinfully seductive story with all the feels and an incredibly romantic vibe. J.L. Perry’s writing and storytelling were just perfect for me. This was my first book by her, but it will obviously not be my last. As a child, Jade Davis thought she was cursed. Her mother died in childbirth and her father abandoned her when she was a few months old. Since then, she has spent her life in various foster ho 4.5 Stars The title says it all, this book had me hooked and I read it in one sitting. I loved this sinfully seductive story with all the feels and an incredibly romantic vibe. J.L. Perry’s writing and storytelling were just perfect for me. This was my first book by her, but it will obviously not be my last. As a child, Jade Davis thought she was cursed. Her mother died in childbirth and her father abandoned her when she was a few months old. Since then, she has spent her life in various foster homes. As time goes by, she has abandoned all hope of a better life, but she is a little survivor, with a strong character. When she is handpicked for adoption by Melody Sinclair, she thinks that her happy days have finally come. But she is wrong, she has been chosen based on her looks, and even if her new home is luxurious, it lacks affection just like the others did. In reality, her new mother professional name is “Madam Melody”, M, and she intends to groom her to become a high-class escort. At eighteen, Jade is forced to sign a contract binding her to M for the next seven years, in order to pay her back for her education. She has been trapped in this miserable escort life for five years, when she is allowed to travel to Paris for her one-week yearly holiday. At the airport, she crashes into Brock Weston, a wealthy businessman with the same travel destination as her. It’s love at first sight for both of them. Brock is tender, charming, confident and used to getting his own way. He gives Jade a taste of what her life might be like if she was free of M. Brock is desperate to show her how special she is to him. He wants to protect her and intends to buy her freedom, he truly is her knight in shining armor. But Jade is scared of M’s reaction. And obviously, she is right. M is a twisted, evil and dangerous character. She refuses to give up without a fight and has no qualms about resorting to violence. This book was everything that I love. It consumed me from the first word to the last. The author’s writing is exquisite, romantic and spellbinding. I got lost in this beautiful, suspenseful and sexy story and will definitely re-read it in the future. An advanced copy of this book was provided by publisher Hachette Australia, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Faseeh Ilahi

    So the story basically follows Jade and Brock and how they met and fell in love with each other. Jade is an orphan and has had a quite rough childhood and was forced into prostitution since the age of 18. Brock on the other hand is a Casanova, he hooks up with his staff and other people until he met Jade and everything changes for both of them.... The story was kinda emotional because I shed some tears. The plot itself was really amazing. The two main characters were to completely fall for but T So the story basically follows Jade and Brock and how they met and fell in love with each other. Jade is an orphan and has had a quite rough childhood and was forced into prostitution since the age of 18. Brock on the other hand is a Casanova, he hooks up with his staff and other people until he met Jade and everything changes for both of them.... The story was kinda emotional because I shed some tears. The plot itself was really amazing. The two main characters were to completely fall for but Theo and Joshua had my heart ❤

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dilek VT

    I am very confused about my feelings about this book because the first half of the book was like 10 stars for me. I was feeling euphoric having found that book but then, the second half of the book was something like 2,5 stars in comparison. Go figure my disappointment and confusion! This book is about the tragic life story of a sweet girl who has to sell herself as a prostitute/an escort girl for the rich. She cannot run away from her chains. There comes our hero, the real knight in shining armor I am very confused about my feelings about this book because the first half of the book was like 10 stars for me. I was feeling euphoric having found that book but then, the second half of the book was something like 2,5 stars in comparison. Go figure my disappointment and confusion! This book is about the tragic life story of a sweet girl who has to sell herself as a prostitute/an escort girl for the rich. She cannot run away from her chains. There comes our hero, the real knight in shining armor, into her life. This is the story of Jade & Brock. What Jade and Brock have seems to be something exquisite, something very real and special but she leaves him knowing what she is and how impossible that relationship is. Then, fate somehow brings them together again. This time, Brock knows her reasons. Although there are huge barriers between them, he is determined to save her from her keeper and make her his. The first half of the book keeps you on edge and I read the first half breathless, hoping for the best for the poor girl who never wanted this life. This first part of the book made me feel so much. I cried for her tragic life and I felt all the sadness, the hopelessness and the unfair side of fate. Then, I saw the glimpse of hope with their insta-love and all the deep feelings the hero and heroine felt for each other. Theirs was lust/love at first sight but I believed in it. It was convincing enough. However, theirs was a nearly impossible love to blossom in the awful conditions she had to live in. So, I had a million theories of things that may go wrong and some more theories as to how a happy ending they may have. The thing is after the first half of the book, things started to go too easy peasy and too smoothly for my taste. I felt that the story lost all its tension and the second half was mainly a very long happy end. Major problems were solved easily, the problems I thought would arise never became an issue (??!!). So, it all turned out to be a sweet fairy tale like romance in the second half after the dark and tragic past story that dominated the first half of the book. The other woman story felt like much too forced. (Safety: there is no cheating on his part but there is her occupation on her part). And lastly, there were too many coincidences in the second half as to how their lives were in fact connected. I have one more criticism. I needed to read more dialogues between them as to her past life, how they can survive the reactions of other people etc and I definitely needed more inner dialogues as to how he feels about her past and how he overcomes his feelings of disturbance. What I got was a few sentences as to how angry and sad he felt and then, how he couldn’t live without this woman. I would have appreciated more depth there. I like dialogues more than the sum-up of feelings and thoughts. Still, it is a decent book to read. I thought for a long time whether I should give it a 3 or 4 stars and because the first half of the book was so good that I finally decided to go with 4 stars out of 3,5. Nobody has ever looked at me the way he does. Nobody... *** ‘You don’t want me to hold your hand?’ he asks. ‘Of course. I like it. Nobody’s ever held my hand before.’ My reply stops him in his tracks. ‘What do you mean, nobody’s ever held your hand?’ Now I feel stupid. I cast my face downwards. ‘Hey,’ he says, placing his finger under my chin, tilting my face up to his. ‘Haven’t you ever been with a man before?’ I shrug. ‘Sure.’ My gaze moves back down to the pavement. ‘It’s just none of them have ever held my hand.’ ‘Well, they’re fucking idiots,’ he says, giving my hand a squeeze before starting to walk again. *** ‘Thank you for wanting me when no one else did.’ *** He’ll forever remain the first man to hold my hand. My first kiss. I want him to be the only person I’ve ever wanted inside me. The first person I’ve had sex with, without being paid or forced. I wish there had never been any other man but him. Sadly, that ship sailed years ago. *** I find myself wanting to freeze time. To freeze this moment. *** I’m doing this for one reason only: to be with my girl. There’s no level I wouldn’t stoop to for Jade. If this is the only way I can spend time with her, then so be it. I’m pretty sure I’d sell my damn soul for this woman. *** ‘It won’t work. We’re from two different worlds.’ ‘Yes it will,’ he says with confidence. ‘But what if we fall?’ I don’t know if I could take a blow like that. Not where he’s concerned. ‘But what if we fly?’ *** It’s ironic how one person can enter your life and turn everything upside down in a blink of an eye. *** He’s taken my personal idea of hell and transformed it into something magical. What I feel when I’m with him is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. He’s wiped away all the shame that once consumed me and replaced it with something beautiful. I no longer feel used and dirty—I feel desired and wanted.

  8. 5 out of 5

    1-Click Addict Support Group

    Oh, J.L. Perry has done it again! She’s made me fall in love with her stories, and I'm officially addicted to them. Jade thought her happiness was about to start with finally being adopted, but little did she know, it would honestly be the beginning of her worse nightmare. I hated Melody with such a passion for doing this to Jade, but when I started to think about it, I realized this was a realistic thing for many. Brock's living life to the fullest, and that means getting off with whomever he w Oh, J.L. Perry has done it again! She’s made me fall in love with her stories, and I'm officially addicted to them. Jade thought her happiness was about to start with finally being adopted, but little did she know, it would honestly be the beginning of her worse nightmare. I hated Melody with such a passion for doing this to Jade, but when I started to think about it, I realized this was a realistic thing for many. Brock's living life to the fullest, and that means getting off with whomever he wants and hey, they know that he's not going to offer them anything but a good time. But when he bumps into Jade at the airport, he realizes he's been missing out on the "real life". Jade and Brock have an AMAZING night that binds them whether they realize it or not. Though Jade believes nothing will come out of it, little does she know that Brock will do ANYTHING to keep her with him, and let me say that he plays dirty!! Whew. Brock and Jade's chemistry is off the charts, and I may or may not have jumped my husband when done… Brock will melt your panties off with that smile and dirty mouth!! ~ Kara, 5 Sexy stars

  9. 5 out of 5

    Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog

    They say you usually know by the first sentence if you are going to love a book but I knew when I read the Epigraph. [image error] Hooker is told by Jade and Brock's POV. I loved reading from both of their POVs. It was so fitting for this book. What I wasn't expecting was the roller-coaster of emotions that J.L. Perry was going to take me through. This is not your typical contemporary romance. It has suspense with some dark elements. J.L. had me feeling ill at times, biting my nails, screaming at They say you usually know by the first sentence if you are going to love a book but I knew when I read the Epigraph. [image error] Hooker is told by Jade and Brock's POV. I loved reading from both of their POVs. It was so fitting for this book. What I wasn't expecting was the roller-coaster of emotions that J.L. Perry was going to take me through. This is not your typical contemporary romance. It has suspense with some dark elements. J.L. had me feeling ill at times, biting my nails, screaming at my kindle, swooning and getting hot and bothered, screaming again and feeling compassion. Then at the end, when I didn't think my heart couldn't take it anymore she healed it. We start off with Jade's childhood and we know by the blurb that she's had it rough. My heart just breaks for her with everything that she went through and continued going through in her early adulthood. When she thinks life is finally looking up for her, it throws her another curveball. I hate Melody and everything she stands for. They say people are put in our lives for a reason but I think the devil put Melody in Jade's life. As in this instance, J.L. Perry. I absolutely LOVE Jade! She's such a strong character and she embraces her fate like a queen. She's a strong, independent woman. No matter what happened, she held her head up high and got through like a pro. Even though it was hard at times she never let it get her down and I admire her for that. "Plain old Jade Davis, the orphan-the kid nobody wanted-the hooker. The person who, until he came along, was sure she was unlovable. He could have anyone he wanted but thankfully he wants me." We are introduced to Rupert early on in Hooker also. I usually don't write about secondary characters but he plays a huge role in Jade's life. Near the end of the book we learn a lot about him and why he's working for M. I fell in love with the compassion and protectiveness he has for Jade but after reading his story my heart went out to him even more. Brock is from a different world than Jade. He's from money. Has a job that is not being a hooker. But his family life just sucks. His dad is a prick. I loved Brock right off the bat. He knows what he wants and he goes after it with respect and boundaries. We see the gentleman side of him even though we know by reading his side of the story he is anything but. He's handsome and women flock at his feet but we don't hear about his exploits much. Can he handle all of Jade's skeletons? You will have to read to find out. Despite the quotes above, true to the book, they tease us and often may mislead us. Hooker was/is another of my top reads so far for 2016! J.L. Perry had me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book and I couldn't read it quick enough! This is a must read for any fans of Ms. Perry!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Having already read her best seller “Bastard”, I didn't hesitate when given a chance to read her latest work. Since reading “Hooker” I can say that Jade and Brock made quite the impression. They are hot, mysterious, and full of suspense that keeps readers on their toes. Perry did it again bringing us another steamy read that leaves us guessing and captivated till the very end. Jade Davis has grown up always fulfilling others demands, first from I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Having already read her best seller “Bastard”, I didn't hesitate when given a chance to read her latest work. Since reading “Hooker” I can say that Jade and Brock made quite the impression. They are hot, mysterious, and full of suspense that keeps readers on their toes. Perry did it again bringing us another steamy read that leaves us guessing and captivated till the very end. Jade Davis has grown up always fulfilling others demands, first from social workers when she was moved from home to home, then her adoptive mother which soon leads to giving any man pleasure that pays for the privilege. Living her life with no control over anything including what she eats and what gentlemen she spends time with, Jade quickly becomes enamored with the devastatingly handsome Brock Weston. If only seeing him and feeling the way that she does about him was allowed. Can she ever have a normal life and love that brings her happiness or will she forever be under someone else's control? Jade is the perfect combination of sexy, sophistication, and wide eyed innocence to immediately capture and hold Brock's interest. Perry walks us through Jade's past and shows us first hand how much abuse and loneliness one person can endure and still find love. I was fascinated to see Jade shed her sophisticated seductress role and reveal the down to earth woman underneath who loves her comfy t-shirts, jeans, forbidden snickers bars, and the mouth-watering combination of pizza and beer. Brock Weston isn't looking for a serious relationship, his main goals in life are achieving success with the family company and participating in dalliances right under his father's disapproving nose. When he meets the beautiful sensual Jade he is instantly charmed and wants to learn more about this beguiling beauty with a sinful body and angelic personality. I was putty in Brock's hands and loved everything about this suit wearing, panty ripping, sexy talking hero that gave Jade everything that she could ever need and want in life and will always be there to catch her when she falls. J. L. Perry delivers a scorching read that spins a story that gives us hope that after every storm there is a rainbow of love waiting for us. What starts as a painful beginning full of evil and sorrow ends with a future bright with happiness and hope. We experience the heartbreak, passion, and joy along side Jade and Brock that will be forever ingrained into our imagination. I highly recommend for a deeply emotional story with a side of steaming hot!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    5 star Review Hooker by J.L. Perry This was a new author to me and I have to say I have no idea why. This is one of those books that I did not want to put down. I was riveted from the first to the last page. Hooker is told in dual points of view from Brock and Jade and I think this really works well. Brock comes from a privileged background and is the head of his family’s company. They say money can’t always buy happiness and this is true in Brock’s case. A strained relationship with his mother, 5 star Review Hooker by J.L. Perry This was a new author to me and I have to say I have no idea why. This is one of those books that I did not want to put down. I was riveted from the first to the last page. Hooker is told in dual points of view from Brock and Jade and I think this really works well. Brock comes from a privileged background and is the head of his family’s company. They say money can’t always buy happiness and this is true in Brock’s case. A strained relationship with his mother, loathing his father, his brother is the only family that Brock wants to have anything to do with. Jade is a product of the foster care system gone terribly wrong, she has been forced into the life of a high class Hooker by her adopted mother M; she hates her life and the only bright spots in it are Rupert, her driver who has become a friend. The only break she gets from her regime is when she is allowed to go on holiday a couple of times a year to either New York or Paris. Even then M controls as much of that as she possible can. After buying a Snickers bar, she bumps into Brock at the airport and they are both instantly attracted to each other. Despite her attraction Jade knows nothing can come of it, after all she has another 2 years left on her contract with M and she knows what happens when someone tries to defy her. When fate ensures these two meet again in New York, what Jade doesn’t count on is Brock’s determination to keep seeing her. This book was such a roller-coaster of emotions, and at times I wanted to cry. Both Brock and Jade are very lonely in their own ways and I cheered so much when they got together. Brock’s ability to see past the “Hooker” and see the real Jade was simply beautiful. Jade has held her head up and dealt with the life she has been given. She has dreams and Brock wants to ensure that her dreams come true but first she has to escape the employment of her Madam. Never have I disliked a character in a book more. I was absolutely thrilled when justice was finally served to M. J.L Perry has written a beautiful and romantic, if at times heart stopping book about acceptance and love and I highly recommend to anyone you take the time and read this Australian author. I was so invested with this book that I truly hope that J.L. Perry considers writing a follow up book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sandali Dev

    I finished this book, and my reaction- "What the fuck did I just read? What was the point of this fucking awful book? What the hell was the fucking genre?". Imagine finishing up a book and not knowing what was the fucking genre which is supposed to be the essence of any book. Was it an erotic thriller? Romance? Action? Sci. Fi.? The only thing I can be sure of is that it wasn't either of the last two. Erotic? Talking cringy-ass-shit while having sex doesn't turn anyone on, honey. Even I, a virgin, I finished this book, and my reaction- "What the fuck did I just read? What was the point of this fucking awful book? What the hell was the fucking genre?". Imagine finishing up a book and not knowing what was the fucking genre which is supposed to be the essence of any book. Was it an erotic thriller? Romance? Action? Sci. Fi.? The only thing I can be sure of is that it wasn't either of the last two. Erotic? Talking cringy-ass-shit while having sex doesn't turn anyone on, honey. Even I, a virgin, know that. Thriller? Kidnapping someone then being found in like a day without a fight, without anything making your heart race isn't thriller. Romance? Fuck, this book tried to be over-romantic... Both characters kept telling each other and themselves how incomplete they were without the other one, how much they love each other, how they can't imagine a world without the other etc. etc. Like, dude, chill... You love each other, we get it.. no need to tell us about that on EVERY FUCKING PAGE. This book failed to leave a mark on me. At first look, I actually thought it would turn out to be something good, something about finding yourself anew... Technically it was about that but the cringe worthy shit overpowers the good stuff. The characters barely grow and this book supports the notion of the ancient society- Girl is all elegance and kindness and beautiful and vulnerable, boy is hot and the over-protective bastard who saves the weak girl. This book fails to make you laugh, cry or feel anything but frustration.. if love is like this, I say- No, thanks. Think I'll pass. This novel actually could've been something fantastic, because the roots of the story are good... The dark past of both the characters could have been culminated into something of a wonder for a story, but the author refuses to take any risks and makes the story a typical Bollywood film + sex. So, gist- a bloody awful novel, which sucked far more than can be articulated into words.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Romance Readers Retreat

    I enjoyed this book and it is a lot more than what I was expecting from this story. It does have some darker elements to it, especially at the beginning, but is not too graphic in detail. From the beginning I was pulled into Jade’s story and enjoyed the twists along the way. Jade is a great character, she has had an awful start in life and just when you thought things may be working out for her the person that should have had her best interests at heart betrays her in the worst way. Jade is made I enjoyed this book and it is a lot more than what I was expecting from this story. It does have some darker elements to it, especially at the beginning, but is not too graphic in detail. From the beginning I was pulled into Jade’s story and enjoyed the twists along the way. Jade is a great character, she has had an awful start in life and just when you thought things may be working out for her the person that should have had her best interests at heart betrays her in the worst way. Jade is made to work as a hooker of the high class kind and it is not a life she enjoys despite the luxurious trappings it comes with it. Despite this she has an innocent somewhat naive element to her character which is endearing though she is a lot stronger than you would expect. Brock is just yummy; I wasn’t sure of him at first as he seemed the typical CEO type with the world at his feet and a privileged life but we soon learn that he has his own issues. He was just perfect for Jade and I loved that he struggled with his feelings for her but went all out to get her. I loved that even after hearing of Jade's vocation he still wanted to have more with her. Jade and Brock’s story starts as a one night stand after a chance meeting but mainly revolves around the horrible world Jade had been dragged into and the fallout of the actions of M the madam that had her in her grip. It gave this book a great suspense edge to it though some solutions to what could have been quite intense situations fell a bit flat for me but then they may not have fit the story. There is a host of great characters in this book too, especially Rupert who my heart broke for, including some rather nasty ones that you want to do an injury.   Overall another great flawlessly written book from this author, who I always enjoy reading.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)

    J. L. Perry has a way with words that will keep you hooked from the first page of her books. Sensual, intriguing, romantic and passionate, Hooker is one of those books that will keep you on the edge until the very last page! This is a beautiful romance between a very sexy man and a beautiful woman who's been suffering since very young. Almost like a fairy tale, they meet, they lust, they fall in love... but nothing is as easy as it seems. They will struggle and fight for their love, they will stand J. L. Perry has a way with words that will keep you hooked from the first page of her books. Sensual, intriguing, romantic and passionate, Hooker is one of those books that will keep you on the edge until the very last page! This is a beautiful romance between a very sexy man and a beautiful woman who's been suffering since very young. Almost like a fairy tale, they meet, they lust, they fall in love... but nothing is as easy as it seems. They will struggle and fight for their love, they will stand for their beliefs and they will find happiness in each other's arms. I LOVED Brock!! Boy... what a wonderful man! His confidence, his protective side, his romantic vein is to swoon for!! Everything he done to make sure he could rescue Jade from M's hands and give her the freedom she deserves is astounding. Jade... so beautiful, such a good soul, even after everything she went through since so little, she's always hoping for the best... although very mature, I found her a little naive. I'm sure if she was more confident and sassy in some situations it would make the story even better! I loved the way they met, it was fantastic! I think I will always remember this book every time I see a Snickers chocolate! The whole plot is so well developed and intriguing, everything fits wonderfully and will not make you wondering about anything in the end... well one thing maybe, and I truly hope J.L. Perry will give us Josh and Theo story in the future, I'm sure it will be bombastic!! Oh... Loved to see a character with my name too ;)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Lilley

    Hooked Wow. I was HOOKED - the story follows Jade, who has been brought up in the foster system until, at the age of 11, she is adopted by a seemingly wealthy socialite. Madam Melody (or is it Monster Melody?) ensures that Jade has everything she could ever dream of, personal trainer, clothes, vacations, finishing school, but never love or affection. It soon became clear that Madam had big plans for Jade, and at the age of 18 she was groomed and ready to face life as a high class escort. Brock on Hooked Wow. I was HOOKED - the story follows Jade, who has been brought up in the foster system until, at the age of 11, she is adopted by a seemingly wealthy socialite. Madam Melody (or is it Monster Melody?) ensures that Jade has everything she could ever dream of, personal trainer, clothes, vacations, finishing school, but never love or affection. It soon became clear that Madam had big plans for Jade, and at the age of 18 she was groomed and ready to face life as a high class escort. Brock on the other hand grew up privileged, owned his own company and never had relationships. When Brock and Jade meet at the airport en route to New York the attraction is instant. Jade knows that nothing can come of this, she still has 2 more years with Madam, but when their paths cross in a New York hotel, the temptation is just too much. One night together changes both their lives forever. Brock is used to getting what he wants, Madam Melody never lets her girls get involved with other men. It's a battle of good versus evil with so many twists and turns along the way. I loved the plot, loved the dual POV, some super hot chemistry between Brock and Jade, interesting characters and lots of emotion all make for an entertaining read. I received an advanced copy this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Monique Tinline

    #HookedOnHooker From the Cover to the Blurb and every word in Between, Jodi L Perry wrote a phenomenal book. Hooker is a book that will have you sucked in, grab a glass a wine or coffee, chocolate, make sure the kids can fend for themselves and lock yourself away, as you won’t be coming back out until this book is finished. Hooker is exactly that, the heading tells you exactly what Jade is, what is doesn’t tell you, is that you heart will drop, you will scream, you will fall head over heels i #HookedOnHooker From the Cover to the Blurb and every word in Between, Jodi L Perry wrote a phenomenal book. Hooker is a book that will have you sucked in, grab a glass a wine or coffee, chocolate, make sure the kids can fend for themselves and lock yourself away, as you won’t be coming back out until this book is finished. Hooker is exactly that, the heading tells you exactly what Jade is, what is doesn’t tell you, is that you heart will drop, you will scream, you will fall head over heels in love with Brock, you will want to adopt Jade as your own, you will want to Murder M and Brocks dad, you will feel so many emotions, that the heading of this book is so deceiving as there is so much more to this book than Jade being a Hooker. Brock on the other hand, move over ladies he is taken!!! Holy hotness where did this man come from? A new book boyfriend is about to hit the book world, so Jodi be prepared… #HookedOnHooker has me #HookLineAndSinker from the first chapter. Thank you Jodi for delivering such an amazing work of art.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Wright

    5 Star review The title says it all, I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down.. Jade is brought up in the foster care system moving from home to home until she is adopted by a wealthy socialite Madam Melody. On the face of it life is rosy she has vacations, clothes and a private schooling but life is not always as it seems. M controls Jade and has her under contract. When Jade walks into Brock at a airport shop the attraction is instant, but for Jade the attraction can go no wher 5 Star review The title says it all, I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down.. Jade is brought up in the foster care system moving from home to home until she is adopted by a wealthy socialite Madam Melody. On the face of it life is rosy she has vacations, clothes and a private schooling but life is not always as it seems. M controls Jade and has her under contract. When Jade walks into Brock at a airport shop the attraction is instant, but for Jade the attraction can go no where she is still controlled by M what she didn't expect was Brock's determination to keep her in his life. This book is a love story that's full of emotions, its a rollercoaster, it has twists and turns but most of all its good v evil . Can true love win, will Jade escape M and will she be able to move on... "You may not be able to change the past, but you can shape your future" This book is told in dual POV and I loved it. I loved the characters and the bonds they had. This is an amazing book and I'm not sure my words give it justice so I'm going to leave you with you need to read this book .

  18. 5 out of 5

    Beneath The Covers Blog

    *I received an ARC for my honest Review* Jade - She thought she was being adopted by someone who will finally love her and take care of her, but she was wrong. Forced into being a hooker, will she ever find true love or will she be a hooker forever? Brock - He wasn't looking for a relationship but one chance meeting with Jade might have him changing his mind about relationships. I thought the chemistry with Jade and brock as good. Jade was so strong and I admired her for that with all that she had *I received an ARC for my honest Review* Jade - She thought she was being adopted by someone who will finally love her and take care of her, but she was wrong. Forced into being a hooker, will she ever find true love or will she be a hooker forever? Brock - He wasn't looking for a relationship but one chance meeting with Jade might have him changing his mind about relationships. I thought the chemistry with Jade and brock as good. Jade was so strong and I admired her for that with all that she had to endure. This was a good read for me. ~Alison

  19. 5 out of 5

    Aim

    Magnificent love story! A story of overcoming what life throws at you. This is nothing like I thought it'd be...it was BETTER that I could've imagined! A story full of tears, laughter, love, hot sex, and redemption....you won't want to put this down. This will definitely go on your top favorite list as it has mine!! Magnificent love story! A story of overcoming what life throws at you. This is nothing like I thought it'd be...it was BETTER that I could've imagined! A story full of tears, laughter, love, hot sex, and redemption....you won't want to put this down. This will definitely go on your top favorite list as it has mine!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gebby

    WHAT A STORY! Once I read from the beginning, I Can't stop looking at the book and keep reading!! I love the author put Jade as a strong hero yet sweeeeet. and how Brock from bad to good guy. this story a little bit dark, maybe because there is a "little" murder there, but it's fine and a nice mix.. WHAT A STORY! Once I read from the beginning, I Can't stop looking at the book and keep reading!! I love the author put Jade as a strong hero yet sweeeeet. and how Brock from bad to good guy. this story a little bit dark, maybe because there is a "little" murder there, but it's fine and a nice mix..

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A GREAT STORY WITH PLENTY HOTNESS LOOK NO FURTHER A pretty woman type romance Jade was put into foster care when she was a baby At the age of 11 she was then adopted by a woman who she thought was going to be her new family and someone to love but Jade was groomed, taught to be a seductress and when she reached the right age transformed by a greedy uncaring woman into a high class escort to make Madam M money. Jade was controlled and only had her body guard as a friend. Jade w IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A GREAT STORY WITH PLENTY HOTNESS LOOK NO FURTHER A pretty woman type romance Jade was put into foster care when she was a baby At the age of 11 she was then adopted by a woman who she thought was going to be her new family and someone to love but Jade was groomed, taught to be a seductress and when she reached the right age transformed by a greedy uncaring woman into a high class escort to make Madam M money. Jade was controlled and only had her body guard as a friend. Jade was allowed one week vacation time so she went to New York this is when she literally bumped into Brock Weston while enjoying a chocolate bar in the airport, Brock was captivated by Jade and she became Snickers girl in his thoughts until he saw her again at the hotel. Both characters had instant chemistry but a relationship wasn't allowed for Jade. I loved the journey in this story which was told in first person dual pov's, you could feel what the characters were going through and read the thoughts of both characters. "It’s funny how one person can change everything. Change you. How one fleeting moment in time has the ability to redirect your path in life. To give your future meaning and hope. How something as simple as love can heal even the most damaged heart." Brock is a one night stand kind of man but after spending one night with Jade the hot multi millionaire that is determined to find his snickers girl. There are twists in the plot and I was completely captivated from start to finish, The sex scenes were off the charts hot too. A fairy tale ending and the author left nothing to the imagination following it through right to the end with victory for Jade and a very, very happily ever after. Http://www.bbbf-sizzlereads-bestbookb... #1 Bestseller - Hooker. Have you got your copy yet? Book Trailer: http://bit.ly/1XjLiQK Buy Links: Amazon – US Link: https://amzn.com/B01A5VQV6U UK Link: http://amzn.to/1XjiB5Y AU Link: http://bit.ly/1pdKW2k IBooks: http://apple.co/1Yn2XpR Google Play: http://bit.ly/1QuP09P Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Ozmaze

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    An Enjoyable Read! I really enjoyed reading about Jade and Brock, and how their relationship developed from what initially appeared to be short term and without a future, to them needing to be together and trying to manage all the obstacles in their path. Considering the content of this story, it really isn't overly graphic with descriptions of what Jade has been through, and I didn't find it to be too dark a read - Jade having a horrific childhood......going on to be adopted by Madam Melody. Who, An Enjoyable Read! I really enjoyed reading about Jade and Brock, and how their relationship developed from what initially appeared to be short term and without a future, to them needing to be together and trying to manage all the obstacles in their path. Considering the content of this story, it really isn't overly graphic with descriptions of what Jade has been through, and I didn't find it to be too dark a read - Jade having a horrific childhood......going on to be adopted by Madam Melody. Who, at the start doesn't seem to mistreat her, but has the long term plan of making her a Hooker. She is very strict and restrictive regarding Jade's lifestyle.......to Jade then having a chance run in with Brock which will in the end completely change her life (YAY!). Overall, Jade comes across as a positive person doing the best she can, looking ahead to what the future may bring her.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Halime Yazıcı Mimaroğlu

    When you have buddy friends this prepares you to book or surprises which hiding in story.. Before starting this I knew what will happen and like or dislike book..Thanks Dilek... First part of book was really nice. Characters, twists, attraction.... middle of the book tension started dissappear and through the end I didnt like it.. But when I think it as a whole I can say book is like 4 stars... (first part 5 second part 3 and end 2 to be honest) if your mood is nice and you need to have fun read When you have buddy friends this prepares you to book or surprises which hiding in story.. Before starting this I knew what will happen and like or dislike book..Thanks Dilek... First part of book was really nice. Characters, twists, attraction.... middle of the book tension started dissappear and through the end I didnt like it.. But when I think it as a whole I can say book is like 4 stars... (first part 5 second part 3 and end 2 to be honest) if your mood is nice and you need to have fun read it.. you will enjoy.

  24. 5 out of 5

    ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

    ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest revew I am not going to lie - this is the first book by Ms Perry that I have read (even though I have had her books on my kindle and my bookshelf for what seems like forever). Hooker had me hooked from the first word to the last. From the minute we meet Jade I had a sense of hope for her - but with the title of the book I also had a sense of foreboding that I should have known what was going to hit me. It was gut-wrenching, heart-breakingly sad. Unt ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest revew I am not going to lie - this is the first book by Ms Perry that I have read (even though I have had her books on my kindle and my bookshelf for what seems like forever). Hooker had me hooked from the first word to the last. From the minute we meet Jade I had a sense of hope for her - but with the title of the book I also had a sense of foreboding that I should have known what was going to hit me. It was gut-wrenching, heart-breakingly sad. Until Brock. Can I just take a minute to swoon over Brock Weston.... OK, I am back. I don't want to give too much away about him, but you will agree with me when you read him Jade and Brock's story is one heck of an emotional rollercoaster. Hate. Despair, Love. And most importantly... Hope. Hope for the life Jade wants to live. Hope she can get away from the situation she has been put in. Hope the she and Brock can have a relationship. Hope for love. This was not your ordinary romance. I felt it was so much more. Ms Perry grabbed my attention right from the start, and I was drawn into Brock and Jade's world, dragging me along for one heck of a ride. The story flowed, was well paced and as much as I wanted to get to the end to find out what happened, I didn't want it to end. Like the advertisements say, "Snickers really satisfies" (you will get this when you read) Now, I am off to grab her other books off my shelf and kick myself for taking so long to read them.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Ingram

    Title: Hooker Author: J.L. Perry Publisher: Hachette Reviewer: Barb Release Date: May 31, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Dark Romance, Deception, Abuse, Murder Page Count: 430 Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Review: *****5 Snickers Bar Stars***** I absolutely LOVED this story by JL Perry, a new author to me! I don’t know where to start with this review, there was so many ups and downs and a rollercoaster of emotions. Jade is adopted at age 11 by “M”, a wealthy socialite, and unbek Title: Hooker Author: J.L. Perry Publisher: Hachette Reviewer: Barb Release Date: May 31, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Dark Romance, Deception, Abuse, Murder Page Count: 430 Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Review: *****5 Snickers Bar Stars***** I absolutely LOVED this story by JL Perry, a new author to me! I don’t know where to start with this review, there was so many ups and downs and a rollercoaster of emotions. Jade is adopted at age 11 by “M”, a wealthy socialite, and unbeknownst to her she is being groomed to provide “escort” services when she comes of age. Her virginity is auctioned off and her first experience devastates her. M coerces Jade to sign a long term contract to provide her most exclusive clients Jade’s “services”. The story begins with Jade literally bumping into Brock (Mr. Delicious) at the airport where she is taking a much deserved vacation, making her drop her most precious of indulgences, a Snickers Bar. Immediate attraction, a heated chocolate moment, and Brock is very intrigued by Jade. They meet again by accident at the hotel in New York where they are both staying and Brock invites her on a date, first obtaining permission from Jade’s bodyguard and friend, Rupert. Brock “Come back to my suite then. I’m not ready to let you go yet. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready.” Jade ”I’m taking a huge risk, but if tonight’s going to be the end of us, then I want to experience it all. He’ll forever remain the first man to hold my hand. My first kiss…... The first person I’ve had sex with, without being paid or forced.” After their steamy, combustible, extraordinary night together, Jade realizes that M will never allow her to be with a man outside of her contract. She leaves NY and Brock is stunned! Another chance meeting in Sydney cements their feelings for each other, but Brock is gutted to learn that Jade is a prostitute. ”I guess I was one of the lucky ones?” “I got a freebie. Or is my invoice for services rendered in the mail?” What ensues is a rollercoaster of events that will leave the reader’s head and heart swimming with emotions, a deep hatred of M and her henchmen, a gruesome discovery that gives Rupert some closure, but also wondering if Jade and Brock will get a HEA. This is a wonderful, dark romance from JL Perry and I highly recommend 1-clicking this to get the answers! ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Barb from Alpha Book Club

  26. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Cesa

    “You may not be able to change the past, but you can shape your future.” Beautiful! This story captivated me from start to finish. There is so much to this story. So much meaning and depth. It’s full of many emotions: hope, despair, worry, heartache, and love. Seeing into Jade's past and learning everything she's been through and what led to her life as a hooker is heartbreaking. The things she’s been through will clutch at your heart. Jade is such a beautiful character. She’s so incredibly strong “You may not be able to change the past, but you can shape your future.” Beautiful! This story captivated me from start to finish. There is so much to this story. So much meaning and depth. It’s full of many emotions: hope, despair, worry, heartache, and love. Seeing into Jade's past and learning everything she's been through and what led to her life as a hooker is heartbreaking. The things she’s been through will clutch at your heart. Jade is such a beautiful character. She’s so incredibly strong and she's got a heart of gold. No matter what is handed to her, she somehow always finds light. Her will to survive and never give up is incredible. “I’ve learnt over the years that there’s no point dwelling on things you can’t change. Accepting things for what they are and moving forward as best I can is something I’ve mastered. It’s how I survive. I could easily let it get me down, but what good would that do me?” When Jade meets Brock, things change. Get ready to fall head over heels for Brock. This guy is everything, and the leaps and bounds he goes through for Jade will melt your heart. “I’ve realized a moment of something incredible is far better than a lifetime of nothing special.” The writing is fantastic! You will feel so many different emotions as this story sweeps you away. The events that transpire will have you full of anticipation and you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen next. “But what if we fall?” “But what if we fly?” The beautiful bonds built with Rupert, Theo, and Joshua will leave you with a smile on your face. What important, special characters they are. A thrilling story that you don’t want to miss! “It’s funny how one person can change everything. Change you. How one fleeting moment in time has the ability to redirect your path in life. To give your future meaning and hope. How something as simple as love can heal even the most damaged heart.”

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Geha

    Jade had a rough childhood, was adopted by a wealthy woman and was given almost all that money could buy. She was not given love, affection or freedom. Brock was born into wealth, was a chick-magnet and ran a multi-million-dollar business. He never got the love and respect from his father that he desired. Jade and Brock meet in an airport, spend a bit of time together in New York and then Jade disappears. They meet again and fireworks begin to occur in more ways than one. The characters were wel Jade had a rough childhood, was adopted by a wealthy woman and was given almost all that money could buy. She was not given love, affection or freedom. Brock was born into wealth, was a chick-magnet and ran a multi-million-dollar business. He never got the love and respect from his father that he desired. Jade and Brock meet in an airport, spend a bit of time together in New York and then Jade disappears. They meet again and fireworks begin to occur in more ways than one. The characters were well developed. The story was complete with no cliff hangers or unexplained issues. Brock and Jade were gorgeous on the outside and good people on the inside. They had issues to contend with individually and together and managed to do so without losing themselves. The book is told in first person alternating between the viewpoints of Brock and Jade (not my favorite story telling style). Brock and Jade provide an interesting story and I hoped as I read that they would get and enjoy their happily ever after. I have to confess that I am not sure how Jade could experience instant attraction to Brock coming from the background she had. This is my first book by Ms Perry and I enjoyed it. It made me wonder if predators like “M” are in the system and if so how they can be eradicated. There was a lot going on in the story but it was all tied together well and the supporting characters were a nice addition. Thank you to NetGalley and Hachette Australia for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog

    OMG - how can you not love this book! It's everything and more than I need from an author. Jodi is amazing with her writing! I REALLY get her wave length..... Jade Davis is an abused foster kid that gets adopted at the age of 11. She is slowly groomed to become a high class working girl. She's too good for this kind of work but feels she owes her (boss) adoptive mother her life. With no other choice, she continues to work out her 7 year contract hoping for a better life when it's over to do what OMG - how can you not love this book! It's everything and more than I need from an author. Jodi is amazing with her writing! I REALLY get her wave length..... Jade Davis is an abused foster kid that gets adopted at the age of 11. She is slowly groomed to become a high class working girl. She's too good for this kind of work but feels she owes her (boss) adoptive mother her life. With no other choice, she continues to work out her 7 year contract hoping for a better life when it's over to do what she'd really like which is to open a small restaurant to continue her love for cooking. Jade sets out on her yearly vacation with her body guard Rupert to New York that's where she literally bumps in Brock Weston and the story begins. Brock Weston is your typical multi-millionaire, good looking rich fit body and no commitments kind of guy. When he bumps into Jade he gets more than he bargained for. What starts out as a one night fling gets them both needing more and when their paths cross at a party where Jade is an escort date for the host, that's when Brock finally finds out what his mystery woman does for a living but it doesn’t stop him from wanting her more. The heartache they both go through to try to be with each other really pulled at my heart strings! Her madam and his father…ugh, I wanted to punch so many times and shout at them to let them be together! This story engrossed me so much! I loved it and couldn't put it down! It's a must read for all hopeless romantics like me! Brock is a knight in shining armour.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Eli

    Do not judge a book by its cover....in this case the title. I did just that. I thought the lead female character would be a certain way. Boy, was I wrong. This book should never be judged on the title alone. J.L. Perry gave the story and characters strong depth. The element of human trafficking weaved into the story made my heart hurt. It made the story heavy at times, although there were lighter moments to balance the story. Jade is an awesome heroine. She gives the appearance of being meek & m Do not judge a book by its cover....in this case the title. I did just that. I thought the lead female character would be a certain way. Boy, was I wrong. This book should never be judged on the title alone. J.L. Perry gave the story and characters strong depth. The element of human trafficking weaved into the story made my heart hurt. It made the story heavy at times, although there were lighter moments to balance the story. Jade is an awesome heroine. She gives the appearance of being meek & mild mannered. I guess you could even say a bit weak. Weak as Madam M appeared to pull all the strings. In reality, Jade shows tremendous strength as she takes the life she has been given head on. She has layers upon layers of strength that only the perfect man could see in order for him to see the true Jade. This is Brock Weston. He is the perfect strong hero to Jade. I won't giveaway any spoilers, but he truly gets who she is. Brock sees the strength Jade has to have in order to get through life. "I take a moment to appreciate everything she is, to appreciate her. I’m not sure she’s even aware how extraordinary she is." Thank you, J.L. Perry. This is truly an awesome read. I was luck to receive an ARC. If you are looking for a romance with serious topic and bits of lighter moments, this book is for you.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shelby (Book Lovers Have More Fun)

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I've read stories before that involved an escort, but this is by far my favorite. There was a whole new spin on this subject than what I'm used to. Jade was so very likeable. She was so very strong with what was dealt to her in life. Despite everything she has been through she had a good heart and a innocence about her. When Brock was first introduced I wasn't sure if I was going to like him. He was basically a manwhore. Then when he met Jade my opinion of him completely cha I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I've read stories before that involved an escort, but this is by far my favorite. There was a whole new spin on this subject than what I'm used to. Jade was so very likeable. She was so very strong with what was dealt to her in life. Despite everything she has been through she had a good heart and a innocence about her. When Brock was first introduced I wasn't sure if I was going to like him. He was basically a manwhore. Then when he met Jade my opinion of him completely changed. I can't forget Rupert, Theo, and Josh. The three of them helped made this story for what it is and I loved all three of them. This book did get me emotional. Not only did I cry at sad parts, but I found my eyes leaking at incredibly happy and tender moments as well. Especially when Brock and Jade first met. So adorable!! I found myself at the edge of my seat at times when the suspense was KILLING me. And there were three people in this book that I wanted to yell at or get physical with they made me so angry. I'm already excited for the next book by this author, who is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

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