Monday, October 13, 2014

"The Accidental Call Girl" by Portia Da Costa



THE ACCIDENTAL CALL GIRL BY PORTIA DA COSTA

SERIES: Accidental #1
PUBLISHER: Black Lace
GENRE: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
SOURCE: Borrowed
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY
When Lizzie meets an attractive older man in the bar of a luxury hotel, he mistakes her for a high class call girl on the look-out for a wealthy client. Lizzie finds herself following him to his hotel room for an unforgettable night where she learns the pleasures of submitting to the hands of a master. But what will happen when John discovers that Lizzie is far more than seems...?

MY REVIEW

I previously read an erotic/historical romance book by Da Costa (it won't be my last one), and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to try one of her contemporary stories as well. I'm glad I did, but I'm afraid I wasn't as much compelled by it as I'd hoped.

Although the couple here is not a bad match, I felt like the chemistry between John and Lizzie wasn't well delivered. They have lots of sex but, despite the hotness and 'creativity', it all resulted more technical than involving. It's not like it wasn't enjoyable, but it could have been more intense with an emotional involvement instead of a series of detailed—but well written—steamy scenes. I think a bit of background development wouldn't have hurt to get a stronger connection with everyone either, in particular with Lizzie's house mates. Even if minor characters, it's clear they have a past not to be ignored (especially Brent), but we only catch glimpses here and there and I couldn't be touched by a certain situation like I should probably have.

Still, the reading was never slow, my mind wandered through salacious imaginary places and I would read the second instalment to seek answers about a mysterious past that got me curious...

RATING: 3/5
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