Author ~ Lily G Blunt
Published ~ 9th March 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
A male escort takes on an inexperienced client and breaks the first rule of rent boys: don’t get attached.
After updating his Rent Boy blog profile, well-endowed porn star Ty receives a text from a sexually inexperienced client. Andy, the client, asks Ty to provide him with the necessary know-how so should he ever get a date with the guy he’s attracted to, he’ll be fully prepared.
Little does Ty know that this hookup will lead to a friendship that will subsequently change his life.
***This story has been previously published as The Perfect Size for You by Torquere Press in the Take It Like a Man anthology. This second edition has been expanded and reedited.***
This was a short and sweet romance about Rent Boy/Porn star, Tyrone Harder, and his new and inexperienced client, Andy. I like the way that the author developed their relationship, it was slow and plausible. At first, Tyrone sees Andy as an easy $300 afternoon, but ends up staying longer because he’s having a great time just cuddling and kissing. Each subsequent ‘date’ goes a little further, but Andy is hesitant about showing Tyrone his goods. Turns out they’re really good; he was just self-conscious because he was teased in the boys locker room about being so well endowed. Not a problem for Ty. He is too.
Now, here’s where it’s a little weird for me. Tyrone is strictly a top, but Andy talks him into bottoming for him, instead of letting Ty show him a few things by topping him the first time. I think Ty’s a really good guy here, and does something that he’s not comfortable with because he’s really taken a liking to Andy, and not just as a client. He’s developing strong feelings for the boy. But at the end of the story, when they are officially dating and Ty asks if Andy would bottom for him, Andy outright refuses, saying “No way!”, and that’s right after Ty buys him a car for his birthday. I’d think he’d be a little more grateful. I also think that if he really loved Ty, he’d try. And, I would have loved a Ty topping sex scene.
When they finally make love for the first time, after the awkwardness of “who’s topping” conversation, is when we see that Ty has really fallen for Andy. My heart breaks for him when after spending the entire day together, and not just in bed, that Andy tells him he has his first date with Evan that evening. Even realizes that he’s just a rent-boy to Andy. But, is he? I would have loved to seen this part of this story in Andy’s POV, so we’d understand what he was thinking. The author keeps it light-hearted, when it could have turned angsty, which I thought appropriate.
As if I could refuse this beautiful boy. “I’m sure we can come to some arrangement.” I offered him a smile, hoping it appeared genuine. “As long as Evan doesn't mind.” I couldn’t resist the jibe.
Although, I knew his heart broke just a little bit there.
I loved this part, when Ty is not seeing Andy anymore for fear of having his heart torn apart, and he accompanies his grandmother to the community center where she volunteers and this little old lady comes over to Ty, and speaks in a hushed tone:
“I really like your videos, Tyrone. Especially the one with Tanner. That’s so hot.” She winked at me and patted me on the arm.
That was hilarious. I love feisty old ladies. I hope to be one when I grow up.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. It’s a quick read with lots of hotness.
Connect with Lily G Blunt
Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance and erotica. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page—there never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!
Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon. She later published short stories with Torquere Press and Wayward Ink Publishing. Lily is excited about joining Pride Publishing for her upcoming story, The Handyman Can.
Easily distracted from her writing, Lily makes videos using clips from gay-themed movies and posts gorgeous pictures of men kissing or making out on her tumblr and Facebook pages. Lily is also an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London.
Lily lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a ‘mad as a bag of frogs’ Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.