Dominque by Nicole Colville ~ Book Review by Caroline

27258252Title: Dominque

Author: Nicole Colville

Publisher: Hidden Pleasures

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/23/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

What does it cost to sell yourself? Your body? Your heart? Your soul?

At eighteen, with no job, no money, and a young sister to care for, becoming an escort seemed the perfect answer, but by the age of twenty four, Dominque is left wondering how he can break free of his ‘short term’ solution.

Jacob is at the top of his profession, leaving him with no time or desire for a relationship. Caring for another person full time isn’t on his agenda, but that soon changes when fate steps in and offers him the chance of something more.

Unable to forget the intriguing brunette after their first date, Jacob is enticed to spend more time with Dominque, seeking to put the pain of the past behind them, and bring peace to the wounded bird who captivated him so easily, but the fear in Dominque keeps them separated. Only through gaining his trust can Jacob hope to set him free.

It’s not just the clients who pay

*Dominque is a standalone book included in the Knights to Remember series and can be read at any point*

My View:

I wasn’t going to read a single review book at GRL until Brandilyn told me she had just dropped Nicole’s latest in my inbox. On my last day there in between packing and goodbye’s I opened my kindle and couldn’t get it closed again!

Dominque was somebody I could immediately feel for and understand. He is a young man who will do anything for his family even when it leaves him in a bad place. Having lost his mum he finds himself the sole carer and provider for his younger sister. He needs money quickly to keep their house and put food in their mouths. Escorting pays well, he is good at it, in fact he is pretty soon the best there is. A status quo is reached – the mortgage is paid, there is food on the table, his sister has a fancy education but Dominque will never be the same again.

Jacob was a totally different story and took more warming up to. His world revolves around work and his release and relaxation comes at a local BDSM club where he rarely sees the same sub twice. To me he was a bit of mystery – first and foremost he didn’t want and couldn’t even entertain the idea of being in a relationship YET in his mind he has the absolute image of the perfect partner. This image is so perfect, so clear that when hiring an escort for a party he has a full on panic when he sees his dream man listed on the website and he ensures he has nothing to do with Dominque out of abstract fear!

Real life has a habit of laughing at you and through funny circumstances Dominque does in fact end up as Jacob’s date and things don’t work out well. There are things about Jacob that set Dom’s skin on fire but circumstances from a couple of years ago make him want to run away. Jacob is so terrified of how the younger man makes him feel he is awkward and rude and the night doesn’t end well.

When your dream becomes reality life becomes messed up. This is quite a sweet story in a lot of ways as these two men have to be honest with each other, trust each other and get over the hurdles they have each set up. If you haven’t read the Knight’s series this could certainly be read as a standalone and I would highly recommend it!

Links

Dominique on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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