Author: Silvia Violet
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Publisher: Self Published
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 09/29/2016
Length: 07 hours 04 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Thornwell Shipton is wealthy, uptight, closeted, and an incurable workaholic. A tragic love affair left him terrified of relationships, so he tells himself sex is better scheduled and paid for.
Riley Dashwood is young, easy-going, and comfortable in his own skin. He’s a passionate baker and an aspiring chef, working as an escort to save up for culinary school.
They’re clearly made for each other.
When Thorne hires Dash, it’s lust at first sight. After a few scorching nights together, both men start to wonder if what’s between them is more than physical, but their age gap and resistance to romance make them afraid to change their professional relationship to a personal one. Dash pushes Thorne to admit he wants things he’s denied himself for years. Kinky things. Soft, caring things. Things that force him to open his heart, not just his body. To move forward, one or the other must take a risk and ask for what he really wants.
Professional Distance is a fairly typical contemporary romance. In this case we have a rent boy and a professional. Of course they meet “professionally” and in the end they fall in love. Along the way they have some hot sex. Yep, a la Pretty Woman. I can’t say that anything that happened from beginning to end surprised me, but it was a pleasant read.
For a more thorough review of the story itself, take a look at Caroline’s review.
I will be honest here. The entire reason I picked up Professional Distance to review was because of the narrator. I have been in desperate need of comfort listens of late, and Greg Boudreaux (aka Greg Tremblay) always fits that bill for me. Professional Distance was no disappointment. As always Greg owned the roles. His voice is smooth and a pleasure to listen to. He melts into the characters, even the sex scenes come off (no pun intended) flawlessly. I am still waiting for this man to go wrong. It hasn’t happened yet.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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