(The Highest Bidder #3)by Carmen Falcone
Published:September 14th 2020 by
My Rating: 3 stars
Madam Alexa learned the hard way to stay away from the opposite sex. She deals with men and takes their money, but doesn’t fall for them. Ever. And, she certainly doesn’t screw them—that is, until a billionaire Texan, who proposes a male virgin auction, catches her attention in every way possible. If the deal works, she’ll make enough money to retire and walk away from everything—no regrets..
Brooks Taylor hates deceiving, but he has no other choice. He’s ready to expose the dirty scheme he believes Madam Alexa runs in her glorified brothel. After all, his sister died because of Alexa’s sordid business. But, keeping his mind off Alexa and his hands and his cock to himself becomes more difficult the longer he works with her. When he learns she’s not the villain he believed her to be, it’s too late to come clean. But, stopping the sizzling attraction pulling them together is… impossible.
While this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read any of the others and I wasn’t lost. This had a darker side that i wasn’t expecting but it added to the overall story. It would have been difficult for the author not to touch on the seedier side of Virgin auctions and it plays well with the story line. It doesn’t glamorize the more dangerous elements which i appreciated. While Madam Alexa is all about safety not every promoter/facilitator can say the same.
The sex scenes are Steaming hot and the chemistry was electric between the main characters. While I enjoyed the book I don’t think i will follow the series. A little bit of erotica is good every now and then but sometimes you like a little more depth to your story.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.