Series: Calendar Girl #1
Author: Audrey Carlan
Release Date: January 15, 2015
It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.
No money. No life.
The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.
When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.
And that’s exactly what I did.
The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to anyone that can afford the $100,000 price tag for a month of my company. Sex is optional (for me) and a 20% increase on the price.
Mia Saunders just barely escaped a paltry life back home in Las Vegas until she gets the call that her Father has been beaten to within an inch of his life for not paying his gambling debt. Problem is, the lone shark is her lousy, ruthless ex-boyfriend. Another guy in a long line of men she’d fallen head over heels for. Not anymore.
Mia’s mission is simple. Serve as a high-priced escort for her Aunt’s company and pay monthly against her Father’s bad debt. A month with a rich man who she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money. At least that’s the way it was supposed to go.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.
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Money can make people do things they never dreamed of... and that’s the premise of the first book in Audrey Carlan’s Calendar Girl series, January. It’s an interesting one, because I am so used to the neat, HEA that so many romance novels offer. And I gotta say, Ms. Carlan NAILED it.
Mia Saunders is in desperate need of money. Not just a little bit. A whole damn lot. And if she doesn’t get it, her Dad will pay the ultimate price. With no other option, Mia turns to her Aunt Millie and her high priced, escort service.
Sex is optional and comes with a bump in pay. With one year to make $1,000,000 and pay off the debt, Mia has choices to make. And when she meets her first client, Wes... Well, January has the potential to be one hell of a month.
This was a KILLER start to Ms. Carlan’s monthly series – it launched Mia’s story with fireworks, sizzle, sex (oh my, the sex) and off-the-charts chemistry. January explained Mia’s predicament, it opened the door for a year’s worth of stories – so many options, so much potential – and it gave me strong, sassy, lovable Mia, and kind, handsome, rich and oh-so-fine Wes.
I am utterly intrigued at how this story will progress each month, because Mia and Wes together were the kind of couple you root for, that you
want need to get their happily ever after, and yet... it’s only just beginning. Argh! If this book had been a bit longer, January
would have been an excellent full-length standalone book. Instead, it’s
a kick butt start to a serial and I, for one, am thrilled to be getting
one a month from one of my favorite authors.
So, is it February yet?
~ Review by Beth
“Sweetheart, we need to set some ground rules.” His voice was a grumble against my skin. He swirled his tongue over the ball of one shoulder and bit down.
I moaned. “Ground rules?” I barely made out the words, while enjoying his talented fingers as they tugged and elongated each peak. My body was on hyperalert, his hands massaging and cupping each globe while those relentless fingers gave each nipple the most beautiful torture.
“Rule one: We’re going to have an insane amount of sex this month.” He pressed hard on each tip simultaneously. I cried out in bliss, the heat between my legs soaking the wisp of fabric I was wearing.
“And that’s a rule?” I said breathlessly leaning further back into him, grinding my ass into his thick erection. Sounded like a damn good rule to me.
Wes groaned and then retaliated by twisting each nip, perfectly adding just the right amount of pleasure and pain.
“Rule two is when we’re together like this, it’s only me and you. The entire month we’re monogamous.”
I bit down on my lip and focused on swiveling my hips pressing against what I could feel to be a pretty impressive package. “Agreed.”
Both hands moved off my breast for a moment then they were back, though somehow wetted. They slid smoothly around each areola and I melted, barely able to stay in a standing position.
He must have sensed the instability and moved to lock an arm around my waist but kept up his sweet seduction of my breasts. Jesus, the man was my new hero. If he kept this up, I’d come without ever being penetrated. I leaned an arm back and clasped him behind the neck, arching into his hand, wanting so badly to kiss him, but his lock on my waist and the firm pressure of his front against my back prevented it.
“Rule three: We never sleep in the same bed. We do not want to confuse this with something it’s not. I like you, Mia. A lot. I wouldn’t want to hurt you by making you believe I was in a position for a relationship. Understand?”
The hand that was around my waist shifted and crept low, very low, until he was there, right there where I wanted him most.
“Oh, fuck yeah, I understand,” I said and pushed my hips into his twirling finger. And I did understand. We wanted exactly the same thing. Friendship and physical release.
He chuckled against my neck, the puffs of air stirring my hair. Out of nowhere he flipped my body around, sank to his knees, and yanked down my panties. They were stuck at the ankles where I had neglected to remove my heels. As I locked eyes with his, he opened me with his thumbs, flattened his tongue, and went to town on my clit.
“Oh, oh, oh.” I was relegated to monosyllables and nothing more.
Between licks I could swear he started talking. My brain was having a really hard time paying close attention, but finally he pulled away and I zeroed in, gripping his hair and trying to push him towards my aching cleft. “Rule four:”—his eyes twinkled and he inhaled my scent then licked his lips like he was enjoying the finest delicacy and was about to feast. “Never fall in love,” he said with a grin then sucked the throbbing nub into his mouth and flicked his tongue against the tip.
I almost fell over. I leaned back, and he helped me into a position where I was lying on the bed, legs dangling over the edge, and opened wide, him in between them. “That might be impossible…” I whispered as his tongue drove into my sex. I was right on the edge when he stopped in the middle of a perfect combination of tongue and finger action. I groaned loudly.
“Excuse me,” he said, voice tight with a razor’s edge.
I gripped his hair and did an ab curl up to my elbows. “Relax, Wes. I’m in love with your fucking tongue. Now stick it in me and make me come so I can return the favor.”
The sexiest grin I’d ever seen slipped across his face. “Best decision I ever made, hiring you.”