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You said you needed to talk.”
certainly didn’t take any time getting to business, but I’m not surprised.
Emilie is a no-nonsense kind of girl. I’m suddenly more nervous to have this
talk considering Carla was just here. She kind of threw me for a loop.
well, I just wanted to talk to you about…well, us.”
Emilie asks before taking a bite of her sandwich.
We’ve been friends for a little while, and if I’m not mistaken, there’s
something between us.”
pause and gauge her reaction. Her eyes go wide briefly while she finishes
chewing her food. After wiping her mouth, she speaks up.
what?” I ask.
job. That’s what,” she says matter-of-factly.
kind of a problem,” she says with a small shrug, then takes another bite.
smile tugs at my lips. “I can understand that.”
puts her food down and turns to face me. “I’m not okay with it, Troy, and I
don’t think I ever will be. I really like you, but when I’m in a relationship
with someone, I want it to be only between the two of us.”
nod. “I understand. I appreciate your honesty, and that’s why I’m going to be
honest with you now. Since I started being an escort, I never thought about
quitting. Ever. I’m only realizing now that maybe I’ve done it so long knowing
that it would keep women from wanting a relationship with me. Since my break up
with my ex, I’ve never longed for a relationship. I didn’t want to put myself
in a position to fall in love, trust someone who isn’t trustworthy, and then
get fucked over again.”
gives me a small nod, waiting for me to go on.
have trust issues, Emilie. No woman wants a man who has trust issues.”
do I feel like you’re trying to give me reasons to stay away from you?” she
giving you the honest truth.”
you telling me that you’re never going to quit?”
take a deep breath and huff it out. “I know I can quit and be okay
not answering my question.”
if you and I get together, I’m not promising that I’m going to be some perfect
boyfriend. I’m trying to warn you. I don’t trust anyone.”
hope she gets what I’m trying to say without me having to say it, because then
it would sound harsh.
you saying that you won’t trust me?” she asks, unruffled.
don’t say anything, but I think that says it all.
see,” she responds. “Are you over your ex?”
head snaps up and my eyes meet hers. “What?”
you over your…”
I heard you,” I say, cutting her off. “I just wanted to make sure I heard
right. Are you asking if I’m over the woman who I was engaged to, who fucked my
cousin in my own bed? Yes. Of course I am!”
why are you allowing her and what she did to you dictate your relationships?”
open my mouth to respond, but she lifts her hand in the air.
just saying, if you’re over her, then leave her and your relationship with her
in the past. Don’t punish me or any other woman for what she did to you. I’m
not her, Troy. I didn’t cheat on you when I promised to marry you. I didn’t
break your heart when I promised not to. You haven’t given me the chance to
promise you anything. I haven’t had the opportunity to prove to you that you
can trust me. I understand that people earn trust, but you’re not allowing me
to show you that you can. When you’re ready to move forward, and done living in
the past, then let me know.”
fiddle with my phone, and finally say, “Fuck it.” I text Troy, and it’s
probably because I’m slightly tipsy, that I text him what I do.
should come over.
you know. Just to hang out and…stuff.
Stuff. I need to know more about this
being able to do some sexting.
we can finish that kiss.
It wasn’t finished?
it wasn’t. I needed to feel your tongue.
I mean…my mouth did.
sound stupid, Emilie. This is why you should never drunk text, or even tipsy
text. You say stupid shit. Five minutes goes by before he responds. I was
starting to wonder if I scared him away.
warmth fills my body. The image of his tongue in other places gets me instantly
excited. I shift on the couch, lying down with my head on the armrest.
think that would be okay, but only if I can return the favor.
response. I wonder if he’s just nodding off in bed while we’re texting. With a
sigh, I get up and take my glass to the kitchen. I shut off the lights and
start walking towards my bedroom. Halfway there I hear a noise by the front
door. I jump slightly and look at the clock. It’s eleven thirty at night. I’m
immediately grateful that I locked it after the girls left.
creep back through the living room and towards the door. When I get up to the
peephole, I hear a soft knock. Looking through it, I can barely make out a
man’s figure. He turns and looks right at me.
I say breathily as I open the door for him.
I think you were saying something about my tongue.”
My review –
I urge you to read the first in the Escort Series, Living in Sin, before reading Unforgivable Sin although it isn’t imperative to do so.
Living in Sin ended with a budding friendship blossoming between two side characters – Troy and Emilie – and a deep need to see where their story goes. Unforgivable Sin is a direct continuation from the first book and flows into their story perfectly with ease.
You find out from the beginning that Troy has had no relationships for the previous five years due to having his heart broken by his ex-fiancée, Carla. He has no desire for one and just knows that he won’t ever be able to trust a woman again. He has been ruined and broken beyond repair. The demise to their relationship is why he became an escort.
We know from Living in Sin that Emilie – or Em as she is known to her few friends – has a spirit and personality that is as outgoing as they come. She says what she thinks and isn’t afraid to say it how it is. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised to see her be upfront with Troy and say that nothing can happen between them all the while he is still an escort.
Emilie and Troy – doomed from the beginning? You’d think so.
Troy decides that Em is worth the risk of a broken heart and quits his job as an escort to concentrate on taking their relationship to a more committed level. Happy days. That is until Carla reappears on the scene. I mean, bad timing or what?!
Carla – to put it politely – is bat sh*t crazy. There are twists and turns throughout the whole story which revolve around this love triangle of sorts. I won’t give any away but I gasped, I almost cried, my heart stopped and I laughed alongside these characters as I followed their lives. Isabel has a way of turning what could have been just a sweet, romantic story and giving it a big ol’ shake up! With a healthy dose of the hot and steamy scenes we’ve become accustomed to, naturally! 😉
Emilie endures the pain and newness of a relationship with a man who has a past – one that just isn’t going anywhere anytime soon without there being drastic measures taken. You gain information about Emilie and Troy’s friends throughout the story – getting more told about Jace and Adrienne’s relationship continuing from Living in Sin and a fantastic set up for the next story in the series – albeit information that can be perceived in more than one way including two new characters to the books.
Do Emilie and Troy wade their way through the troubled waters together? Do they get their HEA? There is only one way to find out – READ IT!
Thank you Isabel for another 5 star read from me; I am eagerly awaiting the next story – Marc’s which, from the tidbits of information you deigned to give us in Unforgivable Sin, is going to be a humdinger of a book and I cannot wait for it! I LOVED the three way POVs and could see some of your sense of humour and personality shining through the story especially in the banter between Emilie and Adrienne and, for me, made the book that much more knowing how much of your flare you have inputted into the story. ❤ ❤ ❤
Oh! And guys, check out the acknowledgements – yours truly is mentioned BY NAME! Boo yah! 😉 😀
My rating – 5 well deserved stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️