Book Title: Relinquish
Author: MN Forgy
Release Date: June 17th, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Erotica
In my world, there is no such thing as love. It is just a lie we whisper into our client’s ear. Love is foreign and hazardous. What I did not expect was to bare my soul to a man who is as egotistical as he is dangerous.
His name is Landon. Despite his blackened soul, he tried to save me, but what he didn't expect was my torturous fate to catch up with me. To your father, I'm the escort. To your mother, I'm the whore. To the legal system, I'm the prostitute. In the end, I'm just the other woman. I have no idea if I will continue to survive, if I will ever find my path aside from the gritty streets I know so well. There is a good chance I will wind up in the ditch like most women in my position. Surrendering to my fate is the only choice I have. I must relinquish it all.
When I'd quickly breezed over the book blurb for Reliquish, I honed in on one word...ESCORT. A self-proclaimed escort fanatic, it took me 2.5 seconds to request an early copy for review. What I didn't quite grasp was that this book is about a FEMALE escort (darn) but the book was still quite enjoyable, nonetheless.
Relinquish is the story of a young 18-year old girl named Charlie (short for Charlotte). She's lived a rough life within the foster care system after her mother was brutally murdered when she was 9-years old. She witnessed the attack, however, all she remembers is the tattooed back of the shooter...black wings spanning his back.
Charlie is now turning 18 and happily getting the heck out of dodge- freedom, on her own...until her 17-year old foster sister joins along. Living on the streets in Las Vegas with almost zero cash, the girls quickly find the fastest way to make a buck for their rent. An honest living will bring a paper trail they don't need for her underage runaway sister. So one quick, innocent blowjob in the back of a college-boy's pickup starts the ball rolling...I mean the cash rolling.
Charlie never dreamed of being a whore. In fact she's ashamed as hell for it, but she's got to put a roof over their heads. Signing on with the neighborhood pimp for protection seemed like smartest move...until she's abducted by a dark, brooding man in a suit, claiming he's getting back a girl her pimp stole from him. An eye for an eye apparently....
Landon is the head of the Blackwell Estate, a high-end escort service, providing his girls a life of luxury under his mansion roof. Most of his girls sign on for this gig, however, Charlie had no choice. She's been traded for the girl her dirty pimp stole from Landon. What Charlie doesn't bank on is her insane lust for the man she really should hate and his insane control he has over her body...
Relinquish was a fairly quick and easy read for me, providing a fair share of sexy times with a dominant virile man. Charlie's life within the inner city foster care system is a harsh reality and I can see her need to escape it as soon as she was legal. Some of her actions were a bit immature and most definitely risky, and I honestly think if I'd have been in a different mood while reading this, it probably would've really bothered me. She's a virgin when she ventures out on her own, I felt like her actions were somewhat understandable for her survival but there was one scene that was a bit...unbelievable..too far fetched.
She was almost gang raped by three college thugs but Landon rescued her. Then she proceeds to go to a bar with Landon, gets drunk, and basically begs him to
But I digress... fuck sleep with her. So she goes back to this perfect stranger's hotel and let's him pop her cherry sans condom? No flipping way!
The last third I really enjoyed, as it ramps up some suspense related to her mother's murder and had me feverishly turning the pages till the conclusion. Relinquish was an all-around steamy, suspenseful erotic standalone novel...
I'd love a sequel with Roman and Jayden...just sayin'.
Advanced copy received by author in exchange for my honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.