Where You Hurt the Most by Anne Brooke
Ms. Brooke has created her magic again with a story so deep it touches you on every level and she does it with only three characters in this story. Three very strong men that make a lasting impression.
Adrian is a male escort; one of the best in Max’s employ. He is compassionate, sexy, and intelligent. He knows how to make a client feel like he is the only man in the world and is able to touch something that they didn’t even know they were looking for.
Max has been his boss for a couple years now, allows plenty of time off, doesn’t over works his employees, never makes them take on someone they don’t want or something they are uncomfortable with. Now he has a favor to ask of Adrian, he has a nephew going through some deep depression and anger issues after an accident leaves him horribly scared on his face. Will Adrian help him? Will he take on his nephew as a favor? Of Course he will, he will keep Sundays open for him.
Dan is bitter, he lost everything in the accident when the lorry hit his car, and he is scared for life with lots of surgeries to help his face in his future. He goes to the appointment his uncle made for him, not sure what to expect from this male escort, and oh, he finds so much more than he thought he would.
Max is a man that knows people, knows how to get the most out of his employees, and therefore the most money for his investment. He sees the signs in Adrian that his mind has caught on something, or someone, else. The feel of this character is very familiar, I am not sure where from, but I know Ms. Brooke has created a character with his strong sense of ethics and caring before in a job very close to this one. I really like him. But the question remains, can Adrian, or Bill as his birth certificate says, hold a real love close and not stray? Can Dan open his heart enough to let Bill in? Can the two of them make a life away from that house where Adrian used to work and create fantasies for other men? He has to give them the chance; he loves them both too much not too.