Book Reviews

Silk (A Material World 3) by K.C. Wells at Island Tales Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Rent Boys/Escorts/Porn Stars / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-November-2017

Book Blurb

Matt Dorning likes his life just the way it is. Escorting provides him with enough money to live in his favorite city, New York, and he’s been doing it long enough that he knows the rules: don’t give it away when there’s always someone who'll pay for it; always leave them wanting more; and never, never lose your heart to a client.

Lucas Sawyer is about to challenge all Matt’s rules. He’s a beautiful man who shouldn’t need to pay for sex, and yet Matt knows he’s the latest hooker in a long line. Lucas lives a life Matt can only dream of, but it doesn’t appear to make him happy: there’s something going on beneath that poised, self-assured exterior. And Matt also knows that his time with Lucas won’t last forever - escorts have a certain shelf life where he’s concerned.

So what happens when the man who doesn’t ‘do’ relationships, starts to question his life? Lucas is about to embark on a journey of self discovery…and Matt’s life is about to get messy…

Author's Note: Although this is part of the Material World series, it is a stand alone novel. Expect sex, silk, and sensuality.

Book Review

‘Silk’ is as sensual as the first two books in this series of standalone novellas set in the sensual world of various types of fabric, and it has the added allure of two men who live by certain rules – only to discover that breaking those can be as much fun as sticking to them come what may. Matt is in his late twenties and an escort because he loves the variety of partners, not because he needs the money. And Lucas is a gorgeous, very rich businessman in his midforties, who likes escorts as sex partners because there is no emotional entanglement involved. Can you guess where this is going? Yep, so did I, but it was great fun watching the author get these men there!

Matt loves living in NYC, but it’s expensive and escorting is a great way to supplement his income from being a waiter (in his family’s restaurant, training to take over) and an underwear model (because it pays well). Being an escort is fun for him as well as lucrative, but none of the men he encounters truly interest him. Until he meets Lucas… but Lucas has a reputation for never calling the same escort twice. So Matt relaxes, and lo and behold, he does get a second call… then a third…

Lucas is a very successful businessman and he likes being in control. He’s got his business empire running like a well-oiled machine, and he enjoys sex as long as it comes without any “emotional consequences”. From the beginning I figured there were some real issues underneath Lucas’s polished exterior, and I was right. Finding out what they were, how Lucas tries to deal with them, and how he begins to see Matt as more than someone who provides a “paid service” was captivating.

With two men discovering life is not as easy and straightforward as they used to think, quite a bit of family drama on both sides of the new relationship, and with more than one surprise, this turned out to be a highly entertaining tale. Yes, it is sensual and has lots of physical activity, but it’s the characters and how they change and grow that make this story stand out a little from the other two in the series. At least for me, you’d have to read all three to decide for yourself. Something I can definitely recommend.

If you like stories about men who need to change if they want to find happiness, if you enjoy watching a very rich man realize that money really isn’t everything, and if you’re looking for a sensual read, lots of drama, and a few surprises, then you will probably like this novella as much as I do.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 320 pages/65000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-September-2017
Price $3.99 ebook, $16.99 paperback
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