Sunday, February 16, 2014

✯REVIEW✯ 'Whore' by Michelle Hughes


Blurb
Can a virgin be a whore?  I guess it depends on your definition of the word.  Working a minimum wage job, I was struggling to save up money for college.  Things were tight but I was managing to scrape by. At least I had a roof over my head, right?  Wrong.  My mother was moving on to husband number five and decided to sell the house without giving me notice.  The bank took care of that with a thirty day grace period.

Taylor Ross walked into the coffee shop where I worked and offered me the perfect solution. His father was a regular customer and apparently thought highly enough of my service to mention me in his will.  I couldn't just take money but when offered me a job with a great salary including room and board, how could I refuse?  I didn't know at the time just what services Taylor thought I'd offered his father.  

He wanted me to embrace my inner whore and in return my financial worries would be over. There was only one problem.  I had no idea what that meant.  Taylor was willing to train me, so the only real question was what was I willing to do to have everything my heart desired?

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4 STARS
'Whore' was a pretty interesting story by Michelle Hughes. I had quite a strong Love/Hate relationship with Taylor for quite a long time there. He was completely and utterly arrogant, demanding, and so unbelievably hot and cold it drove me to the point of madness at times. Yet, he could be so sweet and caring that it gave me the butterflies in my tummy. But then he would resort right back to cold and obnoxious, and I wished I could punch him right in his pretty little face… yet somehow he was still sexy as all hell! He was so damn infuriating and I loved every minute of him. Well, except the sausage part… that was a bit ummmm gross (you will have to read it to know what I am talking about). That one scene in the book really weirded me out, and I almost put the book down thinking it was going to be going off in that direction, and it was so not my thing. Boy am I glad that I kept reading though! That was the ONLY scene like it, and the rest of the story did not disappoint with the emotions running high, and the sex steamy and plenty!

Laura was a pretty great character. She had been dealt a somewhat rough hand in life, and was struggling to make a future for herself. Not wanting to follow in the footsteps of her mother, she took a much different approach to men than her mom had. Working for shit pay at the coffee shop and trying to put together enough money so that she could go to school, things seemed almost impossible. Enter Taylor who offered her an answer to all her problems. She just had to allow herself to become something she wasn't. She had to "embrace her inner whore". Would the money be worth the loss of dignity she had? 

At one point I did feel like it was a quite similar story to 50 shades of Grey, and was feeling like I was going to be disappointed in the overall outcome of the book. But then the tables turned once again, and it ended up being completely different than where I thought it was going. I must say, I was pretty impressed overall and will certainly be reading more by Michelle in the future. 

About the Author

Michelle Hughes began her career in writing as a paranormal romance author.  In 2009 she released her first book, A Night at Tears of Crimson.  In 2011 she was hit with an idea for a romance that had nothing to do with vampires and readers seemed to relate more to the alpha male and virgin romances, so she continued along that line.
Prior to a career in writing she was a singer/songwriter who performed all over the US with a satellite syndicated talent showcase as their host.  Michelle lives in Alabama with her husband and five children.  Writing is her second love with family always being first.  If you’d like to find out more about Michelle, please visit her links.




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