With or Without Him by Barbara Elsborg (4.5 Stars)

I really enjoyed this erotic thriller with the smoking hot, bad boy musician and the slightly immature, but ultimately sweet, older guy. The plot was a tad over the top, but it felt believable enough while I was flying through the pages. There are a lot of bad guys in this story, and Haris almost ticked me off enough to get on that list a few times. Fortunately, Tyler is the mature one here and didn’t let Haris get away with it.  The sex and violence were a bit intense at times. There was also a very corny butler who kept cracking me up.

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“The most dangerous refuge could be his lover’s arms. ”

Everyone has at least one deep-seated fear. For Tyler, it’s being in debt. He’s so desperate to get out and stay out of it, he’ll do almost anything-including selling his body at Saturday night sex parties.

But he refuses to open his mind to anyone, especially the men paying to use him however they want. The only time he’s truly happy is during the week at college, when he can escape into his music.

The moment Haris sees Tyler playing piano at a concert, he falls hard, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make the guy his. Even if it means-for the first time in his life-opening his wallet as wide and desperate as his heart.

20,000 to live with a good-looking guy for four months? How can Tyler resist the chance to ditch the sex party scene for good? But neither man realizes how much they’re risking. And when outside forces close in, ready to destroy them, the trickiest part about the next four months could be just surviving.

Warning: Contains a “for hire” bad boy with a filthy mouth, an awkward guy with a penchant for BDSM, a hypochondriac butler who won’t shut up, a dog called Alcide, and a lot of hot and dirty M/M sex.

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