Escapade Twenty Nine Year Old Lucas Thompson Is At The Top Of The Corporate Ladder But When His Lifelong Friend And Ex Boyfriend Invites Him To His Last Minute Destination Wedding In The Bahamas, Lucas Realizes His Corporate Success Can T Hide His Private Loneliness Nor Will He Be Able To Escape Seeing His Family At The Wedding And Having To Explain, Yet Again, Why He S Rich, Handsome And Still SingleFate And A Taxi Ride Change Everything When Lucas Meets The Charismatic And Clever Jack McQueen, Who Just So Happens To Be A Male Escort Jack S Presence On Lucas S Arm At The Wedding Keeps Questions At Bay, But Their Pretend Relationship Turns Into Something After Ten Days Of Sun, Sand, And Sex And Before The Trip Is Up, Both Men Will Discover That What Started As A Simple Escapade In Paradise Might Just Lead To Their Very Own Happily Ever After

Dolce is a thirty year old New Yorker who loves to write, cook, sing, and laugh She got her start writing fan fiction and is excited, and a touch frightened, to make the jump to original fiction She is a big fan of the band Muse, who inspired her to choose a single word for her pen name DOLCE Plus, Cher has the one name thing going for her, too Everyone loves Cher.

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  • Paperback
  • 380 pages
  • Escapade
  • Dolce.
  • English
  • 28 September 2019
  • 9781634770576

10 thoughts on “Escapade

  1. says:

    4.5 Stars This book I avoided reading this one because of the length lengthaversion, it s a thing But it had such high reviews and the blurb kept calling to me I had no idea what to expect But I picked it up and started it.and then I didn t want to stop This book definitely won t be for everyone I m kind of surprised it was for me It was LONG Really long And the whole book really only spanned over a relatively short period of time The MCs aren t a couple most of the book In the beginning, Jack and Lucas run in to each other a few times They are snarky with each other which quite honestly was the winning factor of this book They didn t really like each other but they were both apparently attracted to each other Jack accompanies Lucas to a wedding and that s where things change for them This is where things slowed down or dragged for a lot of people I happened to love this part I loved all of the wedding activities I loved all of Lucas family Things you should know this was a slow, slow build But it was so worth it IMO The build up, the tension, the chemistry was spot on This is not an erotic book It s a butterflies in your stomach every time they kiss or touch type book this has banter galore Nothing can make a book for me than great banter virtually no angst or conflict This is almost unheard of Some people won t like this I for one loved this steam wise there is no actual sex until 80% They kiss and do other stuff before that But I was not at all bothered by this Again, their chemistry and the tension than made up for the lack of steam IDK, this one just worked for me I loved everything about it Minor deductions because I felt like the ending was a tad bit rushed But overall, I am so so glad I gave this one a go.

  2. says:

    4.5 HEARTS Love blooms in paradise. This story has everything I love about rent boy stories, and none of the added angst This was such a light and fluffy book that I had the goofiest sweet grin on my face when reading it.When Lucas is invited to his lifelong friend s wedding, where he will be surrounded by a hoard of loving but meddling family still single, he finds himself seeking some sort of an escape route Jack aka Teddy feels an instant kinship to Lucas when they meet, and therefore finds himself accepting Lucas offer to be his pretend boyfriend for the 10 day wedding extravaganza I m really going to struggle putting my thoughts on this book in articulate words The way this was written was so detailed and subtle that one or two lines can t convey the connection that was built between these two It s through conversations that last pages, with Lucas and Teddy noticing small moments where their lives are starting to intertwine Jack laughed and perched on top of the kitchen island He crossed his ankles, gently tapping his heels into the cabinet below Lucas glanced at the front door Jack s brown suede ankle boots rested beside his blue Adidas trainers You ll love them, Jack insisted I m sure of it The flow of the writing is beautiful We get so immersed in Lucas and Teddy s conversations as they get to know each other that I didn t notice the page count changing.In most pretend boyfriend books, the men are awkward around physical affection with each other and can barely be civil at times due to loads of sexual tension Lucas and Teddy are actually like a real couple There s no deceit between them, they confide in each other and offer support when it s needed They also spend most of the book kissing, and each kiss is steamier than the last Yes, there s sexual tension, but these men actually have control of their bodies and don t hide their attraction towards each other Both are interested in forming a connection with each other before having sex Look I won t lie, it takes ages for these guys to have sex When they do, it s raw passion and sweaty sex, but I still felt like it was somewhat anticlimactic considering I had been waiting 75% of the book for them to get together.Also at points I felt like the story dragged a bit, mostly around all the wedding activities Lucas and Teddy attend It was still enjoyable, just 380 pages of sweet and fluffy romance building The humour was refreshingly funny and felt real I could imagine actual people having these conversations Thankfully there were no strange one liners awkwardly inserted to try make the book enjoyable You already gave me a very detailed blow by blow of your origin as Spider Hustle Jack snorted, Captain Cock or Iron Arse, and Lucas started to giggle with him I quite like Captain Cock Does your shield have a cock on it instead of a star It has cocks arranged in the shape of a star I really enjoyed this, I felt content then entire time while reading it, and as long as you re prepared for 380 pages of fluffiness, I would highly recommend this book

  3. says:

    re read April 2018 4 stars Not quite as good as the first time I guess this time I noticed things that went over my head the first time around because I was so anxious then waiting for the big fall out moment Since I now knew it wouldn t come, my mind was free to focus on other things like the silly nicknames, and the sometimes cheesy choice of words Also, the day to day stuff was a lot detailed than I noticed when I listened to this the first time I got annoyed with Lucas s mother, too Her voice was slightly grating and I found her behavior intrusive sometimes.Despite all that, I don t regret re listening to this book because it still made me happy and I smiled a lot 4.5 stars I was hesitant to start this book not only because of the length but also because of the rent boy escort theme I shouldn t have been, though, because this story is sweet and light without any of the angst that usually comes with this kind of theme In fact, there s no conflict of any kind and although I love some angst in my books, once in a while I also like books where I don t have to worry about anything and can just enjoy the ride Because of the pretend boyfriend trope, it s very slow burn and filled with lots of sexual tension there s lots of kissing and touching but no sex until around 80% with a bit of humor thrown into the mix I loved the chemistry between the MCs and also the banter and conversations, which felt natural and not stilted The story only covers a few weeks but because the MCs spend so much time together, they actually get to know each other pretty well even in this short amount of time That s why I felt the HEA was believable and the sweet epilogue confirmed it.I never felt that the story was dragging but this might be because I listened to the audiobook and didn t read it Noah Mason is a new to me narrator and I enjoyed listening to him once Jack dropped his hustler voice.

  4. says:

    This story is a super slow burn romance between a lonely corporate shark and an equally lonely, for other reasons, high priced escort Told with some snark, some humor, and plenty of UST it has a likable extended cast, low angst, and some sexy times finally by the end All elements of which are personal favorites of mine and which I usually love and adore.So why didn t I love it I honestly don t know why this didn t ring all my bells All the necessary parts were thereI mean, sure it needs some editing, and it could have definitely been shorter, but the main characters became likable as the story went on and the UST was burning bright I honestly don t know why I didn t connect with the story Maybe it was an off day Anyway, if slow burn romances with humor, UST and likable characters tickle your fancy I would totally recommend giving this a shot, maybe you ll have better luck Advanced Review Galley copy of Escapade provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review. This review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews.P.S Fans of dolce_piccante may recognize the bones of the story from her One Direction fan fiction Larry Stylinson story of the same name It s been edited and cleaned up, and the names changed, but it s still primarily the same story.

  5. says:

    No me puedo extender, pero es una pena que el ritmo del principio no se mantenga Se vuelve too sweet para mi gusto.No obstante, de las mejores historias con rent boy que he le do, angst bajo cero y profundidad la justa, es un poco Pretty Woman, pero bien hecho Lo mejor es la din mica entre los MC, sin duda, Lucas y ese clon de Mick Jagger es lo que me han hecho aguantar toda la segunda parte.Odio eterno a Zamir, Cillian y a los Zillympics, co azo

  6. says:

    In a nutshell, I loved the plot of Escapade Lucas is a corporate shark with a fabulous apartment, a great salary and an adorable pug named George but no real friends and fewer relationships He cute meets Jack McQueen in a London cab and is captivated by the tall gorgeous male escort dressed like the love child of Captain Jack Sparrow and Mick Jagger When the mother of all destination weddings suddenly comes up, Lucas realizes that he just can t appear, once again, at a family gathering without a boyfriend and engages Jack for the 10 day trip to the Bahamas, after negotiating a no sex contract.Have you ever heard the saying baseball is six minutes of action crammed into two and one half hours Okay, maybe not if all the players looked like this This delightful plot unfolds over 380 pages and as much as I loved the extremely slow burn between Lucas and Jack, the pace of the book was frustrating and all the various details and events of the wedding seriously bogged down the flow of the story IMHO, somewhere in the midst of all this is a 5 star 200 page novel waiting to come out The sexual chemistry between Lucas and Jack is sizzling, but as noted above, it is an extremely long time before they finally act on it And when they ignore the no sex provisions of the contract As Lucas says Holy fuck , he panted, staring at the ceiling in complete, slack jawed shock Jesus Jesus Christ on a cross Jesus, Mary and Joseph Holy god The gang s all here, hm Lucas could not manage a turn of his head, but his eyes rolled toward Jack s murmuring voice, satisfaction dripping from every word I feel like I m still coming, he rasped.I adored how Dolce describes Jack and his lean build, soft skin and extensive beauty regime , the long curling hair and gorgeous eyes and yeah, how he rocks a man bun and Ray Bans Jack is hawt.Lucas asked, How does anyone resist you You tell me Jack licked his wet lips You re the only one At the core of their relationship, Lucas and Jack are sweet and obviously meant for each other I admire how Dolce doesn t go there with the oft seen plot crisis of OMG, he s a former escort, how can they overcome this and find true love Lucas and Jack are low angst and there is such a trust and respect between the two And the ending It s everything you want for them For me personally, Escapade was too bogged down, but I still loved the story I would recommend it 100% for a fabulous summer read for its setting and two so very hot men who find love I received a galley copy from Dreamspinner Press, via GayBook Reviews, in exchange for an honest review. Review also posted to GayBook Reviews Check it out

  7. says:

    Overall book rating 4Audio Book Noah Mason 2Book Cover 3.5I m feeling a little like this..I m a well known sucker for rent boy stories, so I m thinking I might have had a little bit of a outrageously high expectation when I started this one I think it was sweet and cute and all, and I did enjoy the story I had a lot of fun in most parts in fact but..and I m sorry for being a wet rag there was so much detail about every little thing I always complain about wanting More right Well.even with all the sweet and nice and how much I enjoyed it, I kinda thought discribing every single quest in the Zilimpics was kinda sorta maybe not entirely necessary Great little ideas that made it fun and interesting, but 2 much I m thinking I could have done with useful info at some points Like maybe about the MC s way of thinking and the situation in their relationship and what to do about the things they are facing with Teddy and his source of income Perhaps adding that I had to suffer through one of the mmmmm how to put itMOST CHALLANGING AUDIO books in the history of recent audio s, I think would help I didn t like it Not at all Jack aka Teddy sounded high on something Something like an overdose of Prozac or worse He spoke like a tortuous walks There really isn t any other way of trying to convey myself here and maybe, that is one of the reasons I couldn t get into it as much as I would have liked.Happy to have read it still though.

  8. says:

    DNF at 19%I can t get into this The writing doesn t appeal to me at all I don t feel anything for the characters.And I have no idea why we also get Albert s POV, Lucas straight executive assistant, who is not a love interest.

  9. says:

    4.5 StarsI really enjoyed this vacation holiday romance Both Teddy and Lucas are the best kind of characters, neither was perfect yet both were people you d like to know This was a very fun read, I highly recommend.

  10. says:

    Writing this review is tough I am not sure how I feel about this book and it could totally be a you not be deal butWhen Escapade first came up for review I passed on it even though is sounded interesting When I was told it was pulled to publish, Larry Stylinson fan fiction, I went back and asked for it You see, I am a Larry fangirl but I don t read much of the fan fiction so I think that is where this took a wonky turn and the two of us never quite meshed.From the beginning it was easy to tell the originated from the world of fan fiction as the fandom reads a certain way, not to say it s bad or good it just has its own vibe and this clearly was vibing with fandom writing I tried to read the story as just a story but too many roots were still tangled and that for me was a letdown I love the idea of P2PFF stories but I really wish this had gone through than simply find and replace of the names etc.ANYWAY This is a mixed review and I ll just keep it short.I loved Jack or whatever you want to call him because he s totally Harry and I adore Harry I barely tolerated Lucas and for that I will give credit to the author because I barely tolerate Louis and only really tolerate him because of Harry.So I liked the setup, stuffy Lucas finally gives in and hires the hot rent boy he met in a cab to pretend to be his boyfriend at his BFF s wedding Jack, who is totes professional with his profession wanted Lucas from the start which was really sweet to watch him actually give in as well.And then we get to the things that dragged for me after the setup First, this was too long but once again, if FF is not edited enough, it keeps the length and makes for a really long read that failed to keep my attention Second, while I liked the characters, I had zero connection to them as a couple I mean, a first kiss should give me the same adrenaline spike as it gives the characters, I should feel it and yet, I felt absolutely nothing.This was just not the book for me It got a bit better when they get to the island and yeah, the whole who caved first bit was the hottest the book got for me and that was because of Harry, I mean, er um Jack, but other than that, I was bored with the story and that bums me out.

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