Friday, February 26, 2016

Liza reviews Honor Roll by Kelly Collins


AUTHOR: Kelly Collins
GENRE: Contemporary Romance

When do you become the sum of your parts?

Drop dead gorgeous, kind to a fault and good in bed, twenty-six-year-old graduate student Luca Gregorio meets all the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offers alumni anything they desire—for a price. Weeks from graduating, Luca loses his most valuable client. Determined to graduate debt free, he needs new patrons to cover his shortfall. His once easy job at Concierge Services becomes complicated once he meets Mim Knight, a woman he can’t ignore.

She was worth more.

Cultured and beautiful Mim Knight isn’t looking for anything but a quick end to a frustrating workday when Luca Gregorio shows up on the other side of her desk. Despite his too-good-to-be-true looks, he’s different from the trust fund boys she’s used to. He’s fearless, genuine, and sexy as hell.

They say money is the root of all evil, but they’re wrong.

Drowning in lies of omission, Luca knows one misplaced step will lose Mim forever, but like his dream of financial freedom, he can’t let her go. In the world of commodities, everyone has something to sell. What price do you demand for your honor? What price do you put on love?

“Who is she?” Jade asked.

“That's Mim.” When I closed my eyes, I could see her smile and hear her laughter. “She’s the assistant for my new professor. She’s different. Bad attitude. Cute smile. Sexy accent.”

River reached across and held my hand. “I’m so happy for you.”

“It’s not like that. I asked her to dinner and she told me I was taking her out on Thursday. So now I have to decide if I’m going to show.” Deep inside I knew I’d go because even though Mim was frustrating in the few encounters I had with her, she was the realest thing I had right now besides these two.

Jade sat up and leaned in. “I call bullshit. You get a soft, warm look on your face when you say her name.”

“She says she loves Italian.” I bit my lip in that sexy way women liked and winked at my friends.

“Yes, but you can love Italian, or you can looove Italian. Which is it going to be?” River asked.

Liza reviews Honor Roll by Kelly Collins
I don’t normally read erotica because they tend to go over on the “I really didn’t want to know the detail” descriptions of sex. So you can imagine my worry when I realize the main male character of this novel is a male escort.
Didn’t I bother to read the blurb before signing up to review this story?  No, I didn’t and this time it was a very good thing. Otherwise, I might have missed reading a very fine story that in no way offended me with details I didn’t wish to know.
I was absolutely mesmerized by this story about a young man, determined to go to college, get a degree, and do well. Only thing, after undergrad, he was over $100,000 in debt. He needed a part-time job that paid well. Being an escort paid $350/hour.
In this story, you follow him through his days, dealing with a great many powerful business women who are willing to pay to get precisely what they want. And each of them are different. He doesn’t ‘love’ any of his clients, but he likes most of them, and a few he considers friends.
Then he meets a fellow student named Mim. While their beginning is a bit rocky, they fall in love, only Luca’s job lingers like a raging fire on the horizon, capable of consuming everything important in his life.
She knows that he works for a Concierge service, but not the he’s an escort.
For years Luca’s focus has always been on his future, but now, he’s in great danger of losing the most important part of his future…Mim
Mesmerizing, intriguing, captivating, sweet, endearing are words I would use to describe this book. Yes, there are many sex scenes with his clients but they were tastefully done.
 I highly recommend reading this book.
5 stars and kudo’s to Kelly Collins for a job well done!

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Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.

Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.

Kelly has a landing page that hosts all her books.



  1. Sounds like an amazing book from your review. The excerpt was pretty amazing too!

    1. I wasn't expecting to like it at all, and I was happily surprised.


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