Amy Mendoza knew she’d never have a Cinderella story. She walked away from the ashes of her childhood on her own, and signed her first porn contract the day she turned eighteen. The money’s been good, but it’s time to walk away again before the life drags her down. When a mysterious stranger offers her an unusual contract—sexual companion to a recently relapsed rock star—she accepts.
Amy quickly and gratefully falls into an easy rhythm of control and submission—but it’s not her client who keeps her up at night. Emanuel, lead guitarist, and the man who hired her occupies her thoughts—and soon, her bed. Their connection is intense, and although Amy knows sleeping with Emanuel isn’t what she’s there for—isn’t what she’s being paid for—what’s between them is too strong to ignore. But there’s more to Emanuel than Amy knows and submitting to him might come at too high a price…
I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like The Companion Contract before. This is smart erotica that reads somewhat gothic and slightly paranormal at times or maybe that’s just the magic in the words. Her Japanese-Philippino porn star heroine, Amy Mendoza and Afro-Colombian albino hero, Emanuel de la Isla are bravely and sensitively crafted. Both are rich and multi-layered and the supporting characters are treated with the same respect. Some of the reviews say that this book misses the mark for a romance and I couldn’t disagree more. I do think this is a classic case of a beautifully erotic book being measured and critiqued by romance readers.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I’m also glad I chose to read this one first and I hope the other two are just as entertaining.