Monday, July 31, 2023

How Much for the Whole Night? by RJ Scott

Shadow Team 1. How Much for the Whole Night. RJ Scott .

A seductive stranger gives Josh everything he wants, but one night of lust could get them both killed.

Driven by a combination of alcohol-induced recklessness and an overwhelming desire for something real, Josh ventures into a dark and seedy bar and lusts after a sexy, enigmatic hooker. When Josh negotiates a price for one night of pleasure he can’t know that when his time with Ethan is over, he'll be left shattered and forever changed by the encounter. Fleeing with his son is the only means of ensuring their survival amidst the chaos of what comes next, and there’s only one man he can trust to keep them safe.

A hooker who isn’t a hooker at all.

Ethan is on the brink of completing a covert operation that will enable him to infiltrate a human trafficking ring. Yet, when his conscience clashes with his mission, Ethan disobeys orders, jeopardizing everything he's worked for. Forced to escape, he takes Josh and his son, but he has nowhere to go, and now, their only hope lies in seeking refuge in an isolated safe house far from prying eyes.

Protecting Josh, Ben, and a tuxedo cat called Oreo, is Ethan's priority. Only he has no choice but to resume his undercover role, and he must leave Josh and Ben behind.

When a gun is pointed at his head, his final thought is that he’s lost everything that matters; can he make it home to his new family? Or will he have to die to protect the people he loves?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book is a brand new novel expanded from a short story of the same name.


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How Much for the Whole Night? by RJ Scott

Book 1
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The following excerpt is unedited.

Shit! It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Kill the security cameras, grab the asset, and walk out of the federal building without stress—that was the plan. Not once did I imagine I’d have to put a gun to the asset’s head or knock out my boss. In another life, a better life, I’d never have gotten myself in a situation where I’d signed up for the skin job in the first place.

I couldn’t see a way out.

“You don’t have to hurt me,” Josh’s eyes were wide with fear. “I won’t say anything.”

My resolve weakened for a moment—maybe it would be better to take Josh back inside, ignore everything I’d seen and done that made my skin crawl.

I wasn’t the bad guy.

I could leave and then he’d move on with his life.

How long would any of us get to live after that?

I needed to move the asset—Josh—find somewhere to stop and give myself time to think. I hoped that I hadn’t fucked everything up.

“This way,” I gestured with the gun.

Josh took a couple of stumbling steps backward, holding his hands out in front of him. “Please, you know I have a son. His name is Ben. Let me at least say goodbye. Please.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 stars of hotness and danger

This is the first in a new series, and was created out of a short story written a while ago.

I have to admit that I did not enjoy how the "meet-cute" between Josh and Ethan starts this engaging read. I get the reason that it had to happen, but the change in Ethan's actions followed by the intensity which develops in moments, it didn't quite gel for me. As the story progresses, it is ironed out and explained better, but maybe I needed to know Ethan better to understand his actions in that bar/room.

Once over that, I was fully invested in Ben being safe, and Josh and Ethan getting the chance to explore an attraction which clearly overrode good sense and job orders! I also enjoyed the mystery and double cross elements, which gave context to the situation.

I am certainly invested enough now to want to read the next installment!



Author Bio

RJ Scott

USA Today bestselling author RJ SCOTT has written over one hundred and fifty romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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