Erryn reviews ‘Silk (Material World Book 3)’ by K.C. Wells. This book was released by the author on September 29, 2017, and is 320 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by John Solo. It was released on January 20, 2021, and is 7 hrs long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I enjoyed Lace.
Matt Dorning likes his life just the way it is. Escorting provides him with enough money to live in his favorite city New York, and he’s been doing it long enough that he knows the rules: don’t give it away when there’s always someone who’ll pay for it; always leave them wanting more; and never, never lose your heart to a client.
Lucas Sawyer is about to challenge all Matt’s rules. He’s a beautiful man who shouldn’t need to pay for sex, and yet, Matt knows he’s the latest hooker in a long line. Lucas lives a life Matt can only dream of, but it doesn’t appear to make him happy. There’s something going on beneath that poised, self-assured exterior. And Matt also knows that his time with Lucas won’t last forever – escorts have a certain shelf life where he’s concerned.
So, what happens when the man who doesn’t “do” relationships starts to question his life? Lucas is about to embark on a journey of self discovery…and Matt’s life is about to get messy.
Although this is part of the Material World series, it is a stand-alone novella. Expect sex, silk, and sensuality.
Matt loves his life. He models underwear, he helps run his family restaurant, and he’s an escort. There are johns who are rough, tough, and only in it for a quick fuck, but there are just as many who are doing it to battle loneliness or because they can’t come out at home. There was one poignant scene in the book where everything came into focus as to why Matt enjoys what he does.
Oh, and there’s the man who just wants cuddles. As someone who is alone, I can relate to wanting that physical contact. Another one of Matt’s clients whose story impacted me.
Then there’s Lucas. He has his reasons for keeping others at arm’s length. He also has a reputation in the escort world – silk sheets and no repeats. He hires Matt for the night, but something about the young man sticks in his mind. He breaks his rule, and calls Matt back for a second night. He later opens up about his life and Matt offers to help. Imagine that – the escort helping the Park Avenue billionaire.
But it works. Matt does help Lucas, and Lucas does begin to change. And there are changes in Matt’s life too. That side gig he loved so much? Suddenly being with other men doesn’t feel right. And there’s stuff going on with his family as well that forces him to step back and decide what he really wants.
Doesn’t mean the men have an easy road. No, there are bumps along the way. More true to life, I suspect.
I’ve read the first and third books in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I plan to go back and pick up the second. The only connection is the fabric, so if you head straight for this one, you’ll be just fine. And because it’s set in New York, Ms. Wells has turned to one of her favorite American narrators. John Solo always does justice to Ms. Wells’ words and this is another successful collaboration.
9.5/10 Pots of Gold (95% Recommended) – Compares to 4.75/5 Stars
K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.
She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.