Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can’t stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can’t-miss experiences, but she hasn’t completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she’s tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.
Inheriting a porn empire isn’t every guy’s dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn’t complaining. It’s just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he’s been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can’t help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love.
The minute I read the blurb for this book I was hooked. A book worm and a porn king? Yes please! Where do I sign up at? Could the couple be more opposite? I think not. I have read a couple books by Gina Gordon before and enjoyed them, so off I went.
Max Levin is in his twenties and part owner of White Lace porn company. He has helped the business thrive with his insight in picking natural talent. His parents built the company. His father was a porn producer and his mother a porn star, so you see he was pretty much born in to it. While meeting with two escorts to see if they would be interested in switching to porn, he meets Everly Psrker.
Everly is in law school and approaching graduation. Her two roommates are the escorts in question. Everly is a good person but she’s drowning under the demands and expectations of her parents. Their relationship is classic of a child trying to please and gain the approval of cold, unemotional parents.
Max is caught off guard by Everly, who is the antithesis of every woman he’s ever been with. He’s so intrigued with her and can’t quite explain it to himself. Everly certainly notices how attractive Max is but figures that he’s a player, given his line of work and all. Everly was given a bucket list by her grandma before she died and Everly wants to experience each of those things on the list. In an effort to get to spend time with Everly, Max offers to help her mark off things on the list. What happens along the way is the exciting part.
I enjoyed this book. More in the beginning than the rest of it. I liked the characters, the premise and there’s some pretty hot sex in this once it actually got started. I hate to wait for my filth. I like straight up front. It was the middle part that lagged for me and brought my rating down. I almost stalled out but I’m really glad I didn’t. There was quite a bit of emotion in this book that I would’ve missed had I stopped.
Book given in exchange for an honest review via the publisher and NetGalley.