O read this My review will be shortThis book made me feel like crap It was utterly depressing and angsty If you go for that kind of shit this is the book for youThe writing was very good and it has a slow burn I kind of liked but also hated because this book felt loooooooooooongAnd I REALLY REALLY disliked the fact that AngelAiden serv A Hearts On Fire ReviewFOUR HEARTS This story I had to sleep on it before gathering my thoughtsThis story won t be for everyone Let me talk to those who might interested Trigger Warnings off page sexual assault physical abuse And if you re a reader who likes their hookers to only sleep with the main character while they re together this isn t for you either Because Micah has no issue with AngelAiden the prostitute continuing his trade while they non datefake datehook up Angel continues hooking throughout the majority of the bookStill with me CoolLove Starved is an apt title Twenty seven year old information security trainer Micah Geller is lonely He s uiet owns a success business came out a little later in life and has never #experienced love He has an ideal of perfect love His one time with #love He has an ideal of perfect love His one time with relationship was 2 years ago and he is still burned by that horrid affair When his bossy best friend gives him a card of an escort Angel she and her husband used Micah drunk emails him and asks for the boyfriend experience But not for sex He wants to be fooled by love to actually have one night of being with someone who is attentive gentlemanly and cares about him It s a tricky setup but Angel takes it And gives something for Micah to think about But their date sorta backfired Micah s sister s friend sees them together and blabs to his sister This snowballs into a fave trope of mine FAKE BOYFRIENDS Micah is too cowardly to tell people that he hired an escort and that Angel s not his boyfriend So he pays Angel extensively for family timeThis story is very slow burn Micah has a person who could fulfill any sexual fantasy he had right at his finger tips and the book doesn t go there There is sex don t worry But the slow relationship pace is what caught me Tha I had a seriously bad reading streak this week so I thought I had finally gone insane when I decided to end the week with a new author s debut novel But boy was I glad I took a chance because Kate Fierro ust wiped out my bad reading week with this bookAnd I think this is what Love Starved is all about taking chances Taking a leap of faith It tells the story of Micah who has given up his dream of a happily ever after years ago after still having hang ups from his first relationship He had this perfect fantasy of a great love having seen it with his parents and with his sister Claudia and her steady relationship with a high school sweetheart Love the ultimate happiness as depicted in a thousand movies in books in every other song on the radio He d soaked it up like a sponge growing up letting it shape him even when he d already known that in his case love would never be as it was portrayed in the mass media he was waiting for Prince Charming rather than looking for a beautiful princess Even then love was the goal the life changing gift Micah thought he had it from his relationship with his ex boyfriend Turned out his ex boyfriend was a first grade asshole so his illusion of true love shattered He eventually resigned himself to live a life alone thinking there is no such thing but that changed after giving in to an impulsive drunken decision one night of hiring an escort to fulfill his romantic fantasy ust once making him feel what it s like to be cherished to feel lovedFrom here on you may think Yeah yeah We get it They both fall in love after that right For one thing you are "Right They Do Fall " They do fall love but it doesn t happen uick and fast What makes me love this is how the author played with the relationship arc after Micah and Angel s or Aiden s first meet It s a love story that slowly burns and lets you examine these characters in detail and allows you to see their dimensions along with their many imperfections and vulnerabilities This isn t a shallow story of a client falling in love with a prostitute This barely even had an erotic aspect to it This is a story of friendship of healing and of rebirthI ust love these characters which emanate genuineness because then I can empathize and connect well with them I am warmed by Micah s and Aiden s vulnerabilities Their struggles to get to where they stood in the end felt all real to me and their easy camaraderie felt naturalI liked the roller coaster ride of emotions that I got to experience as the author maneuvered with the plot It wasn t too angst y but it wasn t also light A lot of unexpected twists I must say but the author took great care in laying these down for her readers It s a remarkably well written story that you ust can t help but be engrossed in the author s world and get hooked with these beautiful characters main and secondary alike I even slowed down in the last 2 chapters because I seriously didn t want it to end It s a sweet romantic story and I would gladly read it again in the future Congratulations on your debut Kate. Weakness finds him with a contact to a high class escort specializing in fulfilling fantasies Micah asks for only one thing Show me what it’s like to feel lov.
Read & Download ¼ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ß Kate FierroI didn t have high hopes based on the
cover and title but this was really good It was sweet romantic as hell and a little gritty Aand title but this was really good It was sweet romantic as hell and a little gritty A slow burn too which I appreciate I grabbed this book sample from the zon because a bookie friend of mine that is a book reading friend not a legit bookie wrote such an amazing review I wanted to check it out for myself After devouring the sample I was so intrigued that I bought the book so I could continue reading the storyI am so impressed that this is Author Kate Fierro s debut novel Love Starved has a rock solid story line with well developed main characters and secondary characters I really fell for both guys hook line and sinker The I read the harder I fellSweet Micah is a successful young man with his own business and he s been screwed by Cupid Only ever having had one boyfriend he feels like a real relationship is ust not in the cards for him His past relationship tainted the way he viewed himself and his ability to have a sexual relationship His best friend Daphne always tries to get him out in the dating world to no avail so one day she passes along a card for a male escort that she is acuainted with And one lonely night when Micah is feeling some liuid courage he messages the escort Angel To his surprise the escort messages him right back and they proceed with making arrangements for Micah s perfect date It sounds weird I know Why would a young successful likeable man like Micah need to pay for a date Well why not All he wants is one night where his fantasies can come true One night where Micah s faith in himself and in romance can be restored So he can feel normal And loved And confidentAnd so enters Angel He s amazing He s handsome and charming and confident all of the things that Micah is seeking He takes Micah out for an amazing date and they have a wonderful time Micah enjoyed himself with Angel so much that he ends up contacting him and paying him several times for datesHowever as time goes on we get a sense that not everything is copacetic in Angel s life The time they spend together the attracted Micah becomes to Angel and the harder Angel tries to maintain a barrier between being professional and being personal with MicahI don t want to give away the plot line suffice it to say that there are some unexpected twists and turns along the way to the HEA that these boys deserve in the end It becomes a bit of a tangled web as we find out what Angel s back story is and what he is dealing with I felt as if I was on the proverbial emotional roller coaster with this book feeling so giddy and high reading about Micah and Angel s emerging relationship to crashing to sadness over some of Angel s personal convictions which led to the boys separationI really enjoyed this story and fell in love with these two extremely engaging and likeable characters as they traversed along the path to their Happily Ever After I look forward to reading by new Author Kate Fierro If you are looking for a fun romantic story with a uniue plot and a happy ending this is the book for youFor details see 35 starsNOTE #This Review Is All #review is all the placeOverall this was a nice story with an interesting take on the client falls for the prostitute themeMicah really is love starved He craves human touch and loving feelings And this what he asks from Angel the escort Not necessarily sex ust to feel loved Actually there isn t too much steam in the story but the existing sex scenes are very intenseI particularly liked the way Micah and Angel s relationship progressed For the most part of the book they re friends Sometimes with benefits yes but it was wonderful to see them "falling in love with each other Micah at least since we didn t have Angel s POVTBH " in love with each other Micah at least since we didn t have Angel s POVTBH missed that POV It always seemed that Micah was giving too much all the time I wanted Angel to show emotion or at least explain why he sometimes behaved that wayNow the big issue that led me to round down The reason that Angel became an escort in the first place I didn t buy it Nope no way view spoiler Angel becomes an escort because he wants to help his family The same family that didn t even acknowledge his existence while growing up and was never close with The family that was pretty well off before their company bankrupted And he had two siblings that ust didn t care to help This is why he endures abuse blackmailing and a life that makes him feel tainted and broken Come onthe martyr storyline is always a shaky one but here it was too far fetchedI d actually prefer him to say he enjoyed the sex hide spoiler This story of a uiet once bitten twice shy man and a rent boy does several things right First I really appreciated that Angel did not uickly give up prostitution and become monogamous after meeting Micah A guy who s turning tricks generally has strong motivation to do so money power threats to get back at someone That doesn t change on a dime And I also liked that Micah didn t ask him to The author let them develop a relationship slowly in fits and starts so that progress and setbacks were believable Angel s ability and eagerness to keep his sex persona and real life separate were well portraye. Micah Geller considers himself lucky at 27 he has money than he needs a ob he loves a debut book coming out and a brilliant career in information security befor. DI liked the guys together and appreciated that the emphasis wasn t usually on the sex but on the other parts of their relationship Both men were appealing and the mystery of Angel whom we see only through Micah s point of view was revealed at a plausible and intriguing paceThe secondary characters were good for moving the plot although I was glad of Micah s mother to balance out the flamboyance of his best friend and sister All the women were rather excitable but since Micah s reluctance to stand up to their curiosity was part of what drove the initial story it wasn t a problem for meWhere I took off a star was in the tendency for things to be a bit too black and white Brian Micah s ex boyfriend had to be a negative character to motivate Micah s subseuent self isolation But did he have to have been bad at sex and never romantic and uninterested in Micah s ob and demanding and disliking everything Micah liked and the one who cheated and the one who broke up with him and and and It got to where each new revelation of Brian had never done this right became less a reason for sympathy and a moment of wondering Why did you ever stay with him It would have been a interesting and plausible book if Brian had occasionally done something better than Angel didThe antagonist was also so vile that it took away a little of the suspense and warrants tags for abuse Major spoiler view spoilerIf Angel had been blackmailed by someone who wasn t violent and totally reprehensible then what As it was they got Angel extricated from his grip but he was so awful that I really wanted them to have discussions and some angst about how to bring him down anyway safely to protect the next young rent boy he might get his hands on I was a bit disappointed in where they left it hide spoiler It s not a secret it was absolutely a cover buy I didn t know anything about this book except that it s gay and that the cover is gorgeous It turned out it is an underrated gem too The characters are precious have a healthy realationship and a best friends dynamic which is chef s kiss In a few scenes Aiden actually reminded me of Henry from RWRB who reminds me of myself so it was a ride The writing style is one of my faves since it s uite simple yet so emotional and I really would like to read something else from this author so please Kate Fierro publish something Love Starved by Kate Fierro is her debut novel and she knocked it out of the park I only had a vague idea of what the story was about when I sat down to read By the first chapter I was already hooked It had that feel to it that sometimes you are lucky enough to get early in a story that says This is going to be good And was it everMicah is 27 and trying to get over his last boyfriend He s happy ust being by himself working and meeting his friends His BFF Daphne #however can t stand to see him without a boyfriend and she is always threatening to fix him up He is #can t stand to see him without a boyfriend and she is always threatening to fix him up He is interested and continues to tell her but it falls on deaf ears She remembers she has a business card for an escort in her purse that she and her husband used before So like the good friend she is she gives it to Micahjust in caseMicah has never had a relationship where he felt truly loved and cared for He has a good relationship with his family but it s not the same One evening after a few drinks he gets the nerve to e mail the escort from the card Daphne gave him The card ust had the name Angel and custommadefantasygmailcom Before he loses his nerve he sends an e mail Once he hits send he regrets it What he didn t expect was to get a reply immediately from Angel wanting to talkHere s a little bit of how their conversation wentMicah
Um Do You Ever Pretenddo you ever pretend re someone elseAngel All the time Who would you like me to beMicah my boyfriend is it weirdAngel Not at all Do you need a stand in for some sort of eventMicah No It s not my friends I d like you to convinceAngel Okay Who is it thenMicah me Angel is an escort who makes your fantasi 45 stars This was unexpected and I loved itThis could have been an ordinary story or well fantasy about a guy falling in love with an escort Pretty Woman ish But the author created something that was so Much Love Story Is Love Story is from Micah s perspective Micah hasn t dated for years He had one boyfriend in college but it was a hugely disappointing experience his boyfriend was a complete Thrones, Dominations jerk that he gave up on love and focused his time on building a successful career in IT security One night when drunk he contacts Angel an escort and hires him Not for sex but rather to show him what it s like to be lovedWhat follows is not what you d expect at all They have their one date which snowballs into a few but Micah and Angel s relationship progresses in a very unusual way They somehow become friends before they truly become anything else and there are a few hurdles they need to cross along the way There were some teary moments a few unexpectedly thrilling moments and yes some steamy moments I don t want to give anything anyway so I ll say no Just know that it was a beautifulourney Thanks wesley for the recommendation and the fantastic review that tempted me E him What he doesn’t have is a partner to share it with a fact that’s never bothered him much But the romantic in him isn’t entirely dead When a moment of. ,