“The Price You Pay to Play
As a Madam, Money Watts has seen a lot. Owning her own escort service, catering to the taste of some very high powered politicians, athletes and society notables comes with the ability to remain discreet. When lines are crossed and what's done in the dark starts to come to light, Money may just lose everything as she tries to hold it together.
First, let me say, if you have never read a book by Pynk, you are in for a treat. “Politics.Escorts.Blackmail.” feels researched and thought out. The story line flows and it contains enough action to keep the pages turning. The characters feel real and it is easy to become involved in the story and root for them to finally win. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good book to read but caution those who have an issue with strong sexual content.
Reviewed by: Lashonda
“This book was ok but the ending was whack!”N. Hall wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Hold on to your chair because you are in for an insatiable treat.
This has to be one of the best books I have read in 2012…
Pynk takes us deep in the world of Lip Service; an Escort service ran by Madam Money Watts. We are also introduced to three escorts by the name of Leilani, Kemba (male escort), and Money’s sister, Midori. Each of these characters is dealing with the drama in their own personal life & the lives of their “companions”. That’s when excitement begins…
“Funny how the very people who make the laws are sometimes the ones who patronize the offense.”
When I read that line I knew I was in for a treat. This novel packs in everything from page-turning plot twists, drama, lies, sex, politics, and blackmail. Pynk does an excellent job giving each of her characters depth which made this book very satisfying to my soul. I had my opinions about Escorts, but after reading this book it made me think otherwise. While reading this book I felt as though I was a fly on the wall – having the pleasure of getting the inside scoop. Yes! I admit I'm NBN (Nosey by Nature).
I’m warning you now – clear your calendar for the day – because once you start reading this book, you won’t put it down until you are on the last page.
I highly recommend this book.
“The book warns you in the beginning to be prepared for some really, really erotic situations and this book is meant for readers that are older and maturer and can handle the situations that Pynk writes about. (21+ and older)
This is not your normal book. It takes you into a world of escorts and their jobs and their job is not easy. They endure some really terrible situations and sometimes they endure some very pleasurable ones.
Madam Money Watts operates the Escort service, Lip Service, but it does not only include escorting. She has to keep her escorts situations secret and of course what the clients want secret as well. Money's escorts are her sister, Midori, Leilani and her male escort, Kemba Price. They do things that the state and the country sees as illegal, but to keep it hush, hush, they must have a middle man to take care of the booking and code names for the clients. Because the clients are big time politicians, celebrities, and sports players...and if the truth were to get out, they would have their reputations, jobs, and families on the line.
Money is about to have her job and her life turned upside down when her sister's ex-pimp wants either Midori back or Kemba instead. Money is not having it of course. She also has issues with a client going to far. Her sister Midori then takes it upon herself to keep seeing the client who keeps taking it too far and one night when she does see him, her world will turn upside down, when it was turning up for the better.
Then there's Money's other escorts Leilani, who just wants fame and Kemba who is most chosen by the lady clients, but may have a secret of his own that he does not even know about or at least not comfortable admitting.
Pynk writes a very erotic, emotional book that makes you realize how life in the escort world is not all glam or rich and how the famous think they can get away with everything, until one person can ruin it all for them.
I loved being able to read about each of the escorts perspectives and their different scenes between their clients and also get a piece of their life story as well and how they came in the business with Money.
The ending is a doozy and I was not expecting that to happen to the characters, especially Money and Leilani. Leilani was one character I did not like, but that's because I felt she turned her back on one just to become famous....but she actually was smart about it and knew how to play the game.
Money's parents really ticked me off though, especially her Dad and I'll leave that alone because I could go on a rant about them a lone. Grrr!!
I really enjoy Pynk's writing style for this book because she made my emotions feel haywire and also made me uncomfortable at some points in the book. I actually cried on what happened towards the end of the book...(and there was a lot that happened, so I want tell you which really was emotional because I would give it away)
If you like a book that will take you out of your comfort zone, this is the book for you. You'll feel the emotions of each character in the book (the escorts and a few other characters that play a significant role as well).
I definitely will be checking out the rest of Pynk's books.
And can I say also that I loved the ending of the book on what men should do for women. =) Definitely going to have my hubby read that very soon.
I received a complimentary copy of "Politics. Escorts. Blackmail" from the publisher for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review. My review is my own opinion and not a paid review. ”
“Ever wanted to see inside the lives of high-paid escorts or the sex industry at all? Are you curious why so many celebrities and politicians get mixed up in sex scandals? This book is a very in-your-face look at this world, and all sides of it.
Yes, it's totally hot too! Plus there were things in it, even this sexually adventurous lady felt out of her comfort zone reading. It didn't take away from the exciting and interesting story that was unfolding, complete with a mystery of sorts. I just loved how it was all woven together. Very cool writing!”