Title: The Rub Down
Author: Gina Sheldon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Cover Design: Melissa at MGBookCovers
Luke Stratton spends his days making clients moan in pleasure. His hands hold the ability to drive a woman to the brink of ecstasy. As a rule, his professional touch is the only thing he gives any female client. Until a Boston marathon trainee seeks his services.
One year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, Alexa Williams must overcome horrible memories of that day. She struggles to put her fear aside to meet the challenge of the run. A rigorous training schedule leaves her body aching, and with Luke’s help, Alexa finds soothing release at The Rub Down.
Will Luke hold onto his rules and let Alexa go, or will they be able to cross the finish line together?
This review is for a book that is titled The Rub Down. In this book, Luke is the owner of a massage parlor. Alexa is a runner who starts having problems with her muscles and her trainer advises her to go in the massage parlor and get a massage. Luke happens to be the one who massages her and both of them feel an instant connection. All the whileLuke is giving her a massage he is thinking that he just has to get to know this woman better all while somehowkeeping his wits about him and not getting himself in deep and putting his job and integrity on the line. His coworkerand also his friend made a pact a long time ago that they would never date a client because it could put their jobs on the
line and neither of them wanted the trouble nor the hassle. Luke now after meeting Alexa starts to have regrets about making that pact. Alexa is wondering why Luke has not put the moves on her. They are out with their friends one night and just happen to run into each other so all of their friends sit down and have a drink together. Luke's sister makes a comment about Luke never dating one of his clients and Alexa finally understands but it does not hurt her any less. She tries to act like it does not bother her but Luke is able to see through her facade. That night Luke decides to walk
her home and explain to her the circumstances regarding the comment his sister made. They talk it out but can they hold it together for a little while longer or will their circumstances keep them apart?
I have to say that this is a decent book. The reason I say decent is because at times it was just too simply written. It was almost generic at times is the best way that I can describe it. There needed to be more reality to the story than just happily ever after all the time. Other than that the book was well written in that I did not see many if any errorsin spelling or grammar. If the author would spice it up a little bit this book would be amazing. I am going to give this a 3.5 review.
Crisp white linens covered Tamlyn’s spread limbs, and soft candlelight cast shadows across her features.
“Harder, Luke, harder. You know I love when you’re rough with me.” She squirmed under my touch, her voice drowning out the soft background music. After two years in our relationship, I was accustomed to her giving me directions.
“Tamlyn, you know I’ll bruise you if I go at you any harder, and you won’t be able to walk tomorrow.” I spoke in a low, even tone, trying not to disrupt our rhythm. Every stroke of my fingers on her bare skin served a specific purpose. Tamlyn liked it hard and fast, but I preferred giving it to her gentle and slow.
“Right now, I don’t care. My body needs this. Needs you. Danny can’t give me what I need anymore.” She opened her eyes to peer up at me. “I’m too used to how you make me feel.”
“Oh, stop, Tam. You and I both know that Danny’s good. I’ve never heard a woman complain about him.” My hands glided over her smooth calves. “His style’s different from mine, but he knows how to get results.”
Tamlyn wasn’t the first woman Danny and I had shared. In fact, we often swapped clients. In our line of business, it was common practice. We thought it was beneficial to the women who came to us.
“I know, but you know my needs and meet them every. Single. Time I see you.” She moaned when I gripped her hips. “I hate when you have to leave town. I seriously can’t survive without seeing you at least once a week.” Tamlyn tilted her hips to increase pressure right where she wanted me. “I even asked my husband, and you know I hate doing that. He tried his very best to do exactly what you taught him, but I swear I only moan so his feelings aren’t hurt.”
“Derek looked like he knew what he was doing when I taught him how to take care of you.”
A few months ago, Tamlyn brought her husband to see me. She wanted him trained to satisfy her body’s needs in my absence.
“Now hush, our time’s almost up, and I’m not through with you yet. I haven’t heard you scream my name,” I said as I moved into position to finish her off.
To gain better leverage for what I planned next, I placed my knee on the edge of the table. As my fingers trailed her inner thighs, Tamlyn squirmed beneath me. This was my favorite part, and I was going to make sure she enjoyed every second of it. As I reached my destination, her moans grew louder.
Then the door to the room slammed against the wall.
“You cheating bastard.” My girlfriend, Jennie, stood in the doorway, red-faced and screaming at the top of her lungs. Before her crazed presence registered in my mind, she lunged for Tamlyn.
All hell broke loose.
Gina Sheldon is a devoted wife, busy mom of twin girls, and the proud owner of a small business. She often travels the very streets of Boston she writes about in her debut novel, “The Rub Down.” One thing she refuses to leave home without is her Kindle. Their relationship borders on obsessive. As a beta reader and blogger, Gina shares her love of books with others, and her love of words has now carried her into the field of self-publishing. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found surrounded by family and friends, enjoying a glass of wine, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or both.