Faking It & Ordinary World by Elisa Lorello

Faking It by Elisa Lorello
(Kindle Edition)
What happens when a writing professor and a male escort become friends? Thirty-four-year old professor Andi Cutrone has broken up with her fiancĂ© in Massachusetts, moved back to her native New York, and wants to be a better lover. So after meeting Devin, a handsome, charming escort, she proposes an unusual arrangement: lessons about writing in exchange for lessons about sex. When Devin accepts Andi’s proposal, he draws up a contract in which the two are forbidden to see each other socially. There’s just one problem: Andi also wants Devin. Faking It is a witty, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-wrenching story about relationships, writing, and getting real.

I would have never come upon this book if it wasn't for Amazon recommending it to me. I still probably wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't for the reviews people left at Amazon & at GoodReads.  I decided to give this book a try and I couldn’t go wrong with the Kindle price of $.99!  I was pleasantly surprised, I finished it in one day and yes I didn't want it to end.  It’s a romantic read that doesn't go into the sexual details; it focuses mainly on the characters (Andi & Devin) and their growth.  Andi (the main character) was so easy to relate to and extremely likable. She reminds me of what almost every girl/woman goes through, the self-consciousness.  I immediately bought the sequel (Ordinary World also $.99) and couldn’t wait to start reading.

Ordinary World by Elisa Lorello
(Kindle Edition)
Six years after leaving New York, Andi has everything she wants: a tenured professorship at Northampton University in Massachusetts, a published collection of essays, good friends, and a blissful relationship with her husband. But what happens when tragedy strikes and the world as she knows it changes in an instant?

I really enjoyed Ordinary World, but I have mixed feelings about it.  I have to admit that I liked Andi (the main character) better in Faking It.  In this book Andi and Sam are celebrating their five year anniversary.  That night, Sam is killed in a car accident by a college student driving drunk; Andi can’t cope with the loss of Sam.  While I understood Andi's grief, as the story progressed I got irritated with her, her continual whining got very annoying.  For a short time I no longer cared what happened to her, but I kept hoping that she would come to her senses about her relationship with Devin/David.  I would recommend both books, but be aware Ordinary World it’s not a lighthearted read.  I’m looking forward to reading more from Elisa Lorello.


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