Raising the Rent
Rent boy rule number one: Never fall in love with a customer.Life as a rent boy is not a long-term career goal for Nathan, who’s determined to get an education. But when he turns up for his first day at college he’s horrified to find his English teacher is one of his regular customers: Stephen,... show more
Rent boy rule number one: Never fall in love with a customer.Life as a rent boy is not a long-term career goal for Nathan, who’s determined to get an education. But when he turns up for his first day at college he’s horrified to find his English teacher is one of his regular customers: Stephen, the one Nathan dubbed The Voice for his educated, honeyed tones.Stephen’s just as shocked to see Nathan sitting in his class, not to mention terrified he’s about to be exposed as having paid for sex with a student—which would mean public humiliation and maybe the loss of his job. Yet it’s clear Nathan is only interested in getting his A Levels, not in blackmail. And Stephen realizes there’s more to the nineteen-year-old than meets the eye.Nathan still has to earn a living, though, and when a customer turns ugly, he finds himself homeless and unable to work. Stephen steps in to help, and Nathan starts to think they could have a future together—if Stephen’s guilt and lack of trust don’t end their back-to-front romance before it starts.This book has been previously published.Warning: Contains unfashionable haircuts, unreasonably long words, and a May-December romance between a not-so-streetwise rent boy and an erudite English teacher.
Publish date: 2014-10-14
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages no: 88
Edition language: English
Oh what fun! J. L. Merrow gave me a sweet treat in Raising the Roof. Nathan is trying the only way he knows how to keep a roof over his head and get ready for the thing he wants most, higher education. Stephen is an older, somewhat aloof, interesting character that Nathan find most appealing. There'...
As far a rent-boy/professor May/December story, this one just felt 'okay' to me. I liked Nathan -- I liked that he didn't wallow much of his profession and Nathan was determined to get his A-level and studied because he wanted to be a librarian (awesome dream, Nathan!). Since this story was written ...
*Squeeeee* a rentboy story and written by JL Merrow?I am on that like a BOSS!! Nathan is going to go to college, he’s going to get off working the streets and make something of himself. But in the mean time he needs to earn money and hooking is how he gets it. His Thursday evening regular is the hig...
It is really a true delight when an author consistently puts forth incredible novellas that are so rich in detail and boast well defined characters who just capture your interest from the moment you meet them. I am speaking of author JL Merrow, of course, and her latest story Raising the Rent.Nathan...