The Sex Surrogate by Jessica Gadziala
Published: September 13th 2015 by Self-published
Print Length: 301 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult
Ebook: Amazon US
REVIEW BY ELLE
Uh… What is wrong with me. Maybe I should go to sex surrogate? Because I do not find this book appealing. Yes, the title was intrigued me. I even don’t know if sex surrogate really exist? Hmm… let’s find out.
Ava has several problem about herself. From anxiety, panic attack until she claimed that she’s frigid or unable to perform sexuality. Because of this she has to meet Dr. Chase Hudson, a psychologist and sexual surrogate. Of course she’s in lust at the first sight with Chase. He’s very attractive man. Each of their therapy sessions was really intense because Ava still couldn’t control her anxiety around man. Chase is helping her through her issues patiently and gentle.
Beside his great physical appearance and charming personality, I don’t know why Chase has mixed aura of Grey (FSoG) and Jesse Ward (This Man). Chase is very concern about Av. Sometimes he could be bossy, possessive and dominant. He cursed a lot which is remind me of someone. I never know about his professional side being a psychologist and sexual surrogate. But he seems like a person who could do mind reading especially with Ava.
I couldn’t blame Ava because maybe some of us has issue like her. She has right to feel that after her previous encounter that make her uncomfortable with man. Ava really like Chase because he’s the only person in her entire life who treat her like a queen. Well, it’s understandable that she could be in love with him. But she didn’t want to go there because it couldn’t be real. C’mon, she pay Chase with sessions that require intimacy which is she never have. Ava thinks it’s his responsibility, so she decide to buried her feeling towards Chase.
The Sex Surrogate told from Ava’s POV and we could know what’s on her mind. Sometimes it was frustrated because she couldn’t express her feeling. The premise is predictable. Well-written. Could I protest because too many ‘meaningless’ sex? I know it’s her sessions with Chase but… no chemistry. It was like they’re in lust and need to scratch each other itch. There is no deeper emotion between them. That’s make me skipped some of the sex scenes. In the end, it was predictable. Nothing special for me and quite cliche (overused ‘baby, babe,etc’ words). Honestly, it was an mediocre read and sexy enough. Maybe “it is me not you” case.