Reviewed by JustJen
Title: On the Clock
Author: L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Market Garden #8
Heroes: Rolex (Blake)/Jason
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 219 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: July 13, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Blake Raleigh’s favorite rentboys retire from Market Garden, they’re sure their friend Jason will be a perfect replacement. Though Tristan and Jared are a tough act to follow, Blake returns to London to test out their recommendation.
Jason is right on the money. Negotiations turn him on. Getting paid turns him on. The higher the stakes, the hotter things get. Each trip to London is more expensive than the last, and the webcam sessions don’t run cheap, but Jason is well worth the sticker shock.
The more time they spend together, the more Blake wants, and not just sex and transactions. But Jason’s been burned before by men who thought they were in love with him, and he’s not making that mistake again. When the lines between personal and professional start to blur, it’s going to take more than money, jewelry, and sports cars to keep Jason from clocking out and walking away.
Review: Well, I’m happy to report that, for me, this dynamic duo has done it again. I loved this book and enjoyed devouring every word. If you have not read any of the books in this series yet, I highly recommend you read Quid Pro Quo and Take it Off (books 1 and 2) before picking up this one, in order to fully enjoy Rolex’ story. If you are strictly into one on one, I’d suggest you skip it, because from the get go, Rolex is with two of Market Garden’s hottest rent boys. On the Clock is more about Rolex (Blake) and Jason, but until they get there, there are some unbelievably hot scenes with some other guys, with Blake and Jason involved, of course.
Now for the story – Blake is an American millionaire who discovered Market Garden on one of this London trips. His voyeuristic kink was satisfied with Jared and Tristan, but once they retired, Blake was at a bit of a loss. Thankfully, Jared and Tristan recommended Blake give Jason a try. It was a good match right off the bat because Jason has a bit of a money kink. He loves what he does, does not come cheap and gets off on the money aspect. The more money he makes for his services, the more turned on he gets. Good thing Blake has the funds to make it work, and Jason definitely delivers. And let me just say that the banter, dirty talk and hot sex is just off the charts here, just as it was in the previous books. This seriously had one of the hottest Skype scenes I’ve ever read about.
Beyond that, these guys had a different chemistry. Blake’s usual issue with guys is their gold digging, not wanting the man, but the money, whereas Jason’s issue was guys thinking they could buy his affection, love, etc. These issues were off the table with these guys, which allowed their encounters to turn into a friendship and more as feelings grew. They still had some issues with Jason not believing it was real, and Blake feeling somewhat the same. Then there was the whole issue of them living in different countries. But, watching them figure it out kept me riveted to the end.
The writing, dialog, imagery, etc. was everything I’ve come to expect from these two talented authors. It seems silly to say this, but I get this feeling every time I read one of their books – these guys are just really good at what they do, and it really adds to my overall enjoyment of the book. Do I love every aspect of each story? Not usually. For example, when we first see Rolex in this story, I really didn’t remember him being that insecure, so it took me a little while to get back into his character. However, it didn’t take long for old Rolex to shine, and it didn’t take away from the quality of writing, in my opinion. I don’t have to love every little thing to know when a book is worth 5 stars to me. There are many factors, and not wanting a story to end is but one. I sincerely hope we get to see these guys again, even if they are making appearances in someone else’s story. I definitely recommend this series if you are at all interested in the rent boy theme.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*