Title: The Tutor
Author: K.D. Grace
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Release Date: 10/11/2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Erotica
Page Count: 270 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
“When physical touch is impossible, intimacy may become a powerful work of art or a devastating nightmare—but, above all, it’s an act of trust.
Struggling writer Kelly Blake has a secret life as a sex tutor—it pays the bills. Celebrated sculptor and recluse Alexander ‘Lex’ Valentine can’t stand to be touched. When he seeks out Kelly’s advice incognito for what he sees as his ‘self-abuse problem’, the results are too hot to handle.
Kelly terminates their sessions due to her unprofessional behavior, and Lex takes a huge risk, revealing his identity to her at a gala exhibition, his first ever public appearance. After Kelly helps the severely haphephobic Lex escape the group of reporters and paparazzi, rumors fly that the two are engaged, rumors encouraged by well-meaning friends and colleagues.
The press feeding frenzy forces Kelly into hiding at Lex’s mansion, where he convinces her to be his private tutor. They discover quickly that touch is not the only road to sizzling, pulse-pounding intimacy. But intimacy must survive the secrets uncovered as their sessions become more and more personal.”
Review: This was a very different take on an erotic romance. Imagine having a phobia of being touched by people. That is the plot of this very erotic book. Alexander ‘Lex’ Valentine is a very wealthy man as well as a famous artist, but he lives his life in the protection of his estate. A few trusted friends make up his world until he is talked into seeing a “Sex Tutor.” Kelly Blake is a romance author, but she is also a sex tutor. When she is contracted to help a mysterious business man the sexual pull causes her to act inappropriately. Something about Kelly makes Lex do the unthinkable and step outside his comfort zone, but things get out of hand and the private life he has been living is becoming headlines in the tabloids. To make matters worse he has exposed Kelly to the media circus, but maybe all is not lost. I really enjoyed this story. The banter between Kelly and Lex was fun and interesting. Even without touching this book sizzles. The pacing was pretty fast . I don’t think I put the book down until I finished the story. Yes I loved the HEA ending. I also enjoyed the detailed character development and how the past events were slowly revealed.