Review: By the Hour (Pleasure Principle #2) by Roni Loren

I loved the first book in this series, Off the Clock (it was one of my favorites of 2016!) and couldn’t wait to read Lane and Elle’s story. Roni Loren does not disappoint, this was excellent!



By the Hour

By the Hour (Pleasure Principle #2) by Roni Loren




From the New York Times bestselling author of Off the Clock comes a story of love, hate, and the fire that ignites when the two collide...


Dr. Elle McCray has a plan. Work hard. Be the best. And do it alone. After her ex-husband’s betrayal, she’s learned being feared is a hell of a lot easier than being humiliated. So when trouble personified, Lane Cannon, dares to flirt with her, she shuts him down cold. Too gorgeous. Too cocky. And his job as The Grove’s sexual surrogate is to sleep with patients. No, thank you.


Former escort Lane Cannon has spent enough years with people looking down on him. Stupid. Trailer trash. Rent boy. He’s heard it all. He’s worked too hard to shed his past to let some haughty doctor cut him down. But something about Elle’s ice queen act has his dominant instincts perking up and his body taking notice. He can’t walk away.


After an evening of verbal sparring turns into a night of steamy hate sex, Lane’s ready for round two. But Elle proposes a business deal. How better to keep things strictly physical than to pay him for his services?


Lane wants her, not her money. But he’ll play along in exchange for one thing—all the control. It’s only supposed to be a dirty little fling between colleagues, but these two are about to learn a lesson in love…by the hour.




5 out of 5 stars


Roni Loren totally does it for me! She wrote and incredible story with these in depth and complicated characters and I loved every second of it. I was immediately captivated and pulled in.


Elle and Lane are like fire and ice. There is so much crazy animosity and tension and underlying sparks between the two and I loved their fight and the hot chemistry that was created. And oh man was it hot! I loved their kink, it was very steamy but not over the top. These two have a tumultuous relationship and I loved the grit and vulnerability between them. I loved learning Elle and Lane’s histories and what made them tick. There is drama and tension, and so much emotion and I was caught up in it all.


Lane fascinated me. I loved his sweetness and how caring he was for others and how far he'd come in life. He had is battles that he was dealing with but I loved that willingness to try and better himself. Right from the get go I liked Elle even if she was cold as ice and full of attitude, because I just knew watching her walls come down would be epic. And it absolutely was! I loved their bickering and how they pushed each other's boundaries. There are so many ups and downs and emotion filled moments and it made for this rich story.


The writing was incredible. It was such a well crafted story, it had a fantastic build and great details and flow. I loved the layers that Elle and Lane had and really getting to see them develop and grow as characters. I just love a story that fills me up and consumes me and this very much did. It was just a full, solid story throughout with a fantastic ending.


I just loved this so much! My heart and emotions were all over the place. Once again the author has blown me away.




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