[KINDLE] ✽ To the Highest Bidder Author Caitlin Ricci – Plummovies.info

[KINDLE] ✽ To the Highest Bidder Author Caitlin Ricci – Plummovies.info Rounded up.The first thing that surprised me about To the Highest Bidder is that there s a surprising amount of fluff and angst in it It sfluffangsty Yeah, I just made up a word Deal with it The other thing that surprised me is just how invested I got in the story, the world building, and Thierry, Corbin and Monroe.I listened to the first 60% with a huge smile on my face just really enjoying the story Corbin, Thierry s older brother, is a high class companion who suggests that Thierry se Rounded up.The first thing that surprised me about To the Highest Bidder is that there s a surprising amount of fluff and angst in it It sfluffangsty Yeah, I just made up a word Deal with it The other thing that surprised me is just how invested I got in the story, the world building, and Thierry, Corbin and Monroe.I listened to the first 60% with a huge smile on my face just really enjoying the story Corbin, Thierry s older brother, is a high class companion who suggests that Thierry sell the only thing he has of value his virginity in order to pay for the tuition to an elite Pilot Academy Thierry has only ever wanted to pilot a spacecraft and agrees, reluctantly, that selling his virginity to the highest bidder is the only way he ll ever afford to do it.Corbin approaches the owner of the brothel he works, Monroe, about auctioning his brother s virginity A virgin is incentive enough, but because Thierry is also a Sythe, who are highly reactive to another s touch leaving their lovers fulfilled and pleased beyond measure, Monroe believes Thierry will bring in evencredits than he needs Monroe agrees to the auction, taking a 25% cut of the profits.The auction goes extremely well, with the winner bidder requiring complete anonymity The winner wears a mask, with only his mouth uncovered, and doesn t speak during their encounter Thierry calls the man Dragonfly based on a tattoo the man has on his torso The night is very special, with Dragonfly being a perfect lover for Thierry.Dragonfly requests through Monroe, after their encounter, to keep in touch via letters with Thierry for an additional 1,000 credits per month Thierry goes off to school and he and Dragonfly communicate back and forth Eventually Dragonfly asks to see Thierry again for an additional 5,000, and Thierry eagerly agrees, not because of the money, but because he s fallen in love with Dragonfly Thierry s enormously happy when Dragonfly admits he too has fallen in love with Thierry.So, yeah super fluffy, romantic, and hot I m swimming right along, enjoying the story thoroughly, big smile on my face and then BAM Oh My God I did not see that coming I mean, part of it I did, I totally called part of it, but the other part Nope, I did not see it coming and it BROKE MY FUCKING HEART Though it all works out, I was devastated and never quite regained my equilibrium with the story So, yeahfluffangsty Then the story goes onand yes, I could see why it was necessary for what happens next what with the 23 years age difference between them I could see why it was all necessary and it made a sort of sense but my heart didn t want it My heart wanted a different path.It s my first audiobook with Jean Samson as the narrator, and, I think, his first as well Though he brings emotion to the story, and I enjoyed the narration on the whole, he does have a few pacing issues and a couple of flubs, one memorable time even calling Dragonfly Firefly Though, for a first time narration attempt it wasn t bad and I d certainly give him another go in the future.All in all be prepared to be enjoying flufftastic sweetness followed by a huge shock and just go along for the ride Don t worry, there s an HEA waiting in the end for you.I know one other thing I m looking forward to checking out book two, Fantasy for a Gentleman Audio copy of To the Highest Bidder provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review This review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews. Rating 2 starsFor the sake of transparency, I am going to say upfront that I skimmed a good portion of this book Thierry was okay at first but then he gotandannoying and actedandimmature and I just couldn t take it I didn t particularly like Dragonfly either Not to mention that Dragonfly s identity was so blatantly obvious What really took the cake was the ending view spoiler So the relationship starts off as a business deal and we re supposed to believe that they Rating 2 starsFor the sake of transparency, I am going to say upfront that I skimmed a good portion of this book Thierry was okay at first but then he gotandannoying and actedandimmature and I just couldn t take it I didn t particularly like Dragonfly either Not to mention that Dragonfly s identity was so blatantly obvious What really took the cake was the ending view spoiler So the relationship starts off as a business deal and we re supposed to believe that they fell in love with each other This occurs even though they spent much of the book apart Then once Thierry finds out who Dragonfly is, they have this big blow up and they spend evenof the book apart Finally, Dragonfly who is really Monroe really who couldn t see that coming from the blurb alone tells Thierry that they couldn t be together until Thierry accomplishes all his dreams So they have absolutely no contact for years and we re supposed to buy into the fact Thierry was so in love that he went back to Monroe and Monroe was so in love that he waited I m not buying what they are selling at all hide spoiler So all I felt from this book was major disappointment Now since I bought all three books in the series at the same time on sale, I m going to hope that the other two in the series are better I really liked Corbin in this book so hopefully, I ll like his book better than I did this one The Intergalactic Star Pilot Academy Has Accepted Thierry Leroux Into The Elite Class Of Sky Year But The Academy Comes With A Hefty Price Tag, And There S No Way He, A Poor Sythe Orphan, Has The Credits The Academy Requires Thierry S Brother, Corbin, A High Class Companion, Suggests Thierry Sell His Virginity For The Cost Of Tuition It Seems Like A Ridiculous Idea, But It May Be Thierry S Only Shot, So Thierry Asks Corbin To Arrange A Meeting On The Pleasure Planet Of WishOn Wish, Thierry Meets Corbin S Boss, Monroe, And They Agree To Auction Off Thierry S Virginity Thierry Is Grateful To The Masked Buyer He Knows Only As Dragonfly, And Dragonfly Is Gentle, Making Thierry S First Time A Good Memory When Dragonfly Requests To See Him Again, And Pay For The Pleasure, Thierry Returns To Wish But In This Game, Falling In Love Is Dangerous For The Heart, And Thierry Might Not Like The Man Behind The Mask To the Highest Bidder is a fascinating story set in the year 2231, and I liked it for many reasons On the surface, it seems to be a simple case of a man deciding to sell his virginity to raise enough money to pay for his education and training as a pilot It s not the first time this has happened in history, and apparently, it is still happening in this version of the future Digging a little deeper, the novel is also about appearances, deception, and how the main character narrator, Thierry, To the Highest Bidder is a fascinating story set in the year 2231, and I liked it for many reasons On the surface, it seems to be a simple case of a man deciding to sell his virginity to raise enough money to pay for his education and training as a pilot It s not the first time this has happened in history, and apparently, it is still happening in this version of the future Digging a little deeper, the novel is also about appearances, deception, and how the main character narrator, Thierry, deals with an unexpected twist around the identity of his benefactor What made the story even better for me was the setting in outer space, the fact that both main characters are aliens and some excellent character growth But I think, above all, I liked the sweet love story that only gradually unfolds as the story develops All in all, this is a multi layered novel withthan one surprise.Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance 2.5 Stars I had high hopes for To the Highest Bidder The selling of one s virginity, set in space, a mysterious buyer all a recipe for good times However, I was disappointed with the execution and the outcome.There were some good bits Thierry and his brother s interactions were sweet and I could feel the love there The brothel on Wish, in fact the whole planet, was intriguing and I would have loved to seeof it.I liked Thierry s first interacti Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance 2.5 Stars I had high hopes for To the Highest Bidder The selling of one s virginity, set in space, a mysterious buyer all a recipe for good times However, I was disappointed with the execution and the outcome.There were some good bits Thierry and his brother s interactions were sweet and I could feel the love there The brothel on Wish, in fact the whole planet, was intriguing and I would have loved to seeof it.I liked Thierry s first interaction with Dragonfly Theirry s nervousness, Dragonfly s mysteriousness both contributed to a sense of anticipation However, when it came to it, I found the sex to be lackluster For all that Thierry was supposed to be ultra responsive due to his species it just didn t come through to me Adding to that, Thierry s love was unbelievable and made the rest of the book feel false, especially the ending The author did not convince me that Thierry could have fallen in love with Dragonfly or the person Dragonfly turned out to be in the time they actually spent knowing each other I did not buy the ending at all.The writing was good and I found no editing mistakes, so that was a plus I would love to see Corbin find love I would have loved to see Thierry and Dragonfly havetime together as a couple to justify the love they claim The story is pretty cool, a total 4 5 star, but that ridiculously stupid rushed ending completely spoils the book. Alright, I have a bit of mixed feelings about this book Going in I thought it was going to be a bit of erotic fluff And the first third of the book was exactly that It was hot, erotic and sweet If it had been left there, it would have gotten five stars But the author continued to try and built a relationship between an older man and a young guy who have nothing in common, but really want there to be This happend through circular conversations that were really stilted and not going anywhere Alright, I have a bit of mixed feelings about this book Going in I thought it was going to be a bit of erotic fluff And the first third of the book was exactly that It was hot, erotic and sweet If it had been left there, it would have gotten five stars But the author continued to try and built a relationship between an older man and a young guy who have nothing in common, but really want there to be This happend through circular conversations that were really stilted and not going anywhere In the end the author forced the relationship through forced separation, forcing the young man to discover who he really is So in the end, despite the epilogue, nothing was really solved In a way it was a story about building castles out of thin air Because the story was told through a first person narrative, we never get to know any of the characters except Thierry Corbin, the brother was really interesting though and fun, but I already saw enough of the blurb for his book to know I don t want to ruin my view of him As a round up, I liked the fluff of the story I saw what the author tried to do, but it never really reached its goal All in all not really bad, but not good either I enjoyed the writing style and most of the story but I didn t like any of the characters I assumed that would change as I got into the book but it didn t Don t think that s ever happened before Also, the ending was too rushed I would have liked to readabout the different planets and Thierry s maturation Instead, there was a 30 year gap.Even though this book was a little disappointing, I ll buybooks by this author because I really did enjoy her writing. Audiobook Review I m a sucker for a good sci fi love story and To the Highest Bidder ended up being a surprisingly sweet coming of age tale of intergalactic lust and love This was my first time listening to Jean Samson narrating and I really loved his voice His Thierry is perfect Honestly, I could just listen to him say his name over and over again Jean Samson Jean Samson Jean Samson The accent made me swoon.Thierry has a dream to be a pilot with no means to make that Audiobook Review I m a sucker for a good sci fi love story and To the Highest Bidder ended up being a surprisingly sweet coming of age tale of intergalactic lust and love This was my first time listening to Jean Samson narrating and I really loved his voice His Thierry is perfect Honestly, I could just listen to him say his name over and over again Jean Samson Jean Samson Jean Samson The accent made me swoon.Thierry has a dream to be a pilot with no means to make that dream happen His brother, Corbin, works as an escort on Wish, the planet where all the sexy things happen I liked listening to the relationship between Corbin and Thierry They ve been orphaned since Thierry was quite young and Corbin has been his caretaker since then and, as Thierry gets older andindependent throughout the book, their dynamic evolves and I enjoyed all of their exchanges The brothers are brainstorming on a way to come up with the credits to get Thierry into the academy when Corbin finds out he s been accepted and they come up with the wacky, but thoroughly sexy idea to auction off Thierry s virginity to the highest bidder and letting Corbin s boss Monroe handle the marketing and transaction Monroe runs the most successful brother on the planet and if anybody can get top dollar for Thierry s cherry, it ll be Monroe The world building had just the right level of detail and creativity to keep me engaged and not overwhelmed The sci fi aspect didn t take over the character s personalities, but added to the overall arc One of the bestest things about Thierry and Corbin is their heritage These boys are Sythe and apparently that makes them seriously hot commodities in Corbin s profession, while also a little feared in the general public There are not a lot of Sythe around, so the bit of mystery surrounding the particulars of their genetics makes them evenappealing The Sythe are very sensitive to touch and attention Meaning, when a Sythe individual opens themselves completely they feel and react to everything x 10 So basically, super hot Thierry can t help but react to Monroe Up until then Thierry had led a pretty sheltered life, the brothers didn t have a lot of extra credits floating around to entertain themselves and Thierry s only dream was to fly So the interaction between the young and inexperienced Thierry with themature and jaded Monroe was tense and sexy at the same time Not that they particularly get along, but that was part of then fun Thierry s virginity gets auctioned off, he ends up making bank and the man who wins is a mystery from the beginning He wears a mask and does not speak, and he has a dragonfly tattoo on his side that Thierry finds fascinating The time they spent together was steamy and pretty sweet Dragonfly has his good time, but he makes sure Thierry does too and because Thierry feels so intensely, the sex is smokin While that was supposed to be their only encounter, Monroe ends up acting as an intermediary between the two with messages back and forth once Thierry heads off to the academy Thierry keeps Dragonfly posted on how he s doing, the two of them sort of get to know one another Dragonfly is paying him for these letters too along with the additional meet ups here and there and the two of them fall into, what I like to call, Pen Pal Love Pen Pal Love is very romanticized, very sweet, but not very realistic Dragonfly knows this, but Thierry is young, passionate and impulsive This is why I referred to the story as a coming of age tale as well Thierry has a lot of growing up to do and when he finds out about Dragonfly he reacts like an immature man would The author and narrator did a great job of capturing the self righteous, self centeredness of youth Thierry is the least malicious person in the galaxy, but he s impulsive and has a lot of growing up to do I liked where the story went from here A lot of time is covered and there was no convenient answer The only solution was time and the author made sure her characters had it I would have loved to haveof the MC s together after it all, but what I got was completely satisfying, especially from Thierry s perspective The kid turns out all right and by the end I really liked and respected who he grew intoa copy of this audiobook was provided to BMBR for an honest review TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER is a surprisingly sweet love story.Set in 2231, Thierry has been accepted into the Intergalactic Star Pilot Academy to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot Only problem is he and his brother can t afford to send him there.Thierry s brother works at a high end brothel and suggests that Thierry sells his virginity in order to pay for his pricey tuition This really didn t come off as weird as it sounds It was woven into the plot and world building naturally and came off as TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER is a surprisingly sweet love story.Set in 2231, Thierry has been accepted into the Intergalactic Star Pilot Academy to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot Only problem is he and his brother can t afford to send him there.Thierry s brother works at a high end brothel and suggests that Thierry sells his virginity in order to pay for his pricey tuition This really didn t come off as weird as it sounds It was woven into the plot and world building naturally and came off as a logical choice for Thierry.The person who ends up buying Thierry s virginity asked to remain anonymous and wore a mask During their first encounter, Thierry noticed that the buyer had a dragonfly tattoo and started to call him Dragonfly After Thierry and Dragonfly ended their night together, they stayed in touch They wrote to each other and continued to make arrangements at the brothel This eventually led to them falling in love.In the beginning of the story I loved them together But towards the middle and end, they became somewhat exhausting There was a lot of bickering between them and I wanted to reach in and just smack em The epilogue definitely saved it for me though It couldn t have beenperfect.I really liked this It was an easy read for being sci fi There was enough world building for me to clearly picture everything, but the story mainly focused on the romance Thierry and Dragonfly is a couple I d love to readabout

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