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The Clients We Keep by Violet Bloom
Copyright © 2022 Violet Bloom
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Content Warning: This book contains subject matter that may be triggering for some readers including adultery, graphic descriptions of sex, pregnancy, abortion, and divorce.
Robin. Abigail. Tessa. Whore. Slut. Bitch. I’ve got lots of names I’ll answer to, dozens even, whatever I’m paid to answer to. But If you’re not paying me, I’ve got no time or interest in hearing your judgements.
Men lust after me.
Women hate me.
Prostitute. Hooker. Call girl. Tramp. Escort. Paid sex worker.
It’s a job like any other, and a valid one.
It’s not glamours work. I don’t do it because I love sex—although I do. It’s a job, and I’m good at it. I’ve got a dossier of repeat customers who are all very, very satisfied.
And it’s a business arrangement. A transaction void of feelings.
It’s never been more.
My life used to be a lot simpler. I had a woman I loved, adored, cherished.
And then something changed. I don’t know what I did, but after the birth of our first child, she stopped wanting me. We’d had sex maybe a dozen times since his birth seven years ago.
And sure, sex isn’t everything. But she won’t talk to me, won’t touch me, won’t even kiss me. I’ve tried everything. She’s a stay at home mom, which must be exhausting. I hired a cleaning lady and a nanny for one day a week so she has a full day off. I go to marriage seminars, sex seminars, and have asked her to go to therapy time and time again.
She says our marriage is fine.
I can’t cheat. I’ve had offers and been tempted, but I can’t do that to our children.
Which is why I hire an escort. A way for me to finally have sex after so long without risking my family for an affair.
It was the safe choice.
Until it wasn’t.
Because one thing about her, this isn’t like everyone said it would be. It’s not void of emotion, not void of feelings, and she’s consuming me.
I end up in the midst of an affair that will ruin my marriage and family, but I can’t stop it, can’t help myself falling in love with the woman I was only supposed to pay for sex, not give my heart to.
Coming June, 2022