As the owner and CEO of Lancer Industries, Matthew Lancer spends his days in three piece suits and conducting meetings that affect the world financial markets. What the world doesn’t know is that Matthew Lancer has a deep, dark secret. He’s actually super-hot, super-sexy, and covered in tattoos. When he can, he spends his free time letting loose as bad-boy male model, Lance Jones. No one knows and it has to stay that way or Lance will lose the one thing that’s keeping his high pressure life sane.
Andi Kelly writes erotic romance. Day in and day out, she imagines a world filled with bondage, multiple partners, and just a few whips and chains. But that’s the fantasy life in her novels. In the real world, she’s an introvert who spends her days at home living out her fantasies through her laptop. Andi’s finally worked up the courage to ask Shauna Kruse if she can sit in on the photo shoot for Andi’s next novel…with her model-crush, Lance Jones.
But Lancer Industries has a mole and it’s put both Andi and Lance in danger. Lance’s two worlds collide and when corporate espionage meets erotic romance, there’s no telling what might happen.
Did you ever consider that those cover models that you admire (and sometimes drool over) have a life beyond those smexy poses? Christi Snow’s Male Model Chronicles series gives readers a behind the scenes look into what those lives may be like. Lance is the second book in this series and I think I liked it even more than Justin. You’re probably going to think I’m crazy when you find out why.
Lance used his modeling career as an escape from his stressful reality. He took his job and his responsibility very seriously, but he was so young when it was forced on him that he needed that escape to keep his sanity.
Andi was a true introvert, but you would never have guessed it by the genre she chose to write. The more I got to know her, the more I admired her. She was a lot braver than she gave herself credit for and she used her writing as a venue to help others in a very subtle way.
So, why did I like Lance more than Justin? I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this, but it was the element of danger that Christi Snow threw into the story. Although I enjoyed the sweet story line in the first book, I missed that dangerous edge that has been a part of most of this author’s stories. Sure, some readers (this one included) have given her a hard time about some parts of Texas being too dangerous to visit because of her When the Mission Ends series, but that harassment was done lovingly 😉 To be fair, I didn’t even notice that I missed that aspect until it was front and center in Lance and Andi’s story.
Beyond the dangerous edge, this story had a lot to love about it. I especially liked getting to know Shauna a little bit better and I’m kinda hoping that she gets her HEA before this series is over. In the mean time, Joshua is up next. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our next cover model.