Priceless

Priceless was an interesting read. Connor Morrison is a 3-D optics innovator and part of the UC Berkeley staff. He's an introvert who would rather work than socialize. Wes Martin was on a scholarship to Berkeley until it was cut, leaving hom to less savory ways to make ends meet. He's more outgoing than Connor - and has a bit of hero-worship toward the professor. The story is chock full of emotion, trauma, and being able to find your way back from a dark place. While not entirely sure I liked the story, it was well-written, in just the right amount of space, with great, believable characters, and I would read Cat Grant's stories again.

Connor is a professor who prefers work over socialization, which leads Steve Campbell (Connor's friend and business partner) to take drastic measures. Wes Martin isn't willing at first to take Steve's offer, but does so for a couple of different reasons - he already has feelings for Connor and he's broke. Working things out is the path both will need to see if they are willing and able to take.


Book Blurb for Priceless

When love’s for sale, who really pays?

Connor Morrison is a 3-D optics pioneer, the star of the UC Berkeley physics department, and a socially inept workaholic. And with his dear friend and business partner, Steve Campbell, handling their investors, he’s content to remain in the shadows. That is, until he meets the gorgeous and starry-eyed physics student Wes Martin.

Wes is brilliant but broke. Ever since his scholarship fell victim to the financial crisis, he's had no choice but to sell his body to stay in school. Already half in love with Connor, Wes initially resists Steve's offer to be Connor's thirty-fifth birthday present. But in the end, Wes is too broke—and too smitten—to say no.

Connor has no idea Steve bought Wes’s attentions, and he quickly falls under the young man’s spell. Yet after one night together, Wes disappears. He can't bear to hook with a man he could so easily grow to love, but he also can’t bear to tell him the truth. Besides, if he sleeps with Connor again, there'd be no way to hide the bruises one of his regular johns loves to inflict. Only one thing to do: let Connor go. Walking away is painful, but not nearly as much as building a relationship on lies.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.00