Author: Anne Brooke
Reviewed by: Nancy
Publisher: Amber Allure
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781602726338
Male prostitute, Red, is given an assignment by his pimp and lover, Robbie, with a very unusual client. Red meets the stranger in a darkened house in London and, during their sessions, he learns more than he ever knew about lust, love and his own personal history.
How will his curious and life-enhancing encounters with the stranger affect his relationship with Robbie and his clients, and can love ever be part of a hooker’s life at all?
Red is a whore who enjoys his work. His pimp, Robbie, arranged for him to meet a client in a dark and empty house. Red is apprehensive, but he trusts Robbie and is accustomed to doing what he’s told to do.
In three encounters, always under a shroud of darkness, this most unusual client uses the healing power of his hands and his words to help Red confront his sex addiction, his troubled history, and his need for love and self-acceptance.
Red’s gradual changes affect how he interacts with his clients, his relationship with Robbie, and most of all, how he sees himself.
A Stranger’s Touch was a deeply affecting, elegantly written, ethereal wisp of a story. It haunted me, left me vaguely unsettled, yet made me feel hopeful for Red’s future.