Personal Entanglement by Silvia Violet was a wonderful continuation of Thorne and Riley’s growing relationship. This is the second book in the Thorne and Dash series and I (selfishly) hope for many more.
You definitely should not read this installment without reading Professional Distance–mostly because you won’t get the same enjoyment. The story picks up about six weeks after the first ends but I didn’t feel like I missed out on anything.
In fact, things are just getting interesting for these two.
Right away, you can see the cracks in Thorne and Riley’s relationship and most of it boils down to communication. Neither is very good at expressing what they need.
Normally, this would drive me batty but with these two it works, it makes sense. They don’t have experience with relationships so it’s completely in character for them to struggle at it. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t grumbling at them as I was reading. 😉
Further, Riley’s reactions to certain things really reminds you how young he is. Being in a relationship with someone who is so wealthy can be tricky because there are power dynamics that can be hard to navigate. So I understood where Riley’s resistance to Thorne’s financial help came from, but some of his reactions were a bit immature. Again, though, this matches his age and his established character flaws.
I also adored Marc (Riley’s best friend), Susan (Riley’s business partner), and Kathryn (Thorne’s sister). They were phenomenal secondary characters who added amazing depth to this book.
There was so much great character growth in Personal Entanglement. Thorne and Riley repeatedly chose each other and their relationship over their fears and misgivings. Add that to the kindle-meltingly hot sex and Silvia Violet has a real winner here.
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Several months ago Thorne hired Riley as an escort. They fell hard for each other and ultimately made their relationship personal rather than professional. Every moment they spend in bed is pure bliss, but good sex can’t solve all their problems as they struggle to make things work between them. Thorne convinces Riley to move in with him, but their differences in age and income weigh more heavily on Riley once they share a home.
If that weren’t enough, culinary school is turning out to be a disappointment for Riley rather than a dream come true, and he’s considering the daunting prospect of starting his own business. Thorne wants to swoop in and fix everything, but Riley keeps refusing Thorne’s money or advice, feeling like he’s losing control over his own life.
Thorne and Riley will have to rely on their love for each other to help them find the balance between independence and entanglement.