RELEASE REVIEW: Incentive by Pam Godwin

INCENTIVE is written in Aleatha Romig’s Infidelity World. This is part of Kindle Worlds and will only be available on Amazon US Kindle.

GENRE: Erotic Romance



Desperate men do desperate things.

When Decker Gabrielli hits rock bottom, he accepts a job as a hired companion at Infidelity.
Surrendering a year of his life to a woman he’s never met might be the worst idea ever. But money, prestige, and sex are powerful incentives. That is, until the job becomes more than a contractual agreement.

Hard limits are breached, panties are shredded, and rules are broken.

In the end, his secret to getting ahead is… her.

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I haven’t had the privilege yet of being swept away into Aleatha Romig’s Infidelity World, so Pam Godwin’s Incentive, set in the erotic and sensual setting that Romig created, was a great way to be introduced to a realm that forces characters to push their boundaries and find out exactly what they’re willing to compromise in order to survive, for some, and for others to continue to live two separate lives – one in front of society and one behind closed doors.

On the surface, Decker Gabrielli and Laynee Somerset couldn’t be more different; he’s barely making it paycheck-to-paycheck while she’s Hollywood Royalty, an A-lister movie star whose “perfect” life is free reign for the media and paparazzi. At their initial meeting, Decker and Laynee’s needs and wants don’t seem to match up, which has them both questioning the validity of their pairing and looking for a way out of their yearlong binding contract.

Even though Decker’s initial incentive for becoming a glorified “sex toy”/companion stems from his need for money, his motivations quickly change when he realizes who Laynee really is behind her glamorous profile and how much his alpha persona craves her submission regardless of the limits she attempts to put on their relationship, both in and out of the bedroom.

There’s a clear message in Incentive about perceptions versus reality, and I have to admit that Laynee is nothing like I thought she would be and that’s partly due to my perceived assumptions as to what kind of woman or man for that matter would choose a service of this kind for her/his dalliances. Early on, it’s obvious that there are a bevy of reasons as to why Laynee’s personal life is so well hidden and why someone like Decker would not fit into her “structured” sexual playtime, but what’s also quite apparent is that Decker can read people extremely well and while Laynee may not believe Decker is the man that she needs, he’s definitely the one who can set her free from her demons and make her understand that with the right partner and unwavering trust, submission is exactly what Laynee needs to move on from her crippling memories and scarring past.

I loved Decker and Laynee’s story; the way their relationship began is definitely unconventional, but sometimes, that’s exactly what it takes to find what you never thought you needed or wanted. Decker is definitely an alpha, but he’s one who also has a kind heart and a caring demeanor, and even though he has to push his way into Laynee’s life and her bed, he does so knowing that the connection that’s between them will only grow stronger as she allows Decker to prove just how amazing they can be together in the kind of relationship she never thought she could handle again.

Incentive definitely made me eager to head back into Romig’s Infidelity world and to find out other people’s reasons for using this service and read about other interesting pairings, and I’ll tell other readers this…if the couples are anything like Decker and Laynee, they are definite must reads because there’s nothing more passionate and swoonworthy than a man proving his worth to a woman who shouldn’t want him but desperately craves every aspect of him.

4.5 Poison Apples

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