Thursday, October 30, 2014

Intensity by C.C Koen Review + Giveaway


What would you do to improve your life?

Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again?

Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him?

Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.


As soon as I sat down, my hands coasted across the soft leather. Just like I’d imagined a cloud would feel. When I looked up, Linc stood in the same place. The blackness of his suit reminded me of a panther’s coat, and the man—observing his meal.
He crossed the room and sat next to me, the cushion sinking with his weight and tilting me closer to him. His left leg lined with mine, thigh to heel. He extended an arm along the top of the couch and laid his fingertips along the crease of my neck, brushing them up and down.
Millions of tingles raced over my spine.
His other warm hand took possession of my upper thigh, and he skimmed his thumb back and forth across my clenched legs, creeping upward.
As my dress moved higher and into no man’s land, I gripped his wrist and squeezed hard. His fingers stilled at the edge of my panties, making me clench, and the movement on my neck ceased mid-stroke.
“W-what are you doing?”


Serena Thomas is a twenty-year old virgin. Feeling backed into a corner, Serena finds herself working at an escort business.  Serena is already working two jobs just to get ahead of thousands of dollars in debt.  Serena's grandma has lost her battle with cancer leaving behind a long list of medical bills for treatments and her other needs.  She also had to quit college to get these jobs, because she was getting so far behind in payments.  When Serena's friend Mylaynee offers her a job it will literally turn her life upside and down.  

When Mylaynee tells Serena about being an escort she has no clue what she is getting herself into. At the first day on the job she meets Linc the owner. Right off the bat he told her that she will be exclusive to him and only him. The last thing that Serena expected was to be attracted to the man who is in charge of the business, yet alone be exclusive to him. As time goes by she starts develop feelings for Linc. Serena is a strong selfless heroine.  She had put her life on hold to be with her grandma through her dying days.  And we have Linc who is a sexy, mysterious, and a little broken from his past.  The two of them have a bond from an instant connection.  I really thought the first night they were together he was going to take her virginity and it wasn't. When they finally did it, it was perfect. 
Overall, this was an enjoyable story and was a super fast read for me.  Since the story was about an escort business I was expecting the story to have a little more steam to the story. Even though it didn't, the story was still great and I would rate it FOUR LEAVES! I enjoyed the secondary characters as well and looking for the next installment in this series. 


C.C. Koen writes contemporary romance with a twist. An avid reader who enjoys mystery and suspense, her stories will never be what you expect. Determined to find adventure in her dreams and life, she enjoys skydiving, sailing and any activity that challenges her. Teacher by day, romance writer at night produce an active imagination that comes to life in her writing. Intensity is her debut novel.




  1. Thank you for participating in the Intensity tour. I appreciate you taking time to read and review it. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.