“Oliver and Olga are back and on their way to Japan. Before they reach their destination, there is a brief stop in Bangkok to meet up with the Latin Pop Star. When they arrive in Japan, Oliver’s expectations of the client and reality are in direct contrast. Oliver faces another of his challenges when what he truly wants and what he truly desires come into conflict.” (description from Goodreads)
I’m not sure if Livia Ellis can write a bad installment for Memoirs of a Gigolo. That sounds like I’m too much of a fan, but I’m saying that in an honest unbiased way. Ellis continues to release each volume of Oliver’s memoirs and keeps me wanting more each time.
In this one we get a great glimpse into Oliver’s past and why he is in the financial situation he’s in today. Until now, the reader gets the gist of what happened. In volume four, Oliver opens up about it all. We get to connect with him on a deep emotional level. I feel that, at least for Volume Four, this series is taking (probably a minor) step away from being a moderately erotica based story. The majority of this volume is spent on developing a better understanding of characters like Oliver and Olga, figuring out the relationship between the two of them, between Oliver and his past, between Oliver and his home/family history and what it means to him.
There’s a few interesting twists near the end of this volume that’s really making me want Volume 5 to be released as soon as possible, but I can’t get into that without you all reading these first. All I know is that the start of Volume 5 will be very interesting.
You can purchase a copy of Memoirs of a Gigolo: Volume 4 from:
And if you’d like to start this series, the omnibus of volumes 1-3 can be found:
About Livia Ellis
Were I to write a personal ad about myself it would read as follows:
Blond. Blue. 5’6”. A lady never discloses her weight, but I’ve never had any complaints. I only run if I’m being chased by a gun wielding maniac, but I do love yoga. Bit of a shoe hound. Have had issues passing up handbags. Trying to learn to play the Irish harp. Enjoy both theater and concerts. Love to read fantasy and science fiction. Am not ashamed to admit I adore Star Trek. Have a picture of myself (dressed as a nun) and the late Patrick Swayze (dressed as a medieval warrior) in a frame (Yes – I did cry when he died). Perpetual student with advanced degrees that are mostly useless when seeking job opportunities outside academia. Vivid imagination. Sexually adventurous only on paper. I never know what to say when people end a conversation with ‘god bless’. Occasionally play the lottery – but generally only when I’m feeling really poor. Love to travel. Fluent French speaker. Seeks readers whom enjoy what I write.