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Adventures of a London Call Boy

By Ben Franckx

Adventures of a London Call Boy
Paperback, 256 pages paperback Online Price:
£7.99
ISBN: 9781906373665
Format: 127mm x 198mm
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 10th July 2009

EPUB, 208 pages ebook Online Price:
£0.99
ISBN: 9781907761997
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 10th July 2009

Category: BDSM / Fetish, Contemporary, Erotic Novels

Rating: 4.7 / 5 stars - 3 vote(s).



He's the accidental gigolo. Young and good-looking, he can be your Mr Darcy ... for a fixed fee. Jobless and down on his luck, Argentinean actor Francesc, or Cesc to his friends, needs to find quick cash. His best friend, Celeste, an occasional artist and part-time model with too much time on her hands, starts him internet dating and soon he finds a world of casual sex. When a date offers him cash for sex, he realises there’s money to be made from his natural assets and a call-boy career is only a step away. Cesc narrates the story of his career and the tricks of the trade with wit and dry humour. Part ingénue, part cynic, he leads the reader on a tour through the glamour and sleaze of life selling sex to rich female pleasure seekers. Set in modern London, Adventures of a London Call-Boy is a witty and cosmopolitan novel for aficionados of light erotic fiction which crosses over into general fiction. Ben Franckx lives and works in Leeds. He has published a non-fiction book, translations of poetry, and reviews for national newspapers. He has also edited print and online publications. For many years he worked behind the bar at a London pub. Ben Franckx is a pseudonym.

A witty tome with some dry humor thrown in for good measure.

- AVN reviews

Ben Franckx

Ben Franckx lives and works in Leeds. He has published a non-fiction book, translations of poetry, and reviews for national newspapers. He has also edited print and online publications. For many years he worked behind the bar at a London pub. Ben Franckx is a pseudonym.

Customer Reviews:

Reviewed by: Xeni Zondich on 22nd March 2012 10:22PM

This book was highly original. Perhaps that's not quite true in general, but it certainly felt that way to me! (I'd only seen a bit of the Showtime show The True Confessions of a London Call Girl and a documentary titled The Girlfriend Experience in this genre.)

First off, reading about the sex profession from the point of view of a male is almost unheard of. It's like women don't pay for it, or something, which I find hard to believe. It is how Cesc in Adventures of a London Call Boy ...more This book was highly original. Perhaps that's not quite true in general, but it certainly felt that way to me! (I'd only seen a bit of the Showtime show The True Confessions of a London Call Girl and a documentary titled The Girlfriend Experience in this genre.)

First off, reading about the sex profession from the point of view of a male is almost unheard of. It's like women don't pay for it, or something, which I find hard to believe. It is how Cesc in Adventures of a London Call Boy said: most men fail in bed or could care less about the woman's pleasure.

I was glad that only a few times while reading was I met with a sense of incredulity as to what was going on (plot wise): a man who can get each and every one of his lays (not just clients) to multiple orgasms seems unlikely, but then this was cleared up when Cesc explains how he even came to learning about how to pleasure a woman. Also, Celeste, seemed to be a very flat character, if not a horrible best friend for anyone to have. On that note, Cesc himself seemed shallow, superficial and like a douche for the most part, until I got into the story a bit more. Although he really does seem a bit sex-crazed, he's not as horrible as he seems at first.

At times I felt the lack of dialogue, but since this book was written from a first-person memoir account point of view, I could easily look past it and enjoy the scenes being described.

Also, on the note of erotica: it was well written, and the book wasn't one continuous account of sex scene after scene, which can get really boring. Although, I did find it really hard to believe that Cesc was enjoying all those varied forms of sex tossed at him by his clients (including: bondage, multiple penetration, food fetishes, hot candle wax, outfits, etc).

It should also be noted, that this book was filled with humor. Mostly amusing passages and interesting situations that you normally don't come across! Due to that, it should probably be called the MISadventures of a London Call Boy!

Conclusion: In all this was a wonderfully written, realistic yet hilarious account of what can all happen in a big city and you let yourself take sex to the professional level. Cesc was a great character, and although I'd never hire him, his accounts were great to follow!


Reviewed by: Ms. A. Houiellebecq on 22nd March 2012 10:15PM

Surprisingly voyeuristic, hot and raunchy read!

This entertaining read details the hedonistic adventures of a young man in London who thoroughly enjoys sex. Deciding to combine his love of the sexual act with women and his lack of finances, he embarks upon a trail of saucy naughtiness which will leave you horny, empathising, giggling and breathless for the next encounter.

I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as I did; perhaps because of the reputation of gigolos and the like. Male prostitution is not only rare but still a novel taboo in our culture, for it to be tackled head on in this book shows a courage and a flair for the creative.

Our bed bouncing buccaneer may earn a living by giving sexual favours but there is an element of respect for the women he meets, a desire to at least sexually fulfil and please them. The women are rightfully given full and rounded characters, all aware of his role and purpose and instead of being desperate creatures they are instead voracious sexual beings, attractive, seductive.

In giving the main character a female 'best friend', the author very cleverly widens the book even further to a female audience. Perhaps without this side-kick element the book would have been better off on the males-only erotic fiction shelf.

The story is anecdotal yet pacy, exciting and raunchy all at once. The fly on the wall detail leaves you feeling positively voyeuristic, in simply the best way. In places you do wonder whether this really can all be pure fiction, as the narrative reads like an autobiography, keeping you even closer in touch with the character's feelings and emotions through his journey.

For a red hot alternative to the traditional female led erotic fiction novels, you need look no further than Adventures of a London Call Boy. I thoroughly enjoyed it, much to my surprise, and I feel that it has great appeal to any man or woman seeking a saucy Summer read.

Enjoy your hot and raunchy erotic fiction!


Reviewed by: Cara Sutra on 10th April 2012 6:56PM

This entertaining read details the hedonistic adventures of a young man in London who thoroughly enjoys sex. Deciding to combine his love of the sexual act with women and his lack of finances, he embarks upon a trail of saucy naughtiness which will leave you horny, empathising, giggling and breathless for the next encounter.

I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as I did; perhaps because of the reputation of gigolos and the like. Male prostitution is not only rare but still a novel taboo in our culture, for it to be tackled head on in this book shows a courage and a flair for the creative.

Our bed bouncing buccaneer may earn a living by giving sexual favours but there is an element of respect for the women he meets, a desire to at least sexually fulfil and please them. The women are rightfully given full and rounded characters, all aware of his role and purpose and instead of being desperate creatures they are instead voracious sexual beings, attractive, seductive.

In giving the main character a female \'best friend\', the author very cleverly widens the book even further to a female audience. Perhaps without this side-kick element the book would have been better off on the males-only erotic fiction shelf.

The story is anecdotal yet pacy, exciting and raunchy all at once. The fly on the wall detail leaves you feeling positively voyeuristic, in simply the best way. In places you do wonder whether this really can all be pure fiction, as the narrative reads like an autobiography, keeping you even closer in touch with the character\'s feelings and emotions through his journey.

For a red hot alternative to the traditional female led erotic fiction novels, you need look no further than Adventures of a London Call Boy. I thoroughly enjoyed it, much to my surprise, and I feel that it has great appeal to any man or woman seeking a saucy Summer read.

Enjoy your hot and raunchy erotic fiction!



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