#BlogTour #Review – Birth of an American Gigolo by Deek Rhew

Deek and Erin Party!

Hey, all! So this week is the debut of my first, well, anything! On January 19th, 2016 at 12 AM EST, “Birth of an American Gigolo,” my first novella, was birthed! I guess that means I’m officially pubbed, though I’ll admit that it feels a bit surreal. My beautiful bride, Erin Rhew, and I finished uploading the final manuscript to Amazon, put in the categories, entered all the key words, and clicked finish. We did a high-five, first-bumped, and danced, partying like it was 1999. But then we went to dinner, and I started marketing. Oh, the glorious life of an author!! Hence, we are here, and I’m spending your time.

It’s been a totally crazy ride, but fortunately one that I have not had to venture on my own. I wrote Grateful for the Village, a blog post about the dozen or so doctors that helped birth “Birth.”

Me on the left rockin’ out with my best friend, Chris!

Okay, so spotlight on me…hand me the microphone! As a former musician and music major, I spent years up on stage. I loved loved loved it, but alas, the music industry does not pay the bills. Heck, it barely pays for the gas to the gig.


Eventually, I figured out I wasn’t going to be a rock star, so I switched majors to something geeky that, though required me to trade my bass for a pocket protector, made it possible for me to eat on a regular basis. And here I am years and years later, following my other passion: writing.

Though there aren’t any rock star lights, fireworks, or screaming fans, it still feels pretty fine. Yes indeed.

Okay, so what the heck is “Birth of an American Gigolo” about?

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

An old party girl shoehorned into domestic divaship, infuriated by her husband’s cheating and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend, inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and her new boy toy turned love god start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove.

Lindsey, the queen of Alabaster Cove

In a nutshell, it’s about screwing up. Lindsey compromised her principles and force herself into being something she’s not. In college, she had a scare and crammed herself into a life of domestication. Years later, she’s stuck in a smelly armpit of a marriage and a life that’s foreign and dismal. But when she finds out her husband is a cheater and liar, she and her inner, long-dormant party animal load the cannons and battens down the hatches. Together, they concoct a plan to revenge themselves out of the cesspool of their existence and create a new throne from which to plant her royal tush and rule the town.


George is nowhere in sight!


What isn’t it about? Sex! There is a little of course, because, well, it’s about an angry and betrayed party girl and her boy toy. But if you’re looking for long descriptions of people’s kibbles and bits and how they sizzle and sauté them into a goulash of passion and uninhibited fornication, then you’d better look for a different blend of Chex Mix, cause, brother, this ain’t it.

Okay, domestic diva…check. No George Michael in sight…check. Humorous situations where an angry party girls runs over a scooter with a Hummer…check.


Alright, my friends, first, check out the amazeballs cover by Anita from Race-Point.com:

Birth of an American Gigolo by Deek Rhew

Bask in the glory that is awesome, spellbinding art. <cue Hallelujah Chorus>

Visit the “Birth of an American Gigolo” home page.

Birth of an American Gigolo

Take a gander at Goodreads!

 Cruise on over to Amazon. “Birth” is available January 19, 2016!

About the Author

Deek Rhew

Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords.

He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town–with antique shops and bakeries–they call home.

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My Review

This book is fresh, fun and flirty .. it also encompasses a satisfying revenge plot. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a spiteful person but when you read about Cindie the tree-hugging, vomit inducing goody two-shoes mistress there will be a slightly smug reaction. 

Lindsey is married to Stewart .. Lindsey is an ex-party girl turned domestic goddess .. Stewart is boring and mundane. How he ever got into an affair is beyond me. Anyway .. as previously mentioned he is playing around with the hideous Cindie and understandably Lindsey is not too impressed. Any ‘normal’ woman may tell him where to go but that wouldn’t make a story would it!
So, while the man is away the lady of the house decides she needs a little action of her own to secure her financial status .. enter Dios the hunky stallion love-god .. once Lindsey sets her sights on him the plot thickens .. it becomes quite amusing as she ‘trains’ her toy boy to a level where she can use him in her new escort business.  I won’t go into the details of how he is connected to the story or it will spoil the ending.
Look out for the sickening crunch of the scooter .. I almost felt Lindsey’s satisfaction at that point!  This kept me entertained and I read it in one sitting .. the only part where my mind wandered a little were the Angel segments .. I didn’t think she added much to the book but that is simply personal preference. I liked some of the other characters more. Certainly an author to keep an eye on and I will be interested to see what he comes up with next.
Many thanks to the author and Tenacious Books for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion. stars-4-0._V192197091_

2 thoughts on “#BlogTour #Review – Birth of an American Gigolo by Deek Rhew

  1. Hey Ali!

    Thank you so much for hosting me on this tour and for the awesome review. I totally loved it. Yes! My favorite scene is the scooter crunch too. Vroom! Vroom!

    On a personal note, I am sending you my wishes and prayers that you kick sarcoma’s ugly little arse. I hope you send it back to from where it came and that it never shows its head again.

    All my best,


    • Hi Deek
      Thanks so much for the good wishes .. I fully intend to kick it 🙂 It’s books like yours that keep me going and give me a chuckle .. so you did me a favour! Good luck with it and if I can help in future let me know, Ali

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