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Subtitle Inside the Secret World of the Super Rich
By Ben Foster, Clifford Thurlow
Published By

Thistle Publishing

ISBN 9781786080615
Non-Fiction Genre Biography
Publication Date 04/27/2018
Price 9.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigolo-Inside-Secret-World-Super/dp/1786080613
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigolo-Inside-Secret-World-Super-ebook/dp/B07CW1V7VB


Ben Foster works double shifts for minimum wage at a care home for boys with learning disabilities. With a young wife and three children under the age of five, he is ground down by poverty and debt. With a small inheritance from his gran, Ben qualifies as a masseur and is introduced to the mysterious ‘committee’ – a group of society women with one thing in common: they adore sex and don’t mind paying for it.

Authors Biography

Ben Foster works in a care home for young adults with learning disabilities. He used to be a famous masseur. He is handsome, charismatic, passionate and articulate.


“Gigolo is a well-written memoir, exposing Ben’s feelings such as how being desired by beautiful women boosted his lacking self-esteem. What I particularly liked is how it provides insight into London’s class structure, like old money versus the Nouveau riche. I think both male and female readers will enjoy this wild ride.”
Underrated Reads

“A stunning and surreal look at class and power, this book is a revelation.”
Whippet Reads

“Wow! This book holds nothing back as Ben writes about his life as a masseur that ends up being paid to do more than give massages to rich women. The author was honest in how he felt about what he was doing to make money and in how it impacted his marriage. Great hot and steamy read!”
Cristie Underwood (Reviewer)

“This is a story about a massage therapist who gets in over his head with some very rich society women… You have to read this story of sex, coercion, unfaithfulness and loose morals… Great plot and writing.”
Marie Angel (Reviewer)

“I read this book in one sitting and I might never look at a physiotherapist the same way… thoroughly entertaining and sexy.”
Kristell Talbot (Reviewer)

“An unputdownable read.”
Roman Clodia (Reviewer)

“Gigolo is an entertaining romp.”
Dave Blendell (Reviewer)

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  1. Clever dissection of the British class system and how poverty drives people to extreme measures.

  2. It’s a great read, very sexy but with a moral underpining.

  3. Wow, hard to believe so many celebs paid for his ‘massages,’ but the story rings true.

  4. Amazing read, Clifford Thurlow nails it again.

  5. a Great read, explains a lot about class in Britain

  6. Poverty gets to massage the rich and famous – no fantasy!

  7. Gigolo is a thought provoking book, perfectly written by a very able wordsmith.

  8. Very good read about a world I knew little about

  9. A fascinating story told with panache.

  10. It is a must read, an eye opener of the rich and poor – I would love to see it as a movie!

  11. Great author, astouning story.

  12. A great read and a real page turner. If gives insight into the difficulties faced by a young family surviving on low wage and the privilege of the wealthy.

  13. Thurlow writes with knowing and deftness of touch, to produce a breezy, raunchy and illuminating story.

    The ascent of Gigolo is what men’s dreams are made of – and as long as you have a pot of Greek yogurt to hand, you can go far…

  14. Delicious!

  15. A brilliant read, real page turner! Enjoyed his way of “fixing his life” for the better. A real, modern life adventure.

  16. Amazing read couldn’t put it down! Read it twice as didn’t want to miss out on the goings on!!

  17. “Fantastic” A must read.

  18. Had to read gigolo in one go,

    could not put this book down.

    Highly recommended.

    A little jealous of Ben,s experience.

    Eye opening.

  19. I absolutely loved this book. A must read!!!. My reviews are up on different platforms.

  20. I can’t stop recommending this book to my friends! The fact that this is based on a true story makes this read that much more fascinating.

  21. Very interesting read about male heterosexual prostitution, a not so usual topic. Recommended.

  22. 1A book

  23. Exciting 5 star read

  24. A delectable read and a compelling story told with bravura and wit!

  25. Very very sexy, a real eye opener, very brave

  26. Hooray at last a 21st century novel. Best by far so far.

    5 stars for this magnificent read.

    Good luck

  27. As enlightening as it is entertaining!\

  28. A must read

  29. I recommend this book very highly. A good read, an easy read about a not so easy subject and the fact that it is a true life story makes it all the more fascinating.

  30. Brilliant book

  31. Excellent book, well written.

  32. Bold and unique! One of my all time favorite reads.

  33. Truthful and unsalacious.

  34. Loved the book! Took you right into a fantasy world of the manipulative rich!

  35. My new favorite book and I read a lot! Entertainingly brilliant.

  36. Loved it again on second reading . A real turn on about real lives.
    Some more please Clifford Thurlow

  37. Loved Gigola again on second reading . Real people in the real world
    And what a turn on !

  38. Fantastic read
    Highly recommended
    5 stars

  39. What a page-turner!

  40. Haaa!!! The super rich, secret de polichinelles? or not? “that is the question!

  41. Ben Foster is a fabulous writer

  42. Ben Foster’s gigolo is a real page turner, and a great read

  43. Excellent by any means, recommended!

  44. Excellent reading, recommended title.

  45. Top Class 👏👏👏

  46. Just right for the summer reading. When you are free of kids household duties, then a great heated read for men and women.
    You can feel all the feelings of highs and lows of guilt.

  47. Live the book so far brilliant read

  48. Amazing ❤️

  49. Absolutely amazing
    Completely adore the book. ❤️💜🤩🤩🤯🤙👌✌️

  50. Nail biting stuff great read best I’ve read in a long while

  51. Sounds good

  52. A real page turner!

  53. J B wow very diverse, not your boring vanilla life or read, gives a lot to develop and grow from, while being more than entertained. Love it 😎☝🏽

  54. “poverty is the worst form of violence.” -Ghandi

  55. Amazing book, was a real page turner

  56. Awesome read

  57. Thought this book was amazing, one of my best reads this year!

  58. Very Well Written

  59. Whether you have lived in the light or shade when it comes to your awareness level of corruption in a money talks society. You will still have your eyes firmly prised open at this enlightening depiction of a simple working class small townie navigating the realms of the rich and famously demanding. Money really can buy everything but love.

  60. Amazing book a must read. Better than fifty shades any day. Move it along Mr Grey and make room.


  62. I enjoyed the way the story was in to parts. One moment he was is this crazy sexy strange world and then it was like he was back in his real world. Once you started to read Gigolo, you were glued to it. Every chapter you read, you wanted to know what was in the next chapter. Very good and food for thought.

  63. Excellent read real eye opener

  64. Astonishing. Five star. A Must read.

  65. This really would make a great film. Fantastic….

  66. Perfect for a bit of scandal. Brilliant read…

    Well done guys.

  67. Where’s the film???

    Absolutely five stars.

  68. The other side of the coin to Jeffrey Epstein’s story!

  69. Couldn’t put this book down till I’d finished it

  70. I really got hooked into this book, found it very deep and meaningful, loved it and would love to read a follow on story of Ben Foster 5 star rating

  71. Terrible. Read. Sorry it’s a no from me. Utter utter Garbage

  72. A fabulous read!

  73. Just read this book and although I am not very patient I actually really enjoyed this one. Got right into the characters. Hopefully we will see more from these Ben and Clifford. A big thumbs up from me.

  74. Never judge a book by its cover! A truly well developed tale! Highly recommend!

  75. Very good book , I am not one to read books but this one I couldn’t put down , loved it xx

  76. A must read

  77. Great book x a book you could read again and again xx

  78. Kept me amused from first to last page, wanted more, hope there’s another book in the offering soon.

  79. What a fantastic read. Kept me entertained from start To finish.

  80. This book is a must plain and simple! Hmmm actually contemplating if I’m in the right job…

  81. Loved this book from start to finish . Can’t wait for second book . A must read x

  82. Best book Iv read in years.. Couldn’t put it down!

  83. Great read and interesting

  84. Best book I’ve ever read

  85. Amazing read.

  86. Definitely needs to become a film. Much awaited. Best read for a long time. Well done. Great.

  87. Wow what an experience. Lucky guy. Film?? Can’t wait.

  88. Wow what an experience. Lucky guy.

  89. Awaiting the second book?

  90. A must read…. I could not put down. Fantastic.

  91. Wowtastic. Brilliant.

  92. Highly recommend.

  93. Best read for a long time. Had to read twice. Good luck.

  94. Fantastic read.

  95. More of the same please. Must read.

  96. Definitely a winner. Grab this book fantastic read.

  97. Great book. Please make the movie.

  98. Superb read. Bravo.

  99. Really enjoyed “Gigolo” would like to know where he is now.

  100. Amazing read couldn’t put it down

  101. An amazing insight. Must read.

  102. Truly amazing. Awaiting more of the same.

  103. Wow…. Brilliant.

  104. Really enjoyed Gigolo. Number two please?

  105. From one gigolo to another. Top marks. Everyone must read, can relate to his endeavours.

  106. Fantastic read, well done.

  107. Amazing read.

  108. Definitely one to read. Brilliant.

  109. Well very, very entertaining. Recommended

  110. Very clever and insightful.

  111. Put on your reading list. A++++

  112. I’ve been waiting for a book like this, massively enjoyed. A must read guys. Well done Jim.

  113. Movie please? Fantastic true story.

  114. Circumstance or design? A true page turner, Very naughty too.

    But a definite read.


  115. Amazing, enjoyable and exciting. A must read.

  116. Not my usual read but I really enjoyed Gigolo.

    I will be recommending to friends and family. Great read.

  117. Fantastic read.

  118. Gigolo is a modern day tale of a debatable struggle. I love the way clues are thrown in to reveal who, what, when. Highly recommend to all reader’s.

  119. My age 32. My ht5.11 My wt. 73. Kg

  120. My mo. no. 9453150058

  121. I’m form Lucknow

  122. Could not put the book down, waiting for the film to come out, more believable than 50 shades!!!

  123. A wonderfully written expose of an underground scene, prevellent in the capital, and every big city. This will be known as a classic. Fantastic work!!

  124. Vote for this book

  125. Real life Mr Grey? Amazing book.

  126. Easily this book could go in the Fiction section!

  127. A film in the waiting here…..
    But which part would I play???

  128. Massage please. Great read, book me in. Good for you.

  129. I have the pleasure to know the author. Great guy amazing read. Definitely a film in the making.

    Well done Ben and Clifford.

    Great…. Must read.

  130. Absolutely loved gigolo best read in such a long time.

    Is Ben single now?

  131. Want to know more please? Where is Ben now?

  132. Wow just wow. More please.

  133. Amazing true story. Readers choice I like what read. This could actually be true. My opinion is a definite yes.

    A man’s life torn between his family and wanting the best for them, the only opportunity he had was to take a big risk.

    And paid the price.

    Be interested to see where he is now in life? Personally I would was torn by the ultimate question.

    Would I have done the same?

    If his goal was simply for the benefit of his family.

    Difficult choices must have been made.

    And yes a film would be extremely welcome.

    Good luck guys.

  134. Very addictive could not put it down, had to read in one day.

    Bloody good book. Our book club all agreed. “Movie”

    Very enjoyable.
    Gets my vote, plus family and friends votes. We can’t wait for the movie.

  135. The subject may appear at first glance to be frivolous, but the book has great depth and subtext. It is in many ways about the British class system, poverty and how it is no longer possible for a family to survive on one wage – the reason why Ben Foster was driven (without much persuasion, it has to be said) into the world of glamour, money and the sexual pursuits of the superrich.

  136. Great book!

  137. A great read!

  138. From down and out to up and about. Well written account of human frailty turning to strength in a world of sex, money and influence.

  139. Don’t judge a book by its cover “literally” better than I expected.

    Not so much of a Gigolo,more of a chancer who took risks for all the right reasons.

    When I first picked up this book I thought I was wasting my time then I read the synopsis and was intrigued.

    Completely hooked after first chapter.

    It definitely covers a lot of current affairs and tells it how it is completely.

    This book definitely ticks a multitude of reasons to read.
    Fantastic read, well written and definitely controversial.

    A real inspiring read. A must read.

  140. This guy has certainly been there and done it!!!

    A gripping read….

    Whatever next….

  141. Love this book.
    Good luck I really hope you win.

    You deserve it with this amazing read.

    I Was totally engrossed from start to finish. I really didn’t want Gigolo to end. A bit sad because I don’t think I will find another like it. Fresh talent for certain. Definitely one to look out for in the future.

  142. After reading I’d like to apply for a private massage please. How can I reach you?

  143. Love love love this book ! Totally deserve to win! I’ve read it twice ! Good in site on how the rich uses money to get what they want ! Shame there was no pictures !
    Please read this 5 star book and vote vote vote !

  144. Wow ! Could not put this down ! How I would love to be Vivienne !
    Brilliant read ! Can’t wait for the movie !! Knocks spots of 50 shades ! Ben foster the new Christian grey ❤️

  145. Excellent book , really well written. Loved all the characters especially Ben , sad when it ended but hoping for a sequel? Good luck , I really hope you win ! It would be throughly deserved!

  146. Would you risk everything for for money ? Read How Ben Foster balanced a normal happy family life with serving the rich and famous in exchange for wealth and sexual favours.
    This hot and steamy read is certainly a page turner !
    And certainly deserve to win this competition!

  147. This man ben Foster is out of this world, very raunchy in every way possible, the book is brilliant and certainly a must read. The book does take your thoughts to another level. Ben Foster you are the most amazing writer and author and definitely deserves to win this competition.

  148. Where can I find a Ben foster ? Such lucky women to have encountered him.
    With his sex skills and writing skills combined a wonderfully talented man 💓

  149. Brilliantly written and a captivating story by the wonderfully talented Ben Foster , one to defiantly keep an eye on in the future.
    Please vote for this book

  150. Very good read. Definitely one for the ladies. 😉 Film please?

  151. Amazing book from an Amazing author, really gets your pulse racing and sends naughty thoughts wild ! Brilliantly written as a rag to Riches story , oh how I would love to have the money to pay for Bens services !
    A fabulous 5 star read !

  152. Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive , five stars

  153. Left me wanting more, couldn’t put down. Ben foster is so hot, I love him. Definitely a winner.

  154. Fantastic read. Really felt Ben’s struggle and charm. Would love to meet him? He sounds like a guy who knows what a woman wants.

    The reader really gets a up close and personal view of the injustice that is realistic to what goes on behind closed doors within the circles of world’s most influential Powerful people.

    Get this book on the big screen please. Everyone deserves to know the truth. Exposé them all.

  155. Fun and Sexy!
    This story is wonderful, and full of sexual tension. The characters are hot and exciting, with the sexual relationships that keeps us glued Ben had to do what he had to do !
    Please vote for this book

  156. Excellent book , loved every aspect of it , Ben foster has it all , I would love to have a private massage !! Deserve to win , vote of this book !!

  157. Definitely should be a must on everyone’s reading list.

  158. Just like the elite aren’t having any problems or struggles during this outbreak. This books shows the truth about how these so called leaders act when no one is around. It’s a really does make a mockery of all us tax payers. Ben Foster you really have lived and made the best of your life. Good for you, keep on my man. Clifford T amazing work amazing read. Well done both of you. I admire your bravery.

    Vote for this book.

  159. Mind-expanding read.

  160. Good luck to you both. Amazing read a real page turner.

  161. Watch Ben foster talking about his book on YouTube , search for Benfostergigolo

  162. Well what an experience. Thank you for sharing your story. I really enjoyed Gigolo, Ben foster is a man among men in my eyes. His story is captivating and intriguing. Please vote for this book, he has earned it in my eyes.

    Ladies get a load of this guy wow!!!

  163. Loved this book. Good luck Ben & Clifford 🤞

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