Book Review: Trust by Taryn Harvey

Posted On: August 15, 2016

I received my copy of Trust from Taryn Harvey herself after having interviewed her for my radio show Eros Evolution. Published in 2014, the book is a memoir and opens with Harvey starting her first day as an escort. She decided to do this having been struck with adrenal fatigue and needing to step away from a demanding career in public relations.

Trust by Taryn HarveyYears of binge drinking, eating disorders and unhealthy relationships all took a toll on her body. Harvey chooses to share all this with great humanity and heart. The book, of course, also shares the stories about Harvey’s escort clients. She explores big questions in her book: What drives us to seek intimacy? How do we keep a relationship alive? How do we really feel about sex? Who can we trust? And more…

You see the other side of escorting – the heart behind the service provider. Beyond the money, Harvey seeks to view her clients through eyes of compassion, understand them through her own humanity, and restore their soul through touch. There is a love story in the book – and heartbreakingly for us – it was a love not to have a happily ever after unless in fairy tales.

Today, Harvey is a qualified relationship counsellor, sex therapist and Tantra coach in Sydney, Australia. I’ve had a healing session with her when I was in Sydney in January 2016, and can attest to her abilities as a gifted energy healer and coach. Definitely more than a book by an ex-sex worker, Harvey’s story is one of courage, strength, and the human spirit. Be moved and reminded of your own humanity; be touched and wept for her pain; be inspired to also live life fully and fearlessly.

Who is Martha?

Dr. Martha Tara Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She provides sexuality and relationship coaching for individuals and couples, conducts sexual education workshops and speaks at public events. She is the author of the books Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, and Orgasmic Yoga. She is also the host of the weekly radio show Eros Evolution on OMTimes Radio. For more, visit or email

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