Perhaps the previous "offended" reviewer should actually read the book before offering her comments. At least then she might be able to criticize something besides the title. The truth is that this book is not only about prostitution. Rather it is Archer's autobiographical account of his experiences in the Dominican Republic. The sex scenes are brief and not very explicit. So if you are looking for a book to get turned on by this is probably not a good choice.
Raymond is part of a group of expats who hang around bars and restaurants in Puerto Plata and Sosua. They spend much of their time griping about eveything that is wrong in the world. He is a college philosophy professor and is constantly making references to historical figures such as Socrates, Rosseau and Wittgenstein. Raymond's own ideas tend to be very libertarian in that they favor individual freedom over group equality. This seems to be a major part of his desire to live in the DR, because he can do pretty much whatever he wants to as long as he has the money to pay for it.
Previous reviewers seem to be upset that this book associates prostitutes with the DR. But the truth is that prostitution is very widespread in the Dominican Republic. This is due to a wide variety of factors, including the extreme poverty and the high number of single mothers. For these women prostitution is the best available economic opportunity and so, of course, they are going to take advantage of it. I respect these women and feel they should not be looked down on by anyone.
Of course, it's more easy to criticize the men. But the reality is that the DR is also full of foreign women seeking out handsome, young Dominican guys. The vacation resort I stayed at was full of them, including a German woman, that must have been between 75-80, with a guy in his 20's. The difference is that these Dominican men, known as "sankies", not only have sex with the women but also go out to eat with them, go shopping and generally pretend to be in a romantic relationship. But, of course, it is always the women who pay for everything as well as sometimes buying expensive gifts. Even after the women go back home they still often send money to their "boyfriends" who claim to be facing various family emergencies. These guys often bank a tidy sum of cash before their foreign "girlfriends" wise up. In contrast, the female prostitutes usually provide a more straightforward sex for money exchange with their male clients. But some DR women use the money transfer hustle on foreign men as well. The point is that in the Dominican Republic it is often hard to tell who is exploiting who.
I don't agree with everything that Archer has to say and this book is certainly no literary masterpiece. But it is an interesting read about one aspect of life in this diverse and fascinating country. Those curious about life in the DR might want to check it out.