From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes EYES ON YOU, a new novella in her Blasphemy Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!
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Author: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: 18 July 2017
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Series: Blasphemy, book 3
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
She wants to explore her true desires, and he wants to watch… When a sexy stranger asks Wolf Henrikson to rescue her from a bad date, he never expected to want the woman for himself. But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. And Wolf loves to watch.
In the wake of discovering her fiancé’s infidelity, florist Olivia Foster never expected to find someone who not only understood her wildest, darkest fantasies, but would bring them to life. As Wolf introduces her to his world at the play club, Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom even as she’s scared to trust again.
But Wolf is a master of getting what he wants—and he’s got his eyes set on her…
It's always funny to me that with the books I love the most I never know how to truly review them. I suppose it's this strange conundrum of wanting to boast about them with out gushing so much you turn away from the sappiness of it all and the desire to tell you everything while still telling you very little so I don't spoil it, which is especially challenging when the review is on a novella length book So here I sit staring at my computer screen thinking about how much I loved Eyes On You, how much I adored Wolf and Olivia, how much Blasphemy is one of my favorite Erotic Romance series and yet not being able to put those thoughts down in review form.
However, here we are and here we go...
Olivia is on the worst date of her life with no escape in sight until she bumps into 'the hottest man Liv had ever seen." when returning grudgingly from a much needed escape to the bathroom. I loved Olivia. I loved her humor, her wit, her desire to be who she is deep down, to not let others perceptions of what they believe is right or wrong stop her from being who she is.
Wolf, oh sweet Wolf. He may be one of my favorite Master's so far, Quinton from Mastering Her Senses has top honors, but Wolf is right there. I loved his care, his sweetness, his strength, (physically and emotionally) and well lets just be honest here, his sexiness. Things happen fast for he and Olivia but Laura writes these feelings so honestly that they are believable. You know that this couple is meant to be. I love that Wolf doesn't struggle not put his feelings right out on the table, that he goes all in and he has no problem waiting (thankfully not long) for Olivia to recognize (or at least admit) to having the same feelings and desires.
My favorite part about this book is that the story revolves around how Olivia had been shamed of her desires and ultimately ashamed of them, but how she came to realize that what she wants for herself isn't anything to be ashamed of and how Wolf helps her find peace with herself and what she craves for herself. Through his acceptance of her, which is exactly what he needs as well, she finds the peace that has eluded her for years and with peace, love and happiness. I love the idea that we can all be who we are meant to be when we just accept who we are, when we accept that voice in our souls that has been tying to tell us what we need. This is a story that is about more than an erotic moment. It is one of the reasons I love the Blasphemy series so much, each book is about discovering who you are, being open to who you are, being accepting of who you are, who others are and not in terms of BDSM but in terms of YOU and your happiness!
Laura Kaye always knows how to give me the book I want and when I need it most. Her stories are beautiful stories of love and acceptance, plus a whole lot of sexy moments that make me swoon and humor to make me smile even when I want to be grumpy. After reading Eyes On You I also can not wait for Master Alex's story, his is going to be quite the emotional roller coaster I think! If you are looking for a sweet story, with a well done side of BDSM look no further than Eyes On You. As always with the 1,001 Dark Nights novellas this is one you can pick up with out having read any other the others in the series, you won't be lost at all, you'll just b using that one click finger for the rest as soon as you're done.
~ Happy Reading ~
Wolf Henrikson watched the sexy stranger flee her table like it was the Titanic and the bathroom was the last available lifeboat. And he couldn’t say that he blamed her. He hadn’t been trying to eavesdrop on the couple’s conversation; it was only that every time the man spoke to anyone from the restaurant’s staff, he shouted like he wanted to make the scene he was in fact making.
What the hell was the cute brunette doing with such an a**hole anyway? The few times he’d looked around to see if his dinner companion had arrived, he’d noticed the woman sitting not too far away—and she’d made him do a double take every time. Between her glossy chocolate waves, the bright red paint on her bow-tie lips, and the vintage-style red dress with the plunging neckline and the full knee-length skirt, she had the sex appeal of a pinup girl. He couldn’t help wondering if she wore garters and thigh-highs beneath that skirt.
Wolf almost regretted that he no longer had any reason to stay at the bar because the scene playing out at the nearby table was like a train wreck he couldn’t stop watching. And, oh, he did enjoy watching. People were just so fucking interesting, even when they were off their damn rockers.
But the prospective submissive he’d been planning to meet—in public, at her request—had just called to let him know she’d gotten cold feet. He respected the honesty. The BDSM lifestyle wasn’t for everyone, and it wasn’t something he recommended anyone explore frivolously. But the change in plans left him at loose ends.
Actually, that feeling was a constant presence in his blood these days. Restlessness. Boredom.
Dissatisfaction without really being able to pinpoint why.
In anticipation of the meeting, he’d only had water, but he dropped a few dollars on the bar anyway, then pushed off the stool and made for the restrooms at the back. Blasphemy would be hopping soon, and even though he wasn’t scheduled to work a shift, he could no doubt find a willing partner to play with there. Though he was one of the twelve Master Dominants and a one-twelfth owner of the city’s most exclusive BDSM club, Wolf’s particular kink didn’t require all the equipment and special rooms that some did. Really, voyeurism and exhibitionism could be enjoyed anywhere. Which was kinda the point.
As long as he could watch, or knew others were watching, or was with someone who got off on being watched, he was all kinds of good.
Or, at least, he used to be.
About Laura Kaye: New York Times and USA Today bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Maryland Romance Writers, and she is past president of the RWA-Contemporary Romance Writers.
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