- State of Mind
- Release Date
- May 2015
- Book 1 of Not Vanilla
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Taste the forbidden in this new series from two bestselling authors! NOT VANILLA (VOYEURISM) includes WATCH ME by Jennifer Lynne and LOOKIN' GOOD by Roz Lee. These sexy, novelette-length stories, while romantic, will take you into the erotic world of the watcher and the watched.
Watch Me by Jennifer Lynne
I was so afraid, when my husband uncovered my secret. Afraid he'd hate me, or think me disgusting, or be completely turned off. Equally scared this watching game I play with our sexy neighbor might be shut down for good. Can William bring himself to join my addictive Sunday night ritual, or will he force me to choose between the man I love, and the sexual urges that consume me? ~ Isabel
Lookin' Good by Roz Lee
I wish I had never told Travis my deepest, darkest secret—that I like to watch. I should have known he would want to give me my heart's desire. I love him more than anything, but I hate him for using my weakness to try to win me back. Moreover, I hate myself for not being able to turn down the gifts he brings me. ~ Bailey Rose
Contains erotic content suitable for Adult readers only.
Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Jul 24, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
152 people found the following review helpful
NOT VANILLA - VOYEURISM is a collection of two brief stories both about the pleasures of watching!
"Watch Me" by Jennifer Lynne is the first story and it tells the tale of a lonely wife who discovers she has a sexy neighbor, who likes to be watched. It becomes a Sunday night ritual for Isabel to stand at her window and wait to see what sexually charged show her neighbor is going to put on for her. Some nights he's with women, some nights men, and some nights he's just by himself, but there is always a show. The watcher knows her presence is not a secret and the watched enjoys putting on a show; the arrangement is perfect. Isabel looks forward to her Sunday nights with her voyeurism while her husband works late. Until the night her husband comes home early and she discovers that he also likes to watch, but he likes to watch Isabel.
William knows there is strain in his and Isabel's marriage and he knows it is largely his fault. If watching her watch their sexual neighbor can strengthen their relationship and bring them closer together again, William is willing to try it.
This story is perfect. It touches upon every aspect of voyeurism and shows that this not vanilla kink can be multi-layered and multi-purpose. Ms. Lynne does a great job with character development and getting the emotions of the characters to jump off the page. The only thing I felt fell slightly short were the "what if" ponderings of Isabel when she contemplated actually being with her neighbor instead of just watching him. It made me feel like Isabel wasn't completely happy with her voyeuristic relationship and I wanted her to be.
"Lookin' Good" by Roz Lee is all about a man who is willing to sacrifice his soul to give the woman he loves everything she desires in order to make her happy. When Bailey shares her love of voyeurism with her boyfriend Travis, he wants to provide her with the opportunity to fulfill her desires. Unfortunately, Travis' efforts to keep Bailey happy tear their emotions and their relationship apart. The two of them struggle with the balance of desire fulfillment and relationship fulfillment.
This story combines voyeuristic steam and heartbreak perfectly; two themes I wouldn't think would blend well together. Ms. Lee's characters are complex and their emotional struggles jumped off the page while I was reading. Despite this being a shorter story, the characters and their relationship were well developed and their journey was one I wanted to take along with them.
I enjoyed both of these stories that were about so much more than voyeurism and I look forward to reading more Not Vanilla stories.
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