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!
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About EYES ON YOU (Blasphemy #3):
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…
Master Wolf has always intrigued me since starting Laura Kaye’s Blasphemy series. His kink isn’t about whips and chains or pain and pleasure; he’s a voyeur/exhibitionist – one who gets off on watching people give and receive pleasure as well as bring his lover to orgasm with as many eyes on them as possible. It makes sense that Wolf would feel a bit restless and even bored in the club he helps run and has a stake in because there aren’t any risks involved in playing at Blasphemy. It’s a place of like-minded people, so while they are more than willing to watch with avid interest when Wolf and his partner decide to play in the main room of the club, the riskiness and fundamental pleasure of partaking in sexual acts out in the open does not hold the same thrill because there’s no one to judge them…no one to fear outing their activities because no one would disapprove of any type of carnal act they choose to explore while all eyes are on them.
Olivia Foster is just the submissive Wolf needs to bring out his “full Dom mode,” which is interesting because Liv has never realized that part of her nature due to her ex’s judgmental attitude when it comes to her sexual fantasies, making her feel abnormal and inappropriate. But all it takes is one interaction between them for Wolf to know exactly what Liv needs to feel alive and find sexual pleasure, and when Olivia agrees to explore her very public desires, both of them find exactly who and what they need to live fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Laura Kaye does an amazing job of illustrating Olivia’s transformation as Liv finally realizes that there’s nothing wrong with what she wants and needs in a sexual partner. Liv and Wolf fit so perfectly together that the quickness of their relationship makes sense and it doesn’t feel rushed because they provide each other with exactly what they need and give fully of themselves, ensuring that they both are satisfied in all facets of their lives.
The whole concept of voyeurism and exhibitionism is an intriguing one; in a sense, that’s exactly what readers of erotic romance are doing, so while we may not feel comfortable enough to act out or to explore our own fantasies, letting go of all inhibitions, we are allowed to witness our desires play out in front of us every time we pick up a sexy, smutty, romantic, or kinky read, and I, for one, wouldn’t want it any other way.
4.5 Poison Apples
The silence that followed was thick with tension, and Liv almost couldn’t decide if she’d hallucinated what’d happened or if this first date was truly just that bad. Jerry wouldn’t make eye contact and, instead, peered down at his cell phone beneath the table. So she took the opportunity to survey the diners sitting at the horseshoe-shaped bar near them in the hopes she’d see someone, anyone, she knew. God, please give me a way to escape Mr. I Don’t Use Menus. But God had clearly forsaken her, because the party of three women having a girls’ night out were strangers. As were the various groupings of men, some of whom wore Orioles gear and watched the pre-game commentary on the captioned television screens above the bar. An elderly man she didn’t know sat alone nearest to their high-boy table nursing a glass of bourbon, and two seats down from him…sat the hottest man Liv had ever seen.
And that was her impression just from seeing him in profile.
He had dark blond hair and a chiseled jaw, and even sitting, it was clear that he was tall.
Seriously broad shoulders filled out a dark green button-down shirt, and big hands gripped a glass of water. Now God was just being mean. Because someone was going to get to be with that man tonight while she was stuck here with Jerry of the I Don’t Use Menus clan. As she watched, not-Jerry pressed his cell phone to his ear and began talking in tones too low for her to hear.
On a sigh, Liv returned her attention to Jerry. Not that it mattered, because his gaze remained fixed on his phone. She drained the rest of her Prosecco and wished someone would bring her the bottle. That wouldn’t be too awkward for a first date, right? Right?
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.