Voyeur

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Voyeur by Lacey Alexander

Published by NAL Trade

Suffering from writer's block and with no lover to speak of, novelist Laura Watkins is in a funk. She needs a getaway and a release. Fast. Fortunately, she finds both in the retreat of a friend's isolated Colorado home. It's hers and hers alone for as long as she needs it. Then she comes upon the webcam, and her curiosity is aroused. So is her secret fantasy-to be watched by a stranger. His screen name is Flyboy. He likes what he sees. He wants to open up for her, too.
Now, they're only one click away from exploring an after-hours game of exhibitionist and voyeur where anything goes. But now it's time to take it one step further-by meeting in the flesh. This time, no rules, no limits, and
absolutely nothing to come between them.


I forget where I first heard of this book, but I knew that I wanted to read it.
It's about a writer who uses the secluded home of her friends cousin to try and get over her writers block. The homeowner lets people use his house from time to time and in order to keep an eye on things he has a webcam set up in the living room. The people who stay there are aware of the webcam, so it's not like he is a pervert or anything.
One night when Laura can't sleep, she sits on the couch with some wine and starts touching herself. Her friend thinks that she has writers block because she hasn't had sex in a while. She thinks that maybe sex with herself with help with the writers block, so she goes for it.

A little bit into the self touching, Laura looks over and sees the red light on the webcam. She then remembers that the home owner has viewing access to the living room anytime he wants. Laura tells herslelf that he is not really watching so late at night, but the thought of him watching turns her on, so she pretends that he is.
He was watching though.
The next day when she goes on the computer to work on her book she gets an IM from Braden letting her know that he was watching.
At first she is embarrassed that he was watching , but then she admits to herself that she knew all along he was there. So, whatever.
After that Voyeur lost it's believability. (Is that even a real word?) Braden and Laura talk twice on IM, they have one very short phone call where she tells him that she isn't interested in playing with herself for him anymore. He then shows up in her bed, and they have sex.
Okay.
So, Braden sticks around for a while, and they have a lot of wild sex. Braden is able to get Laura to do things she has never done before. Like have sex with the lights on, shave her yoni, do it in front of a huge picture window. They also have a three-some and anal sex.
At the end of their time together Laura doesn't really want to leave because she has fallen for Braden. Thinking that he was only in it for the sex she doesn't bother to tell him how she feels.
Six months later Braden has realized that he can't live without her, so he contacts her, she tells him how she feels, he goes to her then they are Happily Ever After.
During Voyeur we get several chapters (pages at a time) of the book that the Heroine is writing. Those parts were boring, and I skipped over them. It annoyed me big time because it took away from the story. I would rather those pages have been filled with Laura and Braden. Not some story that Laura was writing. I didn't pay for a Laura book. I paid for a Lacey Alexander book.
I'm going to go ahead and give Voyeur a C+
As much as the first face to face meeting between the Hero/Heroine had me rolling my eyes, and as much as I hated the book that Laura was writing, I loved how there was no anal sex during the three-some. Braden and Laura did have some back door relations, but the fact that it did not happen during the three-some was rather refreshing. Voyeur's love scenes were so steamy that if I was wearing my glasses, I'm sure they would have fogged up.
I am definitely going to be looking for more books by this author.

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