Review & Excerpt for Laura Kaye’s Eyes on You, Part of the 1001 Dark Nights Series

Review & Excerpt for Laura Kaye’s Eyes on You, Part of the 1001 Dark Nights Series

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…

Eyes on You is the latest addition to the 1001 Dark Nights ongoing anthology and a sizzling insight into the world of voyeurism and exhibitionism. Light on story and filled with smoking hot sex scenes this is the book for you if you’re looking for an afternoon escape of erotica. Keep reading below for an excerpt!

What I liked:

  • Wolf Henrikson. I hate that this guy didn’t get a full-length novel. I’ve recently developed a weak spot for Swedish men and Wolf checks all the blocks: tall, sexy, attentive, sweet, and a Dominant to boot. He rescues Liz in the best way possible from a hilariously awful date.
  • I loved how Liv found the strength with Wolf by her side to own who she is. Her asshole of an ex really messed with her mind, but she doesn’t hesitate to jump into the deep end with Wolf when she realizes that he’s a kindred spirit who also lights her up.
  • These two had fun together outside the bedroom and made me smile. Sure, there’s definitely a case of insta-love going on here, but it’s a novella and expected when the couple starts the book as strangers. I liked the brief looks into their non-sexual relationship.

What I didn’t like:

  • Eyes on You is marketed as romance on Amazon but in reality is pure erotica. I liked Wolf and Liz so much as a couple that I would’ve liked to see them grow as a couple outside of their sexual chemistry.
  • I get the exhibitionist thing. I recently read Sawyer Bennett’s Wicked Favor which handled this beautifully. Laura Kaye does so here for the most part, but there’s a scene where Liz ends up in Wolf’s shirt that at Blasphemy that felt too intimate to be part of their exhibitionism. It didn’t feel right to me.

Overall, this was a nice read for an afternoon spent in bed while dealing with a summer cold and it left me excited to read Laura Kaye’s first two books in the Blasphemy series (Bound to You, book 1, is free on Amazon!). Oh, and I have no doubt that Kaye is saving Master Alex up for a swoon-worthy book which I definitely won’t miss!

3.5 stars for Eyes on You. Heat level: 4

I received a copy of Eyes on You from InkSlingerPR and the author in exchange for honest feedback.

Eyes on You was published in July 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts and is part of the 1001 Dark Nights Series.

EXCERPT:

Oh, nope. Nopenopenope. A thousand, million times, nope.

She shoved up out of her chair, and the napkin tumbled from her lap to the floor.

As stunned as she was, she wasn’t sure which happened first—Jerry asking where she was going or Wolf appearing at her side.

“God, Liv. It really is you,” Wolf said. “I worried I’d never see you again.”

Liv blinked, swallowed, and played along as she stared up at that handsome Nordic face, all dark-blond and sharp-jawed good looks. “Wolf. Wow. I can’t believe it’s you.”

He stepped closer. “I see you’re in the middle of something here…”

“Yes, she is,” Jerry said. “If you’ll excuse us.”

Wolf ignored him. “…but after the way we last parted, I promised myself if I ever saw you again, I wasn’t going to let you get away twice.”

Liv was nearly breathless. Was he role-playing or talking about their brief encounter? Either way, her response was the same. “I don’t want you to let me get away.”

She felt out of her element, outside the bounds of propriety, out of control. She had no idea what she was doing here, what she was maybe getting into with this man who was, except for an intense five-minute conversation, a total stranger. She had no idea…except that her head said How could it be worse than my date? And her instincts said Go with Wolf, go with Wolf, go with Wolf. And her body said And climb him while you’re at it.

“Damn, I hoped you’d say that,” Wolf said, green eyes flashing. And then he took her into his arms and kissed her. Right there. In the middle of the bar of a fancy steakhouse. In front of    

Jerry, who was babbling in outrage that Liv couldn’t hear.

Because Wolf dominated every other sense. His hard chest crushing her breasts and his big hands cupping her jaw and sliding into her hair. His cool tongue licking across her lips. His shower-clean scent adding to the Prosecco to make her head swim. Liv stood frozen and still for long seconds, not because she didn’t like the kiss, but because she did. Oh, man, she really freaking did.

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