SPOTLIGHT REVIEW – Behind His Lens by R.S. Grey

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Title: Behind His Lens

Author: R.S. Grey

Released: December 21, 2013

Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance

Synopsis

Twenty-three year old model Charley Whitlock built a quiet life for herself after disaster struck four years ago. She hides beneath her beautiful mask, never revealing her true self to the world… until she comes face-to-face with her new photographer — sexy, possessive Jude Anderson. It’s clear from the first time she meets him that she’s playing by his rules. He says jump, she asks how high. He tells her to unzip her cream Dior gown; she knows she has to comply. But what if she wants him to take charge outside of the studio as well?

Jude Anderson has a strict “no model” dating policy. But everything about Charley sets his body on fire. 

When a tropical photo shoot in Hawaii forces the stubborn pair into sexually charged situations, their chemistry can no longer be ignored. They’ll have to decide if they’re willing to break their rules and leave the past behind or if they’ll stay consumed by their demons forever. 

Will Jude persuade Charley to give in to her deepest desires?

**Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**

 

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Patricia’s 4 STAR Review

Charley makes a living as a model. It’s a job that pays the bills and affords her the opportunity to do what she loves. On the outside she appears to have it made with her life in the high fashion world. But behind the mask, is a girl who carries the grief of tragedy and loss and Jude is making dents in her tough exterior and making it hard to keep up the façade.

Being near him makes me feel vulnerable, like I am playing on empty train tracks, but telling him my true feelings is like leaping off a platform toward an oncoming engine.

 

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Jude is commanding and brilliant behind the camera. He has seen his fair share of hot models and one night stands. Enter Charley Whitlock, the blonde haired blue eyed beauty standing before him in a cream Dior dress. Those blue eyes staring back at him through the lens of his camera may be more than he can withstand.

She’s like a wild horse; I have to slowly coax her away from the isolated life she’s made for herself. I know she’s had it hard; I can see it behind her eyes, but she can’t hide forever, and I want to be the person that saves her. I want her to be mine.

Let me just start out by saying that the angst in this book was STUPENDOUS. It was chew your nails, pull your hair out, I can’t hardly stand it, and I loved every minute of it. The photo shoot set the precedent for an angst filled story. I could visualize the scene while it was unfolding and the sexual tension was off the charts intense.

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Watching these two try to resist the pull they had toward one another was frustrating. I wanted so badly for them to give into the urge. And yet, they exercised will power like no other, sort of. A kiss here, an orgasm there…you know harmless flirting. There was a HALLELUJAH moment that was long overdue and I was seriously overjoyed and relieved all at the same time. My poor fingernails took a brutal beating.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. This was a fantastic debut novel and I am excited about all this is yet to come from RS Grey.

 

About the Author

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.

​I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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