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REVIEW: “Public Display of Everything ” by Cara Dee

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ABOUT:

“Is there a voyeur inside you? Or are you the one who would like an audience in the bedroom?”

Cory can’t keep a job. Flynn has a job he can no longer hide behind. A simple proposition in an effort to solve both of their problems leads two young men to confront the heartbreaks of their pasts in order to make a future together.

What starts as an innocent bit of voyeurism turns into a public display of…everything.

You know you like to watch.

REVIEW:

“You know you like to watch.”  

What a great hook! Because, yes, yes I do thank you very much. Although I do prefer to read about watching, because lets be honest, kinky fiction is like voyeurism if your imagination is anything like mine. Voyeurism in real life can’t be all that glam or thrilling like it is in fiction. Well, I know it’s not. I once pulled into a well known ‘dogging’ site (that’s what they call them round here) just out of curiosity (and a bit of a dare) to find two cars parked next to each other with two equally dodgy looking fella’s in em, just you know … waiting around (cos neither of them were actually …doing anything) for some action to start. Which must have been kind of awkward for them… right? What were they both thinking? Slow night …could do with a cuppa …Is he gonna knock one off or what? As soon as they spotted me and I saw them sit up straight with wild eyed anticipation, I kinda freaked and I was out of there. I spun the wheel, tires screeching (or was that me?) and made tracks faster than you can say …Bob. So my association with voyeurism is forever tainted by the image of those two gawping bug eyed blokes in their sensible raincoats, who in time – if they were lucky – would have been tugging away on their unmentionables while staring through some randy sods fogged up windscreen. So yes, I much prefer to read about voyeurism and imagine the audience to have absolutely no resemblance to the local doggers. Now if they had been leather clad Harley boys waiting for little ole me … hmm …perhaps…

But I have run away with myself and I apologise. The blurb just got me thinking and I anticipated a hot kinky smut fest of foggy windows eclipsed by streamline shadows of lusty strangers intoxicated by the sex act in front of them. But what I got was nothing of the sort. This was a sweet and surprisingly adorable love story about a geeky socially awkward guy who runs a website for voyeurs, who just happens to need a pretty huge favour from the gorgeous (but he doesn’t know it) James Dean look-a-like. What the hell, right? Seriously? Where’s my foggy windows and coarse kink? Ha! Okay … I get it, I’m with you now. This is voyeurism for the more vanilla boys and girls and that’s cool, considering my experience it’s probably better to have the gawpers kept at a fair distance, behind their binoculars too.

Flynn’s POV is hilarious and heartwarming, the guy is a gorgeous klutz with a heart of platinum and he’s as sexy as the devils own succubi. Cole is freaking squeeze-his-cheeks adorable. A socially awkward computer geek who googles …everything. I loved their dialog, I loved their chemistry and I loved that they felt so right together. It’s a healing hearts kind of thing too where they both find the kind of solace they didn’t know they could ever trust to have again. It’s so lovely and sweet. So the kink is tame but extremely sexy nonetheless and this was fun and very easy to read. It made me smile. The only thing that let it down was the letters from Luke at the beginning of each chapter. I thought that that situation would have led to some bigger revelation or angst about Coles past, but heyho they can’t all be high drama. This was so very nearly a 4 star I love it like mad read, only let down by being so far removed from my original expectations and the missed opportunity to be something … just a little bit …more. This is my first book by Cara Dee and yes, I probably should have read Aftermath first as it’s probably more my thing, but I have absolutely no regrets over reading this one. I really liked it and highly recommend it for some feel good sexy reading. Cara Dee has my full attention and now I’m off to discover her darker/deeper side with Aftermath.

 

RATING: 3.5  STARS

BOOK INFO:

Title:Public Display of Everything
Author: Cara Dee
Publisher: Cara Dee
Pages: 161 pages
Release Date: 5 April 2014
Purchase Links: Amazon UK, Amazon.com,

One comment on “REVIEW: “Public Display of Everything ” by Cara Dee

  1. Sue
    July 25, 2014

    Yesssss, Cara Dee, yes!

    I’m so glad I didn’t pick this one up for review. Now you’re got a taste for her work and can see that her darker side will be your cuppa tea. Woot!

    Read Aftermath asap. :)

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