“Voyeur” Book Review

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Title: Voyeur (A student-teacher romance). 

(Book 1 in the Voyeur series)

Author: Fiona Cole

Publication Date: 24th April 2018
Genres: 
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Source: Kindle (KU)

Heat Gauge: 4 out of 5 blue stars.

This books verges on erotica with the amount of sexual content to be found in its pages. Loaded with mature content, so easily 18+.

Summary

Oaklyn was struggling to put herself through college, so when the opportunity to work at Voyeur dropped in her lap, she could not resist the prospect of the massive pay cheque. Besides, it was not like the client’s got to touch her. It was just acting.

 

It never occurred to Callum that the hot new girl at Voyeur could be a college student. His student. At least she never saw him watching her, so the recognition only went one way when she walked into his first astronomy class for the semester. 

 

What started out as something to relieve his frustrations soon became an obsession, driving Callum down a path of self-destruction as he tries to reconcile his feelings for a girl he should not want. 

Review

Being a sucker for a forbidden romance with a touch of the taboo, I was hooked the moment I read the blurb for this book. Then as I entered the world of Oaklyn and Callum I was compelled to keep going, almost like I was the client at Voyeur. Fiona Cole did a marvelous job of building the heat in this story, something that can be difficult with the amount of erotic content she exposes you to.

 A large part of what kept me turning the pages was the very human struggles experienced by the protagonists. I could easily relate to Oaklyn’s situation of juggling work, study, and play time, all while discovering her own sexuality. It was also refreshing to read about a romance hero with sexual problems. The way Cole developed Callum’s past, and the psychological problems resulting from what happened, went a long way to solidifying this character and making him feel very real.

 

For a book that sells itself as a student-teacher romance, I was surprised by how little that part of the forbidden love angle was used. College was simply a backdrop for the story rather than a mechanism to tear the heroes apart. Ultimately there was more issue made of Oaklyn’s job at Voyeur. I feel that the stakes could have been raised if the looming threat of exposure and possible loss of Callum’s job were fleshed out more.

 

Oaklyn’s colleague, Jackson, was an intriguing character and I kept thinking I would like to learn more about him, so imagine my delight when I discovered the sequel was all about him! I cannot wait to sink my teeth into Lovers.

 

Voyeur is an immersive story with well-written erotic scenes and likeable characters. While there could be more tension, there was still enough to keep me turning the page. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something steamy. 

About the Author

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Fiona Cole is a science graduate who chose to become a stay-at-home mother. Her life choice led her down the path of reading and ultimately writing compelling fiction.

Purchase Links

The Voyeur series starts with Voyeur.

Amazon AU

Amazon US

Amazon UK

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