Not Vanilla (Voyeurism)
Jennifer Lynne and Roz Kelly
Taste the forbidden in a sexy duo by bestselling authors Roz Lee & Jennifer Lynne. These novelette-length stories will take you into the erotic world of the watcher and the watched, offering a tantalizing glimpse into a range of flavors that are definitely not vanilla!
I was so afraid, when my husband uncovered my secret. Afraid he’d hate me, or think me disgusting, or be completely turned off. Equally scared this watching game I play with our sexy neighbor might be shut down for good. Can William bring himself to join my addictive Sunday night ritual, or will he force me to choose between the man I love, and the sexual urges that consume me?
What AusRom Today thought of Jennifer Lynne’s story, Watch Me:
Jennifer Lynne’s Watch Me is a scorching hot read that explores at some depth and detail the voyeurism fetish.
In short, the main character Isabel married young (and to her childhood sweetheart) in turn leaving her perhaps a little devoid of sexual independence and discovery. Add to that, her husband has recently had an extramarital indiscretion which has further complicated their marriage and relationship.
As a result, Isabel takes charge of her own sexual path (yay, Isabel) and spends her Sunday evenings in a mutual exchange of voyeurism with the tall dark (& perhaps slightly promiscuous) across the alley neighbour, Dan.
The voyeurism is just one aspect of their exchange though as you do get the feeling that Isabel is living rather vicariously through Dan’s lifestyle choices.
Most interestingly was the way the author used Isabel’s fetish in such a positive light, for her individually and also within the confines of her marriage.
Not only does this enable Isabel to take full control of her own sexuality both mentally and physically, but her freedom to explore this desire does in turn lead her back to her husband. It’s a “grass isn’t always greener” kind of journey.
As with the very nature of voyeurism, it’s the untouchable aspect that keeps the interest alive and a chance encounter at the end of the story cements for Isabel (and Dan) that their relationship is best achieved from behind their respective closed doors.
– J’aimee Brooker, AusRom Today.