Release Date: December 22, 2013
3.5 out of 5
The writing and story line of Behind His Lens were both phenomenal, but it was almost too…nice. I needed more drama, angst, and/or sex to have made this one a home run for me, either that or to realize I was walking into a lighter read. There was lots of sensuality, especially the first scene that Jude is photographing Charley. He barely touched her, but it was sooo steamy. That’s serious writing skill right there. Then it backed off into something lighter, then some hints of sensual, then a heavier scene hinting at either Jude or Charley’s past. It ebbed and flowed like this for the whole book, and while it was well done, I felt like I was being teased a little. I do hope to maybe see Bennett and Natasha’s story in the future, I liked their characters and feel confident that I will enjoy it. R.S. Grey will be going into my lighter reads favorite authors list and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a light HEA read.
3.5 out of 5
Beautiful writing, flawed characters, and an undeniable connection. That sums up Behind His Lens. This book was a bit of a tough read for me because it touched on some issues that are very personal. But I enjoyed every bit of it. Our leads don’t officially ‘get it on’ until later in the book, but there are plenty of steamy and sensual scenes in this book. I really liked Charley and identified with her on a scary close level. Then there was Jude. Sigh. Every hurt girl should have a Jude. He comes to terms with his own demons and what he builds and has with Charley was beautiful to read about. I enjoyed the little side romance between Jude and Charley’s friends. It was a nice to have some aspects that weren’t so serious. This book is well written and the story is an emotional one. The characters’ emotions leaked out of this book and really pulled me under. I walked away from this book happy with the ending, but feeling a little sad. This book has some heavy emotions and I wanted a little more of the happy parts. I think I needed to see more of Charley after she confronts things for herself. Just for confirmation that she was dealing and would be okay. But I don’t regret reading this and would definitely recommend it.
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.**