Sunday, April 29, 2018

Review- Voyeur by Fiona Cole


I didn’t know she was my student the first time I paid to watch her at Voyeur. 

Once she walked into my classroom, another smiling college freshman, I knew I should stop going. Stop watching. 

But I couldn’t do it. Everything about her makes me want more, and once I realize she wants me too, the temptation becomes irresistible. 

The worst part is that she has no idea her professor is the one watching behind the glass. 

I just have to hope that once she finds out the truth, she wants the same thing I do. Because now that I've seen all of her, I can't look away.






My Review
I thought waiting a little bit to write my review would ease my dislike for this this book, but it’s been over a week since I finished Voyuer, and my dislike for it is still as strong as ever.  

Now I know I’m one of the VERY FEW who didn’t like this book, so this review is clearly how I feel about it, so don’t let this review deter you from giving this book a try, after all it does have a bunch of 5 star reviews. 

So, lets jump right in…

Ok I was so freaking excited to read this book.  I have been looking for a v
oyeur type book since I finished the Innocence Series by Alessandra Torre, which I read over a year ago. 

When I read the synopsis to Voyeur I was ALL IN.  The fact that I was so excited to read this book, and it fell so short, added to my dislike.
 
Voyeur follows two characters, Oaklyn and Cal or Dr. Pierce.  It switches from each of their POV’s.  Oaklyn is a freshman in college who struggles with being able to afford living on campus, along with just paying for college in general.  Oaklyn is first described to us, the reader, as a good girl.  She’s pays her way through college, a good student, she wants to do big things with her life, she's not the type of girl who sleeps around.  She even said she wasn’t like super experienced with guys, though she did have sexual encounters.  To my surprise, when Oaklyn’s friend tells her about the sex club her uncle owns, Oaklyn is on board.  It took a couple of days to decide on working there, but once there she didn’t even ease into it…. So, 1-2 chapters in, the good girl is now a worker at this sex voyeur club, performing sexual acts with strangers, and is totally fine with it.  (ANNOYING)

Enter Dr. Pierce, or Cal.  As soon as we meet him, we see that he has issues with being touched.  He gets all panicky and has a type of PTSD reaction whenever he is touched, especially in a sexual manor.  So, he can totally give sexually, but can not receive.  I personally guessed right away what made him this way.  And though I try hard to not be insensitive, I just felt he came off as a weak man.  I know he went through some horrible shit, so granted anyone would probably have the same issues, but the beauty of reading a fiction book is that I get to form a liking for the perfect type of male character (in my opinion of course) and Cal just didn’t do it for me.  He came off so wimpy.  It was a huge turn off for me, plus he was basically a virgin.  I CAN’T.

So, fast forward, turns out Cal is Oaklyn’s teacher, and Oaklyn winds up being his student assistant.  He knows that Oaklyn works at Voyeur, but she doesn’t know he’s a member, because he hides behind the one-way glass any time she performs for him.  Mind you there were instances where she bumped into Cal while she was working, but because he wore a hat she didn’t know it was him.  COME ON.  STOP IT. 

This book was just unrealistic in so many ways.  The hero was just not the type of hero I like to read.  The girl went from innocent to like a sexual goddess in 0.2 seconds.  And the whole finding out scene, where Oaklyn finds out about Cal being a member, was just stupid.  The only reason I’m giving this book a 2 instead of a 1 is because the sex scenes were VERY HOT, which is the only thing I actually liked in this book.  This was my first time reading Fiona’s books, and I’m not sure if I would read another. 

Like I said, this book does have a lot of 5 stars, and is getting a lot of hype.  So just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean you wont like it.  Unfortunately, it just wasn’t for me.






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