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, most forbidden desires?
**Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**
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I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I was born and raised in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.;)
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My Personal Reader Review:
I have to say first off, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Lol. Secondly, sorry R.S. if this review is sucky.
Also, I may give spoilers so you are warned:)
Behind His Lens is set in NYC and rotates between the perspectives of 27 year old Jude and 23 year old Charley. The book starts out in a club scene talking about Jude's crude way of living when it comes to women along with his best friend Bennett. While in the middle of his typical sex lifestyle, Jude spots his "Angel" and knows he would anything to have her but because of who he is and his past, he refuses to approach or allow that to happen.
Charley is a girl from the upper side of NYC but lives a very different lifestyle than how she grew up. However, works as if she is still in that life, in a sense, as a model for magazines. Charley refuses to even be with anyone and has had no desire to have anything to do w her past, family and old lifestyle all because of the ominous incident that happened 4 years prior.
The day after the club scene, they, of course, end up meeting on a photo shoot where she is the model and he is the photographer. The sensuality and tension from that moment on throughout the book becomes every reader's frustration, confusion, and turn ons.
This was not a typical love at first sight I love you within two seconds book, which I'm thankful for since R.S. knows I'm reading and reviewing it:). This book carried back stories and depth behind each character introduced, which was minimal actually. This was great because it kept the book more focused on the main characters and allowed you to grow into their roles and love them even more.
I loved some of the most random phrases in the book, also. To me they were quirky and funny in describing the situations. For example, Charley's initial description of Jude being all man and a combination of a NY intellectual and Bear Grylls cracked me up. Or when she talks about the tension between them and not knowing if Jude is telling her to "fuck him or fuck off." I loved when Jude talks about how Charley responds to reading books, like the book he loans her on the plane. It reminded me of my best friend and blogmate and how we are when reading books.
There were more serious quotes though that I loved too and felt, with current job, were very true and useable. For example, when Charley is told "You're allowed sad days, Charley. I wouldn't expect anything less, but you aren't allowed to have a sad life."
I loved that this book carried depth and realistic type situations and stories within it unlike some books in this genre. I 200% recommend reading this book and can't wait to read more by R.S.