Length: 16,000 words
Cover: Tibbs Design
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ken doesnít have a choice: his student summer job is manning the CCTV screens for the new central London shopping mall. But instead of spotting criminals or vandals, he becomes fascinated by a cute waiter from the local bistro who sneaks out to the backyard for his break and plays sexy to the camera.
Is he an old friend, or just an anonymous exhibitionist? Should Ken be excited by this naughty peepshow, or will people think he is a voyeuristic pervert? Poor Ken is confused and thrilled in turn. It is like living in one of the movies he is studying at university. He knows the man can it see him, yet Ken feels a connection of some kind. It all encourages Ken to continue with his guilt-ridden Waiter Watch.
Ken bears the suspense as long as he can, until a chance meeting and an abortive blind date provide the explanation to the secret assignations. But will this guide Ken to a real-life chance of romance?
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2013.
I enjoyed the premise of this book and the execution was good, at least up until the end, because I expected more.
I really liked Ken and how torn he was over watching his waiter on the CCTV camera. There was a bit of a mystery over who the man was and I liked how the author teased us over the waiter's real identity. I thought the two of them had great chemistry and would've loved to see more of the two, which was why I was so disappointed when I got to the end and there wasn't anything more. With it being a second edition, I would've expected the author to at least add a last scene where we got at least a resolution with a hint of a HFN. It didn't have to be long, but as it was I felt it was incomplete.
Anyway, the book is short, sweet and well-written, and perhaps others might not mind the ending as much as I did.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***
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Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. Sheís written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say sheís just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, sheís happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.
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