Title: Watch and See
Author: Jiffy Kate
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Life hasn’t been kind to Harper Evans.
The small-town gossip about her dead dad and drug-addicted mother has taken its toll. But when her mother is admitted to a long-term rehab facility a few hours away, Harper sees her chance for a fresh start.
A shoebox apartment above a Chinese restaurant isn’t exactly the escape she dreamed of, but she makes it work. With limited funds and no social life, she views her new city through a dusty old pair of binoculars.
There’s no harm in looking.
Just a peek and I’ll stop.
Harper finds her new pastime quickly turning into a full-fledged obsession. She begins falling for a man she doesn’t know—has never met—as she watches him have sex through the window of his apartment. Daydreaming about what it would be like if she were one of his conquests.
We all reach a point when watching isn't enough—when we can no longer just be a spectator in our own life. That's when it's supposed to get good, right? When we take control and go after what we want. But what happens when it all blows up in our face and we’re left with less than nothing?
This is one of those books that you pick up to read the first chapter and then find yourself still immersed three hours later. In fact I read it in one sitting. The beginning was so atmospheric and intense and SCORCHINGLY HOT!
Both main characters, Luke and Harper have been though traumatic times but each find a way to cover their demons, Luke with sex and Harper with ice cream (and binoculars!)
The storyline was pretty intense and intriguing from the start and I loved that Luke was this kind of an enigma character that had me yearning for more. When the two finally meet it is through a surprising link the two share. I loved the build up to their explosive first connection and you could feel the tension and chemistry overtaking the read. However the second half of the book took a different avenue and for me it wasn’t as deep and alluring as the first half.
Overall though an original and emotional read that had me invested and engaged throughout. Yes there were some questions left unanswered about secondary characters which would have been better to have answered rather than leaving hanging. However for me the first half of this book was a ten star but the last half let it down somewhat so for me this is a four star overall. Loved it though!
*ARC Kindly provided by the authors to Foxylutely
Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman. They're co-writing besties who share a brain and a love of cute boys, good coffee, and a fun time.
Together, they've written over twenty stories. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they’ve continued to write what they know, which is southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong heroines.
You can find them on most social media outlets at @jiffykate, @jiffykatewrites, or @jiffsimpson and @jennykate77.