ARC Review: Behind His Lens by R.S. Grey
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This has in no was swayed my opinion or affected the contents of this review.
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.**
What I thought:
I just have to start with: This cover is absolutely stunning! And it fit's the book unbelievable well for reasons known only to those who read it. EDIT: The cover has been updated and is still just as gorgeous but it doesn't picture Charley in the Dior gown any longer.
When I received my copy of Behind His Lens I was over the moon, and then I was just going to add it to my kindle library. And then I was just going to read the first chapter. And then it was over before I knew what hit me. And it left me wishing for so much more, I don't think I could ever get my fill of Jude. What I wouldn't do to be apart of Naomi, Bennett, Jude and Charley's world. (Have I mentioned that Charlie is without a doubt my favorite name for a girl? I'm going to have to change that to Charley!)
You will be fanning yourself over Jude's take-charge personality and panty-melting ways but it comes with a great story and even better character development.
Charley doesn't get swept up in the glamour and glitz of modelling but values her privacy and keeps it real. She is good at what she does and channels her inner seductress when a shoot calls for it, even if that damn photographer unnerves her. Shes got a great laugh and a sharp tongue but she's got some big demons lurking in the shadows and they come out to play at the worst times. You love that girl who gives as good as she gets and you feel with the damaged part of her.
Jude's got a bit of a past of his own and his experiences changed him. He sees Charley for what she is and refuses to back down when she slams up her walls. He's so incredibly strong with the biggest heart you can imagine. And he's hot. Yeah, that too. I'd have one hand permanently attached to his dark, unruly hair and one one his face and that two day stubble of his.
Behind his lens is a great love story but it's also a story about coming to terms with your past and not crumble under the weight of it. It's about helping each other cope and finding love again when you were so sure that you were broken for life. It's about learning to trust again after being betrayed in the most shattering way. And Jude, it's about Jude, let's not forget Jude. I'm just a little bit smitten by the manly-man with freckles.
About the author:
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather.
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