Title: I Like Being Watched
Author: Jessica Gadziala
Published: September 2021
Publisher: Self Published (Available on KU)
Genre: Erotic Romance (with HEA)
I received a copy of I Like Being Watched from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
“I knew about the cameras. He didn’t know I liked being watched.”
(* This book is short-ish and extra spicy with only the thinnest thread of plot, and a HEA. If that doesn’t sound like what you’re looking for, this may not be the book for you.)
Despite it’s very short synopsis, I Like Being Watched by Jessica Gadziala certainly delivers on its promise of being a short, steamy book with an HEA at the end.
Wynn is an arts student struggled to make ends meet. When her best friend tells her about the job she just quit – managing the house for a billionaire – because her boss has hidden cameras everyone, instead of being horrified, Wynn is intrigued. In need of money, she applies to fill her friends position, and uses the cameras to flaunt her exhibitionist side and see if she could get a rise out of the mysterious Fitzwilliam.
This was a very fun read, that doesn’t take up too much brain-power (something I am in limited supply of in lockdown again) and has some very cool characters. Obviously, if exhibitionism/voyeurism isn’t your thing, then I’d probably steer clear of this book, but if you don’t mind it, it’s worth checking out.
One of the things that I liked about it was that while Wynn is an exhibitionist (and knows it), Fitz doesn’t consider himself a voyeur and is really frustrated with himself that he’s so caught up in watching Wynn on the screen. It takes him a while to cotton on to the fact that she’s doing it deliberately, which is what starts their romantic relationship, but he’s a very serious guy who doesn’t like distractions and she is a huge one for him.
Another really cool aspect is that it’s not just about the steamy scenes – although there are plenty fo those. Wynn and Fitz are decently fleshed out as characters for such a short book. There’s also a few side characters that pop in and out – such as Wynn’s best friend, Perry, and Fitz’s brother (whom he has a slightly antagonistic relationship with) – which also adds to it feeling more like a well-rounded erotic romance than a straight up erotica story.
It was delightful and fun and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.