Eyes on Me (Salacious Players' Club)
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Even though he knows it’s a bad idea there’s no talking himself out of hitting the ‘request private room’ button, and it’s from this night on that everything changes. For a sex worker, she was quite naive about a lot of things and her attitude of 'I'm not gonna befriend other women because they're catty' is so immature. poor Mia but it works out for her and Garrett when they go home but Gar has some secrets he never came clean about and it does some damage and makes Mia lose trust in him for abit. The darker issues than a person can deal with and seeing from the male perspective isn't often shown.
Now that I think about it, this entire book reads like a trope checklist with too much sex to fill the lack of character development. I really enjoyed seeing an extremely accurate depiction of functional depression with major depression episodes.He says things like “are you excited to flash your tits to creeps on the internet” or “When you come into my club dressed like a prostitute, you better believe I’m going to control you. She has him wanting and doing things he said he'd never do again, like opening up and getting attached.
Superficial characters with no distinguishable personality traits other than voyeur and exhibitionist. This was incredibly sexual but it also touched on heavier topics as well and done in a way that felt natural and right. Sure I guess, AS LONG AS THERE ISN’T A SIXTEEN YEAR AGE GAP AND OUR MALE LEAD KNEW HIS LITTLE SISTER SINCE SHE WAS EIGHT. A lot of the qualities which lend themselves to the whole voyeur thing just don't jive all that well with my personal romance tastes. If you’re running a sex club that is queer inclusive (which is explicitly stated multiple times in book one!It's there in their thoughts and in their interactions with their family, and as we also get a glimpse into the past. Also, the heroine claiming to be in love with stepbrother before the events of the books started taking place was one bit I didn't like too much. You do not want to miss Mia and Garrett’s journey from enemy step-siblings to each other’s perfect match! It felt like it was somewhat glanced over and I would’ve preferred a deep dive into it, since it felt so relatable. I’m hella excited for book 3, I definitely recommend reading this series if you haven’t read it yet.
I loved the taboo relationship we see, the sexual tension and the slow builds to firecracker climaxes.
He is a bit more reticent (as he should be since he's the older one) but it's still very much like a trope checklist, not something that gets dwelled on much. he did feel guilty for abit but that didn’t stop him for faking a profile and watching his step-sister get naked and play with herself.
Even though she doesn't realize Drake she's been chatting online with is someone a lot closer to her than she thought. Seriously Sara must have laced this book with some magic cause I will never not RAVE about this book. Garrett is a broken man who has his many issues and it broke my heart to learn he’s been suffering in silence all these years, the only thing to calm the mania inside his head has been Mia.It's was the character connection for me that made a world of difference between the first book and this one. This book has a lot of themes, which Sara details before it begins, and I just wanted to say how well written it is <3.