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Book Review-Eyes on Me by Sara Cate

by | Jun 8, 2022 | Book Reviews | 1 comment

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

I’m a voyeur—it means I like to watch.

And in my line of work, that’s a gift.

As one of the four owners of the Salacious Players’ Club, I’m comfortable on the sidelines. This is what I was made to do, and I work better alone.

Until the day I stumble on a certain cam girl app and find myself watching the one person I should never have watched—my step-sister.

There are three big problems with this.

One, Mia and I can’t stand each other.

Two, she has no idea I’m the man on the other end of the video.

And three…I’m hooked—on the app and on her.

Now, Mia has me wanting and doing things I said I’d never do again, like opening upand getting attached. I’m falling for her, but she’s falling for the mystery man I’m pretending to be.

If I’m going to make this right, then I have to do more than just watch.

But how far will I go to keep her eyes on me?

My Review

First Impressions

Eyes On Me is the second installment of the Salacious Players Club series, and with the third book being released in a week, I knew that now was the best time to grab up this book here. I was really curious to see what this one would deliver. I had seen some mixed reviews on this one, so I was hoping that this one would be a win for me and I can safely say that this one was such a solid read for me. I was highly apprehensive as it features a step-sibling romance and those don’t normally work for me as well as involving a voyeurism kink which isn’t my favorite kink to personally read about. But Sara Cate, definitely worked her magic with this one and somehow made both of these elements of the story work for me. I actually really fell in love with the romance and it turned out to be better than I had anticipated. This author does write contemporary romance with a sensual edge, but they are borderline erotic romance.

If you want something, you have to be able to give something.

Summary

Garrett helped a group of his friends starts a sensual sex club that would work with bringing people together that have unique kinks. Garrett has a voyeurism kink and its a kink that doesn’t go well with any women that he has tried to be with and due to struggling with manic depression, he hasn’t had sexual intercourse for over a decade as he is wanting something more than just a fling, he needs connection. Until he finds out a secret about his step-sister, Mia, who is a sex worker working as a cam girl. The moment he and Mia start interacting online, he goes back home to her. Mia may be Garrett’s step-sister, but he was 21 years old when they first met and their parents got married. Throughout the years they have tangled with each other, and have a frenemies type of relationship but now while spending time with his family, the attraction between Garrett and Mia starts to really grow in ways that neither of them expects. But when life goes back to normal, will Mia and Garrett be able to bridge the forbidden and find their way toward their HEA?

Someday a man will come along who won’t like what you do. He’ll want you to himself because he thinks you’re nothing more than a body he can control, and it will be because he’s insecure. A real man knows that truly possessing someone is a privilege, and it’s not their body you’ll own. It’s so much more. I want you to know the difference, Mia.

What I Loved

Eyes On Me is a book that won’t work for everyone unless you can deal with more sensual themes in a romance. We also see how this author tackles some taboo topics. I really felt that she handled this very well. I really liked how the step-sibling relationship was handled. This is a trope that I am SUPER picky about, but I never felt too uncomfortable with this, it helps that they didn’t grow up together at all, so it didn’t have too much of a taboo feeling to it. And their feelings for each other develop when they are both adults and I really liked that about this story. It was quite interesting to see their dynamic grow from enemies to friends in a slow and sassy manner. I was so intrigued to see how the conflict between them would end up being resolved. I also was fascinated with seeing more moments with the sex club. I really loved it in the first book, and in this one, the second half of the story is featured around the club which I really liked. I also was quite fascinated with the Voyeurism aspect and saw the way it was developed throughout the story. There is a level of emotion that is built throughout the sexual encounters. We get plenty of fun times with the side players and I am intrigued to see what will be brought to us with book three!! (I am already seeing raving reviews so I am stoked)

When I’m with Mia, I don’t feel alone or like I’m battling the heavy winds of my own emotions. I’m so focused on her, and even when we were fighting or teasing each other, with one look, she kept me tethered. It hits me that the girl I never thought I could be with might have been made for me all along.

What I Struggled With

I think I would add in more emotional elements into the story, there could have been more build-up where this is concerned and more focus on the manic depression that the hero suffers with, it was barely mentioned and I felt like there could have been a bit more focus on it to build character development.

Overall View

Eyes On Me is a sensational addition to a fire-packed series that will set your soul on fire! It broadens the horizons, pushes the limits, and extends expectations in a brilliant way!

Title: Eyes on Me

Author: Sara Cate

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: eBook

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Length: 324 Pages

Amazon| Goodreads| LibraryThing| StoryGraph| Literal Club

Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 4.5

Story Itself: 4.25

Character Development: 3.75

Writing Style: 4

World Building 4

Feels + The Romantic Heart 4

Pacing 4

Plot 4

Cover Art 4

Ending 4

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

Trigger Warning

Mental Illness, Suicide Attempt, Bullying, Cancer

Series Order

Salacious Players Club

Praise-Pub 2022 #1 in the Series

Eyes on Me-Pub 2022 #2 in the Series

Give Me More-Pub 2022 #3 in the Series

About The Author

Sara Cate is a USA Today best-selling author of steamy romance and sexy book boyfriends. Although she writes a wide range of tropes, Sara is best known for her age gap and taboo romances. One thing you can expect from her entire collection is heaps of steam and plenty of angst.

Living in Arizona with her husband and kids, Sara spends most of her time reading, writing, or baking.

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1 Comment

  1. anovelglimpse

    I’ve only read one of Cate’s books, but I liked it. I’m going to have to try this one! Great review!

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