Looking Inside
Beth Kery     

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Scorching

The New York Times bestselling author who brought you Glow, Glimmer, and The Affair is back with a new novel that will have you leaving the curtains open.
Are you just going to stand there and watch?
Eleanor Briggs just can’t help herself. The sight of the man in the high-rise across the street is driving her wild. She longs to feel his touch up close and personal. To win him over, she’ll need to shake off her wallflower sensibilities and become the seductress she never imagined she could be. The only trouble will be finding the perfect way to meet him…
Or are you going to join in?
Sex is easy for millionaire entrepreneur Trey Riordan. Finding something of substance, however, seems impossible. That is until a simple night of reading at a local coffee shop becomes something far steamier when a beautiful brunette comes by and leaves a note telling him to look out his bedroom window at eleven o'clock. But when the time comes, neither of them will be truly ready for what follows…

The sexual chemistry was amazing. It was during the sexy times that I felt the most of anything out of the story. The story is a well written but falls short on delivery a strong plot outside of the bedroom. Trey is a multi-millionaire who obviously has sex a lot. I knew going in that we would see him with other women. While normally I like my hero and heroine to not sleep with other folks, the whole point of voyeurism is to watch so I my mind was open to receive that. Outside of that, I know little to nothing about Trevor.

Eleanor’s character is a bit more fleshed out. She has lived a basic life until her sister passes away. She decides to not watch (literally & figuratively) life pass her by. She devises a plan to seduce Trey once she learns that he frequents a coffee shop. I must admit it is a ballsy plan but it does make the story move along.

Once the two connect, the story stalls. Nothing happens except the obvious. Even with all the hotness that was created, I needed more substance to hold this story together. There is a small bump later in the book but that was quickly resolved.

I had a hard time reading through the boring conversations and by the end I did not buy the love between Trey and Eleanor. It felt very much like a fantasy. I sometimes came out of the story wondering if what I was reading was real. Despite my own disappointments, I am willing to try another book by the author.

~ Samantha