Window (Paris Secrets #1) by Michele Renae
Released: October 19, 2013
Publisher: Swell Cat Press
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: An erotic romance behind glass
The first time she sees her new neighbor, his sexy smile arouses her curiosity -- and her desires. His hard, chiseled muscles and playful invitations are irresistible.
Bared before their windows, framed and displayed above the streets of Paris, they embark upon a provocative affair.
Their daring game of exhibitionism lures her back for more and more, and she quickly realizes he is the man she has dreamed about.
Yet she's never heard his voice. Never felt his touch. Never thought she'd experience something this exquisite.
Or this bold...
Do you dare?
I was hooked from the very first sentence, “When life gives you windows, you peer through them.” I think fundamentally everyone has a bit of a voyeuristic streak and if nothing else is curious about the on-goings of those around them. In this book we never learn the characters names but that in no way detracts from the experience. If anything, it only makes you more interested.
We slowly discover details and characteristics about the heroine throughout the duration of the story. Because of how she’s written, you can sometimes forget it’s another person and can easily find yourself in her place by proxy. She can be opinionated, neurotic, shoe-loving, and entirely relatable on a multitude of gradations. It’s understandable why she appeals to move slowly in this odd relationship with the man across the alley. She’s been hurt in the past, hence her move to Paris. She also is mostly an introvert which makes her life as a research assistant quite perfect while living in the city of her dreams.
The main male character that we know as Monsieur Sexy seems to also be captivated by the eccentricity of their connection. They meet nearly nightly and even when another female seems to cause strife, he makes it clear what he wants and he’ll be very patient to get it.
This is a quick and imaginative read unlike any I’ve read. I can’t think of any erotic stories where the lovers are never tangibly together and it’s still one of the most scintillating and sexy accounts to get me hot and bothered. I was upset it was over but that was short-lived knowing the next installment is just around the corner.
Rating: 5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.