Eyes on Me (Salacious Players' Club)
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It repeats Praise’s issue of “ooh look your boyfriend is being distant, just use a queer woman to make him jealous! Now, here's what it's about: "After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner's Night at Club Shadowlands, she's given the option to continue with an experienced dominant.
Everyone is going to talk about how bad ass Maggie is but the character growth with Beau is so beautiful I can’t get enough of it. I was giving this the benefit of the doubt being a step-sibling romance (aka I thought they didn't grow up together/were already adults when their parents married) but NO.I didn’t think I was going to like this book when I first started reading it but I did actually end up loving this book. The book Eyes on Me by Sara Cate is a spicy romance between Garrett Porter, who's one of the owners of the Salacious Player's Club and a self-proclaimed voyeur, and Mia Harris, who is a camgirl and an exhibitionist.
As one of the owners of the Salacious Players’ Club, he’s comfortable on the sidelines and has always felt that he works best alone.Why is this trying to masquarade as something more when if you remove the sex there's absolutely nothing left? Despite the squirmy setup, Cate handles touchy subjects—including her characters’ depression, anxiety, and drug use—with grace, and her sex scenes are as scorching as ever. Illicit, kinky love blossoms between stepsiblings in Cate’s taboo but sizzling second Salacious Players Club romance (after Praise).
And their feelings for each other develop when they are both adults and I really liked that about this story. There’s also a smattering of pretty negative commentary about women (“they’re catty bitches, most women are mean to each other and that’s why Mia doesn’t have women friends”) a weird comment about “skinny shaming” and after what felt like (to me, I could be wrong) a shallow dive into Garret’s depression, the reader is informed that Garret is ready to have a baby w/ Mia bc he’s been on antidepressants x therapy for a year, and also spent that year proving “that he had everything under control” which feels like not a great metric to measure mental health?The heroine is slightly more fleshed out with her conflict about being a cam girl, and the fact that she has some other aspirations besides that, but even that is extremely flimsy. It felt like it was somewhat glanced over and I would’ve preferred a deep dive into it, since it felt so relatable.