For His Eyes Only by Avery Beck
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (132 pgs)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Jasmine
Beauty vs. power—a dangerous game with the heart as the prize…
Jacey Cass radiates confidence and sensuality just once a year, when she meets her rich and powerful lover for a night of anonymous sex. The rest of her calendar is filled with the daily struggle to survive. Her cashier job at Insomnia, Miami’s hottest lingerie shop, doesn’t go far toward college tuition, but she’s determined to rise above her mother’s freeloading legacy.
Alex Vaughn is one promotion away from realizing his life’s ambition. For years he’s been forced to stand by and watch his father systematically destroy the values that made Insomnia great. Now, with an expected vacancy in the summer catalog, he takes a chance. He’s never formally met the fascinating woman he takes to bed every year, but he knows a marketable body when he sees one. The last thing he expects is for her to turn the opportunity down flat.
Jacey won’t consider a handout—even from the man whose white-hot caress is the one bright spot of her life. Then a modeling competition’s prize money lures her from behind the register and into the blinding spotlight, unaware of what the cost could be to her heart…
Born to poverty…privilege…or disgrace…
For His Eyes Only is mesmerizing, intense, and at times made me want to weep and scream at the characters that truly came to life on the page. The connection between Jacey and Alex is almost surreal and as you follow their journey from fear to intimacy to hopefully trust and love, there are times you’ll want to cry at the injustices life has thrown their way.
Although For His Eyes Only is a fictional story, the trials and tribulations that Jacey and Alex endure are real, which makes the book a fantastic read. My hat goes off to Ms. Beck who knows how to create a story with a touch of reality that keeps the reader begging for more. In all honesty, I would love a follow-up to this story because Jacey and Alex now hold a special place in my heart.
If you’re looking for a book that will warm the heart, challenge your sense of right and wrong, and provide enough hot, scorching sex to set your soul on fire, then For His Eyes Only is the book to read. I will definitely recommend this one to my friends.
Bravo Ms. Beck! Bravo!