For this next installment of author spotlight, I am going to highlight someone I have discovered quite recently. I cannot remember which Facebook group it was but in one of the groups I am apart of I saw someone discuss their love of Fiona Cole’s Voyeur. I decided quite spontaneously to pick it up and by the next week not only had I devoured Voyeur, but I had also subsequently picked up: Deny Me, Imagine Me, and Shame.
I sincerely hope you consider picking up some of Fiona’s books after reading my breakdowns and thoughts surrounding them. She has so few reviews on Goodreads but has written some phenomenal stories.
I am going to discuss the books in the order I read them…
Goodreads synopsis: “I didn’t know she was my student the first time I paid to watch her at Voyeur.
Once she walked into my classroom, another smiling college freshman, I knew I should stop going. Stop watching.
But I couldn’t do it. Everything about her makes me want more, and once I realize she wants me too, the temptation becomes irresistible.
The worst part is that she has no idea her professor is the one watching behind the glass.
I just have to hope that once she finds out the truth, she wants the same thing I do. Because now that I’ve seen all of her, I can’t look away.”
Voyeur was an enthraling read that hooked me into Fiona Cole’s works instantly. Warning this one is not for the faint of heart, it covers so many taboo topics I would not even be able to name them all. How quickly I was connected and emotionally invested in the characters astounded me, and you will soon see that this is a pattern with Fiona’s books. If you are a seasoned NA reader be prepared to fall in love with this one.
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Goodreads Synopsis: “Jameson King.
My best friend’s brother and the person who could make an Olympic sport of ignoring my relentless teasing and taunting.
I was a live-in-the-moment girl flirting with a man who always looked to the future. He was traditional, carrying the weight of his whole family on his broad shoulders, and I had been taught to never fall in love, focusing on my career instead of a future with anyone.
He tried to deny me, tried to deny the passion simmering between us, bubbling under the surface of every game we played.
But all that changed during one week in Jamaica.
Falling into bed with Jameson was easy, but falling in love was out of the question.”
Deny Me tells the story of two people who have resisted getting together for years. Watching the two characters fall in love, and go through their ups and downs was so fulfilling. If you are in the mood for a quick standalone read this is a must read.
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Goodreads Synopsis: “The girl next door. Pretty. Sweet. Kind.
Until I met her, I was alone with the dark desires that I didn’t understand, that I couldn’t reconcile.
She became my best friend, and then she became so much more.
Desire. Disgust. Shame.
I wouldn’t have survived until college without her. When we were together, I was at peace for the first time in my life.
But it was too good to last.
Our appetite for pain and pleasure destroyed us. And all the drinks in the world weren’t enough to get used to missing her.
On the verge of earning my degree, Ana walks back into my life, those gray-blue eyes still able to see right through me. It’s the chance I’ve been waiting for. One last chance to overcome my shame.
If only it were that easy.”
Shame has been sitting with me ever since I read it. It is my newest addition to my NA required reading list (a post that will be coming soon) as it warps perceptions and really allows you to understand controversial issues. As the characters’ story begins with them in high school and follows them into adulthood not only is there amazing character development, there is an evolution in how both you and the characters understand. If you are a more mature reader, please consider picking this up.
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Goodreads Synopsis: “Shane’s her brother’s best friend and thirteen years older than her. Juliana knows his desire to be the loner and to never settle down.
But none of that stops her from showing up at his hotel room late one night.
Months later, she imagines every scenario for when she runs into Shane again. However, she never imagined him brushing off their scorching night together. She never imagined him calling her a ‘little girl’ who can’t handle a man.
His words ignite a fire in Juliana. If she has to date every single guy in Cincinnati, she’ll prove that she is more than capable of “handling” a man. Except Juliana and Shane can’t stay away from each other, so they set up some rules; only sex, and no telling her brother.
It doesn’t take long for the sex to turn into feelings, and Juliana can feel his icy exterior melting. Is he willing to risk his best friend for a chance at love?
For Juliana, that might be too good to imagine.”
Imagine Me features characters previously introduced in Deny Me, so I recommend reading both of them and reading Deny Me first. Another book with great characters, another book where I saw myself becoming so incredibly invested very quickly in Juliana’s life and happiness.
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Goodreads Synopsis: “I loved him first.
Jake was my best friend in college-my very straight best friend, until one night he was more. He may have ran after what happened between us, but I never forgot him.
When fate puts us in the same place, five years later, he has a fiance by his side. Carina is beautiful, driven, and draws my attention almost as much as he still does.
A game of truth or dare leads to a wild night and a relationship that has our feelings growing into something bigger than any of us intended.
But what happens when our feelings deepen? Can I handle being with two people?
If it means I can have him, I’ll love them both.”
The Lovers is Fiona’s latest release and features characters from Voyeur. I have read many books within the trope that The Lovers is set, but I found it to be very unique. Its uniqueness is a spoiler so I will not tell you why it is unique, but I would encourage a seasoned NA reader to pick this one up if the desire a bit of a surprise.
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I cannot stress any further how much I love the stories I have featured above by Fiona Cole. Please please please consider giving any of them a try.
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