Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Gazes Into You
SERIES: Mr & Mr Detective #1
AUTHOR: Alex Jane
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 325 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 16th, 2017
Ex-detective John Right likes to watch.
There’s no harm in it.
The latest object of his obsession—a twenty-something stranger who chains his bike outside John’s office—doesn’t feel the weight of John’s eyes on him, doesn’t know about the secret recordings or what John does with them in the dead of night. Except when the kid disappears, John finds himself doing far more that just watching.
Reluctantly, John has to start thinking like a cop once more as he frantically tries to track down his mystery man. Although when he finds him, John is left with more questions than answers. And the more he learns, the more he wishes he’d never started looking in the first place.
Can John get to the bottom of the mystery without giving away his own dirty secret? And without giving in to his urge to do more than simply watch?
First off, I love this author. I think it’s a proven fact that if you can make something that should be totally off-putting like stalking, understandable then you are in fact a genius storyteller. Because in regards to this particular story with these particular characters, I totally understood it, not only that…it was way hot when it was all said and done.
So…I think a trigger warning is appropriate in this case because the main character is in fact a stalker but he has reasons. And John isn’t even remotely scary or dangerous if anything he’s the quite opposite. But he’s conditioned to keeping people at a distance. That’s how he prefers it so he’s made it a habit of watching from afar.
Jason was essentially in the wrong place at the wrong time and almost lost his life because of it. Lucky for him he had John who unbeknownst to Jason, was looking out for him in more ways than one.
This story is chalked full of twists and turns, suspicion and violence centered on what all happened to Jason and why.
Slowly but surely we get answers and Jason also finds out just how long he’s had John’s attention.
Again, I have to reiterate that on so many occasions this could have gone really bad, but it doesn’t. In fact, it really did just keep getting better and better. It’s so hard to no love John. He’s an amazing character who has flaws. I loved that Jason held onto his anger but trusted his heart and instincts. I loved the gift of acceptance that Jason gave John. There was so much awesome to this story.
Overall, I whole heartedly recommend it although I know it won’t be for everyone. Great writing, amazing story…fantastic start to a series!! Can’t wait for book 2….!!!