Originally posted on Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Jan09/watchandlearn.SB.html
Gemma Jacobs’ life isn’t going the way she planned. After spending years being the perfect wife of a politician, her now ex-husband’s sudden departure has left her devastated. Picking up the pieces and moving forward with her life, Gemma receives a most unusual letter in the mail. It’s a letter from herself, written ten years ago in her Sexual Psyche class (dubbed “Sex for Beginners” by students). The letter brings memories flooding back, including a secret sexual vice Gemma used to enjoy…being watched. And when the incredibly sexy Chev Martinez moves in next door, Gemma decides to take a chance and indulge her inner exhibitionist. But when Chev wants to take their game to a more personal level, will Gemma trust him, and herself, enough to open herself up to the possibility of love?
Watch and Learn is a red-hot, deliciously wicked, fantastically entertaining start to Stephanie Bond’s Sex for Beginners series. Watch and Learn brought a smile to my face, a flush to my cheeks, and was a pure joy to read, to say the least.
Chev is the kind of hero I only wish would move next door to me. Not only is he devastatingly sexy, he’s also patient, kind, and utterly endearing. As for Gemma, her insecurities grabbed my heart. Her battered self-esteem from her divorce and her reluctance to take a chance and start a relationship with Chev are completely understandable. What’s more, I admired her determination in rebuilding her life and loved Ms. Bond’s humanizing of her character with the mistakes Gemma makes on her road to self-discovery.
As for the exhibitionist-voyeur games Gemma and Chev play; they practically sizzle on the page. Gemma and Chev were perfectly matched on every level and Ms. Bond had me reading late into the night, unable to put Watch and Learn down until I finished it. This is my first book of Ms. Bond’s, and I can definitely say it’s not my last. I was on the computer, ordering her following two Sex for Beginners books, In a Bind and No Peeking… as soon as I finished Watch and Learn. Though each of these books stands on their own, I’m sure readers of Watch and Learn will finish the book eager for the next book by the supremely talented Ms. Bond.