Love For The Not-So-Beautiful by Cynthia Sax
Anna, the not-so-innocent-yet-virginal heroine of He Watches Me, considers herself plain. As she explains, “The plastic surgeon’s wife, with her blond hair, blue eyes, and big breasts, is the epitome of L.A. beauty. I’m not. I have brown hair, brown eyes, and a flat chest.” Anna is accustomed to being overlooked and she’s fine with that.
Until she meets Gabriel Blaine, her enigmatic billionaire neighbor. Blaine sees the beauty in Anna no one else does. In his brilliant green eyes, she’s a gorgeous, almost mythical creature. He calls her his nymph.
Blaine’s appreciation of her understated beauty drives changes in Anna. This isn’t an ugly duckling transformation. She doesn’t get a boob job and dye her hair. It is more like an unveiling. She discards her baggy clothes and wears formfitting suits. She also gains confidence and there’s nothing sexier on Earth than confidence.
This unveiling has consequences. People, men especially, notice Anna. There’s a reason she doesn’t want attention drawn to her, a serious life-changing, love-shattering reason.
I have a special place in my heart for plain heroines because I’m not-so-beautiful myself. I’m fine with my lack of looks. I have friends who are beautiful (both inside and out) and I know being beautiful comes with a different set of challenges.
I was also very fortunate because I had a not-so-beautiful great aunt who passed along the secret of plain women everywhere. Aunt Ethel was always surrounded by attentive men, much to the envy of the other women in the retirement home. One day, while I was visiting, she leaned over to me and said, “Girl, it’s not how you look FOR a man that counts. It’s how you look AT a man.” She then glanced at one of the men in her constant entourage and gave him THAT look, the look that says ‘you big stud, I want to lick you all over.’ The man straightened to his full height, sucked in his gut and hurried to her side, a naughty sparkle in his eyes.
I’ve used THAT look plenty of times and I still use it look with my (ironically handsome) hubby of over twenty years. THAT look doesn’t seem to ever lose its power.
Everyone notices a beautiful woman. It takes a unique hero to notice a not-so-beautiful woman. Thankfully both my hubby and Blaine, Anna’s sexy billionaire, are unique heroes.
Do you like reading about not-so-beautiful heroines? Why?
She desires to be seen. He wants to watch.
Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor’s yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.
She discovers this isn’t pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn’t plan to stop. That’s all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn’t allow him and she certainly shouldn’t want more, but she craves Blaine’s attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.
Part One of The Seen Trilogy
Author Website: http://cynthiasax.com/
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.
Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.