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(London Lads #4)

3.13  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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A London Lads Story

Ever wanted to spy secretly on other people’s lives?

Ken doesn’t have a choice: his student summer job is manning the CCTV screens for the new central London shopping mall. But instead of spotting criminals or vandals, he becomes fascinated by a cute waiter from the local bistro who sneaks out to the backyard for his break—and plays sexy
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 63 pages
Published July 26th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 23rd 2013)
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2.75 stars rounded up

I honestly am not a huge fan of voyeurism because I can’t imagine if it happens to me, how I will feel like my privacy has been robbed. BUT I admit that Ken’s job sounds pretty dull. I think I can understand how a little peepshow to the neighborhood is what can save him from death by boredom.

Not sure about the romance; doesn’t feel like it has enough foundation even if it is mentioned that Ken and Jimmy knew each other in school and they actually had secret crush to each oth
True Loveislovereview
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, lgbtq
Working to watch security screens of the mall Ken sees a lot. When a waiter from the bar is taking a short break and stands in the shadow Ken is watching him. He can see how the waiter makes some particular movements and when he recognize them he is shocked and curious and aroused.....when the guy is ready he winks at the camera....
When this happens more than once Ken can't wait for his next shift...

Ken had a crush for Jimmy for ages....Still has....He doesn't know Jimmy is not far away and has
Jul 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fr, romance-contemp
Sweet voyeuristic tale of love.

Ken’s job at the CCTV is mind-numbingly dull. Until something different happens.

Jimmy plays to win with a bold move. Too bold? Hmmm….definitely gets attention, but is the reaction what he hoped for?

Loved the friends and the setting. Plus there’s a whole lot of steamy goodness, but it ends just after it starts. It seems more like the first couple chapters of a book instead of a full story.

Favorite quote:

"Make me messy, all for you."

~~ A copy was provided to me for
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Rating 3.5*s

I like the London Lads series by Clare London, and Peepshow, number four in the series, was a good addition. I enjoyed it all the way up until it ended, but I was left wanting more. There was lots of build up to who the mysterious waiter was in the backyard portion of the restaurant that was teasing the CCTV cameras, but after the big reveal then the story went really fast and I wanted to know what happened to the coup
Chris, the Dalek King
Ken might not have the most boring job ever…but it probably comes in somewhere in the top 5. Spending his nights stuck looking at CCTV monitor screens over the most uninteresting bits of a shopping mall, he has a lot of time and so very little to do. That is until he catches a hot waiter doing some very non-waiter-y things behind a trash can.

While I was a little worried that this story would come off as a total creeper-fest, I do think it did a decent job of being self-aware enough to acknowledg
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a super short read which has a fun outcome, via a pretty unusual (I am assuming!) route.

Most of the action takes place whilst Ken is sat watching cctv for a security company during his summer holidays from Uni. The rest centres round his evenings at the pub with a couple of mates from school/uni. Somehow Ms London manages to give us quite a lot of information through these pub chats, and so clears the way for th
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I’m still not sure whether this story is very sexy or kinda disturbing. There’s definitely something delightfully naughty about the public wanking in this story. I’d never thought too hard about the people who watch CCTV for a living and I’m still wondering how the author came up with the idea for this story.

This is a very short story and most of it takes place before Ken meets his mysterious wanker. There is more elicit voyeu
Lena Grey
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
In 'Peep Show' by Clare London we meet Ken, a college student with a boring summer job watching surveillance cameras for a new shopping center. It's not the most exciting job but he needs the money. As Ken keeps an eye out for anything suspicious, he's surprised to find something very intriguing. There's a waiter at one of the restaurants who goes out on his break and attracts his attention. It's much better than watching the other dull things he usually sees. Ken has never thought of himself ha ...more
Natosha Wilson
This book was ok. I honestly thought that it would have been a little better then it was but all and ok it was interesting read.

Ken works behind a CCTV keeping an eye on the upscale shopping and restaurant area. It is not a very exciting job or at least it was not one until recently. Now Ken is second guessing his thoughts about it not being a good job because it seems he has an exhibitionist on his hands with a waiter from one of the restaurant me that he is in charge of keeping an eye on.

The o
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Peepshow is a very quick read (it took me about an hour or so), and is a good choice for something light with a touch of voyeurism. It also has a hint of second chance to it for a little added intrigue.

I did like the characters (even if Ken’s friend Robbie could be a bit over-boisterous), and the pretense of the story is what drew me to it in the first place. It did feel a bit incomplete though, since we actually don’t get to see a lot of the main couple together, nor do we get to see if their
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A quick, enjoyable story.

Peepshow is the first book I've read by Clare London and I enjoyed it a lot. It's book 4 in the London Lads series but you don't have to have read the others first; I haven't and I didn't feel like I was missing anything.

Ken's summer job is watching the CCTV (closed circuit TV) in a shopping center in the evening. The job is boring and he tries all kind of things to keep his mind on his job. One night he sees a cute waiter on his break at the back of the restaurant where
Denise Shirley carter
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay, I will admit, I truly enjoyed this short novella! It was a little like crack. So much fun!

Fairly simple concept. Ken spies someone while working who captures his attention, and seems to be "eyeing" the camera, just for him. He is intrigued, and although he thinks it's wrong to be as intrigued as he is, he can't help but be fascinated.

He finally gets to meet his guy, and turns out he really was doing it just for him, because he had been wanting him for several years.

This was just a fun nove
Mari  Cardenas
Aug 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
3 Stars

I enjoyed the premise of this book and the execution was good, at least up until the end, because I expected more.

I really liked Ken and how torn he was over watching his waiter on the CCTV camera. There was a bit of a mystery over who the man was and I liked how the author teased us over the waiter's real identity. I thought the two of them had great chemistry and would've loved to see more of the two, which was why I was so disappointed when I got to the end and there wasn't anything m
Joyfully Jay
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars

This is a short story that has a fun premise. I liked the meeting, and I liked how all that went, right up until they go on a date. I don’t want to give more away, mostly because the story is so short that there’s not a lot of conflict. Ken’s biggest issues are getting out of his own head and the resolution is rather quick and sweet. This is a fast read and one I mostly enjoyed. I felt like I was in Ken’s head and it was a comfortable place to be, as I dug all his
Sara MacRae
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5

This novella had an interesting and unique premise and colorfully entertaining characters with plenty of zealous and witty dialogue and inward conversations. At times, I found it difficult to follow Ken’s thought processes and references – likely just a cultural disconnect with the U.K. terms and endearments. The eventual plot conclusion – the ultimate identity of the waiter that Ken had been watching through the CCTV security cameras – was a surprising twist, and
Cathy Brockman
Peep show is a short, sexy romp. The story is new adult about a group of friends from high school. Some still friends, some just returning from school or travels.
Ken has a summer job watching CCTV cameras. It's boring and he questions himself watching other people that don't know he is there. One night a sexy waiter starts playing to the camera catching Ken's interest but making him feel more like a perv.

His friend Simon keeps trying to set him up on a blind date but Ken resists until he thinks
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The fourth in this the fourth in this series is the lighthearted story about Ken who's summer job is watching the security cameras at a mall. It's mostly boring until he sees a waiter at a cafe putting on a peepshow for the camera. Ken can't decide his excitement makes him a pervert or just lucky. When he meets up with his mates at the local pub he discovers an old friend is working at the cafe. When he realizes his waiter is not Ollie he is relieved until he finds out its really Jimmy his schoo ...more
Okay, so they had a crush on each other in school. This does not establish chemistry. Nor is it established that Ken likes being a voyeur, he's ill at ease with his job as it is. That being said it was an alright book otherwise. ...more
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
That was an odd little story. Really not a whole lot going on, just a guy keeping watch over a mall when he sees another guy messing around. They meet and voila.
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Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while f ...more

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