Review – Shutter Volume 1 – by S.E. Dosher
I get paid to photograph intimate moments in other peoples’ lives—specifically one man. During the day, I watch while he’s working, and every night I watch him while he’s f***ing. It started as a job but quickly turned into an obsession.
His name is Nikolas Gallo.
I spent years in front of the camera before I escaped. Now I’m behind it and in control of what my shutter captures. The moment I viewed Niko in the lens of my camera I found the escape I’d been searching for. I finally felt connected – whole.
There are two types of celebrity photographers: those that wait for their victim to venture into public, always allowing some semblance of privacy. And then there are those that lurk in the shadows, steadily invading lives, hunting and searching for the most private shot, and that’s what I had become.
My name is Brook Beckham and I found my inner peeping Tom.
About S.E. Dosher
S.E Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl). She spends her day slaving away in healthcare and her nights pouring her heart out to her keyboard. She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for reading inspired her to start her writing journey.
S.E. Dosher’s novella series is composed to 3 Volumes and Volume 1 starts off with a bang. Shutter Volume 1 is a quick and light read because of its fresh perspective and unique premise. I wasn’t sure what I was going to get when I requested an ARC copy and I was pleasantly surprised.
We begin with Brook Beckham, super model turned photographer. She gave up everything to be behind the lens and she found the perfect subject – Nikolas Gallo. Brook isn’t a paid fashion photographer, or online blogger. She’s the paparazzi. She follows Nikolas wherever he goes, sneaking through the shadows to get the perfect shot of him, which she may or may not sell. She’s got a little obsession.
Nikolas doesn’t seem like a typical celebrity. He seems almost bored with his status. And he seems to have more between his ears. He’s trying to make the most of his career and make the transition from being in front of the camera to behind it. His plans seem to be going well until he finds out he’s been the subject of some very private and intimate photo sessions.
These two characters had great chemistry for me, and their connection kept me engaged.
S.E. Dosher’s Shutter volume 1 is a novella about 22,000 words, but it’s worth it. Keep in mind that this is a series and in order to get any satisfaction from the plot and characters, you will have to read the entire series. The characters are hot and sexy with chemistry you can feel. My only criticism is that all three volumes could have been written as one book. But, that’s just my personal preference, and I still recommend.