Designs of Desire by Tempeste O'Riley
reviewed by: Becky
Artist James Bryant has forearm crutches in every color from rainbow for fun to sleek black for business. He even has a pair with more paint splatters than metal. After his family’s rejection and abuse from a man he thought loved him, James only just gets through the day by painting. He lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything, let alone love.
As CEO of his company, Carrington Enterprises, Seth Burns is a take-charge kind of guy, and he is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project. When he witnesses James suffer a panic attack, a protective instinct he never knew he had kicks in. He truly believes nothing is unobtainable—including James—if he’s willing to put in the time and effort.
James is shy and confused by Seth’s interest in him as a person. With Seth’s support, can he work through his fears to finally find the true love he deserves, or will someone finally land the crushing blow he won’t survive?
This is the first book by this author I have read, but it won't be the last for sure! Once I could quit looking at this awesome cover and go to the first page, I truly loved this book, and the character of James was very special and wonderfully written. I love to see characters with disabilities that are strong, and don't let their disability define who they are. James has had a rough go of it, but will he find the love and stability he has been searching for in Seth? This is a wonderful book, it has light bsdm, but nothing extreme, and the characters are very well executed! Please pick up this book, you are in for a literary treat if you do! Thanks Tempeste, for a lovely read that insures that even though this is my first book of yours, it certainly will not be my last! I have included the Amazon US and UK buy links so you can one click if you don't already have this book! *5 Stars*
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