Why I read this book: I loved ‘Designs of Desire’ so when this free short story released yesterday, I couldn’t resist *g*. And yes… that means it is free for everyone. I think you will all agree that it’s a pretty damn awesome price *g*. Plus, this book gets kinkier, and yet if you’ve read my interview with author Tempeste O’Riley, you will know why she is sure that the things she described are possible for James to do, even with his illness 😀
Bound by Desire
by Tempeste O’Riley
Desires Entwined series #1.75
M/M Erotic Contemporary BDSM Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 30th 2014 (ebook)
Part of the Desires Entwined series – Ideally read between Designs of Desire and Desires’ Guardian.
Despite his past abuse, James has come to terms with his relationship with his Dom and lover Seth. Seth treats James with all the trust and love his sub desires. There is only one thing left to do to make it all complete: Seth needs to put a collar on James.
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The Cover: Like with “Designs of Desire”, I love the artistic color combination and the way it works with the loving kiss in the background. The beautiful collar that is featured on the cover shows that things aremoving forward, indicating that the BDSM element isincreased as more trust has formed between James and Seth.Also love how the collar reminds me of a wedding ring, as it has a similar meaning in a way.
The Title: Like the cover, the title indicates a stronger BDSM element, yet with the same amount of love and desire – and delivers. 🙂
The Story: THis is a short story that focuses on how much the love and trust has already grown between Seth and James since the last book. James opens himself up to new experiencesand more play, but most importantly for me, it is still undeniable how much Seth cares for him and plans their activities in a way that doesn’t negatively affect James’ health. The way he takes care of his lover and always makes sure it doesn’t get too much for him warms my heart. They belong together and I’m glad they found each other.
I love the contrast between the was James doesn’t want to let the illness affect him at all in public, doesn’t want it to take his control away, but trusts Seth enough to let go and follow his commands when they are alone. Their love is beautiful and their kinky sex is hot as hell and very sensual. The love that is so obvious between the two men makes it even so much more sexier for me. If you liked book on, you can’t mis this short story. Especially considering that I KNOW you want to find out what’s up with that collar 😛 And however small your remaining book budget is, I guarantee you can afford this one 😉
About the Author:
Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.
Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.
Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.
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