Author: Tempeste O’Reilly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Kaden Thorn, a dental surgeon who lives a quiet life, has no hope of finding the love he craves. A vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs and confined him to a wheelchair. He has given up hope of finding a Dom or even a nonkink partner to love him. When his best friend practically forces him to attend a dinner party, the last thing he expects is a strong Dom who can see beyond his wheels.
Deacon James is an architect and a demanding Dom, but he has spent the past couple of years without a sub or partner. When an employee invites him to a dinner party to meet his girlfriend, Deacon smells a setup but agrees anyway. He prides himself on being an excellent judge of character, and when he meets the younger dentist, he sees past the chair and finds a sweet submissive man who more than piques his interest.
Kade’s fears and demons continue to haunt him, challenging Deacon to use everything he’s learned as a Dom to earn Kade’s trust and submission. Deacon’s determined, though, willing to battle all of it to have Kade by his side and at his feet.
I really liked this!
There are millions of disabled people in the world but very rarely do I come across the subject in the books I read. I’m not saying they’re not there but I haven’t personally come across many especially in the BDSM genre. It was both refreshing and an eye opener.
This is a compassionate look at a man who had part of his life stolen from him after a horrible gay bashing. This is not the story of his recovery as such because by the time we meet Kaden Thorne his physical injuries have recovered as far as they are ever going to. A young man has been left without the use of his legs and confined to a wheelchair because of another man’s bigotry.
Kaden has a successful job as a dental surgeon having been determined not to let his confinement to a wheelchair affect his chosen profession. Inside he is no different to the man he was before the beating although he realises physically there are things he can longer do. The real change in Kaden is his perceived view of himself and how he can no longer be the sexual submissive he once was. This isn’t something that Kaden just decided for himself it’s far more complicated than that. This is a fear he has of no one wanting him, of not being able to perform as he thinks a submissive should, of having to have scenes adapted for him and for the ignorance and cruelty of both Doms and Subs when he first tried to return to the lifestyle after being hurt. Kaden is like everybody else in that he wants to feel loved, secure and confident but other people’s attitudes towards him have kind of knocked the stuffing out of him.
Enter Deacon James. Successful, confident and every inch the Dom. For me, after their initial meeting I don’t think Deacon ever saw the wheelchair. He was gentle, thoughtful and sometimes stern. He cared that Kaden was safe but didn’t give him special treatment. It barely seemed to cross his mind that Kaden had a disability; he saw his beauty, his kind heart and the perfect sub. His every action is about proving to Kaden that he deserves to do and be all the things he wants and that if Kaden will place his trust in him he will be with him every step of the way.
These men will quickly drag you in, especially Kaden who will steal your heart in his own earnest and shy way.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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