Designs of Desire : Desires Entwined

  • by Tempeste O'Riley
  • Narrated by Max Lehnen
  • Series: Desires Entwined
  • 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?


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I enjoyed listening to this story. Max Lehnen did a wonderful job narrating and bringing the characters and emotion to life. All the characters were believable and developed well. I do not like books where I can't relate/connect to at least one of the characters and in this one I can connect with both. More so with Seth, with how protective and supportive he is of James. I would have reacted the same way he did throughout the entire story. I just wanted to coddle James and do everything for him. Like Seth, not because James can't do things himself but because you just want to do it for him. I loved how James slowly grew throughout the story to see himself the way everyone sees him and what he deserves. I was a bit confused as to why the "bad guy" was who it was, seemed to come out of no where for me. But in the end it did wrap up the whole story nicely and gave the MCs what they needed to move on and truly be happy.

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- Ruve

Missed it's mark

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This was not time well spent. The premise was a little off the mark, but I could have suspended disbelief for the story, but Max Lehnen is not a narrator that I enjoy listening to

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Standard HEA

Would you be willing to try another one of Max Lehnen’s performances?

Not anything he has done in the M/M genre. It's like listening to my 60yo uncle read a story. Ick.

Do you think Designs of Desire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No - the storyline came to a good ending.

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- Heather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC