Series: Desire, Oklahoma, 8
Author: Leah Brooke
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F (oral and anal sex, toys, light bondage)
Word Count: 91,810
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Charity Sanderson had been Beau Parrish’s lover for months, but she knew it was only a matter of time before their affair ended. She needed a man she could count on to be there, and Beau never took anything seriously. But, she loved him too much to walk away. Beau loved Charity more than his own life, but knew she didn’t believe that. Every time he spoke about a future together, she got skittish, and so he’d had to back off for fear of losing her completely. The vulnerability in her eyes tugged at him, the love shining in them that she didn’t think he could see. He couldn’t go on living a lie. After giving her an ultimatum he walked out, hoping she would love him too much to let it end between them.
Her accident changes everything. It forces her to see that the man she never thought he could be has been there the entire time.
I love Desire, Okalahoma and only wish it was a place I could truly visit. I mean men who appreciate the strengthsand the weaknesses of a woman, who wouldn’t want to live there. And Leah Brooke’s latest installment Reluctant Desire intensified my desire to become a bonafide resident.
I adored Beau. He knew what he wanted and he wanted Charity. He set up his life in such a way that he could enjoy play. I loved that he understood that while life is serious business, you also must enjoy living.
I understood and even empathized with his frustration while dealing with Charity. At first, I couldn’t understand why she had such blinders on when it came to Beau. If for no other reason than he had the respect of the other males she trusted, she should have known that Beau was more than a sexy accent and a playful attitude. But her learning about the character of the man she loved while accepting that play isn’t necessarily bad was half the fun in this story. That saying about “being careful what you wish for” was never truer than when Charity got what she thought she wanted. I loved just how sneaky Beau was all while loving his woman.
With Beau and Charity’s story, Ms. Brooke gave us a thoughtful story which highlighted the importance of enjoying life and not simple just living life. It’s a message that sometimes is forgotten with the sometimes daily struggle of fulfilling responsibilities. However, Ms. Brooke reminded us in a respectful manner without being preachy. I enjoyed both the story and the reminder.
Four Twinkling Stars