Saturday, March 7, 2015

Star Dust Award: A Beautiful Disaster by Willa Okati

Title: A Beautiful Disaster
Author: Willa Okati
Publisher: Loose ID LLC
Genre and Pairing: MM, Contemporary
PageCount: 136
Reviewer Name:Redz

Publisher Blurb
After being betrayed and abused by an ex-lover, Sean trusts no one--but he can't help wishing he could trust gentle-hearted tattoo artist Riordan. When these two vulnerable men, scarred inside and out, find each other, neither is willing or able to walk away.

Both starved for touch and lonely in his self-imposed exile, Sean can't help wanting Riordan both body and soul and in his bed, and Riordan is captivated by the sweet nature and the beauty he can still see beneath Sean's scars. Yet despite his hunger for affection, Sean can't break free of a cycle of shame and despair, not even as Riordan's falling in love with his beautiful disaster.

Will Sean be able to break through the barriers he's built around himself and let Riordan in--and will Riordan find the key to unlock Sean's frozen heart?

A Beautiful Disaster by Willa Okati is one emotionally charged read I will never forget.  Sean has been through so much. His ex boyfriend not only did a number on his body, but on his heart as well.  He thinks no one will want him now.  Then he meets a man he cannot get out of his head.  Riordan.  Riordan is a nurse and tattoo artist. His love and caring really made me fall in love with him too.   He is perfect for Sean, a person who knows how to push but quietly.  Sean really needs that in his life.  Riordan is willing to show him how to take his life back, all Sean has to do is remember how to trust again.
Ms. Okati does an amazing job of handling how someone would feel after being a victim of domestic violence. Her handling of this touchy subject was just perfect.  The pace of the story made it believable and gritty.  I really loved this story for its heart wrenching moments and those of pure light and love.   This story is not for everyone, Sean’s story is gritty, rough, and emotional.  If you like a gritty love story with a beautiful ending you will love this one as much as I do. 

     Five shooting stars and a star dust award


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