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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Designing Love by Yvonne Nicholas

Designing Love by Yvonne Nicolas
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (392 pgs)
Other: Multiple Partners, M/F/M/M, M/F, menage
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Cherokee Rose

When world renowned architect, Devon Sparks meets Josephine Burnett, a brilliant interior designer, the attraction is instantaneous.

Devon reluctantly accepted the job of designing a house for his former lover who'd betrayed him with his best friend. Still a little emotionally battered, he is content to never love again, until Josephine shows up on his doorstep.

To be paired with Devon Sparks is Josephine's chance to showcase her talents. Devon comes off as rude at first, but she quickly finds out the man behind the cold, hard exterior is a man with the need to be loved.

Bound to a guy who doesn't deserve her loyalty, Josephine is hesitant to grasp the chance to be loved totally by a man who is not of her race, until Devon takes matters into his own hands and gives her a taste of the passion they could share.

But can he convince her?

This book delivers everything I could hope for, and then quite a bit more. It has plot, interesting characters, sexual tension, and lots of sex.

The story started out nicely. The two main characters in the book were hot and strong. The attraction was steaming and of course the lusting was intense.

I experienced several emotions while reading this book including laughter, tears, and being ticked-off as the characters did things that made me want to shake them. This is truly a journey in the life and love of Devon Sparks and Josephine Burnett.

The book starts off with a bang as Devon, finds himself the best-man in his best friend's wedding, which he should have been the groom of. Yes, you read that correctly but you will have to read the book to find out how it came to that and what Devon does in response.

The next interesting twist, is when Devon meets the heroine, Josephine Burnett, and discovers he is inexplicably drawn to her. Much to his chagrin since Devon admits that he is "Damaged goods". Yet, he is captivated by her. Dead set in his refusal to admit the attraction, Devon comes off as cold and heartless until he faces up to the fact that there is something between them.

The air crackles with electricity whenever they are alone. Josephine's life, however, is not without drama, her abusive boyfriend has a deep secret he is avoiding to share, and makes it plain to everyone else except Josephine…until it is too late. Emotionally destroyed, she locks her heart and feelings away, until Devon walks in and tries to rescue her, and himself. Together they try to rebuild their shattered existences, forming a connection which is fiery and sizzling.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. The plot hooks you in, the characters are believable, the storyline flows and the language, well let’s just say the language is not for the faint of heart. I found the story very engaging, and enlivening. Designing Love, definitely delivers. I would recommend this one to those who are fans of interracial erotic fiction.

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