Designing Passion by Kali Willows
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Length: Short Story (41 pgs)
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Stephantois
Fifteen years ago, Tawny Reeve was in love, but her wealthy, jet-setting parents went to cruel lengths to separate her from her middle class lover. Emotionally barren, she despairs of ever finding love again. A friend sent her an email address with only a name in the subject line: “Madame Evangeline”. Tawny doubts she is capable of a normal, loving relationship, but maybe she can handle a one-night stand, at least meeting her body’s needs, if not her heart’s.
Wyatt Mackenzie is an accomplished architect with a lonely lifestyle. None of the debutantes and gorgeous women he dates have brought him the electrifying passion he hopes to rekindle from his youth. There was only one who captured his heart, and then smashed it into a thousand pieces. An email from his client at the Castillo hotel in Vegas, offers a solution to his passionless life: “Email Madame Evangeline, and she can make your wildest dreams come true.”
Tawny has been nursing a broken heart for many years and after some coaxing by her friend Laura, finally gives in and uses 1 Night Stand dating service owned by Madame Evangeline. Wyatt works for Jackson who thinks he deserves some reward and signs him up for A 1 Night Stand.
At first I thought this was a story about two strangers just meeting through Madame Eve’s dating service but was pleasantly surprised when it took a turn into something else. This one’s about reconnections and dealing with lost loves. I won’t give the plotline away because that would spoil a really nice story about two people finding one another and what turns out to be true love.
Both of these characters are likeable, the setting is exotic and the sex scenes hot. I thought the pacing was just right for this short read and the conclusion more than satisfying. If you’ve not read any of the books in this series this might be a good one for you. It’s a quick sexy read and might have you returning for more.