Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Is he worth the heartbreak? At nearly forty, Julie isn’t so sure she’ll ever find a man who is, so she’s vowed that all her big 4-0 decisions will have zip to do with relationships. A successful theater manager, she agrees to travel to North Carolina and help a friend put her erotic performance theater on its feet. Julie has always been curious and drawn to the BDSM world, and now she can safely explore that world in the environment she knows best. Desmond Hayes is the roofing contractor repairing their rundown theater building, but he’s also a rigger, well-known in the BDSM world for his rope artistry. He’s not just a top, though; he’s a Dom whose unexpected quirks mesh too well with Julie’s eccentric personality and awakens her submissive side. From the time he was born, Des has been fighting the odds against him. Because of that, he’s kept his relationships inside the scene with clear boundaries. While Julie had almost given up on finding a person worth loving through better or worse—or pleasure and pain—Des never expected to receive that gift. He’s not letting that treasure get away—no matter how much rope he has to use to bind her to him.
Whenever I pick up a book from this author I know that it will be good. Joey W. Hill knows how to engage her readers and fleshes out her characters so well that you feel as if you are right there with them and part of their world. The emotions in this book jump right off the pages as you are pulled into Des and Julie’s story. Worth the Wait is a wonderful story of finding the right person for you and never giving up the fight for them.
Right from the beginning both Julie and Des endeared themselves to this reader. The two are a great match both giving the other just what they need. There are many obstacles that the two must face and the most important one being the health issues that Des has. As Julie deals with her own issues about relationships Des must learn to let people in and to trust in the love that Julie is offering. The two go through so much as they fight their way to love. Their story is a wonderful read that will pull on your heartstrings and have you pulling for love.
Reviewed by Gabrielle