Duncan Kerr is the art director of Enamored Press, an erotic romance publisher based in Seattle. An open submissions call for new artists yields an imaginative book cover with rich details and bold colors that catches his interest. After a few more samples of work and some e-mails, Duncan is... show more
Duncan Kerr is the art director of Enamored Press, an erotic romance publisher based in Seattle. An open submissions call for new artists yields an imaginative book cover with rich details and bold colors that catches his interest. After a few more samples of work and some e-mails, Duncan is determined to hire the talented young artist on a permanent basis.
But Ruben Winterbottom isn’t an average freelance artist. His agoraphobia leaves him terrified to set foot outside his secluded house in the woods by the Olympic National Park. Living alone, fear is Ruben’s sole companion.
When the two men meet, Ruben has a panic attack and hides away. Although confused, Duncan sees past Ruben’s anxiety to his artistic gifts and beautiful soul. So he sets out to coax the young man out of his shy shell.
Falling in love with a broken boy, however, might be the first draft of heartbreak.
Publish date: April 16, 2014
Pages no: 162
Edition language: English
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, M M Romance
When Ruben smiled, downright euphoric, Duncan knew without a shadow of a doubt he wanted and needed to see this young man’s happiness for the rest of his life. And to be the cause of it, well, that was even better.Everything about this story was incredibly cute and so so sweet and absolutely endeari...
3.5 starsA sweet story with some dark overtones what happened to Ruben was unfortunate and I thought it was awesome that he magically stumbled across Duncan's path. Loved that Duncan was understanding and considerate of Ruben.
The premise sounded good, but the writing was superficial for most of it, and didn't explore deeply enough on the severe underlying trauma that caused Ruben's agoraphobia. The notion that the love of a good man can fix another is a cliched trope, and didn't do this story any favors. I didn't conne...