REVIEW: “SIGNS OF DESIRE” by Tempeste O’ Riley

TITLE: Signs of Desire
AUTHOR: Tempeste O’ Riley
SERIES: Desire Entwined – book 4
PUBLISHER: Dreampsinner Press
GENRE:  Contemporary
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 6,99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: 30th November 2015


BLURB: Simon Tyler knows his job as a gay romance author makes his lack of faith in love more than a little ironic, but he’s tired of being used for his wallet. When a night out turns into a matchmaking scheme orchestrated by his best friends, Simon’s not thrilled, but since he’s not the target and he’s sworn off happily-ever-after anyway, he goes along with it… until he meets Adrian, the object of their efforts, and finds perhaps he hasn’t given up on love after all.

Professor Adrian Keys has tried to date Hearing men before, but being Deaf himself, he’s never had any success at making a connection. After his friends con him into going out and Adrian realizes it’s all an elaborate plan to set him up, he braces for yet another failure, only to discover there is a spark—except it’s not with the man his friends had in mind, but with Simon Tyler instead.

Not all their friends have found a way past their romantic failures, but Simon and Adrian might be on the path to happily-ever-after.




I really like broken or imperfect characters and in my opinion, with the way this author describes (so delicately) her characters, she has mastered this with perfection.  I also like the way she makes her characters so real and with the reintroduction of previous couples from earlier books, it makes addictive reading.

The storylines are always so strong.  But I have to say, the writing is never brutal and that’s another reason why I continue to read this author.

Simon Tyler comes from a homophobic family that has never accepted him.  Though very rich, he is what I would class as a “good guy”.  He sees this as a handicap – how would he ever determine if someone was with him, for him? not his money?  Though a gay romance writer, he has lost faith in true love and this is all down to a traumatic incident that left deep scars on his heart.

His one saviour, is his group of close and special friends, these are the MCs I spoke about from previous books.

One night he goes out with his friends and meets Adrian.

The attraction is instantaneous but Adrian is not sure?  He is deaf and though he never lets his disability define the man he is, he is aware that it can cause problems.  He was in a previous relationship with someone with full hearing and it didn’t end well!  He is an IT Professor, has personal friends and a successful life…..can he take the risk again?

But he knows that Simon is different, he is special and he proves it by learning how to sign, who else but Simon, would do that?

Adrian can’t resist him, he’s sweet and so caring but most of all, hungry for Adrian’s love – together they can both face their fears and learn to trust again.

As in the previous books, there is not a lot of angst just a bit to make it interesting to readers, it’s a simple sweet love story with an added bonus of some wonderful characters.

So looking forward to the next book.


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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****


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