Review: Caged Sanctuary by Tempeste O’Riley

Kaden Thorn, a dental surgeon who lives a quiet life, has no hope of finding the love he craves. A vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs and confined him to a wheelchair. He has given up hope of finding a Dom or even a non-kink partner to love him. When his best friend practically forces him to attend a dinner party, the last thing he expects is a strong Dom who can see beyond his wheels.

Deacon James is an architect and a demanding Dom, but he has spent the last couple of years without a sub or partner. When an employee invites him to a dinner party to meet his girlfriend, Deacon smells a setup but agrees anyway. He prides himself on being an excellent judge of character, and when he meets the younger dentist, he sees past the chair and finds a sweet submissive man who more than piques his interest.

Kade’s fears and demons continue to haunt him, challenging Deacon to use everything he’s learned as a Dom to earn Kade’s trust and submission. Deacon’s determined, though, willing to battle all of it to have Kade by his side and at his feet.

This story was fabulous. I loved Deacon and Kade. There was so much emotion in this story. I felt everything with the characters. I enjoyed watching Deacon show Kade he was worthy of the attention and love he gave. Kade was so hurt from past experiences he didn’t know his own worth. My favorite scene is where Deacon went to the jewelry store with Kade. You could see how much Deacon felt for Kade and where he wanted the relationship to go. It was a defining moment for him. The scene where Deacon and Kade share with Sam and Jake was really hot. I liked how they had things both Doms wouldn’t do with the other’s boy. Plus it gave Kade an extra boost in confidence. They referenced doing it again in the future as a “sometimes” thing so it was nice to see the scene wasn’t just thrown in for hot factor sake. The collaring ceremony though. I got choked up during that scene. It was so amazing what they both said. Kade was so beautiful in his gift of submission that Deacon willingly accepted. I enjoyed some of the side characters as well and truly hope there will be more stories with them. Caged Sanctuary ends with a beautiful happily ever after, I just want more!
Four and a half

About Tempeste:
Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn’t—defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, they has done many things in their life, yet writing has always drawn them back—no matter what else life has thrown their way. They counts her friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life. They lives in Wisconsin with their children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, andRainbow Romance Writers. Tempe’s preferred pronouns are they/them/their/theirs/themselves.

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2 responses to “Review: Caged Sanctuary by Tempeste O’Riley

    • I absolutely LOVE BDSM books. I have higher standards for them though because you can tell the authors that don’t do their research. Tempeste definitely knows her stuff. This book is wonderful and I definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys BDSM books. I hope you like it at least as much as I did. And that she writes a sequel but that’s another story for another day!
      Read and enjoy!

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