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Is he worth the heartbreak? At nearly 40, 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 awaken 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 BDSM scene, with clear boundaries. While Julie has 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.

©2016 Joey W. Hill (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Dot
  • 22-04-2018

Really wonderful!

I was sad the finish this story and the Nature of Desire series. I've listened to them continuously over the past several weeks. Re-reading others' reviews I disagree with those criticizing Liz Thomson's narration. I thought she was great, very authentic. I loved all of the stories, and I found Worth the Wait the most interesting and erotic. Is this really Joey Hill's last offering in the series? I hope not :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-2017

new narrator ( not my fav)

After having Maxine narrate all the previous books. I didn't really care for Liz T. . Her character's voices were ok but the general narration lacked richness, at times very flat. Even her Desmond characterization didn't evoke the passion that the word were saying he felt. This is not a book I'd listen to over and over again.

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  • Nichole
  • 18-03-2017

I may try again later...

I know this book has a lot of high ratings, but I was really bored with it. It is a very slow moving book and I frequently became bored with the inner monologues. I struggled to get to chapter 12 and I just gave up. It's rare I get sleepy listening to books and it happened frequently listening to this one. I can't say it's bad because I didn't finish it, it barely kept my interest.

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  • 03-08-2021

narration can really kill a book

Liz was good at narration but when you arenused to Maxine Mitchel it kind of throws everything off. the book kind of moved fast and we didn't really get ti see the depth of some of the characters. over all the book was ok

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  • Wyldheart Reads
  • 17-01-2021

Love, BDSM and Diabetes

Listened to audio narrated by Liz Thomson. An enjoyable listen with good pacing.

Desmond Hayes is a roofing contractor, a rigger and a Dom. He has spent his life struggling with severe health problems and Diabetes and has used that to keep any relationship from getting too involved.

Julie Ramirez is a theater manager who decided to help her friend with her erotic performance community theater. She's been drawn to the BDSM world but never did much until she meets Desmond.

This book themes include BDSM play and a relationship that includes dealing with life threatening illness and how it affects not only Des but his relationship with Julie and his friends.

Diabetes is a terrible disease and I learned a lot about it from this book. Starting a new relationship is hard enough without the complication of an expected shortened lifespan. This theme sometimes overshadowed this couple's relationship. I loved the BDSM play, the steamy moments and their interaction with Thomas and Marcus. However ,the pacing felt very slow and I had a hard time keeping connecting with them the farther into the book I got.

I adore Joey W. Hill and there's a lot to enjoy in this book but it may not be for everyone.

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  • DebC
  • 29-09-2020

Interesting story line...by no depth of characters

The draw to this book was the BDSM aspect. Hoping for complex characters and conversations and interesting storyline. The narration was horrible. The male southern accent very inconsistent. The narrator seem to struggle throughout the book. Had this not been a free book I would’ve returned it and asked for a refund.

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  • LM Kindle Reader
  • 28-09-2020

Loved it!!!

I really loved how real this story was. It had many parallels to my life, so I was able to really connect with the characters. I love how love can grow between friends and lovers. Joey is a fabulous writer and I am looking forward to reading more of her books.

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  • Jodi Shackelford
  • 08-05-2019

Very disappointed!

I have listened to this entire series on audible and have loved the entire series but I may decide to buy the actual book on this one and see if I like it better. I was hugely disappointed by the change in narrator. Not because this one is bad but it feels like I am not listening to JULIE! I liked the way Maxine Mitchell portrayed Julie's quirkiness and felt like I got to know her a bit through Rough Canvas and I just feel like she is not her fun, quirky, sarcastic self. Maybe I would have felt differently if they would have used this narrator before in this series, but I found it odd that the rest of the series was all done by the other narrator and this one was not. I was also not too pleased with the sing-song way she did some of the male voices; it seemed very fake to me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-01-2018

Great Story. Awful Narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Audiobook, NO. Terrible narrator.

What other book might you compare Worth the Wait to and why?

other Joey W. Hill books with different narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She did not differentiate between male and female. And very monotone

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

book content was great

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  • Charlotte
  • 29-10-2017

True love

Such a wonderful and exciting read. Felt so authentic in every way. Julie is every woman, well most every woman. And Dez is so real himself. Both are a version of heartache finding their other, realizing the truth of really being the other half of a soul. It's beautiful, aspiring and a little voyeuristic.

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  • keith
  • 13-04-2017

Just so/so

What would have made Worth the Wait better?

I found the medical condition storyline interesting but too drawn out. The male lead just ended up being too self pitying for my taste.

Has Worth the Wait turned you off from other books in this genre?

No the erotic elements were well done

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The male characters were weak in my opinion. Not very believable.

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