Dev Dreams, Volume One

Dev Dreams, Volume One

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by Ruth Madison
     
 
A collection of short stories featuring physically disabled heroes.

On Saturday Afternoon: A painfully shy young woman must choose between a socially acceptable man and the one who makes her feel cherished.

Mariann, Dancing Alone: A dancer married to a paraplegic actor runs from the question why did she marry him.

Home Country: When Priyanka

Overview

A collection of short stories featuring physically disabled heroes.

On Saturday Afternoon: A painfully shy young woman must choose between a socially acceptable man and the one who makes her feel cherished.

Mariann, Dancing Alone: A dancer married to a paraplegic actor runs from the question why did she marry him.

Home Country: When Priyanka travels to America for an arranged marriage, she finds out why her groom accepted her bad horoscope and poor family.

The Happiness Pact: A clutsy geek sets out to befriend the boy she loves even as he is forced to reevaluate his place in the social strata of high school.

Guru’s Grace: A dev gets an unexpected blessing from the guru.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013194380
Publisher:
Ruth Madison
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
Dev Dreams , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,067,229
File size:
234 KB

Meet the Author

There isn’t enough fiction out there with characters who have disabilities. Ruth Madison aims to fix that.

After years of combing through the dusty back shelves of libraries looking for her elusive, imperfect hero, she started writing her own.

Ruth’s romantic tales are full of wounded heroes: men physically challenged by life, but not defeated. These men overcome the difficulties of amputation, paralysis, or cerebral palsy to find acceptance, happiness, and heroines who love them exactly as they are.

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Dev Dreams, Volume One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting collection of romantic short stories and novellas, centered around the theme of a woman (or girl) in love with a disabled man. In some stories, the woman learns to love the man, and his disability is simply part of who he is. In others, the woman is a devotee, a person who is sexually attracted to someone who with a disability. In one story, the teenage girl is part of a group of friends, somewhat geeky, and draws closer to the twin of one of her friends, after he is diagnosed with MS. In another story, one of my favorites, Marianne is a professional dancer, and in the end her wheelchair-bound husband partners her in a sensuous dance no one else could match. The heat level ranges from sweet to extremely steamy. There are some formatting issues which distract somewhat, but all in all, it’s a very enjoyable collection.