(W)hole

(W)hole

by Ruth Madison

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ISBN-13: 9780985826314
Publisher: Dev Love Press, LLC.
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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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(W)hole 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth is a devotee, a person who is sexually attracted to people with disabilities. Disclaimer: I've "met" the author online, and have interviewed her for my blog. This is her debut novel, and it shows. There's too much telling rather than showing, the dialogue is often stilted or cliche, and my version had enough typos and formatting errors to distract me from reading. It's also hard to decide where to shelve this. Elizabeth, the character, is 18; the language used is very young, BUT the scenes where Elizabeth is either fantasizing about or having sex with Stewart, her love interest, are extremely erotic and well-written. The issue of Elizabeth's deep feelings of shame for her fetish/perversity is also well-portrayed. For all its flaws, it's a very interesting look at a romantic mix of people, able-bodied and disabled, that aren't often portrayed in any kind of novel, let alone as a couple. I love that Stewart is not portrayed as a heroic martyr, making the best of the fragments of his shattered life. Yes, he has issues, and problems, and is somewhat creeped out when he finds that his new girlfriend likes him in part BECAUSE OF, not despite, his disability, but as a character, he is (W)hole.