Monday, 23 September 2013

Awakening (The Chrysalis Series #1) by Elene Sallinger(*) Review

Genre; Adult/Erotica/Romance/BDSM
Release date; September 2012

River Rock, Vermont, 2011. This is the story of Claire Ryan and Evan Lang. 35-year-old Claire joins a local book club for romance readers in order to get over the breakdown of her 10-year relationship, there she meets book shop owner Evan, a dominant man who has never recovered from the sudden death of his submissive wife.

As their relationship develops and they embark on the path of Claire’s submission, it becomes harder and harder for Evan to keep his emotional distance. Claire is open and responsive and he wants her badly, but refuses to let himself go.

As Claire falls deeper in love with Evan, she realises that he is holding back and decides to end their relationship, forcing Evan to confront his own past and his feelings in order to save his new love.

 I love me a good adult romance book, with a dark brooding man and a naive women..well maybe not that - but i am sure you get the jist, this is the sort of book i spend alot of time reading, and slowly feel like i am a little bit on a expert at the genre, by that i mean i have read my fair share. This started a bit slower than usual, but i would describe it a lesiurly pace, in which we learn about Claire, her fears and troubled relationships that have led her to the day she first emerges back into the world. Around this time, we also meet Evan, step up tall handsome brooding man with eyes that pierce the skin blah blah blah. What i didn't expect is the amount of feels i got from this book, and i aint talking dirty feels, but real emotional maybe i shed a tear feels.This is a very descriptive book and captures all the relationships beautifully, in fact, when we learn about Evans wife, oh dear - pass the bloody tissues! That aside, it feels like the reader is intiated into the world of BDSM with Claire, everything is explained, and for once it doesn't all feel too full on. I feel the author did a wonderful job of capturing the emotions of the characters, and letting us, the reader in on them.

Rating; 8/10

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