Editorial Reviews. Review. “Sallinger brings potent storytelling and characterization to the erotic romance table, offering an actual BDSM novel (as opposed to. For Reflection “Sallinger brings a fresh voice to the genre and makes it her own in this second Chrysalis book. Her scarred, tortured characters are both trapped. Read “Awakening” by Elene Sallinger with Rakuten Kobo. “Exquisitely beautiful, touchingly heart-wrenching, and hedonistic enough to keep your body on fire.

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Jul 29, Claire is open and responsive and he wants her badly, but refuses to let himself go. Erotica Oct 11, She never expected the owner of the story to catch her eye nor the hidden elnee found within the pages of the erotic novels found on the shelves. Claire joins a local romance book club, and meets Evan — the owner of the book shop — there. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This one is absolutely amazing! Evan Lang is still in love with his wife who he lost to cancer, so he fills his days with the other love in his life, his book store.

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Claire has spent the past year trying to regain the courage to live again, after the end of her 14 year abusive relationship. See all reviews. Awakening Chrysalis Book 1.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. But he’s written in such a way that I completely got the wwakening and was okay with it. She is very reserved, and has difficulty in socializing with people in any way. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Claire has stirred up emotions in Evan that he doesn’t even know what to do with himself.


Can you picture it? But, these types of relationships take care and consideration. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Auctioned to the Protective Dom.

In some ways, Claire reminded me of…well me. The whole book felt a little text bookish that I felt little emotion and connection. She tentatively explored the BDSM world through a series of engorging reads, becoming more aroused with each tale, and her high pain tolerance helped her out immensely in this new universe. One dream of his dead wife later, who basically gives him permission to move on, Evan is going after Claire like a lovesick teenager.

Aug 15, Robert rated it it was ok Shelves: The book really delves into both characters and their growing attraction. Erotic Romance Book Boxset 4. The suspect beginnings, though, left my world with a tainted haze that never completely went away.


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Sallinger brings potent storytelling and characterization to the erotic romance table, offering an actual BDSM novel as opposed to the BDSM-lite of the Fifty Shades series with emotional depth and a sweeping romantic sensibility. When faced with the idea that she could venture into this world without the proper care, Evan decides that he wants to be the one to show her this side of herself, but without the sexual sallinger emotional relationship.

I have always enjoyed a good BDSM aeakening. But Claire also never realized that her past contained signs of a certain need that she never opened her min ARC provided by Net Gallery in exchange for an honest review. I liked that this book was not just about the BSDM lifestyle but about the dynamics of the relationship. We use a 0 to 5 star rating system here at TDF, and here’s what the ratings mean so you can get a general idea of how we feel about a book just by looking at the stars.

See 2 answers from Elene Sallinger…. I think it might be because they were just a bit toogeneric. A well-told story that shows the characters’ vulnerabilities and how they learned to trust and love again.