Praise for Awakening
“Exquisitely beautiful, touchingly heart-wrenching and hedonistic enough to keep your body on fire.” – Coffee Time Romance, 5 Stars
By Elene Sallinger
May 6, 2014
Sourcebooks Casablanca, Erotic Romance
Reflection is one of the most beautiful and well-written erotic romance stories I have ever read. Elene Sallinger had mastered her craft, no doubt readers would be hooked with her words, characters and plot.
Reflection is the story of Bridget Ross and Connor Reynolds. They were two different people, with two very different backgrounds but with almost the same amount of baggage from the past. Fate lead then into each other on the street – and what started out as an apology coffee date, turned out to be something more as the attraction between two characters was just too big to ignore.
All the while I thought Connor was a talented-struggling artist. He is an artist – he loves to paint and takes fantastic pictures but he keeps it to himself. His tragic past prevents him from staying in one place and committing to just about anything. His art, despite the reprieve it brings him, would still remind him of his pain. Bridget on the other hand have been to hell and back and is still suffering from the consequences of what she thought was her fault. Guilt has been eating her alive, and the only way to assuage it was to deny herself one thing she was used to be fond of – pleasure. It’s up to Connor to make her change her mind…
But this girl had built solid, tall walls around her heart. She lost control then, and she wanted to have it now. She may have feelings for him, she may like him – but is it enough to trust him? To let him in her life? Connor tried, he struggled. He wanted things he knew she’d like but didn’t trust him enough to give. She was keeping something from him as well, something important. It was a question of trust- and with that, Connor had no other options but to let her go. She was not meeting him half-way, and it was killing him, and destroying any possibilities of them having a future together. Will she be willing to compromise? Or will she let her past dictate her future?
Will two broken people be finally having their happy ending?
Reflection is a story of love and how important the role trust plays in a relationship. Without TRUST, no relationship would prosper. This is also a story of strength and survival of two women who were victims, but chose to fight for their rights. Sellinger had threaded with care in some controversial cases she presented – some readers may frown at it, but it is happening, and if we continue to play blind, and shut up – issues like this would never ceased to exist. A beautifully-written love story that will not just melt your panties, but your hearts as well.
✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪
Hailing from Washington, D.C., Elene Sallinger first caught the writing bug in 2004 after writing and illustrating several stories for her then four-year-old daughter. Her writing career has encompassed two award-winning children’s stories, a stint as a consumer-education advocate, as well as writing her debut novel, Awakening – a novel of erotic fiction that won the New Writing Competition at the Festival of Romance 2011.