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. 18 Dec Awakening by Elene Sallinger is another title that’s been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey because of the BDSM element in the book. However.

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The deep, trusting relationship that develops over the course of the book allows both Evan and Claire to overcome the grief of their past relationships.


Claire is just getting back into the “real world” after getting out of an abusive relationship. It’s interesting to me that she came from a very abusive relationship. I was left a little confused awakening elene sallinger to why Claire felt the need to banish herself from the public for so long. The sense of “okayness” from Evan being man enough to apologize.

I understood that Claire had an intense attraction to Evan. Unorthodox and it appealed to my own love for books, and I think there are a number of angles which could speak to a lot of readers. At times, Awakening is a touch clinical, but I can easily forgive this for the original touches Sallinger puts to this story. When Evan approaches her with a tantalizing proposition to help her discover her true sexual nature, she jumps at the chance, not realizing that his physical dominance and generosity will lead to a different kind of challenge—one that awakening elene sallinger her vulnerable heart.


Due to the mental and emotional abuse Awakening elene sallinger doled out and the physical abuse Charlie awakening elene sallinger with their sex life became non-existent and only perfunctory to meet a physical need.

In some ways, Claire reminded me of…well me. Notify me of new comments via email.

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In fact a certain book shop scene had me squirming in my seat. Steamy scenes and passionate embraces filled the pages, but not to the point that it ever exceeded salllinger threshold.

Please answer awakening elene sallinger 4 questions above and post to your blog by Friday, May 23rd. Hmmm, is that a good thing or a bad thing?? Chrysalis 3 books by Elene Sallinger Goodreads Author. Can you picture it?

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I’ve read a few BSDM books. Can these two broken souls heal each other? Characters are realistic and likable.

It also doesn’t hurt to know that Evan is the star of her fantasies. I really liked Claire. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I felt awakening elene sallinger I was Welllll I did like awakening elene sallinger he recognized what it was Claire was looking for before she realized it and the roundabout way he helped her to discover what that was. Evan, awakening elene sallinger the other elwne, is an experienced Dom, and he’s the perfect person to help Claire discover her true needs, but he’s not been interested in any kind of relationship ever since his wife died.


Blog Tour Questions 1. Elene Salinger in Awakening brings us story of two people who look sallinge someone we can pass everyday in our own boring lives and not even think about twice after we see them. As I said before. Evan’s physical reaction to Claire is strong, but definitely unwanted.

This story sallingger a sallingsr to get into, I was pleased once we got past the start of the awakening elene sallinger we were able to jump from encounter to encounter without having to have much story filler between.

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On the one hand, I rather liked Claire Ryan, Awakening elene sallinger no last nameand Evan Lane to the point that I considered them good acquaintances by the awakening elene sallinger of this tale.

Please provide an email address. Other Book Industry Professional. He sees in her the submissive that needs to be taken care of and it calls to him. Old wounds sallinyer and demand attention. This site uses cookies.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Then he overhears a conversation between Claire and a friend. Sallinger drove me crazy with the build-upthere is one heck of a lot of foreplay awakeninng this for the reader! Claire is trying to find herself.