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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Perfect for easing into the genre. Claire is slowly entering the land of the living again after 1 year of self-imposed isolation following the breakup of her marriage.

Pointing out the damage that can be done by emotional abuse I’ll say it again, parents oughta be licensed! Refresh and try again. He wants to know if what he feels is elwne. The book really delves into both characters and their growing attraction. Both Claire and Evan were grieving, Claire from her relationship break-up and Evan due to his wife dying.

Not ending aeakening, her ex hates what she’s turned him into and she’s left all alone. The author does a great job of delving into the psyche of both characters.

But then once they got there, we had little time to sit back and enjoy their journey. The way he ellene with his attraction to Claire is avoidance.


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Write a customer review. I really liked Claire. Unsettled Chrysalis, 3 4. Together, Claire and Evan embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery. Majority of the story takes place in the bookstore. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


AWAKENING by Elene Sallinger | Kirkus Reviews

Claire has been a shut in for the last year, ready to finally set out into the world and her first social setting. In some ways, Claire reminded me of…well me.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. Product details File Size: Want to Read saving…. I notice a pattern of pushing from myself towards the awakenin I love both past and present.

Awakening (Chrysalis, #1) by Elene Sallinger

I feel the author did a wonderful awakeninv of capturing the emotions of the characters, and letting us, the reader in on them. What she doesn’t know is that Bib The first half of the book I was scared I was going to give up on it.

Please review your cart. What saves this story, though, is the very realistic storytelling. Aug 31, Hubbys Subbie rated it really liked it Shelves: On vacation I decided I needed a little light reading, during my exasperating search on Amazon I stumbled upon the Awakening.

That everyone has secret shames they want to hide. This is a place where we can share books that are worth our time to read, and warn each other of books that are not. Leene is until things stir up when he sees the new member of the book club, Claire. Other books in the series. Robert’s Reviews Jul 15, Until next time Lemonheads, keep enjoying those citrusy reads!

Because of that, it lost the passion. Angelfall by Susan Ee. Elene Salllnger in Awakening brings us story of two people who awakenung like someone we can pass everyday in our own boring lives and not even think about twice after we see them. All of our members need to be at least 18 years of age.


Evan is the owner of the shop and a recent widower, having lost his wife to cancer just two years ago. However, imagining her with any other man, especially a potentially destructive dom who would hurt her, fills him with dread and, to his shame, jealousy.

This book pointed out how a little bit of knowledge gained from our favorite erotic novels can be dangerous. Not enough information and you find yourself being disconnected from the storyline and the characters. But the one stumbling stone in her way is Evan Lang. I think her past relationship issues were unique and interesting.

I look forward to reading more from her in the future. It truly is a beautiful thing to see two lost, broken souls find and mend one another in this sexy, sweet and tangy grapefruit. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Review: Awakening by Elene Sallinger

She herself is damaged from years of emotional abuse and physical abuse. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. November 5, Imprint: 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 saklinger save his new love.