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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Elene Sallinger – Award winning author of Awakening

I wish they’d incorporated a book into the cover One dream of his dead wife later, who basically gives him permission to move on, Evan is going after Claire like a lovesick teenager. I did like the way the author introduced the characters and built up their relationship, but just when things were getting to the hot and heavy, the book ends with a “happily ever after” type ending.

And through her time at the book store where the book club is held she finds her way to the erotica section and starts fantasizing about BDSM. I just wished that the story were a little bit less predictable. He knows she is going to learn things about herself that will scare her and have her run from the truth. Nov 16, Lemon Review rated it really liked it. Claire is open and responsive and he wants her badly, but refuses to let himself go.

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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. The awakwning of “okayness” from Evan being man enough to apologize. There was very little actual sex, and more talk of what one would like to do to the other, but this read more like a high school romance with some dirty thoughts than a true adult erotic novel. Her writing career has encompassed two award-winning children’s stories, a stint as a consumer-education advocate, as well as writing The Chrysalis Series and the stand alone novel, Doing DC.

This one is absolutely amazing!

Review: Awakening by Elene Sallinger | The Discriminating Fangirl

Charlie is her ex-boyfriend. This does not affect my opinion of the leene or the content of my review. I’ve happily recommended this book to anyone and everyone who asks for great BDSM novels that give you not only what you want but the information you need ; Hailing from Washington, DC, Elene Sallinger first caught the writing bug in after writing and illustrating several stories for her then four-year-old daughter.

On top of this revelation, we have Evan, the proverbial tortured hero who struggles throughout the story to fight the very sallinher that calls to every BDSM bone in his body. Mommy Porn — members — last activity Nov 02, We have reviewed 0 books so far this year.


He was so in love with his wife that he can’t imagine loving anyone else. Not having fully recovered from the ending of separate long term relationships, Claire and Evan merely go through the motions of life without really living it. Bound Beneath His Pain. The Perfect Goodbye 4. Elene Sallinger wants to read. It is refreshing, as it concentrates on the emotional side of the relationship, instead of simply jumping to sex scenes.

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Robert’s Reviews Mar 06, I loved that Evan could recognize his behavior. Not full of hot, steamy sex if that’s what you’re looking for. Cara aspires to perform on the world’s top stages as a ballet dancer. A gradual build-up to a relationship here, rather than a ‘first meeting equals first scene’ pace that is usually seen in BDSM novels. Not ending well, her ex hates what she’s turned him into and she’s left all alone. I can tell after I read Sallinger’s thank yous that she received excellent and careful advice about the BDSM sceneI had thought she was merely, merely?!

But the truth test will be whether he can let go at least and finally open his heart As soon as his eyes set on her all of his Dom protective instincts kick into high gear, and he soon discovers his pants getting a little tight.