Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ARC Reviews of Self's Blossom and An Ecstatic Rendezvous by David Russell

A romantic, erotic tale of a vivid portrayal of the
quest for the inner truth, empowerment and
sexual liberation of Selene, a woman searching for
primeval abandon and reckless adventure.
Intelligent, a university graduate and a successful
careerist, Selene became emotionally scarred by
unhappy relationships. Riled and taunted through
the years by her former college roommate Janice,
Selene gave in to the long-term desire to „get one
back‟ at Janice by having a passionate holiday
Immediately drawn to the sea and enthralled
by its brutal yet sensual waves, Selene seduces a
young boy on a deserted beach. Once she comes to
meets the mature and powerful Hudson, Selene
finally begins to claim her sensual destiny.
Through a slow process, accentuated by Selene‟s
shyness, introspection and circumspection, she
embarks on a long and elaborate interplay of
leading on and rejection. The volcanic passion
builds until there is a blazing row. A possible
drowning, the final ritual undressing at long last,
leads to the ultimate flowering of the woman
Selene was meant to be.
Self's Blossom felt...different then most erotic romances I have read in the past. The story pretty much follows just one character and that is Selene. The majority of the story is about Selene doing some self reflecting on many things in her life. I got to read along as Selene has a few sexual encounters but there really isn't too much of a happily ever after. (Its not a bad thing at all, just something I don't usually see in a romance.)
The one thing I felt made Self's Blossom interesting was the style of writing and how almost old fashioned some of the wording was. It had an almost sweetness to it that I felt was charming. Self's Blossom is the kind of book you can read, anytime and anywhere and not feel you are reading a dirty book, (nothing wrong AT ALL with anything naughty of course) but when your out and about sometimes its easier to read something less naughty because you don't want to feel like someone is judging you by what your reading. I can definitely be comfortable reading this book as I'm waiting for  doctor's visit or if I'm just in public someplace enjoying a good book.
I wouldn't really say Self's Blossom was entirely erotic. Its sweet, easy to read, and just plain decent. I would recommend this story to someone who enjoys their erotica more on the soft and sweet side then on the dirty, naughty side.
I give Self's Blossom a THREE OUT OF THREE STARS. Its a fairly good read with a touch of erotica.
A very handsome but shy man yearns to have a one-night stand with a sexy woman. One day he decided to step out of his comfort zone and gained enough courage to ask a girl out.
An Ecstatic Rendezvous is a shorty story about a young man wanting the courage to have a one night stand with a good looking woman. This was a short, slightly more interested read by David Russell. I thought it was well written, with a decent storyline and a good set up. Since this is such a short read, I won't dive into the book, even a little bit, but I will say I thought this was quite interesting. I give An Ecstatic Rendezvous a THREE OUT OF THREE STARS. If your looking for a short read and looking for something completely different then the average erotica I suggest you try one of David Russell's books. 

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