*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
When Stella Welsch meets sexy, and alluring Conrad Adams the attraction is instant there is something about him. Stella knows that she should stay away from him, but the temptation to get to know Conrad to experience new things with him is too high. The more Stella gets to know Conrad and has a taste of thing that he has to offer her, some of which to her have always been forbidden. Stella soon realizes that she has a choice to make does she listen to the voice in her head or does she listen to her heart and change her life forever.
“This man I have known for a millisecond has grabbed my attention, and he’s not letting me go.”
Stella's Awakening by R K Ryde was interesting, sexy, hot, and emotional and thought-provoking read. I went into this book knowing very little, and after the first few chapters I knew I wanted to read more. I wanted to know more about Stella. Some of the things she said made me think there is more to her that meets the eye, and there was! And it was something that I wasn’t expecting. It was then I understand why she was reluctant at first to get too close to Conrad.
“The more I’m with this electric man, the more I desire him. My self-control and conviction deteriorated with each contact, with every kiss. I’m hanging by the tiniest of threads, the possibility of it snapping, increasing by the second.”
I do love my Alpha men and Conrad is all alpha. He is not entirely an open book he has a past of his own, which I’m sure we will learn more about as the series develops. Conrad knows what he likes and what he wants and what he wants and likes is Stella. I love his sexy dominant side, but I also love seeing his compassionate side with Stella as he learns more about her, her past, and the consequences she will face her because of their relationship.
There’s something about you Stella, an air, a grace. From the moment I saw you on the corner at Tiffany’s, I knew I had to meet you, to talk to you. If I’d have known, I would have never pursued you.”
I like Stella and Conrad individually, and together. They had great chemistry. I loved the sex scenes I felt they were well written and hot. I there was a good balance during the story. Stella and Conrad connection was strong, and the pull that they felt was even stronger.
“If this is corruption, then bring it on! I loved corruption. I can’t get enough of it. I’m addicted.“
There is a religious element of the story, so this book isn't going to be for everyone, but that being said I wouldn't let that stop you from reading this book. It was that aspect of the story was thought provoking and intriguing for me, as there were things I knew but so much I didn’t. It was a real eye-opener. RK Ryde does not pushing it on what she does do and do it well. She gives you both sides if this aspect, a different perspective. That in turn allowed me to understand the conflict that Stella is going through as you learn more her and her about her past
“I’m sorry I wasn’t there, wasn’t able to take your pain away.” His eyes search mine. “But I’m here for you now. Stella, let me be here for you.”
Overall, I really enjoyed this story Stella's Awakening is R K Ryde debut novel, and I was impressed. I liked her writing style, engaging and passionate from the start. It was a well-written story about trust, family, sacrifices, honesty, finding the courage to live the life you want to live, being true to yourself and following your heart. The book does end on a cliffhanger and therefore Stella, and Conrad’s story is far from over and I can’t wait to read more.
If you looking for a sexy, emotional read then I would recommend that you give this one a go!
I live with my gorgeous husband, our beautiful daughter and a very cute poodle in a little country town on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia.
My weekdays are spent working my day job as an Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreter and running my daughter around to drama classes, tennis lessons and play dates with friends.
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