Author: David Russell
Publication Date: April 10, 2002
Genre: Romance, Erotic Fiction
Note: I received an electronic copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
I hate to say it, but Self’s Blossom was not my cup of tea. I found it very tedious to read. It was filled with long, flowery sentences. The overly complex wording and the sentence structures made the story feel more like reading classic literature than a contemporary romance.
As for the story itself, sadly, I never truly felt connected to Selene or her mission. The story had a lot of potential, it was just overshadowed by Selene’s lengthy descriptions. They repeatedly caused me to lose focus of what was actually going on in the story. I felt the story would have been more enjoyable and relatable had there been less focus on description and more on dialogue. I also found the sex scenes to be more technical sounding than erotic.
Self’s Blossom is a novel I would recommend to romance readers who enjoy classic literature or a more poetic use of words in storytelling.