A painful past. A forbidden romance. Will she choose love and make the ultimate sacrifice?
For Stella Welsch, buying a home and starting her own business has already pushed the boundaries of her strict upbringing. When she meets the sexy and powerful executive, Conrad Adams, Stella knows he's off limits, but can't help daydream about forbidden romance. As sparks begin to fly, Stella reveals that the relationship could have her cut off from her family and life as she knows it.
After painful memories surface, Stella decides to follow her heart and succumb to the sexy business mogul's pursuits. But she quickly discovers that her sheltered upbringing hasn't prepared her for what she is about to face. Her naïve knowledge of "sex" is nothing more than foreplay to the sexually experienced Conrad. As her feelings build, Stella must choose between Conrad and her family. Between rebellion and convention.
Stella's Awakening is the first installment in an erotic romance series that tackles difficult social issues. If you like EL James and Jodi Picoult, then you'll love this intriguing, sexy, and emotional rollercoaster of a book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First, there's a bit of taboo when reading this book. I felt excited for Stella and her new experiences but more than the sexiness of this book, I took on a new understanding for the fear she felt. I learned a great deal from her background and found a sadness for her that related a bit of my own life, to a degree. I found myself in tears on one part (I'll share this: It has to do with Alexander). I found a common ground with Stella that made her my friend during the read but she had a mega decision to make and I dreaded it for her, yet thrilled at the adventure of it all! Ryde's gift of description and storytelling allowed me feel the newness and desires within Stella- I wanted what she wanted too! At first, I was confused at her holding back and constantly saying, 'it wasn't right' She 'wasn't allowed' - I was like, "Come on girl- you're grown!" then I found out and was like "Uh-oh..." LOL Because I've always been one to rebel against what I didn't like or didn't want, I couldn't understand how some things happened to her. Some her situations with Conrad- had it been me, I'd have taken over and he'd have probably run away! I've never been one to be commanded, my dad the Marine could attest, but that just leaves things open for her to grow and stand in book two. I never liked waiting for a follow-up story, but for Stella and her emancipation, I can. I hope it won't be long because this book was emotional, raunchy, sexy and even spiritual. When I began this book, I had to stop due to a few book tours hitting my schedule, but when I got back into it, I went from 8% to 69% in a day, then finished the following day! This is a page turner and the newness of Stella's sex life... OMGoodness- it's hot! "Thank you Ketchup!" For the full review:http://tinyurl.com/z3x2yv6 **Book provided free, by R. K. Ryde for an honest review.