Self’s Blossom by David Russell
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Rating: 4 Stars
This is the story of Selene and her quest to find inner truth. It is not your traditional romance story and Selene is not the type of heroine you normally think of when reading a romance novel. My first impression of her is that she is vane and totally self-absorbed. Not to mention conceited. She is beautiful and sexy and knows it. Yet despite all of this, I found I could relate to her and I found her story interesting. Her search to find herself is
one that many women go through.
The story begins on a lush tropical beach in Central America. Selene, whose outlook is cynical, longs to escape her current life. She wants a reckless adventure; an affair filled with seduction and passion. Past relationships and experiences thus far have been disappointing and she has become quite jaded when it comes to love and romance. She has planned this vacation with excruciating attention to the details; the location, a tropical paradise, is key for seduction. She also has the perfect man in mind and with cold calculation goes after him.
I liked the author’s use of Selene’s memories and her reflections of past events throughout the story to show me why she has evolved into the woman she is today and why she wants to break free of these shackles.
The story has strong characters that keep you engaged and David Russell has done a great job in capturing the feminine point of view. This may not be one for all readers but I found it compelling and interesting throughout.