A Redemption Novel
Author: Sasha Brümmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Clichéd sentiments of love are not my thing. Instead, I give into raw temptation and thrive on the physical aspects of what men have to offer. Unemotional, carnal connections are what I live for, and they seem to keep me in a blissfully naïve state.
I’ve gone years with a different man in a different bed each night, but one glance from a ruminating stranger as he lifts my panties to his nose narrows my attraction from multiple men to only one.
I’m not entirely sure how to process the thoughts and passions battling in my mind until he gives me no other choice…until I’m thrust into an unstable emotional high that I cannot seem to resist.
His objective is to break me in and savor me as if I’m his favorite bottle of single malt whiskey.
I’m well aware of my sensual dependencies. He’s unaware that his still exist.
Wow! This book is just so…I’m not sure I even have words.
Briefly, Sydney has issues. Major emotional issues stemming from a bad childhood. Wade also has childhood issues, but he has learned to deal with his in a much more constructive way. They have a chance meeting in Vegas on an elevator that makes an impression on both of them. Then another brief encounter later that evening. Then they don’t see each other again for a while and reconnect by chance. What happens after is a beautiful story of recovery and trust.
This is the sexiest story I have ever read that didn’t involve actual sex in the first 1/3-1/2 of the book. This is like the perfect slow burn, much like the whiskey the characters drink. Wade is so controlled and everything he does is careful and measured, except with Sydney. Sydney is the complete opposite and has a very difficult time trusting anyone, but she mostly trusts Wade. This is a slowly developing story and is not without some major twists, but it is absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend it to any romance fan.
There are triggers in this book, so be aware of that.
A story of addiction, hope and recovery that will stay with you long after you finish.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A self-published author by night and all around busybody by day, Sasha is an international baby, born in gorgeous South Africa. Her cultured lifestyle is one that many don’t get to experience. When she’s not preoccupied with reading romance novels, she’s hashing out new ways to translate a titillating and libidinous scene onto a page.