Reflections by Elene Salinger (Blog Tour Review )

Reflection is the much-anticipated second novel from award-winning author Elene Sallinger. Reflection brings us inside the life of Claire’s intriguing best friend Bridget, whose encounter with sexy artist Connor leads to a life-altering and emotionally wrought,  (and steamy) journey of sex, and self-discovery.

About the Book
The moment Bridget Ross and Connor Reynolds run into each other on the street – quite literally while out on a run – tempers flare. But when the two get together for an apology coffee date, it’s clear that the coffee isn’t the only thing steaming.

Connor is a charming artist without purpose. His own tragic pas prevents him from putting down roots or committing to anything. Bridget is feisty but guarded. She’s aching to fill a void in her life but is wracked with guilt over her past and denies herself true pleasure. Can this gorgeous man tempt Bridget to finally succumb to her desires?

Reflection, the second book in Elene Sallinger's Chrysalis series, is the story of Bridget and Connor. Two people who have suffered from earlier trauma that has affected their lives, curtailing what they could have become. For Bridget, she suffered from guilt feelings about something in her past that has affected the way she sees her own sexuality and her inability to trust herself to let go. For Connor the ultimate expression of his art is to hide it because of the same guilty feelings brought about by events he couldn't have controlled. With a premise like that, the reader might expect something too heavy or even overly dramatic to occur but in the hands of the talented Ms. Sallinger the tale flows from lighthearted and sweet to deep and dark, romantic to heartbreakingly poignant. Although it deals with the subject of BDSM, the story doesn't delve too deeply on this. Instead it concentrates more on character development, resolution of the past and the realistic way two broken people can forge a relationship. The secondary characters gives added dimension to who Bridget and Connor are. The sub plot, was an added distraction that also serve as a plot device for Bridget to exorcise her own demons. Reflection is engaging, captivating, sensual and of course romantic, a very good read.

Title: Reflection (The Chrysalis Series #2)
Author: Elene Sallinger
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
My rating: ♨♨♨♨ 4 of 5  (Reflection is sensual, erotic, romantic and real.  Two people who had to deal with things in their past the way they thought was right but when they fell in love they started wondering if its possible to change and just let their emotions free.)

By Elene Sallinger

ISBN: 9781492601036
May 6, 2014
Sourcebooks Casablanca, Erotic Romance

Praise for Awakening
“Exquisitely beautiful, touchingly heart-wrenching and hedonistic enough to keep your body on fire.”        – Coffee Time Romance, 5 Stars
“Sallinger brings potent storytelling and characterization to the erotic romance table, offering an actual BDSM novel with depth and a sweeping romantic sensibility.” – Kirkus Reviews

About the Author
Hailing from Washington, D.C., Elene Sallinger first caught the writing bug in 2004 after writing and illustrating several stories for her then four-year-old daughter. Her writing career has encompassed two award-winning children’s stories, a stint as a consumer-education advocate, as well as writing her debut novel, Awakening – a novel of erotic fiction that won the New Writing Competition at the Festival of Romance 2011.