Self's Blossom by David Russell
Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 2010)
97 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $4.99)
Book Rating: 3 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart
Selene is setting off on a mission of sexual liberation for the duration of her vacation, but finds her past and her need to carefully orchestrate all her experiences, interfering with her enjoyment of her newfound freedom. This was a beautifully written account of a woman's search for herself and the internal conflict created by past baggage, however I didn't care much for Selene as a person. She was self-absorbed, vane, and callous in her quest for self-gratification, and her obsession with going in the opposite direction of her friend Janice, while using her behavior as a model, seemed hypocritical. Her interactions with Hudson, were interesting, involving many costume changes, and reflections on those custom changes, as their relationship developed. I just couldn't get the poor boy on the beach out of my head (her first victim), and while the writing was superb, I couldn't warm to Selene and her motivations.