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...more
By Brenda Travers - May 13, 2016.
I was hooked on this book, I fell for Stella and Conrad immediately. The book is told from Stella's perspective and will tug at your heartstrings. Without giving anything away, there was a moment when I was reading about Stella that I felt her raw emotion and her true sadness about a time in her past. Stella's Awakening will make you question life and what you know of it.
RK Ryde did a fantastic job bringing a very taboo subject to this book and it will he ...more
Overall, a very well written story. This IS NOT a book for someone who is a very devout and ...more
Stella is a closet JW and although I’m not one to judge on religion, I didn’t expect it to be more focused on it, but the more I read, the more I understand or try to with Stella without me trying to judge.
I eye rolled a lot over Stella’s religion but I have my own religion and learning about how JW is, is certainly and eye opener for me and it’s why I knew that my 4 star rating is what it deserves. I just felt overwhelmed by it.
“Your life is about to chan ...more
I love the first time Stella and Conrad met, Tiffany's and coffee and all that. Sweet yet modern.
I thought I have everything figured out from the beginning of the book. What I didn't expect, and I found it highly intriguing, was the religious element in it. Not in a ...more
5 STARS All The Way !!!
I started this book knowing nothing but the blurb, but within a few chapters it really surprised me! I was not expecting the books Story to go that way.
It was so much more & it Hooked me & kept me Hooked couldn't put it down I have been left desperate for the next, as this book does leave on a very emotional cliffhanger ! So Be Warned!!!!
RK Ryde has obviously done her research on this topic & it shows not just in her style of writing b ...more
I was pleased I did, well written and nicely paced, the story is of naive, innocent Stella who is trying to make a go of life and her interior design business when she meets Conrad. Gorgeous (of course), s ...more
I finished reading thi ...more
The story is elegantly written and the sex scenes are the pure definition of HOT, so this was not a "rush-through-the-pages-to-get-my-smut-fix" kind of book for me. I savored each page, each scene. Except in the e ...more
Stella’s Awakening is about a young Interior Designer named Stella Welch who is a part of a strict religious organisation (Jehovah Witness) that preaches against sex before ...more
When Stella Welsch meets sexy, and alluring Conrad Adams the attraction is instant there is something about him. Stella knows that she should stay away from him, but the temptation to get to know Conrad to experience new things with him is too high. The more Stella gets to know Conrad and has a taste of thing that he has to offer her, some of which to her have always been forbidden. Stella soon realises that she has a choice ...more
I tried as best as I could to savor the pages of this stunning tale, but I wound up having zero control and wound up devouring all 495 pages in less than a 48 hour period.
Stella Welsch is a thriving name in the ...more
I had no clear idea of what to expect with this novel and began reading with my eyes wide open. Initially, I felt compelled to compare the storyline to Fifty Shades of Grey but that comparison soon dwindled. I was hooked after the first chapter. The writing is well done and handled with flair. However, due to the sexual content, this book is not suitable for younger readers.
The novel is written and set ...more
Even less so that I'd finish this thick book in just a couple of days. I couldn't put it down, and the main character who was constantly battling with her "Witness side" kept me on the edge, speculating what would happen next.
This was my very first romance book EVER. Not the last one for sure, because now I'll need to read the sequel, Stella's emancipation, to find out whether this girl finds the strength sh ...more
Conrad a player till he meets Stella. Stella has had a shelted life with her religion, l think she felt trapped. Loved that Conrad was breaking her down and always thinking about her feelings!! Chemistry in the bedroom was amazing and HOT!! Look forward to reading more about Conrad l think there is more there? Stella's Emancipation Book2 Give this book a try l think you will be amazed!!
My weekdays are spent working my day job as an Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreter and running my daughter around to drama classes, tennis lessons and play dates with friends.
Once she’s in bed, I put my author hat on and hit the keyboard, working o ...more