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4.5 stars for The Wanting by @christinastriga #eroticromance #erotic #bookreview
Title: The Wanting
Author: Christina Strigas
Genre: Erotic Romance, Erotic Literature
The Wanting is an intimate account of Serena and Teddy's sexual awakening. They undeniably have a magnetic pull and connection that leads them to each other. It is an erotic tale of relationships and their internal struggles as told through dialogue with themselves.
One night, Serena and Teddy are out at a bar and they both meet and fall for another person. Serena meets Ben, an attractive eBook writer and Teddy meets Melina, a sexually charged school teacher. The story that unfurls, is a roller coaster ride of two erotic journeys. Questions arise...Are two people meant to be together? What is serendipity? Do soulmates exist?
The Wanting is a book about the confusion between sex and love. It is a modern romance into the mysterious world of sex and the power it holds over our minds.
When two people meet and fall in love, is it a spiritual connection or just the lure of desire? Explore all the facets of relationships through the eyes of Serena and Teddy. There’s an undeniable attraction these two share, even though they’re with other people. Questions bombard their thoughts as they explore the fascinating world of sex and relationships. What is love? Are two connected souls meant to belong together? Is love only possible in an exclusive relationship? Is the yearning of souls nothing more than wanting erotic pleasure? Watch it all unfold before your very eyes…
The Wanting is an erotic romance unlike anything I’ve read before. It’s written in poetic prose with immense feeling and subtext. While reading, I kept thinking to myself how The Wanting reminded me of an arthouse movie on love and sex. There’s not a clear plot structure and most of the time, I had no idea what was happening. But when I reached the end of the story, I understood more about these characters than I did at the start. Maybe that’s the point of the story, the journey. With lyrical prose and intense emotion, The Wanting is a reading experience you won’t forget.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Christina Strigas is an author and poet, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written four poetry books. Her popular poetry book, LOVE & VODKA, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”Her fourth poetry book, LOVE & METAXA, has just been released to rave reviews from Pank Magazine.
Strigas’s poems have appeared in Montreal Writes, Feminine Collective; Neon Mariposa Magazine; Pink Plastic House Journal; BlazeVOX; Thimble Lit Magazine; Twist in Time Literary Magazine; The Temz Review, and Coffin Bell Journal, to name a few. Her poem, “Dead Wife” was nominated for best of the net 2020.
She has also self-published a self-help/poetry book based on her popular quotes that went viral on Twitter. She writes romantic love poetry in a stream of consciousness narrative prose. Her influences are Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, the Romantics, and Pablo Neruda.
Christina Strigas will be releasing The Wanting, an erotic romance novel with The Wild Rose Press, on Sept. 27, 2021. She will also be rereleasing Crush, a paranormal romance novel on October 13, 2021, with The Wild Rose Press.
Christina Strigas holds a BA in English Literature from Concordia University and a Teaching Certificate from Universite de Montreal. She teaches English and French in an elementary school and is a Course Lecturer at McGill University.
She created the popular @ArielPoets on Twitter along with poetry editor and poet, Alexandra Meehan, where they inspire writers and poets to believe in the power of poetry.
In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N