Catherine Masters is finally out of
mourning. When her husband died a year ago, Catherine
decided that no man would ever have control over her again.
Not even Wade, the brother-in-law that she has secretly
wanted since she was a young girl. When she has a chance to
become a school teacher and move out on her own, Catherine
jumps at the chance. Wade is anything but happy with her
decision. He wants Catherine for his very own and it is
high time she awakened to the fact that she is his.
As a reader, I knew that Wade was
supposed to be a powerful and dominant character – and he
was. But there was just something about his personality
that I never liked. To me, he never really listened to
Catherine. She had hopes and dreams and it seemed as if
Wade just ignored them and tried to placate her. More than
once he came across as a bully and that just made me mad.
Catherine’s characterization was a combination of siren and
innocent. She loved Wade but she wanted to experience life.
I can’t say I blamed her.
My dislike of Wade aside, Catherine’s Awakening
was well written and intense at times. The love scenes were
scorching hot and naughty. I just couldn’t get past wanting
to smack Wade in the face for being a lug-head.