Five years ago Meredith Worthington let
down her guard long enough to sneak away to Velvet Ice, a club
known for its rock hard pounding music and illicit sexual
escapades. Standing in line, she met the eyes of Anthony
Renatto. Within minutes Meredith found herself up against a
wall being mastered effortlessly by Anthony and loving it.
All too soon however, she was escorted out of the club by her
oldest brother and made to feel as if she was trash.
Years later, one thing remains from that
night – she's never forgotten the feelings Anthony invoked
within her in just a short period of time. Suddenly, without
warning, Meredith finds herself back in Anthony’s life and
this time he is playing for keeps.
Anthony Renatto has never forgotten his
Princess. Their one night five years ago only whetted his
appetite for the beautiful ice angel, and he has spent the
time building his business, striving to be worthy of her.
When he catches her spying – and quite aroused – watching two
of his men fool around on the job site, he knows he’s got
her. Acting upon dominant impulses that are a natural part of
his life, Anthony sets out to teach Meredith how to give up
control, and he in turn strives to protect her. If one thing
is for certain, Anthony will have Meredith Worthington in his
As Anthony and Meredith take steps in
their relationship, early life experiences influence
Meredith’s inability to trust. When she learns of Anthony’s
protection and is unable to emotionally accept it, their
relationship comes to a standstill. How will she ever trust
him again? How will he ever tell her how much she means to
him? Things aren’t looking so hot, but lucky for him,
Meredith has a few tricks up her sleeve.
After reading and thoroughly enjoying
Carrie’s Answer, also written by Violet Summers, I hoped
and worried that the second book, Meredith’s Awakening,
would not affect me as much as Carrie’s Answer did.
Well readers, this reviewer was totally and completely wrong.
Not only did Meredith’s Awakening affect me, I
can’t stop thinking about it. Sitting here in a daze, I am
concerned I won’t find the right words to express just how
deeply and emphatically I loved this novel. So here is my
My Italian roots made sure I was
instantly attracted to Anthony Renatto, in all of his “Italian
Stallion” glory. From head to toe, there was not a single
facet I didn’t like about this character and, like Meredith, I
yearned to lick his dimples and bite his chin. Protective,
dominant, and just plain yummy, Anthony was a dream man come
to life. As the woman who completed him, Meredith Worthington
was the ice princess, genius, but oh so scared on the inside.
Though afraid to trust and give up control, Meri did love
Anthony. After all, life lessons had taught her the danger is
being vulnerable. While she thought she had given up control,
deep down inside she hadn’t – and Anthony knew it. More than
once I cried as Meredith struggled to break out of the cocoon
she had learned to hide herself in. Only in setting herself
free was she able to become the woman that Anthony knew was
inside of her. For that one scene alone, this book is worth
its weight in gold.
Compelling and unapologetic,
Meredith’s Awakening will make you feel a plethora of
emotions. I laughed, I cried, and I blushed. When I read the
final word, I signed in extreme pleasure for the very human
and realistic ride that is Meredith’s Awakening.
I have no option but to Joyfully Recommend this novel. It was
just that beautiful to experience.
Meredith’s Awakening was released from
Liquid Silver Books. The third installment of this series,
Daniel’s Surrender, can’t be written soon enough. But one
thing is for certain, I will be first in line to read it!