Friday, June 5, 2015

REVIEW - Metamorphosis (Siren Songs #1) - Stephie Walls

 TITLE: Metamophosis

AUTHOR: Stephie Walls


Cameron Pierce is an overachiever—CEO of Regional Bank, force to be reckoned with in the Boardroom, and beautiful to boot. At 24, an earth-shattering event set her life goals. But is she fulfilled? Idolized by those around her she’s—kind, forceful, intelligent, driven, and successful. Cam is surrounded by close friends and consumed by her career.

At first glance, Dax Cooper appears to be a playboy—carefree, cocky, arrogant, and devoid of intelligent thought but sexy with a face and a body that drive women crazy. Cameron believes in this fa├žade when he continually manages to walk right past her gatekeeper with constant interruptions. He is everything she doesn’t like in a male. Unlike Cam, Dax has walked away from a talent and a life that had been his passion in exchange for family and friends. Unmotivated by money and a career, he too is embarking on change.

Tragedy strikes Cameron for the second time in her life. Attacked by a stranger, in an instant, her life, her psyche, and the essence of her being appear to be permanently scarred at best. If she survives the physical injuries, will she survive the mental trauma?

Metamorphosis is the story of a woman’s struggle to regain her confidence and repair her shattered life following a random, brutal attack. With the help of the man she had pushed away, she chooses the path that she will follow for the rest of her life. She undergoes a metamorphosis—not by choice but by the will to survive.

***Warning: This material is not suitable for audiences under the age of eighteen years of age due to explicit sexual conduct, including one violent scene, and mature language.


*contains spoilers*

When I signed up for this ARC, I thought it would be a book about a woman overcoming a major obstacle and find love in the process. But this book was so much more than that. 
Stephanie Walls took a topic that most people won't touch with a ten foot pole and portrayed it in the right light. 
Rape is such a dirty word to most people. You know it happens but it's something you and others don't want to fully accept is real. 
On top of that she added BDSM. I will admit I would have never thought about adding the two together in one book, but Stephanie nailed it.
Dax saw a beautiful woman who he wanted to submit to him. 
Cameron saw Dax as a gorgeous man who had nothing going for him. 
But much to her surprise he was more than what met her eye. He is the perfect example of why not to judge one by there looks.
After Cam was raped Dax never left her side. He was her saving grace. He held her hand every step of the way while getting her life back. In the process of healing they found love.
They started the Healing Wings non-profit organization to help rape victims. Basically they took her really horrible experience and turned it into a positive.
Cameron had an amazing support system backing her. 

Too many rapes go unreported because the victim feels ashamed. If you or someone you know has been raped please  report it and press charges. Don't be ashamed because it happened, and your not to blame. 

I don't give books a 5 star rating, an author always has ways to grow and better each story. 
But this time I will give Metamorphosis a 4.5 stars, bravo Stephanie Walls.



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