Given the choice between chocolate or sex, Rebecca always chose chocolate. That is, until a series of transformational experiences caused her to let go of three decades of sexual repression and shame. A serendipitous encounter with a Brazilian man sets the stage for a six-year journey toward the discovery of a new sexual and spiritual truth and a love that comes full circle.
Set against the backdrop of Buenos Aires and London, with the soulful music of the blues intricately woven throughout the journey, this book is more than just a captivating love story. Healing sources of spiritual guidance accompany the joyful and romantic ride.
Deeply intimate, insightful, and enriched with playful humor, this story invites readers to not only engage in the beauty of one woman’s journey of self-discovery, but to embark on their own journey toward living life to the fullest and highest degree possible. (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Reading the summary it would be quite easy to believe this was a book of “sexcapades”, but it was not. This book to me was a mixture of “Daring Greatly” meets The Minimialists meets “Eat, Pray, Love.” What do all of these books have in common? They all are a discussion about finding your authentic self. For Rebecca her discovery and spiritual awakening came from her realization sexual repression and the burden it was creating on her life.
I found this book deeply interesting and very calming. The book was a great wake up call and reminder to back up to the things that really matter. What is it that really makes you happy? What is it that really brings you joy? Have you lost track of the things that you truly care about in the chaos that is everyday life? Regardless of what your core values are, this was a great book to read as you ring in the New Year and reset your New Year’s Resolution.
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of the author.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Folks struggling with finding their authentic self.