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.
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This book is written in a "stream of consciousness" fashion that took a little while to get used to, but the honest, raw thoughts were integral to the book. There is so much intense passion as Serena and Teddy live basically parallel lives while being drawn to each other over and over. It's a captivating read!
If you like stories crafted in the style of You by Caroline Kepnes - but, you know...sexier and less murderish - this is one to try . This sort of writing is always a struggle for me to fall into, and The Wanting was no different. However, that isn't to say the story itself wasn't intriguing. It is. It's a great idea...seeing the person your soul calls to across a parking lot but not actually meeting them until years later and entering deep relationships with others. It questions the societal norm of romantic relationships, of sexual desires, and if you can have those with one person while knowing you somehow belong with someone else, that you will someday find a way to them. It was thought-provoking, even if it was a struggle for me to get through due to how it is written. It's full of some very wonderfully crafted words that create quite a visual.