GUEST REVIEW: The Birthday Gift (Reconnections #2) by Elle Dawson
January 31, 2015
The Birthday Gift (Reconnections Series 2) Elle Dawson
Married by the thinnest of definitions, Melanie has fallen into a deep
well of despair, having given up on her marriage … and herself …
struggling to keep it all together for the sake of her two children.
Then, she bumps into a new world of sensual possibilities and
teeters on the tightrope of love and betrayal, of yearning and
Warning: The Birthday Gift is a story of a broken marriage, an
affair and a women’s tortured choice. The book explores the complexities
of love, betrayal, guilt and forgiveness. If you are searching for a
fairytale, don’t read this book. If you are searching for a real life,
raw but beautiful love story, I invite you to join Melanie on this
This book includes adult situations and explicit content. 18+
First of all, this is the second book in the “Re Connection series” by
Elle Dawson. The first book is The Anniversary Gift, which by the way is
an amazing story to read.
To say that The Birthday Gift is powerful & emotional would be an understatement!!
do not accept a person having an affair at any time or for any reason
but I want to say that this author took an extremely sensitive subject
and did an absolutely amazing job getting the reader to understand the
feelings & emotions behind why a person would be in the situation.
Also, that there are so many different “sides” to a situation.
is in a marriage, that like with any marriage it started out wonderful,
but sadly several years into the marriage her husband Adam became
extremely verbally & emotionally abusive towards his wife. Melanie
was feeling depressed, alone and just not worthy of anything.
met Branson while she was out of town on a business trip. The
attraction between them was instant and so powerful. Branson made
Melanie feel things again that she had not felt in such a long time.
The relationship continued even after the business trip. The two were
even talking about a future together after Melanie got a divorce from
Adam, which she had wanted for several years. But what happens when
Adam finds and confronts Melanie about the affair, also informing her
that he does not want a divorce?? Oh and add in some intense drama
scenes and the reader will for sure be anxious to find out what happens The
reader can not help but get involved with this story & all of the
characters……… and of course to find out who Melanie will decide to
It was fun to see the characters from the other story. I
liked how the author brings all the characters together in certain
Purchase The Birthday Gift, along with The Anniversary Gift and add them to your collection today!!