“I can’t take it! I’ve been craving you ever since I saw you the other day. I haven’t stopped thinking about you since you disappeared ten years ago! I need you Steph. I’m sorry…” ~ Eric Sutherland
Stephanie Wilcox never saw it coming after giving up that life ten years ago of constantly being verbally and emotionally abused by her drunken father. She didn’t run, but when she left, she never looked back. Forced by her abusive father to live with her Aunt Elizabeth, she had to leave behind the one person that had shown her true love. In her mind, Eric Sutherland, deserved so much more and being with her would only bring him down. She never stopped loving the sun-kissed boy who held her hand and touched her kindly.
It was years later when Stephanie met Travis Barnes, a young self-made billionaire who swooped in and helped mend some of her loneliness. However, after marrying Travis, he began to show who he really was and he was the type of man she was accustomed to, after growing up with an abusive father, and regardless of his flaws she still loves him. After all, why would she deserve any better?
Eric broke, his kindness, his pure heart, it all fell apart that day Stephanie left. He did all he could to reach her, but it was hopeless. All the sadness, anger, and sorrow built up inside him over time and no one could replace the love he had for Stephanie. Fighting has been his outlet and now as a well-known UFC undefeated fighter, his career is all he has, but no matter how hard he tries to forget her, he can’t.
Ten years later he comes face to face with those large brown eyes that belong to the one girl he’s always loved and everything changes. This time he won’t let her get away.
Well, I can't say that I loved this book but it definitely evoked strong emotions.
I am in 100% agreement with you there, Lindsay. The blurb sounded amazing and I was really interested at first. Unfortunately, once I got in a few chapters, I quickly saw things were not as they seemed.
I agree. I'm not a huge fan of angst and abuse in books so this wasn't what I was expecting. The blurb sounded awesome and I was really looking forward to it but it was like getting the wind knocked out of me once I realized the focus of the story.
I felt the same way. Abuse is a serious issue and while I don't negate that, I would rather not read about it. That probably sounds bad, but when I read, its for entertainment purposes and I don't find abuse entertaining. It just makes me sad and depressed and I felt awful throughout this book. The one saving grace, was Eric. He was hot and a MMA fighter, which I love.
I have to agree. I know some people like them and while I saw that the author had talent. And Eric was the absolute best!
This brings up a positive on the author though. It takes talent to write in such a way as to evoke such strong emotions. And while I didn't care for the topic, this author did a great job evoking those emotions and getting me to feel.
I agree with you. This definitely had my stomach in knots.
There are many versions of ME. I’m a wife of an amazingly
supportive husband, a mother of three beautiful boys that inspire me every day, a friend, a dedicated worker always looking to succeed, an author with characters and stories always on my mind and then there is Me. The woman that loves to stay up late and sleep in, takes ten minutes every morning before the kids are up to sit and have a quiet cup of coffee. The woman that loves staying up late with a good book and getting lost in the words. Enjoying a glass of wine with dinner to wind down from my long days. A person who is still a girl at heart, loving to smile, laugh and have fun whenever the opportunity arises.
My favorite place is still the beach because nothing is more peaceful then
listening to the sounds of the ocean against the shore. This is all a part of
who I am and I LOVE being me!