Courage Under Duress (SYTYCW)

38 Part Story 243K Reads 6.5K Votes
ItalRT4u By ItalRT4u Completed
© Carey Decevito, 2013

At 24 years old, Erica Pattinson never saw herself as a victim.

Trapped in an abusive marriage where she is beaten, demeaned and suffers every type of torment imaginable, she tries to find an out—an escape.

When Thomas (Tom) Clarke rolls into town and discovers that his best friend’s wife is in the hospital after a terrible “fall”, he knows that something is amiss.

The two never expected for Erica’s husband to refuse her freedom or the fact that hero and survivor would develop more than a simple friendship in this thrilling tale of love and courage.
AnazirAnriz AnazirAnriz a year ago
I like the way you build up the characters in this story..  and the way she fight to be the best of her life is amazing....
spunky777 spunky777 a year ago
You bring beauty to an ugly truth. I love the way you brought these characters to life & the emotions you make the reader feel. Kudos from T.O!
Oceanablue Oceanablue a year ago
Voted! I'm in a hate/love relationship with this book because I LOVE the way you write but I HATE the fact that this is extremely common and you have to write about it. Writers write to open people eyes.
This is going to be a hard read... You're doing the reality of relationships (even though I hate calling them that) like this justice so far.
omniaetnihil omniaetnihil 2 years ago
One thing I really don't understand is how friends and family of the couple don't notice the abuse. I'm glad Thomas at least did now and I hope he can help her. =) xxx
newpoet newpoet 2 years ago
@ItalRT4u still reading can't seem to get myself away from it. Very well done.