When Rena meets Brent, he is a dream come true. He is a real gentleman, funny, caring and even her overly protective father likes him.
But then, she discovers a different side of Brent - a violent side that scares her. Promising that this had been a one time slip up, she forgives him. After all, he is the love of her life.
She dosn't see the signs -- the controlling, the alienation from her friends and dad, the obsession he has with her. She is like putty in his hands.
Over time, she learns about the Cycle of Abuse the hard way and she even tries to break free. But in the end, she only sees one way out and it will likely cost her everything.
Best Ranking: #2 in ChickLit
Winner of the 1st Corner Booth contest
Authors Note: This is a story about domestic violence and can be disturbing at times. Even though the people in this book are fictional, abuse at the hands of a loved one is real. It is something that can happen to any of us, even to teenagers like Rena.
Please do not read this book if you find this topic disturbing. It is not designed to upset anyone but to raise awareness.
Copyright©2015 by Sally Mason
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Cover by @lucyface
Image "Girl"; courtesy of Rolands Lakis
- 1 - Doc
- 2 - Meeting My Prince Charming
- 3 - Red Flags
- 4 - Courtship
- 5 - Thanksgiving With The Family
- 6 - Surprises
- 7 - The Day Mom Left
- 8 - Honeymoon Phase
- 9 - Brent's Brilliant Idea
- 10 - Shopping
- 11 - Forgiving
- 12 - Weekend Away
- 13 - Let's Take It To The Next Level
- 14 - Aftermath
- 15 - Visitors
- 16 - Star Witness
- 17 - Losing It
- 18 - Reaching Out
- 19 - Unwanted Advice
- 20 - Attempt To Break Free
- 21 - I Don't Want To Be Her
- 22 - Do You Think He Can Forgive Me?
- 23 - Love Of My Life
- 24 - Love Can Be A Funny Thing
- 25 - He Will Never Change
- 26 - Help Me
- 27 - Trapped
- 28 - No Way Out
- 29 - Betrayal
- 30 - I Never Deserved Any Of Them
- 31 - We Are Done
- 32 - Uncooperative And Hostile At Times
- 33 - Hitting Rock Bottom
- 34 - Kade's Testimony
- 35 - The Light Bulb Goes Off
- 36 - Kade's Secret
- 37 - Beat Of The Heart
- 38 - Choices Can Change Everything
- 39 - Reasonable Belief
- 40 - We, The Jury, Find....
- 41 - Having To Live With The Choices I Made
- Road To Recovery - The Sequel (Now Completed)
- Patrice's Story - Now Completed
- Road to Redemption (Coming Soon)
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