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- Print Length: 252 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 151475245X
- Publication Date: February 17, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TBIN7E8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #916,448 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dana is a single mother of two trying her best to survive an abusive relationship. She lives in a refuge with four other women all in the same situation. We've all read stories where the heroine was in some type of abusive relationship but this one takes it to a whole other level. Dawn had to include this so the reader would truly understand Dana and the choices she made. That for these women, survival isn't merely a word but a way of life not only for them but their children.
Logan is the man that Dana meets one night. They fall madly in love but Dana knows in order to keep him safe, she must live away from him. He was so right for her it hurt to see them having to live apart. Throughout the book you could see that Logan would be able to protect her and their girls. Her unwillingness to let herself and her children be in a place where they can be both safe and happy was frustrating. But this quote sums up her decision perfectly when speaking about her and her friends' situation, " Rose, like me, is unable to let go of the past and be or feel free to be with whoever she wants." That they want so much to move on but are so scarred by their past that they just simply can't is heart breaking. In the end, I liked that Dana did not rely so much on Logan to survive. I liked seeing that she was able to push through all those feelings of insecurities and fear of her past making their relationship that much stronger in the end.
If you like a great story about strength and determination and the willingness to survive while still winning the man at the end, this book is right up your alley.
Dark... When there is love and violence mixed together the highs and lows are hard to avoid… Dana’s life is blessed with daughters she adores and a man who is everything that they could love and depend on. Considering her history in love, that risk was huge but resulted in more than she could have hoped for. Dana’s ex-husband, unfortunately, is still a threat to all she holds dear. Dana is trying to build a new life which Ian is determined to thwart at every turn. Forced into hiding, Dana and her family has to run, away from the violence and pain but also the greatest joy she’s ever known…
Despite all the brutality and fear, and the unpredictability of a man who is determined to perpetuate it, Dana is going to overcome. Taking drastic steps to keep her and her girls safe, the new life she has is going to help them as well as others in their same situation. The violence, the pain, the suffering – nothing is held back as the story unfolds to reveal the goodness, and the evil, that lurks in the world. There were a few horrified gasps here and there as the brutality intruded on what was, at the heart, a beautiful love story.
I admit the writing style seemed disjointed and jumpy in spots which was difficult to navigate at times though the story pushed me on. What Dana and her family go through is unimaginable yet we all know it happens all too frequently. That reality is harsh and violent, almost soulless in its disregard for human emotion and life. Logan is a man who, just by the love he feels, becomes a hero. My heart was in my throat many times as the violence wasn’t hidden but in your face, the intensity and emotion impossible to avoid.
Not for the faint of heart…
**Reviewed for Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty**
This subject matter was I imagine very hard to write for the author, especially if she lived it. If she did live it then I hope this was her way of purging this from her life and is onto better things. I was amazed this is her first book, and I think she did a beautiful job with this book. It was so close to being a five star for me and i think with her next book she may reach that extra star. She wrote this book with compassion, strength, and clairity. Some of the things Ian did to Dana were very hard to read and understand. The fear these women lived with daily came through in her writing loud and clear! They felt weak but in reality they were strong and able and able to protect the children when it came down to it even though Ian had a gun! Now that is what I call brave! I hope the author is living a better, and a happy life if she is the one who lived through this and has found a man like Logan to live and be happy with.
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