Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review & GIVEAWAY: "Evil of Love" by NL Echeverria

Warning: This book is for mature audience only due to sex, language and violence.

“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. 
Stephanie has only ever known one kind man. One man made her feel truly loved and never harmed her. Her husband Travis is not him. She loves Travis, he helped her to get over Eric when she though she never would. The problem is, Travis is more like her father now after two years of marriage than she ever saw happening. He's a mean drunk. He may be a gorgeous billionaire, but he controls every aspect of her life.
A chance of fate meeting.
When Stephanie goes to the farmer's market she hears her name. It's him. The love of her life, but of course he would come when she's already taken, already married. Will their love be denied? Will the fate that brought them together see it through?
This is a gripping tale of a woman who has been so psychologically abused that she truly feels she's worthless. Not deserving of happiness, she goes through the motions of living everyday, but not really living. It's the story of a love that never dies and of love that is twisted. You are placed in the life of a woman afraid that finally tries to take the step in the right direction.
This story is 4 stars.
I loved the tale, but wish the ending wasn't rushed. I'd like to know how exactly Travis had helped Stephanie get over Eric. That and what it was like for the star crossed lovers to be torn apart.

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! 

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