by S.M. Stryker
Genre- Erotica –Romance
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content & sex abuse, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I loved the first two-thirds of the book. This was an amazingly emotional, well written and troubling story focusing on child abuse by an adult. The subject of a close relative (by marriage or biological) is a taboo in our society. Our author shines a light of this the most heinous of sins - the betrayal to a child who has just lost her mother by the step father that has cared for her since birth.
Tactfully written, our story portrays Parker's struggle to survive and begin a new life. THERE ARE NO EXPLICIT SCENES but the impact is just the same. The years of abuse Parker goes through, is a torch light to awareness that these things do happen in our world. We should all remain aware and be ready to help any child suffering from this betrayal.
I would have given this book 5 Stars were it not for the last part of our story. I was fine until the conclusion of the threat from the step father (cannot say more because I will spoil the story for you) but it just seemed too much for one human being to bear after that. In the end, though, this is a good story.
About the AuthorShelly (SM) married her husband 28 years ago. It was important to her to be able to stay at home to raise their four daughters.
She wasn't an avid reader, but picked up a book a few years back and it made her re-think about writing, more as a healing process than anything else. She always knew, her life would make a good story...or soap opera but finding or making the time to write was always the issue.
Deciding not to put it off any longer, in 2014 she emailed a few of her favorite authors that gave her some very good advice; and in April of 2014, she finally sat down one day in front of her computer and started to write. Through lots of tears, she wrote her first book that had a large part of her life in the story, that book was Stolen Innocence; her second book was about her husband childhood, Never Forgotten Love.
Now she finds that she has to write, even if it gets re-written, this is her outlet her sanctuary, and in every book, she writes there is always part of her life written into it.
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