Thursday, September 12, 2013
*BLOG TOUR STOP* Don't Make Me Beautiful By Elle Casey W/GIVEAWAY!
**This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy", then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**
A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL. No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness...
At twenty-six, Nicole doesn't even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.
And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.
Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more.
Does she dare to believe the things she's told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.
I Received a ARC for an honest review
Don't Make Me Beautiful is a nitty gritty read.Its not pretty.It is the story of Nicole,who is abused by her Boyfriend.Name will not be mentioned as he is evil.Brian goes to her house to fix a window after his son breaks her window and finds her beaten laying ont he floor.I admit I had a hard time reading about What happened to Nicole.I was drawn into this story though and It kept giving me more.I cannot even begin to imagine how Nicole survived all that she did.
I Liked this story.I think it was almost too sad for me to love.If that makes sense.The writing was great.I did however not like the narrative mode.I prefer first person.Thats the one thing that held it back for me from being a 5 star book.I had trouble connecting to it.BUT it could be personal preferences.If your looking for a great romantic suspense read Then Don't Make Me Beautiful is the one for you!It will touch you.You are going to want a box full of tissues as well. Great Job Elle!
About the Author
New York Times Best-Selling author Elle Casey is an American girl living in southern France with her husband, three children, and several furry creatures. She writes in a variety of genre including YA Fantasy, YA Action/Adventure, New Adult Romance, and Adult Contemporary Romance. She's a little on the wild side, usually busy making people laugh, and always in the mood for adventure. There's not much in this world that she loves more than reader interaction, so feel free to drop her a line.