HELLO FRIENDS, I AM HERE WITH A BRILLIANT BOOK, THAT IS ABOUT A SUBJECT THAT IS BOTH HARD AND IMPORTANT, ABUSE IS NEVER OK, AND THIS BOOK TALKS ABOUT THE HARD ROAD BACK, AND HOW WITH THE RIGHT SUPPORT, YOU CAN MAKE IT! GIVING LOVE A CHANCE IS BEAUTIFUL AND HAUNTING AND YOU WILL LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DO, LET'S START WITH MY REVIEW:
THIS IS SO TRUE FOR THIS BOOK, AS WELL AS IN EVERYDAY LIFE, NEVER GIVE UP!!
HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Giving Love A Chance by: Rachel Sparks
reviewed by: Becky
The perfect life was just a lie…
John Burrows had a wonderful husband who loved him. The job of his dreams. He had a loving family, loyal friends and adoring fans. His life was everything a man could hope for until it fell apart. Society says it does not happen, that it is all a lie, so John hid the truth from everyone until it was almost too late.
The truth was revealed…
Ben Tensley thought that meeting your soulmate on the most traumatic night of his life was hard. He discovered that watching the man you love try and heal in the middle of chaos was even harder. Ben and John struggle to find solid ground…until John’s nightmare returns.
Will John be strong enough to give love a chance?
If I had one word to describe this story, it would be powerful! This is a story of abuse and heartbreak yes, but more importantly, it is a story of survival and taking a chance on life again when it has beat you down.
John thought he had the perfect life, and perfect husband, but as this story unfolds it is all falling apart. John is an actor, and returning from his latest trip away, he finds his husband Sam is quite different toward him, when Sam hits him then is very sorry, John lets it go.
The abuse continues until it comes to a head in a very violent way, and John decides to take back his life, not without help from his sister, her wife, and a very special and patient Dr.
Ben can't help but feel for John, and the reminders of his own painful past, can he get John to see that life can be good, and he can be whole again? Just when it looks like that is happening, John's past rears it ugly head once more!
This is a story of loving someone through the hard times, and leaning on someone when it is so hard to trust! There is also the lesson of not letting your past define you, and in one way or another this is a lesson everyone can learn from!
Thank you Rachel, for taking your painful past and giving us a lesson from it in the form of this beautiful, heartbreaking story!
the 5 anchor rating :)
I DID THIS RATING IN HONOR OF BEN BEING THE PORT IN JOHN'S STORM, HIS ANCHOR! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS FRIENDS, YOU WILL WANT TO GET THIS ONE:
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John looked down at their hands and then laced his fingers with Ben’s.
Ben placed his hand lightly on John’s check. He stared deeply into John’s eyes. Ben could see the pain no matter how hard John tried to hide it. “Are you going to let me in John?”
John swallowed and licked his lips.
Ben leaned in closer and closer to John. He was so close that John could feel the hot breath against his lips. He closed his eyes as he felt Ben press his mouth firmly, offering no resistance. He let Ben explore the depths of his mouth with his tongue. Ben knew this was more than just a connection. This was what he had been yearning for all these years. John was exactly what he needed.
John put his hands on Ben’s chest and pushed him away. He could feel his heart pounding and hear it in his ears. “Wait… stop… please.”
Ben raised his hands and moved back. “I’m sorry, I thought you…”
John got up and walked over and placed his hands on a nearby table with his head down. He was trying to calm down. He felt fear gripping him.
Ben got up and walked over to the table. “Hey…”
John stood up. “Could you just back up please? I need some breathing room.”
Ben raised his hands and backed up. “I’m sorry.” Ben could have kicked himself. He had taken it too far and he knew it. At this rate he would never have a chance for a relationship with John.
John picked up a bottle of wine and poured himself a glass. He drained the entire glass in a matter of minutes.
“You want me to leave?”
John ignored Ben and filled his glass again, draining it quickly before slamming it on the table. “Hell no! I just need some space dammit!”
Ben walked around the table and took the wine bottle. “Look, I’m not going to stand here watch you drink an entire bottle of wine and cuss me out.”
John tried to reach for his wine bottle. “Then leave!”
Ben wouldn’t let him have the wine bottle. “I am not going to let you start drinking when you feel nervous around me. I’m not going to rape you. You wanted me to stop, and I did.”
John was curling his hands into fists.POOR JOHN AND HIS STRUGGLE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART, AND YOU WILL LOVE BEN TO DEATH! HERE IS A BIO ON RACHEL AND HER SOCIAL LINKS, LOOK THIS AUTHOR UP FRIENDS, SHE IS A SWEETHEART!!
Rachel Sparks grew up in South Carolina .With a degree in Early Childhood education and one in social work, she brings those skills to the table to write stories involving current social issues, a sprinkling of romance and powerful story lines.
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