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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

stirring character driven story

During the Christmas break from Pennsylvania¿s Lincoln College, Carlie Stewart met Devon at Club Nuevo. He is nice and charming besides being a hunk at 6¿5¿ 300 plus pounds of muscle. They start seeing each other and he gives her nice presents. Their lovemaking is he...
During the Christmas break from Pennsylvania¿s Lincoln College, Carlie Stewart met Devon at Club Nuevo. He is nice and charming besides being a hunk at 6¿5¿ 300 plus pounds of muscle. They start seeing each other and he gives her nice presents. Their lovemaking is heaven leading Carlie wondering if he is ¿the one¿ for her. --- Carlie soon meets the dark dangerous side of Devon. Besides selling drugs, he starts hitting her. Her dad, a former hitman who turned to God, insists she stay away from Devon. However, she defies her father believing Devon when he insists he loves her and will never hit her again. Not long afterward he batters her so bad she is hospitalized. This time she heeds her father¿s advice to stay away from him before he kills her. Devon stalks her though his ¿partner¿ Kirk Fenner pleads with him to forget Carlie, but the bruiser ignores him. Carlie knows she will have to confront her abuser though she still wants to believe he will change, but feels good that so many people insists on being at her side because they care for her. --- From the opening paragraph to the climax, BRUISED pulls no punches as it vividly describes the mental, emotional and physical impact of abuse not just on the victim the stirring character driven story line also shows the psychological impact on those who love the sufferer and want to act on their behalf but feel helpless. Carlie is a wonderful protagonist who knows she must end her relationship with the violent Devon, but finds this difficult to do interestingly it is not the physical threat of harm, but her need to believe that this time he will change and never hit her again. Her support group helps her deal with the vicious Devon as it takes the courage of a village of caring people to stop abuse. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

No originality!

I think that the author is a good writer, its just that this book had nothing in it that I havent read or seen before. I kind of knew what was going to happen next. Then it was too long, becuase for real it was just a book about a low-selfesteem spoiled girl, that gets ...
I think that the author is a good writer, its just that this book had nothing in it that I havent read or seen before. I kind of knew what was going to happen next. Then it was too long, becuase for real it was just a book about a low-selfesteem spoiled girl, that gets beat by her boyfriend and she keeps going back. There was not one scene that I havent heard before or seen.

posted by 1Mrs.Don19 on November 12, 2008

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Quick and easy read held my attention focusing on real life issu

    Quick and easy read held my attention focusing on real life issues, would most definitely recommend this novel (e-book) to my friends!

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