Bruised [NOOK Book]

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With her charm, good looks and fat bank account Carlie is the prize of her family and the envy of her friends. She is a nice girl with an attraction to the wrong types of men. No one seems to understand why she would get involved with a notorious criminal. After settling into a dangerous relationship with Devon, her life takes a drastic change for the worse. Caught between his material gifts and controlling behavior she searches for a way out. The battle to save Carlie from Devon's grip puts the lives of many ...
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Bruised

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Overview

With her charm, good looks and fat bank account Carlie is the prize of her family and the envy of her friends. She is a nice girl with an attraction to the wrong types of men. No one seems to understand why she would get involved with a notorious criminal. After settling into a dangerous relationship with Devon, her life takes a drastic change for the worse. Caught between his material gifts and controlling behavior she searches for a way out. The battle to save Carlie from Devon's grip puts the lives of many people in jeopardy. By the time she realizes that force is needed when going up against Devon, it is too late. Carlie's fight to stay alive will keep you on edge. Will she give in? Or die trying?
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Bruised...the title alone speaks volumes. Domestic abuse seems to be an overlooked subject in urban fiction books and Azarel has presented a fast-paced story focusing on this very real issue. She takes us into the relationship of Carlie and Devon and the many abuses present in their relationship. Although Carlie is young and pretty with a supportive family, she continues to allow Devon to emotionally and physically break her down. As her self esteem plummets and she turns to alcohol for solice,
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012557735
  • Publisher: Life Changing Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/2011
  • Series: Bruised-parts 1 and 2 , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 240,102
  • File size: 186 KB

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  • Posted November 12, 2008

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    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 beat by her boyfriend and she keeps going back. There was not one scene that I havent heard before or seen.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    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 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

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Just ok

    The book started off very slow, then picked up.I found the book to be a little boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Don't Waste Your Time & Money

    The female protagonist is a 22 year old air head who allows herself to be frequently beaten and emotionally abused, by a murdering drug dealer, as long as he gives her expensive gifts. The characters are under developed, there is no storyline other than the 22 year old making one stupid decision after another and never learning from them. The book is short, at 180 pages, and not worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Great Read

    A good story,it kept me up anticipating the end!

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Bruised was excellent!

    I was a little skeptical about purchasing this series but I was not disappointed at all!!!!!!!! Loved these characters & the storyline was awesome =)

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

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    Good!

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    IT STARTED OFF KINDA BUMPY BUT I'M SO GLAD I READ THID BOOK.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    luv it

    this book was soooooo good.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Great book...

    Luv it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    you must check it out

    have to read

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