Beautifully Wounded

Beautifully Wounded

by Susan Griscom
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Beautifully Wounded by Susan Griscom

What would you do if you had no place to go and no one you could trust?

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming, carefree sort of guy. When the mysterious Lena Benton walks into his bar looking scared and defeated, it's not something he can ignore. He's immediately consumed by concern for her and driven by his desire to help. She's just so beautiful. So wounded.

After being shuffled from one foster home to another growing up, Lena Benton dreamed of finding her prince charming. When the captivating Troy Harington sweeps her off her feet shortly after high school graduation, she's certain she's found her happiness. Unfortunately, Troy's true colors surface shortly after their marriage and things turn ugly. Lena only has one choice. She has to leave him.

She has to run...

Lena's escape has brought her to Jackson, and he clearly wants to be there for her, but can she trust anyone again after what she's gone through? And will Jackson be able to help her heal without losing his heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497596139
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Beautifully Wounded (The Beaumont Brothers) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real life type of situation. Glad it had a happily ever after ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very intense, very good. A bit predictable at times. Deals with domestic abuse, wuth a HEA
KellyTheRed More than 1 year ago
This book starts off with a jolt, a scene so compelling I HAD to keep reading. I was ready to flay the guy alive by page two. And so I found myself finally setting my Kindle down well after midnight on a day when I had to be up at 4:30AM. It was worth it. You know from the beginning who is going to connect with whom, you can get that from the description of the book on the back cover. But the pitfalls and insecurities they both have make the story a definite “Can’t put it down” read. The writing is a beautiful blend of description, dialog and inner dialog and the change of point-of-view is clearly defined. It had me hooked from the first sentence until the last word. The scenes with violence and/or sex were not too graphic. The ending was very well done. Although there is a second book, this is a stand alone book with no cliffhanger, just a little teaser at the end. I am eagerly looking forward to reading Beautifully Used, the second of the Beaumont Brothers books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I read this book it was like the author had been part of my life. So many of the events both good and bad mirrored my past, it was with bated breath I read faster and faster just to make sure it was all going to end up ok for the characters. I know my own story didn't end in death, but I found myself almost cheering for her for being that strong and brave. The emotional turmoil she went thru with the fear and not knowing how to trust is so accurate. My only issue is that it brought back so many of my own feelings that I had to work through as I read. Thankfully I had my own happily ever after and I was very happy that this book did too. There are so many that don't and even though this is a work of fiction, it can still give hope for the fairy tale ending if you're willing to find it.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Beautifully Wounded by Susan Griscom takes the very difficult subject of domestic abuse and turns it into a compelling, twisty love story. As always, Griscom is solid on the details, making it even easier to love these characters.
keleex More than 1 year ago
First off I need to say that one of the main characters of this story does experience physical abuse. This book is an incredible story with one strong woman that finds that she can trust again. If you have a trigger please be wary but the journey that she goes on is intense and passionate. Lena is a woman who is being abused by her husband. She puts a plan in place to leave him but her plans are cut short when she needs to leave sooner rather than later. She does a series of things to hide her tracks well but she needs to stop to regroup. While trying to find this place to grab a coffee and figure out what her next move will be, she meets Jackson Beaumont. When he sees her he has a connection with her that he cannot shake. He is drawn to her, to help her. She reluctantly decides to stick around and to try and help herself but what she doesn’t count on is the trusting, loving, kind natured Jackson. He wants nothing more than to help her help herself. He shows her she can be independent and still ask and accept help from others. “What cloud did you say you were from?” He laughed. “See that one over there?” He pointed out the window. “No, not that one,” he said, as my gaze followed his, “the lighter one, over there. The one shaped like Pluto.”“The dog or the planet?”“The dog, of course.” At that I smiled, and found myself relaxing a bit.” “I’d never forgive myself for not being there for her. Now I was beginning to annoy even myself. I cared too much. I was in too deep, and I didn’t know how to pull myself up and out of the box of emotions I’d created.” “I didn’t want to hurt her or take what she didn’t want to give. I wanted to be careful with her, more careful than I’d ever been with a woman in my entire life . I’d never cared or thought about what I took before. A kiss had always been just a kiss, never meaning much. This time, I cared because Lena deserved it. She deserved to be kissed the way a woman should be kissed, with tenderness and respect, but I couldn’t keep the heat out.” This is a beautifully written insta-love with a breath taking happily ever after. Lena and Jackson help each other find a better person in themselves. I am absolutely in love with the Beaumont Brothers series. Grab your tissues....you’re gonna need them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lena thought she was marrying the man of her dreams; boy was she wrong. Soon after the wedding, her husband Troy became physically, sexually and verbally abusive to her. During their last night together the abuse accelerated to an all time high. Troy came home drunk; he became angrier as the night went on. He started to strangle her; in self defense she stabs him and flees.  Now on the run, Lena tries to hide her black and blue face behind a pair of large sunglasses; but how do you hide a broken spirit? Eventually Lena finds herself in a small but quaint town of Turtle Lake.  There’s something about this town that brings her peace. Maybe this is where she could hide and start to heal, not just her body, but her soul as well. Lena enters the local pub in need of a cup of coffee. She ends up meeting the owner, Jackson Beaumont. Jackson is a kind, nurturing man; he immediately finds himself drawn to Lena. He recognizes in her the need for stability. All he wants to do is help, but she finds trusting anyone at this point extremely difficult.  Will Jackson be able to break through her hardened heart?   Susan Griscom is a very talented author. From the first page to the last I found myself enthralled in the story.  Beautifully Wounded is an inspiring book, filled with hope and healing. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.  Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review  The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: *copy gifted for an honest review Beautifully Wounded (formerly The Fawn) was a wonderfully gripping story about rising above oppression, finding salvation, discovering beauty and joy in the little things, and the transformative properties of true love... A contemporary new adult romance, Beautifully Wounded follows Lena through her journey as she escapes from a terribly abusive husband and finally strikes out on her own, all the way to where she is able to find the love she truly deserves, both from herself and from another. Touching on a subject that isn't much used in fiction because it's oftentimes hard to read, Beautifully Wounded starts with scenes of domestic abuse. While gut-wrenching in their intensity, the scenes are integral to setting up Lena's story and her motivation and mindset for the rest of the book. There are times within this first part of the book that you will become breathless and want to look away. You will hate and rail and wonder if the author is writing from experience. I asked, and the answer is no (thank goodness!), but what that all means is that the writing is superb and done with such finesse, it immediately sucks you in. As Lena's journey leads her farther away from her abusive husband and out onto her own, she ultimately ends up finding Jackson, and let me just say that you will immediately add another book boyfriend to your list of favorites! Lena and Jackson's story is sweet, emotional, and a truly enjoyable read. One thing I will note is that the pace of the story, given the subject matter that builds the heroine's character, is a bit rushed, but it's a work of fiction and there are only so many pages to work with, especially if the meat of the story is supposed to be the romance. Susan couldn't have changed this without adding a lot of no action time slips or uncomfortable parts of the book that wouldn't be light enough for an NA romance. It's called out in the beginning of the book before the acknowledgments that it's a work of fiction and in no way meant to be a realistic journey of a true battered wife. I hope that readers will keep this in mind while reading, because outside of the fact that yes, Lena and Jack do end up falling in love quickly, it's a romance book, and that's what we're all hoping for, isn't it!? I would definitely recommend this book for fans of sweet contemporary romance with some danger and intrigue thrown in for good measure.