by A.K. Evans

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Overcome by A.K. Evans

It only took a matter of moments for Lexi Townsend's life to change. Her power was taken, her trust lost. Her bubbly personality was smothered by the depressing weight of shame and guilt.

Four years later, Lexi yearns to get back to the former version of herself. A stronger version. One who is no longer afraid to share her story, her body, and her trust. When Private Investigator Cruz Cunningham comes into her life, he proves he's a man that's deserving of her trust.

When multiple women in Windsor go missing, it launches Cruz and the Cunningham Security team into action. As Cruz digs deeper into the investigation, he's torn between finding the missing women and protecting the woman he loves. Putting her faith in Cruz, Lexi never imagines that this case could destroy everything she's worked so hard to overcome.

WARNING: This novel contains references to rape and sexual assault and may trigger discomfort in some readers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159005519
Publisher: A.K. Evans
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Series: Cunningham Security , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 404,815
File size: 706 KB

About the Author

A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

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Overcome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ShaunaC1795 10 months ago
You can find healing in this book... This book captured my heart. While the subject matter is heavy and traumatic, Ms. Evans handled it so well that you feel the weight of that is on Lexi's heart being lifted away as she blooms into a wonderful young woman with the capacity to love. It makes you go through all the stages: anger, defeat, disappointment, but Lexi come out as the warrior Cruz see. If the subject matter is too much for you, I beg you to take a chance. In this book, there is not only healing for Lexi, but also for others who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Well done, Ms. Evans, thank you.
SusanaO 11 months ago
This was such a great book. I easily fell in love with Cruz, and adored Lexi. Despite having one of the worst things happen in her life, she found her strength to fight through it and overcome her issues. The reader can’t help but root for her to keep moving forward in her journey and allowing Cruz to help her. As heroes go, he’s one of the best. He’s sweet, patient, and protective with Lexi, while still being alpha and sexy at the same time. You also get to see some characters from the previous series, although you don’t need to read it to enjoy this book, it does round everything out nicely. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would highly recommend it to any romance lover.
Victoria_Raven 11 months ago
I really took my time with this book and gave it the time it deserved, so I could write a review that fully encompassed this beauty. I don't think words really do this story justice. It was everything I imagined it would be and everything it should have been. A.Ks words are like poetry in motion. As soon as they are in front of me they just work, they just make sense. Cruz and Lexi were just pure beauty. I read the book a few times so I could absorb everything. Their story really did have everything for me. The one thing that really stood out was how connected they were and how strong their love was. Cruz was everything good and perfect, everything that Lexi needed. He was her strength and her best friend. The more you read, the more you fall in love, with everything, their love, their hope, their journey and who they want to be together. The story was delicate where it needed to be and such care was taken throughout the book that you can really see A.K went above and beyond to write this with as much care and thoughtfulness as possible. She is my favourite author, not only because she writes amazing beautiful stories that capture your soul but also because she takes you on their journey, you feel what they feel, you see what they see and your heart is filled with every emotion there is. She really gives 1000% when telling their story, she gives herself fully and uninhibited, leaving nothing but sunshine and beauty along they way. And at the end, when you've finally finished you feel rested and contemplative. With this story especially, I feel a sense of peace. I feel better for reading it, for understanding. When you've lost something and you don't know if you will ever get it back, just when you need it most, you will see your light, it will pull you through, heal you, guide you and love you and it will bring a sense of peace that helps you heal and binds you. I fell in love with this book, in its entirety. I mean how could you not. And one of the most important things I took away from this is that, love is really all you need.
Jd241066 11 months ago
I am always amazed by this authors work, each and every book she writes just gets better and better. We met Cruz and Lexi In the previous series so they weren’t unfamiliar to us. Lexi has a secret she’s kept for years and finally feels comfortable revealing it to her friends and family. Unbeknownst to Cruz, who’s working a case that hits a Little to close to home, his attraction to Leix is fortunately reciprocated. As they navigate their relationship we catch up with some beloved characters. Without giving spoilers what follows is an emotional and uplifting story of perseverance and triumph over evil. This book had all the the feels. Love, anger and acceptance, throw in some very hot Alphas you have the recipe for a challenging and inspirational story. It brought tears to my eyes whilst reading at times. It was incredibly well written and handled beautifully. I can only say if you’ve never read one of A.K.’s books you really should. They’re awesome. Highly recommend this book and series.
TaraE22 11 months ago
I’ve been a fan of A.K. Evans from the beginning. And this book was absolutely no exception. I loved it! This is a survivor story. It is powerful and heartfelt. The story line was written beautifully, and with so much care. I could feel everything the characters felt. Lexie is strong and determined. And Cruz is sexy and sweet, and such a protector. Their story was perfectly intertwined with the rest of the story going on around them. This was such a wonderful read. Now I can’t wait to read the next chapter in the Cunningham Security series!
ReadaholicJenn 11 months ago
This book hooked me from the very first words (and by that, I mean the dedication before I even started the actual book!). AK’s words left me feeling like she just GETS it. Then, I hit the actual chapters and that feeling was solidified: this woman truly DOES, indeed, get it! Lexi has survived one of the worst things that can ever happen to a woman, and she’s done it without ever letting anyone but her therapist into her mind. For years, she hasn’t felt safe giving a man her time or trust because one pathetic excuse for a man ripped what was hers away from her. Then, she meets Cruz. It takes her some time to gain confidence, but a string of run-ins with Cruz convince her that this man is worth trying again. Cruz is patient and willing to do anything to gain Lexi’s trust and heart, even if it means being nothing more than her friend. For a protective man who works a job that so clearly fits his personality, giving all of the control to the woman he knows he’s falling for is the best gift Cruz can possibly give. Cruz and Lexi find their way together. From helping Lexi find herself and the strength she had hiding inside to rediscovering her fun-loving soul to helping save other women, this book took me on a breathless ride from start to finish. Cruz helps Lexi shine by being what she truly needs him to be: her support and partner in her life, as well as the man who reminds her that she has a lot of love to give and a lot of life to live. Overall, this book deals with some of the worst that a woman (or man) can face, yet it does so without leaving the reader feeling empty or shredded at the end. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. But don’t take my word for it; read it yourself and you’ll see just how it can take you from grief and misery to love and a full heart in just a few hours.