Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Title: Don't Make Me Beautiful
Author: Elle Casey

A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL. No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness... 

 At twenty-two, Nicole doesn't even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that. 

 And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down. 

 Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she's told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.

 **This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy", then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**

Don't Make Me Beautiful begins when Brian's son accidentally knocks a baseball through a neighbors window. The problem is that the neighbor inside doesn't want people to see her, and she's living with a monster. When Brian goes back to the neighbor's house to check on the window he never expected to find Nicole, especially like that, but he did. Nicole has lived with the monster for a long time now, and she's gone through a whole lot of crap because of it. She feels she really has nothing left to live for and that she's probably better off dead, but when one man comes to her rescue she realizes that not every one is a monster. 

 This is a story of one woman who was abused so badly she didn't know how to live anymore. Her whole world was horrible, but then one man stepped in to help her, and they became very close. She finally had friends, and family again. The book was really good. It showed us Nicole's journey through her abuse, and her trying to come back from it. Don't Make Me Beautiful was seriously disturbing, sad, and wonderful all in one. Over all I think the book was really good. It touches on a tough subject for people to deal with, while having intriguing characters in the book that make it very enjoyable!
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