Before You Begin:
Warning: Due to scenes with strong language, violence, and several graphic scenes of a sexual nature, this book is intended for mature (21+) readers only.
In addition, this particular story touches on the dark topic of domestic violence. If this topic offends you or brings up moments that may trigger distressing feelings for you, this book may not be for you. The scenes about domestic violence have been contained largely to the first chapter.
If you however enjoy stories where a woman finds her inner strength and has a handsome man share that journey, by all means, please read on…
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. The statistics are even higher for emotional and verbal abuse. It is important to mention that whether the abuse is only one type or all three, every situation is unique. The most recent statistics cite that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Three women are killed each day by their intimate partner.
Education, economic status, or intelligence are irrelevant when it comes to domestic violence. The fault is not with the victim. There is nothing the victim did to deserve it. It is purely the fault of the abuser. Many women are not even aware that they are being abused, instead thinking that the abuse is how it is supposed to be. No one has the right to hurt you.
If you or someone you know needs help to get out of an abusive situation, please go at http://www.womenagainstabuse.org/ or contact your local chapter of Women Against Rape.