Friday, January 18, 2019

{Book Review} Never Touched by Laney Wylde

Title: Never Touched    
Author:  Laney Wylde
Publisher:  Crimson Tree Publishing   
Date:    November 12th, 2018  
Pages:  300
ISBN:  9781634223 (ISBN13: 9781634223126)
Source:  Author/ Xpresso Book Tours
Purchase: Amazon

Sawyer's abuser is in jail, but she's still his captive. Even behind bars, the twisted and sorry excuse for a human keeps her enslaved, locked in fear, and forced to do the unthinkable to keep her past from being exposed. That is until a new guy walks into her life and tries to rescue her.
Jake is the first man Sawyer has ever opened herself up to. The good, the bad, and the unbelievably ugly. But when her abuser is released from jail and manages to turn her life upside down again, Sawyer realizes that happily ever afters aren't made for her.
Jake wants nothing more than to protect Sawyer. As he gets to know her and her still-looming dark past, he finds that saving a girl so lost in the scars of her life is next to impossible. But he's willing to try.

NEVER TOUCHED is a survival story about sexual abuse and the ripple effects it creates throughout a victim's life. This novel does contain details of sexual abuse, sexuality, and explicit language. Details in this story are shared in a manner as to not glorify the crime, but to show the real and long-lasting impact that abuse can cause in a victim's life.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

*Pay attention to the warnings in the blurb.*

Where to start with this? At first, I just wasn't liking Sawyer at all, and I thought Jake was the reason she was talking to a therapist. So when he was introduced I was kind of thrown for a loop.

I applaud Jake for stepping up and helping out Sawyer with Travis, but at first, it just didn't sit well with me. I kept thinking he wanted something, at least until Sawyer found out he had already seen the video and was still sticking by her.

Once I actually realized what had happened to Sawyer, I had a moment of not wanting to continue reading; but I honestly had to know how she handled it. The things this poor girl went through in 11 years just gutted me. I cried for her so much and just wanted to take these grown men and seriously hurt them. No child, and yes at 18 or 19 she is still a child to me; should ever have to go through the things that Sawyer did.

Cash was honestly my favorite character. He was such a gentleman, he stuck by Sawyer even though she acted the way she did. He honestly helped her more than anyone else.

I'm still in tears over this book, happy tears now. Because even though this is something a person never gets over, Sawyer is trying and knows that it will take time and help from more than just a bottle. And she has that support in two great guys.

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