Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary NA Romance
Published: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
It was time to fight back.
Time to live.
Too much of my life had already been taken from me by a man that should have protected me. At the hands of pure evil I have lived in fear. When most young women were learning to love, I was fighting to live.
I had broken free of the hate.
Finally getting the chance to feel what real love was, but with all good things, bad times seem to follow. At least for me it does. My name is Payton Walters and I refused to allow them anymore of my freedom.
I will not fall…
Not this time.
My Review :
Thank you so much Enticing Journey Book Promotions for sending me an ARC of this book! I’m very honored and grateful!! 🙂
4.5 Never give up hope Stars!!
Clash was a quick and engaging read! At times it hurt to read due to what the heroine had to endure but as the old saying goes the sun will shine even of the darkest of days just have hope. Ms.Harms took a difficult topic and shed light on it to the point my heart ached. This story was quite a heartbreaking one but with many happy moments as well. I thought the writing was great and the only problem i had was how short it was even though that took nothing away from the enjoyment of the story. I’m really looking forward to checking out more of Ms.Harms work in the future!
Payton Walters was a character that was dealt a terrible and brutal hand in life. She deserved a much better life than the one she was given. I pretty much just wanted to take her out of the book and protect her from harm. It bothers me when characters get abused and hurt so throughout the story i kept my fingers crossed that she would get her happily ever after. Payton had quick wit and was often shy which i felt made her a more relatable character. I loved her friendship with Casey!
Dylan Andrews was a character that really annoyed me at first and i couldn’t help but dislike him. It wasn’t because he was an unlovable character or anything but it was how he took so darn long to open his eyes. He redeemed himself as the story progressed even though i could’ve stood to smack him a few times for his actions. Dylan surprised me tremendously and i was glad that without myself knowing it i gave him a chance. He was sweet when he wanted to be.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a read that sheds light on abuse and what it means to find the happiness one truly deserves in life. One-click this one today! I promise you won’t regret it but be prepared to grab some tissues and contain your anger. 4.5 Stars all around!! 🙂
I was eleven years old when Maggie, my mother, left. Just packed her bags and walked away. She just couldn’t deal with it anymore; the hate and anger was all too much. But there was something I would never understand. Why did she choose to leave me behind? It was something I often wondered.
That was seven years ago.
Seven long years of dealing with the backlash of her absence. My father had always been a broody, irritable man—extremely unapproachable. I guess that was one of the reasons my mother chose to leave. That, and the fact he was a heavy drinker. Alcohol, to him, was like breathing; it was something his body had to have to survive. His perpetual intoxication almost always led to a fight between them—a physical fight full of anger. For days I would see the marks of those disagreements gracing my mother’s beautiful face. He tore her down whenever and however he could. I remember lying in bed at night wishing I could stop him, hoping for someone, anyone, to take my mother and me away to safety.
At all costs I found myself doing whatever I could to avoid him. Though he never lay a hand on me before Maggie left, things changed afterward. He became even angrier and more violent; I never even thought that was possible. Those nights of terror I used to listen to my mother live through now became my own.
It didn’t matter what I did or how much I abandoned, in his eyes I still screwed everything up. He blamed me for all that was wrong in his life; it all fell at my feet.
Soon it would all be over; I had plans. All I had to do was finish these last few months of school and I could escape forever. No matter what it took, or how many jobs I had to work, I would be rid of John Walters.
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.