#BookReview: Evil of Love by NL Echeverria #romance

Tags: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Blurb
“I can’t take it! I’ve been craving you ever since I saw you the other day. I haven’t stopped thinking about you since you disappeared ten years ago! I need you Steph. I’m sorry…” -Eric Sutherland


Stephanie Wilcox never saw it coming after giving up that life ten years ago of constantly being verbally and emotionally abused by her drunken father. She didn’t run, but when she left, she never looked back. Forced by her abusive father to live with her Aunt Elizabeth, she had to leave behind the one person that had shown her true love. In her mind, Eric Sutherland, deserved so much more and being with her would only bring him down. She never stopped loving the sun-kissed boy who held her hand and touched her kindly.

It was years later when Stephanie met Travis Barnes, a young self-made billionaire who swooped in and helped mend some of her loneliness. However, after marrying Travis, he began to show who he really was and he was the type of man she was accustomed to, after growing up with an abusive father, and regardless of his flaws she still loves him. After all, why would she deserve any better?

Eric broke, his kindness, his pure heart, it all fell apart that day Stephanie left. He did all he could to reach her, but it was hopeless. All the sadness, anger, and sorrow built up inside him over time and no one could replace the love he had for Stephanie. Fighting has been his outlet and now as a well-known UFC undefeated fighter, his career is all he has, but no matter how hard he tries to forget her, he can’t.

Ten years later he comes face to face with those large brown eyes that belong to the one girl he’s always loved and everything changes. This time he won’t let her get away. 

Kay's Review
I should start by saying this story deals with abuse and might upset some readers. Be warned.

This is the story of Stephanie a woman who lived through abuse as a child. She fell in love with a boy named Eric but was sent away to live with her aunt.

Fast forward ten years and she is now married to Travis who seems a good husband on the surface but displays similar abusive traits as her father. Stephanie struggles with low self esteem and doesn't see a way out of her marriage. Then Eric shows up again.

This story had potential. The subject matters are certainly intriguing, dealing with abusive relationships, self-esteem issues and love triangle. As it happened, I didn't quite engage with the characters totally. I think part of it was the way the story was told in certain scenes, rather than letting us experience it with the characters. I felt removed from what was going on. 
On the plus side, this is a sizzling read, enough to keep the chills at bay on a winter's night. All in all, an enjoyable read.


Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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