Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunday Awakening


Title: Sunday Awakening
Author: KevaD
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.nobleromance.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60592-212-6
Genre: {M/F} Suspense, Mystery
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Cheryl wants free of the abusive man who’s held her captive for three years and is using her as his sex slave. She longs to leave him for good and one Sunday morning, it finally happens. After repeated warnings about an electrical short, her keeper loses his temper and begins to assault Cheryl, causing her to react when he least expects it. It becomes her opportunity for freedom and she takes advantage of it. Now she knows she needs to change more than just her physical appearance. Cheryl finds the help she needs in a place she never expected -- a modern day Underground Railroad for abused women.

Along the way on her trip to freedom, Cheryl meets people at each depot stop. They show her what love really is by caring for her but she’s confused because she can’t remember what being loved is like. What she finds is a true friend that teaches her about where home is and Cheryl begins to learn to trust others. She is willing to protect any child in danger, even if she doesn’t know them.

Criminal Investigator Taylor Hughes lives a boring life while working for the police department. One day he receives a call from his aunt, who pleads for his help in making sure a young lady gets home and he gives in. Little does he know that she is the same person he’s looking for regarding a murder case. So he agrees to help and he feels a certain amount of attachment after seeing her picture for the first time.

Sunday Awakening is a touching heartbreaking story of how a young lady survives years of captivity and abuse by more than one person. It left me with a bitter taste in my mouth at how adults take advantage of children for their own pleasures. KevaD did a fantastic job with plotting out this story of suspense, murder, learning trust and finding the true meaning of home.

I didn’t know whether to be shocked or appalled when I learned Cheryl’s history, but must say that she showed great courage throughout the entire book. Taylor got a wakeup call regarding his personal life and he knew he needed the changes. Then when you add his helping Cheryl find her way home, the ending could have gone so many different ways. Because of his background and Cheryl’s story, he is able to complete his promise to his aunt with helping Cheryl get home. This is a story that ended better than I could have hoped for. Read and enjoy!

4 comments:

DA Kentner said...

Wow!
Thank you so very, very much for the wonderful review.
I am elated you enjoyed my story and grateful you took the time to say so.

Margie Church said...

Congratulations on this review, David. I enjoy complex stories.Sunday Awakening sounds like a must-read.

DA Kentner said...

Thank you, Margie!
I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

Goddess Minx said...

I am always willing to share my comments, especially when its a fantastic book!