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Publisher Description

Young and naïve Cherisse Bridwell had focused solely on completing her college degree and beginning her career until one hot summer evening when her frightened older sister, Shelly, arrives looking for help. Cher's carefully ordered life quickly comes to an end. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Shelly is terrified and has nowhere else to go but to her overworked and oblivious sister. Though Cher is not prepared to handle the effects of a controlling and violent husband, fate delivers help via police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, he shows Cherisse and Shelly how to survive and how to live life to the fullest. As both women find their inner strength, Cher and Brandon fall in love and build a future together. However, life is full of ups and downs, and through it all Cher and her family must continue to face every day with a feeling of hope and optimism, even when it seems as though all hope is gone.

Fiction & Literature
April 22
Collette Scott
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Stud12468 ,

Made me cry

This book was so sweet and wonderful. It talked about the horrible and confusing web of domestic abuse as well as hope for the future and life. Police officers risk their lives every day to help people, as do other folks in our communities.

Snook61174 ,


A book has never touched me so deeply. I felt her pain.

Sgk1067 ,

Great First Novel

I've read books that I can't put down, that grab you in the first few pages and draw you into the characters lives. This book does all that and leaves a lasting emotional impact. Great character development with a storyline that goes deeper than a typical romance. The story is well developed and current. Definitely a good read.

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