Sunday, February 14, 2016
Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Elastic Heart by Mary Catherine Gebhard
A standalone dark romance coming February 25, 2016
Cover Reveal: Feb 11, 2016
What do you do when the man who raped you has the entire police force in his pocket? When you’re called a slut, a whore, and a liar?
You get your own justice.
My name is Nami DeGrace, and six months ago I was a normal college student. I was volunteering on the campaign of a man I believed in, a man I thought to be good and noble. Then one night that man forced himself on me and everything changed.
The police didn’t believe me. The media reviled me. My friends abandoned me. I dropped out of college and only have one mission in life: make him pay. That is, until Nick Law came in to my life.
Indomitable, infuriating, and irresistible, Law is complicating things.
Mary Catherine Gebhard
** If you have triggers from rape and abuse do not click this up. **
From the first line of this book you will be raising your eyebrows and saying holy what? The amount of WTF moments from the first few pages had me fuming … and not at the author at the reality of the situation that a rape victim goes through. Nami Degrace has been raped by someone she knows she cant fight … he owns the law …
There you go friends .. yup this is a zinger for sure. Having been told the rape kit could take months to process and the police officer who took her statement would look into the crime Nami realizes its not the rape but the person who committed the act that the police are protecting. Knowing he had raped someone would be bad press for him.
What I love about this book of course is that Nami has a rescued part terrier part everything else pup named Raskol that she adores and helps her deal with PTSD from her rape. When a stranger follows her home after an incident, Nami knows “he” is working for “him.” Taking to following Senator Morris she knew her instincts were correct … that voice that followed her home, it's here with him. She knew it.
No one was going to help Nami. Her life would never be normal again. The only way to get her justice was to take matters into her own hand. He would never expect the little girl he violated would take matters into her own hands. But Nami was not the same girl he busted in on all those months ago .. she was different now. She felt sorry for his wife and kids but she didn’t feel sorry for the Senator. She would get her justice .. until CSF showed up … that was his name or at least what she called him … He called himself Nick Law.
Holy wow … this is a fantastic read friends. Grab this up and block out your calendar for the day. There is no cliffhanger .. YAY! Im not going to say much more as this one is a doozie. You wont believe the story on these pages. I LOVE Nami and her character … instead of giving up she fights back and she does it with a vengeance. Instead of prey she becomes the predator. YES! Is that a badass image or what ladies!?!?
What I will say is if you know someone who has been raped it is never too late to take a stand. Support them, stand by them and give them your strength. Rape victims should NEVER feel alone.
Thank you for the ARC! Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets. This is a five star read. Go grab it up! Love finding new authors!