Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Evil of Love by N.L. Echeverria

This book is for mature audience only due to sex, language and violence.

“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. 

Melanie says

Weak. Depressed. Submissive. These are all words that describe me. They describe who and what I am. - Stephanie 
Stephanie has been abused her entire life. First verbally by her father, then by the man who promised to love and cherish her. Travis was the perfect guy when they are dating and she thought that she had found her prince charming. Handsome, sexy, loving and wealthy he was every girls dream. That all changed after she became his wife. He slowly began breaking her down, bit by bit. He became verbally abusive and controlling. He wanted to control everything about her. She had to sell her car and quit her job. She was there to please him in every way he desired.
He wants to control every aspect of me. If he thought about it, he’d probably even tell me what I should and shouldn’t read. He picks my clothes, my wine, what and when I can eat.... How can a man so gorgeous, so smart and rich, be so ugly? He’s cruel and it’s completely intentional. I can’t even laugh it off as if he doesn’t know better. He uses his intelligence to control me and to belittle me. I’m silent, unresponsive to his remark. Drunk or sober he’s still an asshole. - Stephanie 
When Eric sees Stephanie at the outdoor market, he can't believe his eyes. He has not seen her in ten years but he still feels the pull because he never stopped loving her after they fell in love when they were in high school.  
We were seventeen, just kids and after all these years I couldn’t find a single woman that could compare to her and the way she made me feel. The way she still makes me feel; she’s so damn innocent, beautiful and a heart made only for love and yet she marries this asshole who fucking hits her! How can I make her realize she’s better than that? She doesn’t deserve that bullshit. - Eric 
This book is disturbing at times and it is sad that Stephanie doesn't feel that she is worthy of being treated any other way than he husband treats her. Eric sets out to save her. Save he from herself and her husband who is getting increasingly violent towards her.
He is saving me more than he knows. He’s saving me from myself. I’m weak. My dad made me this way. He made me fearful of men. He made me believe all I ever deserved was to be treated like shit. I’ve never known any different, except with Eric. - Stephanie

4 Stars!!!!

There are many versions of ME. I'm a wife of an amazingly
supportive husband, a mother of three beautiful boys that inspire me every day,
a friend, a dedicated worker always looking to succeed, an author with
characters and stories always on my mind and then there is Me. The woman that
loves to stay up late and sleep in, takes ten minutes every morning before the
kids are up to sit and have a quiet cup of coffee. The woman that loves staying
up late with a good book and getting lost in the words. Enjoying a glass of
wine with dinner to wind down from my long days. A person who is still a girl
at heart, loving to smile, laugh and have fun whenever the opportunity arises.
My favorite place is still the beach because nothing is more peaceful then
listening to the sounds of the ocean against the shore. This is all a part of
who I am and I LOVE being me!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for being a part of my blog tour and reviewing my novel, Evil Of Love! It is greatly appreciated. Couldn't do it without you bloggers! :)