Alexis has been involved with an older man for three years. Over this time they have both come to realise that he has developed a passion for receiving pain. It shouldn’t affect her – she isn’t the one being physically hurt. But it does affect her. She doesn’t want to do it anymore. She doesn’t want to deliver pain anymore – not to anyone.
More and more frequently she is having moments where she shuts down and withdraws into herself. She knows that what is happening to her isn’t right, and she needs to remove herself from the situation. She starts to put in place plans to get away and make a new life for herself.
But he isn’t ready to let her go, and he will pursue her in his desperate attempt to keep her in his life. She will run but can she realistically hide from her powerful obsessor? He is wealthy and has resources to find her and follow her wherever she goes.
All she wants is to get away and start over in a new location and a new life – a life without pain.
This story does contain obsession, stalking, escapism, coarse language and psychological trauma. But underneath all of that, a sweet, deep romance will blossom…
“Something captivated me right off the bat. The plot was intriguing and the pacing spot on, while the transitions between past (flashbacks) and present were easy to follow….I would recommend this to readers looking for a captivating plot, dynamic characters, and some great erotic passages.”
“First, let me start off saying that this is a book that is unlike any other that I have ever read. Plainly stated, it is believable and raw in a way that is captivating … Will I read the next one? YES!!! … I would say that you would really have to read this to understand… to get how believable it is”
“From the opening few pages, this book draws you into the story…I found the book hard to put down. The author does a great job interlacing the flashbacks with the present to form a tight story line.”
“The author does a great job with the feel of this book as the story unfolds …there is sexual content in this novel, but I think most readers are going to be intrigued by this author’s story.”
“I finished reading this book yesterday, and this morning, it’s still on my mind…the pace of it is exactly right. I’m diving in the next book right away.”
“From the first page of Painful Deliverance I was hooked…I will definitely seek out the next book in the series!”
“I would happily recommend this novel to my friends and will read the next one in the series.”
Ann M Pratley has a great passion for words and writing of all kinds. She particularly enjoys writing fiction, letting the characters evolve and become people who seem real. All characters that have been developed by Ann in the writing of her books, have come to feel like good friends, and people she would love to actually meet.
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