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Title: Ravel
Author: Shari J. Ryan
Genre: Military Romance
 Release Date: November 12, 2015

At twenty-three, I’m left with a decision. The outcome could be life or death.Trent hit me once, and I cried. Then he hit me again. And again. After a while, I got used to it, as I slept on the floor beside his bed, night after night.
Everyone told me to leave him, but I can't. He won't let me.
The moment I wanted to give up on myself and any form of hope, Kemper—a tall, sexy Marine just home from Afghanistan walked into my bar. With one look in his eyes, I saw pain that mirrored my own.
At first, I thought maybe he would be my prince charming, riding in to save me, but all it took was one tragedy for me to remember…fairy tales don’t exist in real life.
*The content in this book discusses domestic violence and is suitable for readers over 18*


“That’s twice in one day I’ve had to save you,” Kemper says, his soft voice soothing my nerves as he presses a cool compress against my forehead. His other hand is cupped around my cheek. No one has ever cared enough to save me. Kemper’s face is inches from mine and I can smell the cool mint on his breath from the gum he’s been chewing.
“I guess so,” I mutter, falling a little deeper into his gaze.
His thumb runs down the length of my nose, and while most of me is feeling pain, that sensation still drives quivers through my body. “Does that hurt?” he asks.
I shake my head, “Not too much,” I say, noticing a slight ache in my neck.
His thumb moves over to my right cheekbone and he presses gently. “How about that?” All I feel is the warmth from his skin. I shake my head again. He does the same for my left cheekbone. This time I wince. It hurts. I clench my eyes and I hear him yell to someone to grab ice. “Is this the first time he’s hit you?” Kemper’s brows are bowed toward his nose while his thumb continues to trace small circles around my cheek. I’d rather lean into his hand than respond.
In truth, I just don’t want to answer him, but he’s still staring at me, waiting for a response. I look down, away from his gaze. The ache in my chest, mixed with feeling like a weak woman, makes me want to cry, but I won’t cry in front of all these people. His finger curls under my chin and he tilts my face back up to look at him. His eyes are kind and caring, yet pained at the same time. The light is hitting them at the perfect angle, giving them the slightest shimmer in the center of each pupil. Then there are his lips—I can’t stop looking at those either. They’re full and capable. They look like they have the ability to kiss in a way I’ve definitely never been kissed. I want to touch his lips, but I belong to Trent—the asshole that just hit me.
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This book was a heartbreaking story. I was an emotional wreck throughout this book during the good times and the bad. I cried for the characters but most of all I read this book full of hope…HOPE that everything would right itself and they would all get what they deserved weather good or bad.

Daphne met Trent and their relationship progressed into something that nightmare are made of. Trent was the perfect guy at the beginning but soon he showed his true colors. Daphne was subjected to physical, mental and emotional abuse but she was never strong enough to leave Trent had belittled her so much she didn’t believe someone would or could ever love her the way she hoped.

Kemper is a Marine and he is back from his last Tour. Sitting n a bar full of other Marines Kemper is unable to join in with their upbeat happiness when he is missing his best friend who sadly lost his life at war.

Daphne is tending the bar herself and its manic, after a brief yet touching moment with Kemper she finds him behind the bar helping her out. They soon strike up a friendship that helps each other in more ways than one.

Lines are soon blurred and secrets and truths are revealed. Feelings come into play and the past rears its ugly head but can these two broken souls mend each other so they can get the HEA they deserve or will their lives continue to crumble around them?

International Bestselling Author, Shari J. Ryan, hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn’t writing or designing book covers, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.
To learn more, visit her at: www.sharijryan.com.

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