#BookReview: Tainted Love by Erin Cawood

Reviewer: Samantha

tainted loveI received a review copy

Summary:

Does the perfect wife and the perfect husband make for the perfect marriage?

For anyone in a relationship, the words ‘we need to talk’ can only mean one thing. In the last twenty-two years, the McKenzies have been through it, survived it, learned by it, and grown stronger from it, because life didn’t stop for breath when they needed it. Amongst the tears and the tragedies, the hopes and happiness, they’ve built something amazing: a happy family, a luxury lifestyle and a booming empire. Don’t they deserve to have it all?

But for the perfect wife, those four sinister words mean something entirely different. They’re a summons into dark places where what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.

Faith has no doubt in Calvin’s undying love for her. It’s what kept her sane in the darkest hours. If only she could figure out what it is she does wrong… because it’s rapidly becoming apparent their tainted love is running out of time.

Tainted Love is an inspirational love story about how Faith McKenzie becomes trapped in an abusive marriage, how she eventually finds the strength to leave, and then the courage to heal and fall in love again.

Told in the form of intimate correspondence to her much younger brother, Faith’s memoirs of abuse give a unique voice to a modern romance novel.

Tainted Love is book one in the Behind Closed Doors series , a series dark romance novels that follows the New York based McKenzie family and the LA based Valentina Family as fate ties them together on the path towards ending the abuser/victim cycle.

 

Review:

Tainted Love delivers a powerful that story that brought tears to my eyes at the end. Domestic violence is not an easy subject to read about. As I made friends with the characters and welcomed myself into their journey, it made this story that much harder to read. While I say, I am in no way saying don’t read this book. Especially for women, I think we can read this story and take several lessons away from it. For Erin Cawood’s debut novel it doesn’t get much better than this, and I look forward to more from this author.

5 stars


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1 Comment

  1. April 7, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    What a lovely surprise. Thank you Samantha, you’ve made my day. 🙂

    Erin

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