Today we have the blog tour of A.K. Evans’ OVERCOME! We are so excited to share this fantastic new release with you!
Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Overcome:It only took a matter of moments for Lexi Townsend's life to change. Her power was taken, her trust lost. Her bubbly personality was smothered by the depressing weight of shame and guilt.
Four years later, Lexi yearns to get back to the former version of herself. A stronger version. One who is no longer afraid to share her story, her body, and her trust. When Private Investigator Cruz Cunningham comes into her life, he proves he’s a man that’s deserving of her trust.
When multiple women in Windsor go missing, it launches Cruz and the Cunningham Security team into action. As Cruz digs deeper into the investigation, he’s torn between finding the missing women and protecting the woman he loves. Putting her faith in Cruz, Lexi never imagines that this case could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to overcome.
WARNING: This novel contains references to rape and sexual assault and may trigger discomfort in some readers.
I found this to be a deeply emotional read, especially for anyone that has been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. Please use caution if rape is a trigger for you. This was a seriously intense book that was light at times but with the subject matter it's kinda hard not to be mostly serious.
I must admit that this was the first time I have read any of A.K. Evans books, and quite honestly I was seriously thinking of passing this one over because of the subject matter but I received a couple of emails suggesting I take a another look at it with a small excerpt so I did, and I am glad I did. I think this difficult subject was taken and done not only tastefully but pretty accurately especially if the person writing the story has never (and I really hope she hasn't) gone through the horrible events herself. We've all heard about fight or flight, what would you do in a situation, but honestly one never knows until they are in that spot themselves and EVERYONE handles each situation differently.
Lexi was raped at the end of her freshman year of college by a boy she was seeing, date-rape or acquaintance-rape brings it's own set of issues because this is someone you know, that you let into your life, that you like, it makes you feel as if you judged wrong and it will mess with you head making you second guess every person you talk to, will they be just as evil? will they be nice? so why put yourself out there? As for Lexi, she didn't not until four years after the rape when she met Cruz and knew deep down that there was something different about him.
Cruz, well here's a man that a women like Lexi deserves in her life. He is kind, caring, understanding, gentle and patient. Oh and he goes after the bad guys too! Bonus points for that one!!! Cruz has been attracted to Lexi from the first time he met her and after getting to know her a little better he knows there is something special about her but he has a hard time convincing Lexi she should go out with him....no one knows the secret Lexi has been keeping for the past four years.
I really enjoyed this read and needed tissues on quite a few occasions, as I mentioned at the beginning of my review I would advise you to proceed with caution if you have been sexually assaulted or abused because parts of this story may be hard to read. Otherwise I say go for it because I really do think it was tastefully done. Happy Reading!!!!
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About the Author:
Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).