Freeing Alex by Sarah Elizabeth Ashley (Reviewed by Stephenee)

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Title: Freeing Alex

    Author: Sarah Elizabeth Ashley

    Published Date: August 10, 2013

   Genre:  Contemporary Romance / Erotica


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Alex’s story deals with domestic abuse and adult themes. It is therefore not recommended for those under 18.

A tale of sorrow, escape, strength and freedom. Of compassion, friendship and lust.

Alex Drake a 42 year old lady trapped in abusive marriage to a controlling husband. Out of the blue she finds her life is transformed by the huge legacy left to her by the woman she always regarded as ‘aunt’. The months that follow throw her into a maelstrom as she finally escapes Lewis, the monster of a husband taking her daughter with her.

Starting her new life in London she discovers who she is and what allows her to start her journey to freedom. Will she find the love and affection she so desperately craves? Feeling totally insecure and haunted by her past she is supported through the trauma of divorce and Lewis’ continual harassment by the handsome and incredibly sexy James Aconi, the General Manager of Reid’s hotel, a luxury establishment and part of Alex’s inheritance. A younger man with ‘movie star’ looks the attraction between the two is instant and mutual, their relationship developing to friendship and more as James introduces the naive Alex to everything that a loving and complete relationship should be, including things she had never dreamed of, let alone experienced.

 ***Contains Graphic Sex, Violence, Domestic Abuse, Strong Language and Adult Situations.

Not for young readers***

paragraph divider 18***Stephenee, #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***

The book Freeing Alex was an attention grabbing book right from the start.  It had a great back story that continued to develop and reveal more and more as the story progressed.  It wasn’t just a story about the present day but also the past and how it could and did affect someone and the outcome of their life.  This book had me captured from the prologue.

The beginning of the story starts out with an abused wife and their daughter.  Alex, the main character, is scared, both mentally and physically, and you can really feel every emotion that she is going through.  I loved the uniqueness of the characters, their stories and the actual plot and storyline and how the author brought them all together.  She also shows that no matter where you are in the world, that it is a small world and people’s lives will collide and intersect even when you least expect it.  The role of each character in the story is an important one, no matter how slight their role is and this was something that I enjoyed.  It also shows that no matter how old or young you are, that there is always a connection that can be made and discovered.

The things that I didn’t like were the typos and errors that ran throughout the book. I had a hard time figuring some of them out as the book is set in London, so I am not familiar with all of the phrases and slang that were used.  I wish that the author would have mentioned that the story was based in London, as I think that some readers may find this important to understand all that is going on.

Overall the book was a great read, once you over look those few things.  I think that the author developed the characters well and that you felt like you could be a part of their lives.  I am looking forward to reading the next two books in the series just because I need to see how Alex moves on with her life and all of the blows that it has dealt her.

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