Published: April 4, 2016
At the age of 23, social worker, Jeya Wellington was pretty much on her own. The devastating loss of her parents left her bereft and alone. Her best friend, Roman and his family have been like surrogates, but they could never replace what she lost. She needed a different connection. Shortly after losing her parents, she finds love and comfort in the arms of Rayne Watson, a correctional officer.
Rayne was exactly what she needed at the time, but now, two years later, Jeya wants out. She never expected love to come with bruises. She didn’t anticipate losing friends and living in fear. This was not her idea of true love. With the support of Roman, Jeya finds a way to leave. But Rayne isn’t letting go that easily. They made a commitment to each other, and she has the tattoo to prove it – ‘Til Death Do Us Part.
Torn between the love she has for Rayne and the instinct to protect herself, is Jeya’s will stronger than her vow?
“Writer’s Digest Judge, 4th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards”
So, Fistful of Love presents with a beautiful cover. Darkly sad and yet still mysterious and intriguing to the reader’s eye. I liked it from first sight.
Then, when you dive headfirst into this story, you discover just why the cover is so sad and capturing to your eye—the book is ready to steal your heart. Who wouldn’t fall in love with Jeya? Her kindness and frailty of soul will only make you want to help her. But, ultimately she must learn to help herself.
That’s what the world of abuse is like. You cannot save them, you can only guide them to save themselves. What a strong message and what a strong character. I really liked Jeya and the author has done a fabulous job of crafting her and her story into this book.
The plot itself is not totally original. I’ve read many like it. But the author has a great voice for the genre and her writing style is solid.
The book is good and I enjoyed it from cover to cover. I hope to read more from this author and that’s a huge compliment in and of itself. Thank you for sharing Jeya and her world with us. I’m rooting for her and others like her.