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This review is from: Tragically Flawed (Tragic #1) (Kindle Edition)
Riviera Benson has been dealt a pretty rubbish hand in life, abused in her family home since the age of 12, she manages to run away but by the age of 17, replaces a rubbish home life with another abusive relationship at the hands of her partner Jasper. She stays with him for 4 years until something inside snaps.
The storyline starts out with Riviera getting one final beating from Jasper and exacting revenge - in a fairly dignified manner, before fleeing across the country to start a new life in Colorado. There she falls into the arms of Benjamin Shandon - AKA Shan - who is a very successful property developer/constructor and Riviera is his decorator. They both fall for each other pretty hard, but both have a history that they have to deal with and work through.
Through Riviera's therapy sessions, you get to understand more behind Riviera's history and TBH I couldn't help feel that she really deserved the break and the HEA. This really is Riviera's story IMO and you don't get to understand Shan too much. He was a bit volatile, snapping one minute and then all lovey-dovey the next, but one thing that was not in doubt was the intense passion he felt for Riviera - good for her!
It was a good book, great concept, sensitively written about DV - I love a romance and enjoyed Riviera and Shan getting together, some of the sex scenes when they got it on and they did get it on A LOT(!) were a bit repetitive.
Well worth a read.