Don't Make Me Beautiful
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers the romantic suspense novel DON’T MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL.
This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy", then you might like this story too.
No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness...
At twenty-two, Nicole doesn't even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that. And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.
Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she's told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.
Content warning: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.
"Don't Make Me Beautiful is a deeply touching, beautiful and inspiring story with a powerful message about the strength of survival and the healing power of love. It's both heart breaking and heart warming with a strong heroine, a to-die-for hero, and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. It touched my heart deeply and reminded me that there are still superheroes out there everyday who save each other. This is easily one of my favorites of the year!" ~ Aestas Book Blog
A message from Elle about this book: A really long time ago, I read an article in a newspaper or a magazine (I haven’t been able to locate the original) about a woman who was so badly beaten over a long period of time, she couldn’t leave her house. I thought about that woman a lot over the years and about what her thoughts might have been, her fears, her reality … and this book was my attempt to both exorcise those thoughts from my brain and also shed some light on a subject —domestic violence— that I feel should never be left in darkness.
About the author: Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in France with her husband, three kids, and a number of furry friends. She has written books in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.
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Don't make me beautiful
Although showing the horror of domestic violence, this novel also has a wonderful story of strength and love. I was so cut up on the characters - the madness of John, the love and care of Brian for Nicole regardless of her physical appearance, what Nicole had to endure with John. I could not put the book done until I finished it. The story brings out the hard issues of domestic violence, the resilience of people and the hope that there are people out there that care and want to help those in need. It's a tear jerker but wonderful story to read nonetheless. Highly recommend it.
I was sitting on the edge of my sit for a lot of this thought provoking book that deals with a disturbing subject. The way it intertwined the bad with the good shows us that humanity is not always what it seems. The suave exterior that is shown up front is often a mask that we only can hope not to see underneath. A must read for all.
Elle did it again!
This is by far my favorite Elle Casey book so far. To understand the mind of someone whose been thru domestic violence was very enlightening...