Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tasty Review Tour *GIVEAWAY* Let It Be Me by Toni Aleo 5 Star Review

Let It Be Me
By: Toni Aleo

Do you see that woman there?
The one with long, wavy blond hair and blue eyes that used to sparkle?
That’s me, Violet Moore.
Do you see those men over there?
One is my husband, Rob.
A man who claimed he loved me, but proved his fist loved me more.
The other is Tucker McCloud, my savior and confidant.
I'm torn between what's right and my own fear.
But not anymore.
I’m taking my life back now.
I will fight back.
I will be happy.

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nashville Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.
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First let me say when I sat down to read this book it was 6pm.  When I finished it was 4am the next morning and I was so emotionally hung over I couldn't sleep. I immediately sat down and wrote my review because this book will grab you at the first page and not let you go.  You will be thinking about this book long after you finish.

A very powerful story of a young woman lost in an abusive marriage. 
This story really hit home for me.  My mother survived an abusive marriage so it was really hard not to think back on the times my mother was trying to find a way out and protect me in the process.  She made it though and instilled in me that no woman needs a man to survive and everyone deserves respect and love.
With that in mind I found myself an emotional mess throughout Let It be Me because not only did it bring back so many memories but also the pride I felt for my mother when she was able to get away from her abusive husband. 

Toni did an outstanding job at giving readers an inside look into the mind of an abused woman and the fear she has to face.  The war that Violet fought within herself mentally was heart breaking but also gave the reader more understanding and feeling for her character and her struggle to just leave her abusive husband.  
Although Violet was physically and verbally abused she was still a fighter.  She struggled to reminder herself of this at times but that is where Tucker fit into her life.  He was her shoulder to cry on, hand to hold and friend to just always be there for her.  He tried to protect her the best way he knew how without losing her but it became very difficult to see the after effects of the abuse she faced regularly.  Although their story is heartbreaking at times the need to be together and find their way to love and happiness will prevail. 

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"Let it be me, Violet. Let me be the one to love you forever. To kiss your sweet mouth every day and to make love to your beautiful body.  I would treat you like a woman deserves and I would never make you cry, except tears of happiness. Don't waste your life on him. Spend it with me."
"Just please, let it be me. Pick me. Love me."

On a personal note: Toni you have done something truly very special here.  You have put into words which for some may be difficult to speak.  You have created a story of hope for so many still struggle to find their own and could very possibly save someone’s life.  I would not only encourage every woman to read this book but to pass it along to another girlfriend, sister, mother or coworker.  What may be hard for some of us to come out and ask, say, or share is beautifully written in Let It Be Me.
 Thank you Toni from the bottom of my heart for writing this book

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