Spring Cleaning by Brandi Salazar
Sometimes, relationships can be deadly.
Terri thought she was marrying a strong, loving man, only to find that beneath that handsome face lies something cold, brutal, and dangerous. After years of abuse, Randy takes things a little too far, and Terri finally summons the courage to take matters into her own hands and make her escape. But freedom comes at a price.
Forging a new life, Terri tries to forget her past, but she can’t help looking over her shoulder at every turn. When prison bars can no longer hold Randy, and her past comes knocking, Terri finds that the strength to trust again may be her only salvation.
I absolutely loved the story! I found it to be very well done and I absolutely loved the characters in the book! I don’t know how Terri drew inner strength the way she did!
This was a great example of a book you don’t want to put down. The plot line consisted of Terri trying to escape the past with an abusive husband, and what happens after he gets out of prison with an axe to grind. While trying to protect Terri from her ex-husband Randy, her boss Luke falls for her. The lengths these two go to protect not only Terri but him as well are astounding.
I really liked how Terri’s naivety was played upon when the author divulged how she met her now ex-husband in the story. This wasn’t a book that just played upon the good traits of the characters. The mental and emotional journey that Terri went on from young college student to a woman fighting for her life is nothing short of a miracle. You read a lot of stories where victims of domestic violence never truly understand what needs to change before they can move on, but this character and author nailed it on the head. The change needs to come from within and they need to wake up one day and say enough is enough. I couldn’t think of a better way to do that then Terri’s way of Spring Cleaning!
I love Brandi Salazar’s writing style! Every question that pops into your head by reading this book gets answered and she isn’t afraid to get into the nitty gritty of the characters.
In my opinion, pick up a copy of the book, get comfy, and plan for an all night read-a-thon! You really don’t want to miss out on a book that is reminiscent of Mary Higgins Clark from this wonderful author. Let Brandi Salazar take you into the world of Terri, Randy and Luke!
About the author information:
Brandi Salazar started writing poetry, short stories, and novels at a very young age, weaving tales to share with her friends that were geared toward making them laugh. Today her writing habits reflect that, ranging from mystery/suspense/thriller to paranormal and YA romance, and no matter how different her works may be, you can always find a healthy dose of action, romance, and humor. Under the pen name J.C. Valentine, she also writes erotic romance fiction.
A longtime resident of Ohio, Brandi lives with her husband, three children, a dog and five cats that keep her very busy. She holds a degree in Business and has plans to continue her education so she can one day become an editor to authors everywhere. When she isn’t crafting her next novel, toiling away at schoolwork, or hanging out with family, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair with her nose buried in a book.
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