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Open Wounds (Damaged Souls) Paperback – May 2, 2015
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 2, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1511957980
- ISBN-13 : 978-1511957984
- Item Weight : 9 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.42 x 9 inches
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Eric had poisoned Tank, spray painted Lexi’s car, put Bianca in a coma and now set Lexi’s car on fire. She wasn’t the timid person like she was before and gave Eric everything she had to the point of putting his genitalia’s in her vice of a hand and twisting and squeezing them until he was in such pain there was nothing he could do. After Lexi ran to the couch and he recovered a little he thought he had her for good but she had the gun in her hand and pulled the trigger....bam right between the eyes! He’ll never hurt her or anyone ever again.
That must had triggered something in Sloan because he woke up and realized he was choking Lexi. What will happen to their relationship now?
On to the last book.
Twyla Turner is a master at descriptive passages. The way this author skillfully begins each book in the Damaged Souls series is one of the reasons why I continue to follow this serial. I truly enjoy how Twyla Turner immediately opens with a dramatic flair along with the way she creatively levels off the tension just to build it back up all over again. Like in book 1 Scarred, the opening sequence is graphic, emotionally charged, and grabs hold of you to the point of no return. You may want to stop reading but you just cannot. I love how the opening passages in both the Damaged Souls series are insights to the characters past traumas which lead to the current effects of characters lives and psyche.
Open Wounds doesn't readily pick up where Scarred left off but rather starts with a nightmare Lexi is having about her parents causing old wounds to resurface, hence title. Let me be clear though, the title is no way solely indicative of Lexi but also incorporates Sloan as well. Open Wounds is the story of how new couple Lexi and Sloan's relationship and careers are progressing all while an unknown entity lurks in the background waiting for the right time to change Lexi's smile to a frown, thus effecting Sloan as well.
There are many things I liked about the Damaged Souls series from the steamy yet passionate sex scenes, to characters who try and come in between the MCs, and ultimately how Lexi and Sloan help support one another through their PTSD issues which the reader will see manifests in different ways. The reader will see how Lexi's nightmare affects Sloan's PTSD and what event brings Lexi to self mutilation. Because both couple deals with PTSD it made me think, "is this couple going to survive?"
I love Sloan. He has the whole alpha, protective, yet humbly swoon worthy thing going on and down pack. I mean who wouldn't love to date a former homeless military vet who happens to be a southern gentleman and a great cook? Yeah, he has some issues but who doesn't? I enjoyed reading about the silent challenge between Sloan and Aaron in chapter 6... like I just said Sloan is all alpha and Lexi is his. At any rate, no matter what Sloan is faced with he is always there to help Lexi with her issues.
It was Sloan who explained to Lexi she has PTSD and also taught her self-defense moves after an incident occurred in Lexi's kitchen leaving her scarred, shaken, and bloodied in the bathroom.
With Lexi now armed with new moves to protect herself, the couple turns their attention back to their relationship and budding careers. Because of the way Scarred ended, even though Lexi and Sloan appeared to be good I knew danger was on its way (Lexi's ex) and anxiously awaited for the other shoe to drop. Sure enough dread reared its ugly head: Tank was poisoned, Lexi's car was vandalized, & the house broken in to. Lets just say the writing on the wall said it all and prompted Sloan to call the police, and purchase/teach Lexi how to use a gun.
As I anxiously awaited the climax, I didn't realize I was holding my breath as I read the passages where Lexi called her best friend Bianca to learn she was beat so badly by Lexi's ex she ended in a coma, then received a phone call from officers to be told her ex is M.I.A., all while danger was outside her front steps where a fiery glow was blazing in her driveway.
When the threat against Lexi subsided (she shoots her ex in the head), I have so say I was feeling some type of way. I don't know if sad would be an accurate word to describe my feelings but I felt like if there's now no danger where was the storyline going to go as so much of the story is centered around Lexi and her experience with domestic abuse. The feeling quickly passed as Twyla Turner once again gave me another jaw dropping cliffhanger.
Open Wounds is a great follow up to Scarred. It's a story rich in a damaged couples love who together learn to deal with the open wounds of the past and present. Open Wounds gets 4.5 stars upgraded to 5 for being so freaking good. I eagerly look forward to reading book 3, Healed.
There are some books that consume your thoughts, your mind and resonate with you for days; which is exactly how this series makes me feel.There are so many things that go on in this book and the author writing displayed enthusiasm and confidence to allow her writing to flows smoothly with each and every move administered about each characters. This is the contining story of Alexis and Sloan as they support each other through their PTSD issues. There are so much emotional, loving and deception at time from outsider. Again Sloan showed nothing but love and admiration for Alexis and the SEX was HAWT!!!!!!! This is the kind of book you read it takes your breath away. It was a great read. The characters were very good in the storyline. The way it did go suprised me. No shock but unexpected. I really liked the twist and turns. Again, KUDOS to the author!!!!
Another 6* read!
This 2nd installment follow up, was off the chain intriguing. Scary as hell. Passionate, erotic, & with heartfelt emotion. I loved it!
So many things occurred here that broke my heart, but also allowed it to soar. Sloan? I promise this man's soul, just so many things about him puts me in the mind of my husband. It's unsettling just how much they mirror one another.
And Lexi? My goodness. I love her. She's a warrior. Definitely. A fighter. She has grown in leaps & bounds since book 1. You saw the transition in book 1 as well, but in this book, you see the fruits of that growth. I couldn't be more proud of her.
I love this book. I love this trilogy thus far, and I can't wait to dive into the final book.
The way this one ended had me like this though...
*Mouth hanging open in shock*
So yes, I HIGHLY recommend this trilogy.
Please start at the beginning.
Happy Reading :)
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Well he did show up but you will have to read the book to find out what happens to him.
I did not like either Aaron or Victoria minor characters in the story. I was so happy when Lexi held her own against the bitchiness of Victoria.
Just when I thought it was safe to breath an existing demon rears its head and puts our couple's relationship back in jeopardy. Now I will have to read book 3 to see how they overcome this last obstacle to their future happiness!
I found the story totally engrossing a real page turner.
Happy Marriages ,Recovery for others with
Therapy galore. A new Partner plus puppies for Tank and Book 4 for US!
Make it work . Let's find a soul mate for Bianca.