Samantha Miller didn't have an easy start. Molested as a child and subsequently forced into prostitution by her drug-addicted mother, Samantha learned at an early age that men were not to be trusted. Being constantly preyed upon taught her to be a predator. Her target was women-specifically, straight or married women. As the headliner at a local strip club, Samantha capitalized on the gifts she was cursed with. In turn, her life quickly spiraled down a dangerous path of violence, seduction, and exploitation. When Sasha is brought on as the new bartender, she becomes Samantha's newest target. The last thing Samantha anticipated was falling in love. When tragedy strikes, what was once a challenge may prove to be her downfall. Can Samantha heal from her abusive past, or will she always be Wounded?
Wounded by Ben Burgess Jr
My Rating 4 out of 5
Another book so out of my usual genre. This is a deep and emotional read.
Sam knows who she is but is dealing with some serious demons on top of trying to give up old habits plus be in a committed relationship. Her lover, Sasha is trying to come to terms with her sexuality, while dealing with her friends, family, faith and her choices.
This books hits on a few serious topics and the effect it has on the characters and how they dealt with them. And yet, the author managed to write a HEA ending. The story did not read like fiction, it reads like it could have actually been someone's life. Excellent writing.
About the Author
Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award winning novel "Monster", the poetry book "Times Have Changed and Life is Strange" and the new novel "Wounded" He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams. His poetry book "Times Have Changed and Life is Strange" and his novel "Monster" are currently used in schools on the lower east side of Manhattan. Ben Burgess has a BA degree in Business Management, and a MA degree in Educational Leadership. He is the proud father of his daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods and communities.
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