Stronger by Becki Brannen *Review
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Hayley Cross has decided she’s not going down without a fight.
Wes Thornton was the heartthrob in high school, and is now the trainer at the local gym.
Can he help save Hayley, or is it already too late?
This is a story if abuse, strength, friendship, discovering your self- worth and new love.
Hayley Cross is being stalked and attacked by her ex Johnny. She started dating him her freshman year. While they were still in school he was the perfect boyfriend. Once they graduated and she applied to college he did a complete 360. At first the abuse was just emotional and verbal but eventually as it always does it turned physical. She leaves him but he won’t let her go so she finds herself at Attack MMA wanting to be trained in self-defense. The trainer is Wes, a guy she’s had a crush on since she was a freshman in high school. Wes doesn’t recognize her and they develop a friendship. Naturally once he realizes why she’s taking the training he wants to protect her. Hayley doesn’t want to put anyone else in Johnny’s sight so she doesn’t want Wes to protect her. Will the friendship between Hayley and Wes blossom into love? Can Hayley protect herself from Johnny or will she die at his hands like he claims? I really like Hayley, she’s a strong woman to walk away from abuse and once she gets her spine back she gets even stronger. Johnny is your typical abuser, confronted by a real man he’s nothing but a coward. Wes is a kind and loving person,one who when he loves , loves with his whole heart. A very realistic and touching story. Independent reviewer for PR&ATR. 5 fangs.