A Genuine Pageturner
From Start To Finish,
With Inventive Narrative Flair.
A Superb Read As Saunders adds
an enlightening footnote to the
annals of history.
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?
An emotional and powerfully candid tale, Wounded is the new novel from bestselling author Ben Burgess Jr and it isn’t one for the faint-hearted. Candid and brutally shocking at times, Burgess Jr takes his readers on an unflinching exploration of Samantha's damaged psyche and the shattered trust that has shaped the course of her adult years. Intellectually engaging and emotionally provocative, he delivers a captivating narrative and an extraordinary cast of characters. Devastatingly dark at times, it never the less oozes with course creative allure as Burgess Jr uses multi-dimensional characterization to skilfully unravel the threads of Samantha’s life. Exploring identity and desire through the pain of the past and the often inexplicable feelings forged between people who become passionately connected in ways that aren’t immediately obvious. It’s a compelling story with much to reflect upon, for despite its darkness, there are undeniable thematic undertones that echoe the ever present possibility of hope and healing.
An absolute gem of a read, Burgess Jr is clearly on a roll with Wounded sure to win him a host of new followers. Certainly deserving of a place on your bookshelf, it is recommended without reservation!
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