Book Reviews

***** Surviving The Love Drug By Gerald L. Summers on October 28, 2013

Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase

This is a fascinating story, published purposefully and directly from the author’s diary just as it had been written. The author is not a trained writer and the book not a literary work. It is the story of a woman overwhelmed by love for a very bad, violent man; unable to break the bond that nearly killed her in the end. Her diary was her only solace in terrible times and the story would not be as powerful or poignant if it had been edited to perfection. To those who do not understand this from the outset, please do not allow yourself to judge the book by traditional literary measures. It is a true story and one that too many women have experienced for themselves. They know the truth of this, though many others may not comprehend how powerful such a love can be. Editing this book would be equivalent to editing the Diary of Ann Frank.

I confess I have known many women who have put up with terrible men in their lives, and yet continue on with the relationship allowing themselves to believe it’s all their own fault. Studies have been done on this phenomenon and more recently have placed blame on the neurological chemical known as Oxytocin. It serves as the bonding agent of love between men and women, mothers and their children and gives them the strength to protect their family even in the face of certain death. Unfortunately, it can also bond a woman to a terrible man to the point of absurdity if not insanity.

I recommend this book to all women. If they are in a relationship as described by this surviving author, it might well help save them.

 

*****  The Dark Side Of Love valleyrose on November 1, 2013

Format: Kindle Edition

This is a book every young woman should read. It is written as an unedited journal and as such includes grammatical errors and typos. This can be off putting but I believe this rough copy lets the reader really know the heart and soul of this woman; in other words her true ‘voice’ comes through. Storm’s first meeting with Jake foretells his character as a boorish, ill mannered man. She is not attracted to him. But he systematically weaves his way into her life. Each step in their relationship shows the increasing domination of a man with severe mental and emotional problems. The author loses her way and is constantly confused by his misleading signals. Their relationship ends with severe physical abuse suffered by Storm.

 

***** By nancyo on November 1, 2013

Format: Paperback

This book almost drove me crazy. The story was powerful, the events common in the book of life. An abused women seemingly without a lick of sense, a terrible man, mean to the core who gets worse every day, and then the inevitable end – brutality approaching murder. I’ve lived through such times myself and watched one of my closest friends go through it as well. Was it really love? I thought so at the time, but not anymore. Like the author, I survived but not without a lot of scars to show for it. I can only pray that I’ve finally grown out of it.

 

Cheryl says:

November 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Loving The Addict is like nothing I have ever read before. You are literally taken on a roller coaster ride through the entire story. There is not a dull moment in this book. It is not only riveting but keeps you on the edge of your seat. There are so many emotions you feel reading the authors story. I have never read such a Compelling heartfelt story. The courage this woman goes through and the incredible strength. The horrific nightmare she endures is like nothing you could ever imagine.

Loving The Addict is a story “EVERYONE” should read. It is Powerful, Dynamic and Extremely Inspirational.

 

Tanya

Just read Loving The Addict and all I can say is what a story. I love the way the book flows and keeps you wanting for more. I honestly could not put this book down. The story has everything you could possibly imagine. The abuse scenes in the book are so beautifully written. You feel every hit and ounce of fear this woman felt at the hands of this man. I laughed, I cried and even felt extreme eroticism reading this book. If you haven’t had the chance to read Loving The Addict I highly recommend you do.

 

Natalie says:

November 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Loving the Addict was an incredible read from beginning to end, not just because it is a page turner but because it is a true story about intense, compelling and emotional subject matter that morphs into a honest insight into survival and ultimately personal redemption. When I read the book I couldn’t put it down. The story of Jake and Brenda has so many layers that it keeps you constantly guessing what the highs and lows are going to bring. The complexities of both characters and Brenda’s personal points of view make for an amazing read but also a change of insight and perception of the core themes: love,

 

 

 

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