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New Review: Saved by Lorhainne Eckhart πŸ“šβœοΈ + Next Up! ⏭️ + 100 Lit! πŸ˜πŸ“»πŸŽ§


  



Synopsis Courtesy of Goodreads: 
Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken.

But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... 




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he saved me.


So I had some mixed feelings about this book. There were things I liked about it and there were other matters that left me with a bit of a bitter taste.  

First off, I liked the premise.


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A survivor of a yearlong Human Trafficking ordeal escapes and is saved at sea by Captain Eric Hamilton and those aboard the USS Larson on the Arabian Gulf.

The somewhat of a chauvinistic military man Eric Hamilton wants to do everything he can to help Abby and her unborn child.  Meanwhile, Eric’s got his own problems when he’s faced with harassment accusations. 

I enjoyed the action and felt much of the emotion that Eckhart portrayed through these characters. She constructed each scene with skill and sensitivity.

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On the other hand...


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My main issue was with the leading characters: Abby and Eric.

Abby didn’t seem very believable. I’m all for love at first sight when its genuine, but human trafficking is rough to say the least.
To have gone through all that she had and immediately trust and cozy up to Eric just didn’t fit.


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Yes, he rescued her, but he’s a stranger at that point. She doesn’t know his motives and she’s on the run. Though she might appreciate that he saved her, she’d still be guarded for quite awhile.


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As for Eric, he was believable. I didn’t like him.
He was controlling, believing that women “have a place” (and not in his line of work in the military), much like the man Abby managed to get away from.

So I found myself asking what made Eric the better man?

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When you love someone, you don’t steal their choices. That’s not love.

What really bugged me about him was he didn’t appear to think much about her mental health. Abby survived the unimaginable.
Making love to her—no matter how much he cared—wouldn’t make those effects go away.


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Considering his station and industry where PTSD is rampant, I was surprised he didn’t even bring it up as a means of necessary help for a woman he claims to love that has been tortured and abused.


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So, I wasn’t crazy about this one. However, Ms. Eckhart did create the basis of a good story that, I think, had a lot of promise. I would have liked for the story to go deeper into the mental health aspect of human trafficking survivors and all that stems from it.

I give it 2 stars.

But that's my personal opinion. If you'd like to check it out, you can visit Amazon or Goodreads.

~Jessica

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