Saving Ella by Kirsty Dallas
My rating: 5 of 5 hearts
Please Note - this book contains some violence, language that some may find offensive and sexual situations.
The protection every child is owed was lost on Ella Munroe. Her tiny body was beaten, bruised, cut and bloodied. And the thing about pain, it demands to be felt……. While searching for affection, Ella gave away her body and her escape was found in drugs. Self-loathing led to self-destruction and she tried to cut that hate from herself. They say pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver; Ella had more strength and bravery than most. With her head down, scars covered and heart locked behind a wall of steel Ella ran. On the streets she may have found her freedom but she was still alone, until she found ‘Mercy’s’, until she found Jax.
Born a warrior, Jaxon Carter could intimidate with no more than a glance, but this warrior was not born to destroy, he was born to protect. To Jax, Ella was much more than a tiny beaten girl, Ella was an angel. Ella was Jax’s angel, she was his to protect and cherish. She was his to love and although Ella’s first instinct was to run, Jax made her yearn for things she had long forgotten. In capturing her heart, Jax freed Ella. In embracing her imperfections, Jax owned Ella. Sometimes though, you have to fight for love and sometimes blood is destined to run a river. Sometimes, hate trumps love.
All Jax had to do was keep Ella safe, it all seemed so easy….
“Your scars might remind you of where you’ve been angel, but they don’t have to dictate where you’re going.” ~ Jaxon Carter
Wow, just wow. this book is absolutely amazing. Not only does your heartbreak for Ella, and will you hate all things Marcus and Mommy, but you will love all this Jax. I mean her struggles on a daily freaking basis are heart wrenching.
OMG... Just wow. I am struggling for words here. I mean it was that good! I can't believe the strength of this character. Everyone likes a strong female Heroine, but Ella.. I think she takes the cake. She thinks running is weakness... I see it as the will to survive. Ella is amazing. She struggles through so much heartbreak, so much horror and still comes out fighting. She may be traumatized and broken, but she is still a fighter and she shows that. She shows that by living every day. She may be running, but she's living. She shows her strength when she stands up to Phillip and Marcus, both. She refused to let Marcus win "the game." She refused to let Marcus stop her from loving. And who wouldn't love Jax. He's amazing with her. He's amazing with all the women, but especially her. Don't get me wrong, he has his moments of douchebaggery or caveman moments. . but I think that's acceptable.
Who wouldn't love Rita, Mercy, Dillon, Rebecca, Annie and Eli. You can't help but love them all either. I know that sometimes the women feel they should band together and give up on men, due to their pasts, I know Ella is so grateful and happy she didn't.
He truly becomes her warrior. I can't find enough good things to say about this book. I really, honestly can't. It was that good. Be prepared to be sucked in to all things Ella and Jax.