I might be the one who swore an oath to save lives, but they saved me…
Saving lives isn’t just my job, it’s my whole world. Working eighteen hour days, I live in the hospital, running from patient to patient until I encounter a mysterious woman who stops me in my tracks. Afraid of her own shadow, I quickly diagnose that not all of her injuries are physical and the helpless look in her eyes turns my world upside down.
I follow up with her, trying to convince myself that my actions are that of a concerned doctor. But it’s more than that… turns out there is more to her as well. She’s a single mom, and the fear in her eyes isn’t just for herself, but for her amazing daughter. Before I even realize what’s happening, I’m determined to save them both and it has nothing to do with oaths or medicine. First, she will have to trust me. Not just with her life, but her heart.
** TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse takes place during the story it is described, at times, in detail. **
“You are the strongest human being I know, after my mother of course. The burdens you have carried in order to protect Sophie are beyond remarkable, but let me help you now. Let me protect you from all the horrible people in the world. Jason, your parents, and anyone who comes to harm you and Sophie — I’ll protect you.”
There are no words to begin to describe the emotional ride Save Me will take you on. This story broke my heart, but it also put it back together. Save Me is a beautiful story of strength, of surviving and realizing that you are not broken.
Isabel’s strength is everything. She is a fighter, she is a survivor, she is not weak, she is not broken. Her love for her daughter is beautiful. Adam is also a survivor. He knows exactly what Isabel and Sophie have dealt with, he knows the feeling, he still is affected by his childhood.
Isabel and Adam are two lost souls that finally found each other and found the strength and love to heal each other when they needed it most. This is probably one of the most emotional stories I have read in a while, but I couldn’t put it down. I was drawn to the story, to the characters, to the love they had for each other.
Sophie is probably one of the sweetest little girls ever! She knew what was going on in her home wasn’t right, but she’s only four, so there is only so much a small child could do. I absolutely loved the chapters from her POV. They were sweet and so adorable. Her instantly love for Adam was precious. She knew this man wouldn’t hurt her, that he would protect her and her mother from those who try to harm them.
“YOU. ARE. NOT. BROKEN. Do you understand me? You are one of the strongest women I know, after my own mother.”
While this book may not be for everyone, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.