Author: Noelle Adams
Release Date: February 21, 2014
Genre: Adult/New Adult Contemporary Romance
You get to the point where you can just say it. There was never anything special about me, except my father is rich and important. That's why it happened. It was just a normal Tuesday afternoon. I was twenty-three and thinking about my new designer boots. They kidnapped me for ransom. They raped me before I was rescued. My therapist says that talking about it means I'm starting to heal. I don't really think I am. It's even harder to talk about Gideon. He couldn’t save me when it really mattered, so he keeps trying to save me now. He refuses to give up on me, and I can’t make him understand. There are some things you just can’t be saved from.
Warning: Salvation is a love story that follows a difficult path of healing after sexual assault. It is a true contemporary romance, but it addresses very hard issues, including rape and attempted suicide. Please consider whether this book is for you.
Noelle Adams takes us on an emotional journey that showcases a realistic journey of hurting, pain, and healing. Diana is a normal girl who is going about her life when the unthinkable happens. She is kidnapped and raped. While being kidnapped she meets another captive. He tries everything he could.. it just wasn't enough.
Diana's journey to healing is anything but easy. What I loved about this book is it seemed like a realistic journey. There was pain, self-loathing, and eventually healing. I feel like women will be able to relate to this. Whether they or someone they know have been a victim of sexual abuse, they can read this book and feel hope. This isn't an insta-heal, insta-HEA kind of story. It's real, raw, and gritty. Gideon, although not perfect, he was the perfect fit into this story. With all his flaws and every painful detail that was associated with him, he managed to find a way to be loveable. (And completely HOTT but that is so besides the point)
I want to keep this review vague because I feel like Diana's journey is painful and hopeful all at the same time. But what I can tell you about this story is that it captivated me from the beginning. The books starts and it takes off immediately. Noelle Adams has such an amazing way of telling this story. It's personal. I felt as if I was going through this with Diana. If you sit down, I promise that you will not be able to put it down!