Good Morning book lovers and happy Monday! I had the pleasure of reading a novel by Author Mykisha Mac and I wanted to share my review with you all. I enjoyed this story and I recommend that you all check it out. Love Wounds is book one of a two-part African American Romance & Urban Fiction series. So, without further ado, here is my review!
Love Wounds was a pretty interesting read. It took me by surprise because it wasn’t what I thought this book was going to be about, however, I was pleased with it. Mac touched on love in a totally different light in a way that I have not read before. It was true, pure, spiritually from the soul. This book was so real. It was truly realistic, stuff that everyday people go through. Depression is real and can change a person’s life in ways unimaginable, as well as their loved ones and/or the ones that love them.
Graham was such a sweetheart. He was also a very disturbed man who despite all he was going through, still tried to maintain and hold it together so that he could be the man and provide for his family. Although the odds we’re against him, he constantly tried. I respected him on so many levels. I felt his pain and could relate to some of him. I loved his relationship with his kids. I loved his relationship with the mysterious woman as well. Although I didn’t approve of it in a way, I understood that he needed her, moreso because she uplifted him. She was that person that you could easily talk to and who gave you the advice and conversation without judgement. She accepted him. All of him and always had his back through it all. I honestly believe they are soulmates in every way possible.
Now his wife was a piece of work. Trust and understand, I get it. I get her past and I get how she was feeling. She’s only human. I still felt that she was wrong on many levels and will reap what she sow. Yes, Graham was wrong as well, but two wrongs doesn’t make it right. I honestly believe that she pushed him away. Truthfully speaking, they both threw in the towel without even realizing it.
I loved Lou. He was truly there for Graham. Darnell on the other hand had so much hate in his heart. I respect him for being there all those years for his father. At least he was there for him. I hope and pray he get himself together, learn to forgive and heal.
Senior was constantly mentioned in this book and I felt as if I knew him. I seriously cried like a baby. It really hurt me and I felt so bad for both Graham and Darnell.
Overall, this was a great read. Yes it started off slow to me but it had that appeal that made you want to keep reading because you needed to know what was going to happen next. I enjoyed the storyline and the development of the characters. I can’t wait to see what happens in book two because the ending was crazy bizarre. I can’t believe wifey did that! You have to read it!
I give this book five stars, recommend it to others and I will be reading the next installment.
Rating 5 out of 5 stars
Publication Date 3/12/19
Purchase Date 3/15/19
Date I Finished Reading 6/27/19
Synopsis Love Wounds run deep. They ache like a ruptured sore with broken scabs, that won’t heal because something or someone is always scraping up against it. Friction causes bad blood and infected hearts don’t mend well. Where there is lies, betrayal, and pain, destruction is sure to follow, and love wounds are spawned.
Getting over the past and moving forward doesn’t come easy for the Luther family. It’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of curing and everyone has their own choice of drug to cope. Old family ties are severed, and new bonds are formed. Redemption may be farfetched and not everyone is on board for reconciliation.
Graham believes the pieces to his happily ever after finally arrived until a twist of fate comes knocking on his unhinged door. No denying underlying truths about himself will be revealed, and a sudden mystery destined to happen.
Graham finds himself battling darkness as his struggle with depression takes control of his livelihood and wellbeing. Will a Kindred Spirit save him from himself or disrupt his happily ever after?
A strong friendship forms between Graham and the mystery woman until the undeniable connection gets greedy and demands more than what Graham and the woman are willing to sacrifice; everything they believed before they met. Will Graham put responsibility before true love?
Love Wounds is centered around a love triangle between Graham Luther, Gigi, and Tempest. It’s a love story with a wicked twist of a dark psychological grit. It explores the psyche of a woman who feels betrayed and the psyche of a man who battles depression all while he’s forced to reconcile with an alcoholic brother and father who abandoned him when he needed him the most. Will the Luther’s self-destruct or patch-up their troubled relationships?
Love Wounds can be purchased on Amazon in kindle eBook and paperback format. It is also available free with a Kindle Unlimited Subscription. Feel free to follow Mykisha to stay updated with new releases via her Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Have you read Love Wounds yet? If so, what were your thoughts? If you have not read it, are you considering it? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments. ~ Vaneka