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Ravages - R.A. Padmos Powerful

This book is predominately a love story, it's about unconditional love and the power it wields.

The second chapter is brutal and horrifying in the details of Steve's attack, and while reading it I was reminded why this book had sat on my TBR pile for so long, I just never felt in the right mindset to read it. Boy am I glad I did now. It combines some of my favourite genres, sports and hurt /comfort. From the painful rehabilitation Steve goes through to the beauty of their faith and love for each other during the same time, this book kept me captivated.

I felt for Steve and Dan, so early in their relationship without any prior discussion the guys were forced by circumstances to come out to the general public. Daniel's love and belief in Steve's love pulled them through to building a life together.

I loved Daniel as a character. His unconditional love for Steve showed his beautiful soul. I also really enjoyed that the author didn't use plot devices to break them up. Issues were discussed as they came up before they were able to be blown out of proportion. If they were unable to be discussed at the time, a later date was set to discuss them

"I don't want to lie to you but I don't want to discuss this till tomorrow."

My only problem I had with this book, as that there was never any real anger from Steve. Daniel was the one that showed some anger at what had happened to Steve, where Steve seemed to be just accepting. I expected that with his injuries and having to relearn to do simple things that we all take for granted there would be some blow ups, some frustrations at the limitations of his new body, but he never did, he only showed some sadness and acceptance. Only once was it mentioned that it wasn't fair what happened.

Overall a powerful read. I will definitely be looking for more works from this author.