Monday, September 23, 2013

The Controlled Book Review

I have a really different kind of book to share with you called The Controlled written by Becky Komant. This was not at all what I thought it would be and it took me by surprise, just like it will you! 
Sarah Ruiz thought she had it all – until someone entered her life who was hell-bent on destroying her.  
Sarah Ruiz is a business owner, a fitness trainer and a mom.  Married to the ever-so-charming and wealthy Alex Ruiz, Sarah appears to have the perfect life.  But behind closed doors, he revealed a side of himself that destroyed her love for him.  With five beautiful children and unable to leave her situation, Sarah knows she must make changes. Sarah’s journey to freedom take a turn when a man, Gabe Benoit, promises to help her.   
Thus starts a whirlwind of romance, intrigue, seduction, blackmail and manipulation.  No matter which way Sarah turns, she is backed into a corner before she can even realize it.  When she finally has promise of a better future, she must use every ounce of her strength to work her way through the web of lies and find truth on her journey to independence.
I have to be honest, at first I wasn't thrilled with this book because it has so much SEX in it and weird kinky stuff that I absolutely hate to read about. Sorry, but I am not one of those woman who needs to read about sex all the time.

But, about halfway into the story, it gets really interesting and I have to admit, I knew right off the bat what was happening and couldn't believe that Sarah was so naïve and dumb. It was staring at her right in the face what her phone sex was all about and I really was getting mad at her until finally, the light bulb went off in her head and she and her friend Tanya decided to check some facts out.

Turns out her husband isn't as dumb as she thought he was and she learn what a patsy she really is. The only thing that disturbed me was that she fell for it a 2nd time and then something unbelievable happens and she thinks she is in the clear, or is she?

The ending will blow your mind! I also suspect we will have a sequel because you just can't end a book like that and leave us hanging. 

Boy, what a trip this book was! It gives a whole new meaning to sex starved people and people who don't know when they are being used and degraded.  Hopefully, in the second book, Sarah will finally get some revenge and closure.

Happy Reading!

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About Author:

Becky Komant was born and raised in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.  Spending most of her childhood years outdoors and playing sports, Becky’s passion for fitness was ignited.  Working at a gym at the age of 16, she then went on to an advertising position at a local newspaper following high school.  Soon after, Becky started her family and wanted to be more involved with her children.  It was then that Becky followed her passion and founded a successful private training studio.  
Realizing that being a trainer was much more than just helping people physically, this lead her in the direction of becoming a certified life coach.  Because of her fitness and life coaching career, Becky always envisioned writing a book.  Overtime and thought, it evolved into her first novel, The Controlled. With more writing on the horizon, she hopes to inspire others on many levels. Becky continues to reside in Kelowna with her family.
Her latest book is the adult suspense thriller, The Controlled.
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