Belted by C.J. Graves
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Chastity had the
childhood most people dream about--in nightmares. After years of
horrific abuse by her father, one day he injures himself on a power saw,
and Chastity watches as he bleeds to death. She could help him, but she
doesn’t. She could save him, but she doesn’t. The ugliness of her past
and this decision overwhelm her. She can’t bear talking about it, so she
decides not to talk at all. Silence becomes her shelter.
luck seems to change when she meets Chuck, an aspiring cage fighter. At
first, Chuck protects Chastity and takes care of her. He even introduces
her to the martial arts, and Chastity discovers another side to
herself--a stronger side.
Unfortunately, even blue skies can
turn stormy. After losing a big tournament, Chuck’s moods grow dark, and
he becomes increasingly violent towards Chastity. Chastity will need
all her fight training to survive. But if she does, it may give her the
power to change everything.