Devil You Know


How do you define it? I guess it ’ s up to the individual. Love can be a sweet gesture of flowers on your anniversary. Love can be a meal waiting at home after a long day at work. Love can be a gentle caress. Or the unspoken words in your lover ’ s forehead.

ove isn ’ t a backhand, given because of a warm beer. Love isn ’ t wearing long-sleeves to hide bruises from the ladies at the restaurant.

I thought I ’ d never experience love. Such emotion didn ’ t seem to fit with what I had—who I was.

But he stepped in, and showed me his.

He pulled me from the dark abyss I had lost myself to, and showed me the simple things which could bring such joy. Sun on my face. The scent of fresh coffee. Colours in the autumn leaves. All the little guy.

He shows me these things, but he doesn ’ t share in them. He knows happiness, but he doesn ’ t feel it. He will give love, but never accept it.

He saved me. Now it ’ s my turn to return the favour …
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Published February 2nd 2015
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Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics Rating: 4.7~~~~~~~~~~Michelle 's ★★★★½ Review~~~~~~~~~~WOW……This was my second ook by Max Henry and I was beyond emotional ( in a decen way). “ Devil You Know ” was an emotionally intense read but also one of the best ooks I have read.

The emotion Henry puts into to this book leaves you feeling raw when reading it.

Domestic abuse can not be difficul to write about ( I know I would never be able to do it), but the way Henry wrote it was astonishing and heart wrenching ….We all want a nove that reads so good that you feel the emotions that go along with it.

But then Malice steps in and makes her face her fears.

Five Stars! ~~~~~~~~~~Sharlene 's ★★★★✰ Review~~~~~~~~~~Max Henry does an xcellent job in describing how an abused woman would think.

Malice and Jane have their work cut out for them in the relationship arena though.

At times I found it very personal and difficult to read, Domestic violence is always an ugly subject but Max Henry really a fantastic job putting you into Janes head.

Hence the name of the novel " Devil you Know " I loved the whole story line, the tyle of writing and the easies way it was to read.

Absolutely Fantastic and I will be hunting out more of Max Henry 's books.~~~~~~~~~~Doris 's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~Jane and Malice meet one heated and terror filled night.

Fanny 's husband is abusive and is chocking Rocco, her og.

Even if she does have to spend the night locked out of her house, because of her stepfather 's betrayal and his way of punishing her.This is how ane and Malice meet.

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Ruth has been going through life at her husbands beck and call, trying to survive his abuse.

Saving Rocco, the neighbor beats up her usband and then leaves, telling Jane that he will be there when she needs help.

What I did like: The story itself was really well written and kept me interested to find out what would happen with Jane 's husband and Malice 's oh so secret job.

I liked that a lot of the storie focused on Beatrice 's abuse and what she dealt with after getting out of that situation, and how she got help for it.

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I want to take her away from all of this, but what do I have to offer when my hands are stained with the sins I ’ ve committed? How can I offer a broken woman peace and safety when those two things don ’ t exist in my world? http: // ...

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*Challenge: A book based entirely on its cover*

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It helped to start the story at Jane 's lowest point.Malice, lives next door to Caro, and ca n't bear to listen to what goes on next door any longer.One night changes both of their lives forever.I 'm not going to summarise the story anymore as I feel I will probably end up, just spoiling it by telling too much of it.

It needs to be unraveled by itself.We get taken on a tri of recovery but also new fears, and issues are brought to light, and that is for all characters involved, not just Jane.I really loved Malice 's friends/team/brothers, a mixture of all really.

You have to wait until the end to really get the gist of what they do and how they are involved, but it 's okay that you know you want to learn more.I actually found all the protagonist in this ook were really addictive, and all had stories to tell, but Naomi was such an incredible leading character.

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