Jasmine had all but given up on life after a rough period of time defined by a string of physical and sexual abuse. Drugged. Sold. Betrayed. It’s at rock bottom when she meets the man who might be able to save her from everything — including herself.
Nate King is a writer, young, compassionate, and good-looking. He’s drawn to Jasmine immediately, offering her a place in his home — and heart. He makes it his mission to take care of Jasmine and help her let go of the pain from her past.
But what Jasmine doesn’t know is that Nate is living in his own private hell. When his secret is revealed, will their love be strong enough to survive it all?
*Adult content warning. This story is not suitable for readers 18yo and below.
Amy M's Review
Jasmine is a young woman, 18 years old and already has lived such a rough life when she finds herself living off the streets. Jasmine as a young girl lived from place to place with her mom until her mom met a man she thought was going to be a good change for the girls. She was wrong. Jasmine’s mother became an alcoholic, abandoning her daughter to be assaulted by her boyfriend after she left. Soon after Jasmine found the strength to leave house of her mother’s boyfriend to live off the street not know what the world had in store for her. Jasmine quickly met “Mama” during this time who renamed her Jazz to fit the new lifestyle Jazz would be living.
I will not tell you everything this poor young woman went through because it is absolutely worth the read!! She has so much pain from her past that I truly didn’t know how the book would end. But don’t worry; Jasmine also met a very compassionate young man to try to help heal that pain. Although I would have liked to know a little more of what happened to Jasmine, I was greatly happy to read about Cocoa, another young lady Jazz had to pleasure to meet through all the pain in the epilogue, which gives more detail to Jasmine’s life as well. Stronger by Lexie Ray has received 5 stars for the shockingly painful story of Jasmine.