The main character in the story, a young woman named Michaela Davis, leads us through her life story, one forged in pain and abuse. As she progresses from a little girl who was abused into a grown woman, she begins to flip things around – becoming violent towards men she’s in relationships with and, at the same time, transforming into the very thing she hates the most – an abuser.
Domestic abuse is a universal topic that everyone can relate to in some way but it’s not often that you hear about the woman being the abuser in the relationship. Michaela, even though she knows that she is wrong with what she’s doing, the conflicts that she has experienced that have been drilled deep into her psyche, keep rearing it’s ugly head and causing her to lash out to where, at times, it’s the only thing that puts a smile on her face.
Reading ~D.I.V.A.~ and becoming attached to Michaela, you automatically want to rip her character from the book and into reality, grip her tightly and just give her a hug, letting her know that it’s going to be okay. Even though she’s broken, Michaela still calls out for you to love and root for her due to her experiences and makes you wonder just how she would have turned out if she would’ve been loved from the start. Michaela instantly brings to mind the character of Caine in the movie Menace II Society. You know that deep down he’s a good kid but has been steered on the wrong path and ultimately has to pay the toll for the road that he has chosen to travel upon. The reader can only hope and pray that Michaela doesn’t follow his tragic example as she struggles to find God and, along the way, herself.
I highly recommend ~D.I.V.A.~ and look forward to the planned sequel to see what life further has in store for Michaela.
Author of H.U.B. Volume 1 & 2
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