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If the decisions you make don’t define you, what price would you pay to change them?“Close your eyes. This is the darkness I see, I feel, I live because of my choices."I spent my life running. Running from my past. A past that changed my life, robbed me of my childhood, and bound me for a life of silence. Silence protected me from further hurt. When I couldn't control my lIf the decisions you make don’t define you, what price would you pay to change them?“Close your eyes. This is the darkness I see, I feel, I live because of my choices."I spent my life running. Running from my past. A past that changed my life, robbed me of my childhood, and bound me for a life of silence. Silence protected me from further hurt. When I couldn't control my life, I found reprieve in my silence. Dark, cold silence. I’m trapped, trying to find my way out, trying to make a stand, trying to finally live; but is it too late?Lacey Edwards fought emotional turmoil most of her life. She made choices that unknowingly put her through more painstaking heartache. She found bits and pieces of happiness in all the wrong areas except for one. This one gave her hope for a fresh new life full of promises. Could she hold onto it, or would it slip through her fingertips?***Warning*** Mature content. Not appropriate for audiences 17 years and under. This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations, abuse and social issues that some might find offensive....

Title : Destructive Choices
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ISBN : 9781490345703
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Number of Pages : 492 Pages
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Destructive Choices Reviews

  • Renee
    2019-04-19 13:11

    brilliant page turner totally loved itIf you did not read book one then stop, read it NOW and grab book 2. Why five stars? Well it is the kind of book that you finish and think about for weeks after. I totally read through and loved book one. This is a continuation. It is a very tough subject. So many times I held the book in my hand and spoke out loud "Why Lacey" or "Run away from him" It is a battered woman who has friends and family, she hides her fears. I was totally on the edge of my seat through about 40% of the book. It takes Lacey a long time to heal physically. The mental issues, memories, and depression are told brilliantly. The story for Lacey is a very dark one, but I think it is all to familiar to a lot of people. The fear of loving someone who is honestly a monster sparks something inside the character. She has to pull the strength from deep down in order to survive. She now has a child to worry about. That was the worst part for me. When Lacey has this internal dialogue, all I was thinking was she is now a mom.The fact that she loves Caine so much, for most people is too hard to relate to. She still has thoughts of being with Caine and holding hope he will change. Lacey meets Devon from book 1 again. NOW had it not been for Devon with the caring approach, Lacey would not have gotten better. Her grieving the loss of her marriage, left her with such a desperate longing, she felt unworthy. Then comes the bright light. He holds the hope for her. I recommend this to everyone. I will even say that you will be thrust into it, not only page by page, but it will seriously make you think.There are the familiar faces of from book one. I totally want to hang with Becca. She made the light parts of this book so fun to read. Her mannerisms and especially her dictionary. She has a language like no other! The new characters that really had an impact for me was Dr. Crane, who seems very familiar to me. There was Alicia who was a therapist and Mindy. Poor Mindy was the brunt of jokes. I laughed when they called her "Smurfette" and "Easy Mindy". Even when Lacey is in a fog going in and out of consciousness but she can recognize "Intern Hunkalicious". Hell I can too for that matter. He can come poke me anytime. Last of all I love Grandma Pain. She is like a breath of fresh air. Honest and loyal to those she loves. I know she was Caine's Grandma with the deep wallet, but she loved Lacey and there was no stopping her when she wanted something.What I loved about the writing was the realness. I felt that Lacey's descriptive scenes were very real. In fact at times, seemingly an accurate account of trauma. There are also a few BIG reveals. Holy **** when the bomb is dropped I was shocked. It all comes together so perfectly. The past, the future, enjoy it all. Bravo LU Ann! I can not wait for more from this impressive author!

  • Vanessa
    2019-03-30 13:12

    Normally, I can detach from a story when it comes to the subject matter of this one...but when I read the author's note, I lost it. There is nothing like feeling the pain of the writer, nothing. For that, I am thankful. Review to come with my tour post on 1/6...**FULL REVIEW**“No, stop Mom, Lacey’s coming back right now. I can feel it, and I know she can hear me. It wasn’t until I asked her to squeeze my hand that her eyes started moving. It’s not involuntary. I just know it. I know she hears me, Mom! She’s coming back to us, and I refuse to listen to anyone who tells me otherwise.”Lacey spends five weeks under the heavy cloud of darkness as her body heals from the injuries. Five weeks in a medically induced coma. Five weeks of listening to the people around her without being able to answer. Five weeks of a lie that is Caine Rogers. Five weeks without her baby, Evan. Five weeks wondering why she can’t respond, and why no one knows the truth about what really happened that night. Caine is all about playing the game of happy couple; that he and Lacey are working on their differences and plan to be family again. What he doesn’t know is that Lacey remembers. She remembers everything and if it weren’t for the fear of what would happen to Evan, she would be screaming to the heavens and anyone else who would listen. But she’s silent. Silent out of fear, knowledge or strength, I don’t know. “I cannot believe how much of my heart I gave to this manipulative man. I have nothing left to give him, he has stomped on everything I’ve ever given. The fabrications, vicious words, and violations to my body and mind that he inflicted caused me to leave once. I can and will do it again. His lies and cheating ways continue. I’m not going to stick around to see if he’ll ever change. Who am I to think I can change someone? I deserve more, and so does Evan.”And that “more” just so happens to walk back into her life…thanks to her unforgettable hair. Devon Holmes is a face from her past, about a year ago they met, connected instantly and yet, she stood him up when he tried to pursue her. Lacey is through running. She is young, but the tragedies in her life have forced her to grow up before her time. The greatest gift was given to her in the midst of the hardest time of her life, Evan. That baby boy means the absolute world to her and she would rather die than let any harm come to him from his father or anyone else. Devon gets that and quickly (almost too quickly to be believable) becomes the one person Lacey clings to in order to protect her, love her, and take care of her and Evan. Thankfully he wants the same. Devon has felt a connection to Lacey from the very beginning…now he finally has the opportunity to really be a part of her life. He is determined to prove that they are meant to be together.“He’s working his way into my heart and I’m a little nervous about it.”***“My heart swells with joy and passion thinking about my future and no, no, no. Not going there. I can’t think about things like that right now. Life is me and Evan. That is all I need. I am all he needs. Getting better is my focus so I can care for him morning, noon and night.”***“I’m concerned you think I’m only stopping by to visit you because I’m doing rounds here. I don’t want to stop seeing you because you are discharged. I want to keep seeing you but I’m worried you aren’t ready for that and it kills me because I really like you…I don’t know how to tell you this but I can’t be friends with you…that’s not what I meant. Let me rephrase…I don’t want to be friends with you…because I want more.”And so the next whirlwind love affair begins. Lacey has to find a way to disentangle herself from Caine while forging a new and pure love with Devon. Talk about whiplash…That isn’t the whole story though. Lacey gets her happiness but it comes at a price. A price so high, she may not be able to pay it. Finding love once (even if it’s toxic) is a gift. Finding it twice is a miracle. This girl just may be out of those…and her family as well. Just when you think things are finally looking up for Lacey, her world once again plummets into the depths of hell. Her family is ripped apart in more ways than one and she struggles to just get herself out of bed every day. When her body finally gives out, Caine takes full advantage and starts a war he may not be fully ready to fight. With the help of Devon and Becca, Lacey sets out to finally end things with Caine once and for all…but this poor girl’s heart gets in the way and makes her do some stupid things. Love, loss, pain, and turmoil are the perfect words to describe what she goes through as the story progresses. But the one thing that stands out the most is her strength. Lacey is strong. She will do whatever it takes to make her family whole again…So, what can I say? I read the first book and it was one that I struggled to get through, mainly because I didn’t feel I could relate to Lacey at all…but this book, she really proved to be more than just a stupid teenage girl. The struggles she faces are very real and honestly no one person should ever have to endure what Lacey has gone through. I know, you are probably like “WTF?” That’s kind of how I felt too. At one point, I almost put the book down because I just couldn’t read any more pain…and it’s so detailed. Good grief. But then, at about 70% things started coming together and I actually saw the personal connection that I look for in a book. I cried.There you have it. This review only skirts on the issues this book touches and I strongly suggest you read the warning label because there is some seriously sensitive material…but it’s worth the read. LU Ann has taken a personal experience and made it a legacy. She may not look at it that way, but it spoke to me…and her Author Note at the end…LU, June 3rd is a day to remember for both of us. I just wish yours was a celebration like mine is. That is the day my son was born. You lost an angel and I gained one here on Earth. Thank you for this. All of it. **4 Sometimes You Can’t Fix Everything Stars**

  • Once Upon A Page
    2019-03-25 16:53

    I was provided a copy of Destructive Silence and Destructive Choices by Lu Ann in exchange for an honest review. If you haven’t read the first book in Lu Ann’s incredible destructive series, stop what you’re doing. Put down your other book, and go buy the Destructive Silence. And then buy Destructive Choices. You will not regret it.Destructive Choices picks up precisely where Destructive Silence left off. Here’s a warning, though: If you don’t like dark books that revolve around abuse, neglect, depression, or the like, then this will not be a good read for you.I enjoyed Destructive Choices more than Destructive Silence. The author, Lu Ann, did an exceptional job of maintaining her characters throughout, and making you feel for them. The descriptions within the book were phenomenal, and it was really easy to let yourself slide into the book and really understand what was going on.Throughout this book, I laughed, I cried, I got extremely angry, and I kept wondering how in the world it would be possible for me to jump inside the book and beat the living daylights out of one of the characters. Caine, who we’re introduced to in the first book, seems to be everything that Lacey wants and needs. He’s charming, he’s polite, and there is always an abundance of fireworks whenever they’re together. Sounds peachy, right? Wrong. Caine is an asshole. He’s an abusive drinker who tries to control everything in Lacey’s life. This made me feel for her. When I was reading the first book, I kept mentioning to my friend how absolutely pissed off I was getting with him. My heart completely shattered for Lacey. When you’re in the type of position she is in, some say it’s easy to escape- to break free, and never look back. But it isn’t. Because of the events in the first book, Lacey is forced to stay with Caine and endure the constant assault and abuse that he throws her way.From physical, emotional, and even mental abuse, Caine throws every bad thing he can Lacey’s way. This affected me on Lacey’s behalf, because when you’ve been there – when you’ve lived and suffered through the horrors that she has, even if you’ve escaped its clutches – it’s still always there, in the back of your mind. For Lacey to stay as strong as she did throughout the constant turmoil, it’s inspiring. While there were times she wanted to give up, she didn’t.Luckily for her, she meets Devon. They had met a year ago on a random night at the bar, only to not see each other again until Devon found Lacey in the hospital. Working towards being a Doctor, Devon is everything that Lacey needs: he’s strong, he’s genuine, he’s polite, and he actually cares about her. When everything seems completely dark and bleak, as if there will be no more sunshine to brighten Lacey’s life, Devon comes along, bringing his own light with him.When everything starts to seem as if it’s going to be okay- Lacey finally breaks as free from Caine as she can, making Devon a permanent fixture in her life- that’s when things start to really get interesting. I won’t ruin it for you, but I will say that you positively, no questions asked, MUST read this book.Ending on yet another cliffhanger, this series will keep you on the edge of your seat, reading, re-reading, and wondering what the hell is going to happen next. I know I can’t wait for the third installment in the series- it’s a book that I’m greatly anticipating, and will get my hands on as soon as I possibly can.

  • Evette
    2019-04-04 08:52

    4.5 StarsThis book overwhelmed me. After Destructive Silence I was hoping for a HEA. Or at least an end to some of Lacey’s pain. But the hits keep on coming!This book starts just as the first one ends. Lacey is in the hospital and in a medically induced coma. But she can hear the talk around her and all of the voices- even Caine’s. This part broke my heart- who am I kidding this entire book broke my heart.As she starts to heal she realizes that she has to get away from Caine, and keep Evan far away from him. Add to that the revelations about her father and mother- and damn-you’d think that would be enough. Her childhood nightmares are actually reality.There are bright spots though.Devon. He is my newest amazing book boyfriend. Forget all the naysayers that love at first sight is not real- he proves that it is! He is a shining spot for Lacey and Evan.Becca. Her Becclish as well as all the sass she throws around are just f’n incredible. She is who we should all have as a best friend. Loyal and one of the first to call Lacey on her BS.Lane. What more can be said than she is a wonderful big sister. She and husband Blake are there for Lacey and their family. Love her.Grandma Pain. Enough said. She rocks.Then the dark spots that persist.Caine- he shows his true nasty side even more in this book. I was hopeful from the beginning that he had changed- but nope- don’t think it is going to happen.Lacey’s mom. She is so damaged and her mental illness so devastating. Her actions and words in this book- wow- completely understand Lacey’s reaction. But the Unspoken Note chapter- sobs!I am so hopeful at the end of this book. Even though I spent the last 1/3 of the book crying I hope that th last line was true. Oh please let it be true.This is an incredibly intense and at times dark book. The story is well written and the honesty jumps off the page. The characters are full of depth and feeling. An amazing series.

  • Heather
    2019-04-19 16:03

    Holy cow L.U. Ann. What are you doing to me???? Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.Lacey has been through Hell. Just when she finally thought she found happiness, it flipped on her, and she went through even more heartache, trauma, horrible things that no one should have to go through.Lacey is trying to rebuild her life again after Caine tried to destroy her. She is recovering from the car accident that nearly killed her and she has Devon back in her life. Devon is the man she met once at a club, made plans to meet him again, and then life flipped around on her.He just happened to be a doctor at the hospital she was in after the car accident.It is about time Lacey had some happiness.So we think.She had it. For a split second she had a wonderful life.Then she is back in turmoil again.This can be such a difficult subject to read, but L.U. Ann is phenomenal. It is still hard to read at times but she just pulls in you, you are so invested in these characters, you want things to finally start working out, for them to finally be able to heal, and for them to get a little bit of happiness for themselves.I have to say it again.Amazing.And holy cliffhanger L.U. Ann. I am now dying for the next book and I cannot just go buy it. It isn’t out yet. *tears*I will try to wait patiently. Try.I may stalk her FB page and Twitter in anticipation hoping that she will reveal some little tidbit along the way.Thank you so much for sending me an ARC!

  • Jessika Harper
    2019-04-22 14:52

    Let me start by saying I was waiting impatiently to read this book. And was super excited to get my hands on it!!The book continues exactly where book 1 left off.(if you haven't read book 1, you seriously need to, like asap!). I am still in absolute love with this series. I love Lacey and how she finally was able to put her foot down! I still wanted to reach.in this book and rip Caine to shreds! He is a complete ass****! I swear he is bi-polar! I'm glad that Lacey had finally found the love and warmth she was looking for. And.... In comes hot and sexy Devon! I loved him!! I wanted to squeeze him. I found it hilarious yet heart warming that he called her sugar pants. Devon is amazing. He had no problem stepping up and wanting to be there without any questions! I LOVED that he put Caine in his place. I don't think I ever screamed out loud like that! :). There was also sadness. Yes, I cried! I just couldn't help it. Its an emotional read. I loved that not only is this a true story (and I am so sorry someone had to go thru that) but you can actually feel every emotion in the authors writing as if you were going thru it too! I also teared up reading the notes at the end of the book. L.U., you once again, have done a phenomenal job! Like an exceptional job!! This is hands down one of the best books/series I have ever read, and I am doing a standing ovation to you. For not only being an amazing author and putting your life into a book, but because you are a strong woman and you survived! Again, the rating is way passed 5 stars me for!!! Xoxo

  • April
    2019-04-11 15:15

    First off, I have to say you can NOT read this one without reading Destructive Silence. LU continued right where the first one left off. And then BAM! The tears flow, kindle flies, laughing at Becca's names for everyone (you will see as you read it), and then more tears. Happy and sad, of course. Lacey and Evan are sent on a journey of self discovery and a new life. But of course, it is not drama free. Caine rears his ugly head (why can't he just disappear, right?). Lacey gets a new love (swoon!!). I have so much in common with this series in my own personal life, that with each journey Lacey takes, I feel like I am walking right there with her. Lacey is someone I could see myself being friends with if she were indeed "real." I want to hug her for all of her struggles, and encourage her to keep going no matter how hard the road is. And Evan, who doesn't love a bright eyed happy baby boy? He is her world. This is a must read. Topics covered happen everyday in the real world. And if it can help just one person get out of a situation that they are in, and know they are not alone, then this story has succeeded. LU Ann, I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

  • Hot Romance Novel
    2019-04-25 08:54

    Brilliant! L.U. has managed to take real life delicate and even taboo topics and bring them to life in not only Destructive Silence but Destructive Silence. Very real characters with very real life events that include, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and suicide. Lacey and Caine pick up again after a cliff hanger in Destructive Silence (Please Read Destructive Silence first. Lacey's life tragedy's and choices make we want to scream and shake her, but her reactions and decisions are real. They happen everyday to real life people. People make decisions daily that a stranger would shake there head at. When someone has an abundance of dysfunction surrounding them, it makes it a challenge to respond in a "normal" fashion". The story is gripping, painful, tragic, and breathtaking all at once.Thank you L.U. Ann for touching me with your words!!!

  • A. Gorman
    2019-04-19 14:03

    As I survivor... Thank you for sharing your story. I rarely read DA stories. I'd lived it and I really do not enjoy reliving it. I read Destructive Silence and Destructive Choices after my mom reviewed it for the blog tour. For my mom to give a novel a 5 plus stars, I knew I had to read it.I don't want my words to take away from this story. It's a true story. A story lived by so many women and unfortunately not enough women are able to get their story out. Maybe those who haven't been affected by abuse can use this insight to this beautifully tragic story and help someone get their story out and the happily ever after they deserve. I can't wait for #3. I want to hug you L.U. Ann. 6 stars. 5 plus stars isn't enough.

  • Cherry Hurtado
    2019-04-07 15:59

    ***** My Blog received this book as arc for an honest review***Again I have to say that I enjoyed this book. I think this author is an amazing writer. I love that I get connected with the story as soon as I started reading. I was so happy that the book picked up exactly where it left off in book one. I also enjoyed that we got Cains point of view.As always I for some reason get annoyed with the best friend and her gibberish. But I love the relationship that they have. I have to say the beginning of the book had me in tears. I was so upset because I kept thinking of the baby lol. Anyways read the book I totally recommend it! It wont disappoint..

  • Reckless Readers
    2019-04-16 12:53

    ***** My Blog received this book as arc for an honest review***Again I have to say that I enjoyed this book. I think this author is an amazing writer. I love that I get connected with the story as soon as I started reading. I was so happy that the book picked up exactly where it left off in book one. I also enjoyed that we got Cains point of view.As always I for some reason get annoyed with the best friend and her gibberish. But I love the relationship that they have. I have to say the beginning of the book had me in tears. I was so upset because I kept thinking of the baby lol. Anyways read the book I totally recommend it! It wont disappoint..

  • Reading in Black & White
    2019-04-17 14:57

    Emotional. I wish I could end this review with just that one word. Destructive Choices hits on every emotion possible. I don't know anyone personally with bipolar but the writing was so descriptive that everything seemed quite real. It is a dark read so there were parts that I had to put down my kindle and let it all process before moving on. I would recommend this book to readers that do not have an issue with topics such as depression, mental illness, and abuse.DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Destructive Choices in exchange for an honest review.

  • All Booked Out
    2019-04-18 14:55

    Received an arc in exchange for an honest review.4.5 stars.Starts straight off from where we left the last book Destructive Silence....I had hoped for a different outcome, but, never mind, it wouldn't have made for a good story!Caine gets his voice heard and I am shocked when he is at the hospital while Lacey is on life support....but he doesn't come clean, he doesn't tell anyone the reasons she was in that road! The piece of work! ( so polite )We get the light side of L.U Ann with Becca at the hospital and a cast of amazing Nurses and Doctors sent to see to Lacey and her Hoo Hah, her injuries and deal with the repercussions of that night...Lacey is in hospital for a while, recovering, most in a coma and the rest for physical therapy. Whilst there, Devon, the one she was supposed to meet, realises she is there, and the beautiful friendship blossoms.......sparks are flying, he is already smitten.....but with what she has been through....slow is the way to go.This book is traumatic, drama filled and that is without Caine and Lacey being in a relationship, He is always there in the background, a reminder, a constant threat, even when Lacey and Devon are together....But this isn't the only emotional drama, we learn so much more about Lacey's background and upbringing, the 1/2 chapter flashbacks brought more revelations, how can one person, one family go through so much and still be standing?Finding out after book one that the author was Lacey, well, even more admiration for being able to pour your heart and soul into the pages of this book, laying parts of you bare.....so much strength.Lacey's Moms story was heartbreaking, so difficult, as you can never really understand what is going on in someone's head no matter how close or well you know them. You can't tell someone with depression or bipolar to cheer up, or do something to make yourself happy......it doesn't work like that. Those black clouds don't move on their own, you just have to hope that people find and recognise ways to blow holes in those clouds and let some of the white fluffy ones shine through.......Books like these sure do blow holes in those black clouds.......

  • Livingbetweenbooks
    2019-04-13 16:50

    I'LL GIVE THIS BOOK 5 OUT 5 MINIBOOKS!*ARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review****Warning*** Mature content. Not appropriate for audiences 17 years and under. This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations, abuse and social issues that some might find offensive read on your own perilFirst of all in order to understand this book you MUST read the first book on the series, because this book start just in time where the book one ends, have said that lets begging with my review of this amazingly realistic book.I cried, laughed and loved the first book and then i realized it was based on REAL facts that was (with a little fantasy added) L.u. Ann life and just the acknowledgement of that make this book even amazing, i feel connected in some way with book one because i passed thru that... i lived in firsthand the domestic violence, i saw my dad hit my mom and then when my mom left us, I was the one who my dad was hitting i'm very much alike to Lacey i felt silence was my only friend , my safe place to be in, so when i read this book i cried like i never did because i knew in that very moment im not alone then she met a boy her true love in life? how wrong she was! Caine is an asshole!:( Book two it’s even BETTER than the first one we have Lacey who passed a few weeks in the hospital and a bastard asshole Caine lying to everyone ok i feel like im spoilerish the book and well this is the only spoiler i gonna give you, anyway, i have to say this i ADMIRE LU Ann because this book isn't just a book this book can help people because many people like me who have passed thru this need help and i know at least one out three person has a dysfunctional family, this story is REAL this could easily happen to anyone... and that’s why i love this book, we can see Lacey trying to find her own road, raise her child and well become an adult is not an easy task when you're still young.Devon it’s just a sweetheart I LOVE HIM, he's one of my book boyfriends now!! and Evan my little sweet pea!<3this book WORTH the timeee, it’s a MUST READ!vv* so you HAVE TO READ IT!:)

  • Zili
    2019-04-05 16:18

    3.5 Stars in my Sky! If you haven't read Destructive Silence I would definitely recommend reading it first because Destructive Choices picks up the story right from the end of book one.After the cliffy at the end of the last book, Lacey has to rebuild her life, she also has to want to move on. There were so many times in book one where I really wanted her to speak up and tell her family what was going on with Caine. In this book I was really worried she was going to make the wrong decision.I honestly didn't know how Lacey would cope with Evan, and wondered what Caine would do next. I loved Devon and wanted her to make the right choice. In book one I wasn't sure about Lacey, I empathised with her but found her immature and unlikable at times (this may have been down to her teenage dialogue). Lacey's struggle and spirit came across more in Destructive Choices and I ended up reconsidering what had previously annoyed me about her; she's young, struggling and manipulated by Caine yet she works hard to survive.The stuff with her family, both in the past and throughout the book, was really upsetting and it's devastating people are suffering from similar things. I sometimes found the book difficult to read because the story covers some very traumatic issues, but then I suppose this is exactly the point; when people experience difficult issues it should never be easy to hear about!Destructive Choices is not an light read and if you're into an obvious HEA then this is not the book for you. I was on edge for quite a lot of the story and the ending nearly caused me to throw my kindle at the wall. BUT I appreciated the plot and how L.U. Ann opened her heart and covered such difficult issues.I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review!Also reviewed on my blog Zili in the Sky

  • AjsBook Reviews
    2019-03-25 16:15

    Let me start by saying I was waiting impatiently to read this book. And was super excited to get my hands on it!!The book continues exactly where book 1 left off.(if you haven't read book 1, you seriously need to, like asap!). I am still in absolute love with this series. I love Lacey and how she finally was able to put her foot down! I still wanted to reach.in this book and rip Caine to shreds! He is a complete ass****! I swear he is bi-polar! I'm glad that Lacey had finally found the love and warmth she was looking for. And.... In comes hot and sexy Devon! I loved him!! I wanted to squeeze him. I found it hilarious yet heart warming that he called her sugar pants. Devon is amazing. He had no problem stepping up and wanting to be there without any questions! I LOVED that he put Caine in his place. I don't think I ever screamed out loud like that! :). There was also sadness. Yes, I cried! I just couldn't help it. Its an emotional read. I loved that not only is this a true story (and I am so sorry someone had to go thru that) but you can actually feel every emotion in the authors writing as if you were going thru it too! I also teared up reading the notes at the end of the book. L.U., you once again, have done a phenomenal job! Like an exceptional job!! This is hands down one of the best books/series I have ever read, and I am doing a standing ovation to you. For not only being an amazing author and putting your life into a book, but because you are a strong woman and you survived! Again, the rating is way passed 5 stars me for!!! Xoxo

  • Elizabeth Horbaczek
    2019-04-04 15:06

    3.5 starsTo start i want to tell you, this a dark series. If you dont like to read about abuse, suicide, or depression this is not a good book for you. I like this book better than the first. The writind was better, and the chapters weren't as drawn out as in the first. She has used he knowledge of certain things to make the descriptions very real. This book makes you stop and think what you can, could've, or should do everyday.I really dont think it is necessary for the half chapters. Some of them i didn't even feel needed to be part of it. When devon and emily talk they seem to say i love you over and over again. We realize they are soulmates but it sems to be shoved in your reading every other paragraph. In this installment you find out what happens after the accident. What laceyhas to go on with her life and to get back to evan. Finally she lets go of cain and well he doesnt take that well. Devon which is studying to be a doctor finds lacey and well thats how their romance starts. Its slow and sweet how devon takes care of her. So sge finally gets a divorce and eventually marries devon. Thats where the story starts to get very interesting. There is tons of drama with laceys mom, cain, and even with lacey. You have to read it to get the whole picture. There is a cliffhanger at yhe end, And if you Iike cliffhangers its a,good one.I will be waiting for the next installment to see what happen. Its a good read.

  • Leslie
    2019-03-28 10:04

    LU Ann has done it again. She delivered a book that makes you feel every emotion you could possibly think feel. Again this book deals with abuse and may not be for everyone, but I feel that this, as well as Destructive Silence needs to be read by everyone. This is a story that could so easily happen to anyone and does happen to several individuals out there.Destructive Choices starts where Destructive Silence leaves off. We get to see the journey that Lacey goes on after the accident and trying to become her own individual, while trying to raise her son. Is it an easy task? Of course not, this is Lacey’s world. Nothing is easy for her.She is surrounded by her family, some new and some not so new, like Devon. Oh my Devon..sigh..he is very swoon worthy and has jumped to the top of my book boyfriend list. There are several times in this book, just like the first, where I wanted to slap Lacey and make her open her eyes, but I also had to remember that she is still so young .Destructive Choices hit me hard emotionally. I smiled, I was angry, I laughed, I cried, I sobbed, I swooned, and most of all I enjoyed the ride even if I wanted to throw my kindle across the room. LU Ann pours her heart out in this book and every moment is worth it. I already can’t wait..no I NEED the next book.

  • Kathy Ann
    2019-04-13 11:52

    Destructive Silence and Destructive Choices are only two parts of Lacey's journey. Part three is scheduled for release in June of 2014.My heart breaks for Lacey and what she endures in these two books. Every time the unthinkable happened I had to remind myself that Lacey is based on the author's real life experience. What a harrowing ordeal for anyone to experience even one of these unspeakable acts, let alone all of them. Oftentimes I found myself wondering how much more this poor girl could possibly endure. Since it is a true story the answer must be A LOT!Honestly, I do think the books could've used more polish and some changes to allow it to flow better, but you can see a progression in the author's writing from Destructive Silence to Destructive Choices.What you will find here is a story without any rose petals to dress it up. It's raw and visceral. Reading the book itself is enough to pull the reader into a black cloud with no happy ending in sight. Speaking of happy endings - you won't find one here. Two killer cliffhangers leave you right on the edge. Although sometimes real life serves us a cliffhanger doesn't it? My heart goes out to LU Ann for having the courage to tell her story and share it with the world. I hope we will get Lacey's (and LU Ann's) happily ever after soon with book 3!

  • Sassy Savvy Fabulous
    2019-04-04 16:56

    It's not often that a book wrecks me, but I love it when it does!!!! This Series was so good that I could not stop reading. I read both books in 24 hours!! Destructive Silence and Destructive Choices GUTTED me! I was sobbing…. my kids thought I was insane. My cries were so uncontrollable I honestly thought I should have been prescribed a xanax. I was actually torn with how to proceed ….Take a break and get my composure back or read straight through and risk having an anxiety attack….I choose the latter. DAMN IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!! Wow did my heart break for Lacey. I Felt her pain, I felt her abuse....I understood her lack of self worthThe horrible events that she had to endure as a child and the guilt she carried around molded her into a person just waiting to be preyed upon …. This series changed me. I will not be the same after reading it.it was an emotional, heart wrenching, and extremely dark read. I was left with a book hangover that didn't subside for days!I was actually shaking after concluding Destructive Choices, I don’t think I have ever been this effected by a book before.A heartbreaking journey from start to finish and a conclusion that can’t come soon enough!5 stars…. wow, wow, wow wow wow

  • Alysha
    2019-04-03 08:59

    L.U. Ann has outdone herself again! In her second book Destructive Choices she continues her story from Destructive Silence about Lacey and her life. Destructive Silence ends with a horrible accident caused by her husband Caine. Lacey's recovery is long and hard, not only physically but mentally as well. We find out why Lacey is the way she is and what makes her tick. Lacey's only reason for moving on her her son Evan. Little does she know she will have the strength of another man to help her. Devon falls in love with Lacey and makes her see not every man is like Caine. The hold Caine posses over Lacey is strong, and he will use Evan against her every chance he gets. Just we Lacey believes she is able to make a life with Devon and Evan her world comes crashing down. This brings Caine to do the worst he can do to Lacey, and Devon won't be by her side to get out. L.U. Ann shows so many problems that effect many people in life, but she also shows you how you can possibly make more for yourself. Destructive Choices is a wonderful book, not only entertaining but it informs you as well.

  • Macie Henkhaus
    2019-04-06 11:00

    Loved the first book in this series (Destructive Silence) & couldn't wait for this one to be released! LUAnn didn't disappoint! Yet another book that kept me up all night reading, especially after the MEGA cliff hanger at the end of 'Silence' I dont like to give away the story line in reviews - to me it ruins the WOW factor of any book or series. But I will say this - have some tissues handy! There are some difficult to handle subjects discussed in this series & the author wrote them in a way the audience can comprehend, even if the reader has not experienced these situations. The ONLY reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is the change of format from the first book not having flashbacks to the second having them. For me, it was confusing. Dont misunderstand, it doesnt take anything away from this incredible story line - I just had to go back & read over 'Silence' quickly before continuing. An absolute must read. Emotional, gripping. Definitely a book you will remember.

  • Caroline Hattrich
    2019-04-03 11:14

    WOW!!! Where to start...I give this book 5 Smexylicious Stars!!! Such an amazing story told by a very talented author. This is the second book in a three part series. Get a box of tissues, sit in your favorite chair and maybe grab a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and get ready for an emotional roller coaster ride. L.U. Ann does not disappoint. I was hooked from the beginning of the book and had to stop several times to catch my breath. I cried and many times I yelled but of course the characters never hear me. I was on the edge of my seat many times. There is one character I would like to knock the crap out of and I am not alone in feeling this way. I highly recommend this series and if you have not read Destructive Silence you need to read that one before you read this one. I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Veronica Short
    2019-04-14 09:02

    4.5/5 StarsDestructive ChoicesL.U. AnnThis is the story of Lacey who has gotten out of an abusive relationship with a child who is her world and into the arms of Devon. Lacey’s and Devon’s relationship forms slowly through the story as Lacey is tentative about getting back into another relationship after her last one.Devon is there for Lacey and her son. He makes his intentions clear but never pushes for more. Together Lacey and Devon battle a divource with her abusive ex-husband, a custody battle over their son, a suicide by a close loved one and an adoption.This story is not for the faint of heart. It is gut wrenching and will draw you in. It makes you gasp and at times place your reader to the side so that you can catch your breath.

  • Ceecee
    2019-04-21 10:12

    My heart ached for Lacey as this novel shed light on her dark and troubled story. Her family and friends play a significant part to this heroine’s victories, but her determination is from pure grit, which reflects a beautiful ray of hope. There’s a great deal of emotion in this novel, which tends to lead our beautiful girl astray at times, but the realism makes it so hard to put down!I must thank the author for beginning each novel with such an endearing note for our young men and women, and for giving information where those in need can find support; it’s beautiful. This is an incredibly touching series that will make you laugh, cry, and completely livid! A definite must read!I received this ebook (YA version) in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

  • Melissa Saneholtz
    2019-04-22 10:06

    L.U. Ann has done it again. If it is possible Destructive Choices is more powerful and heartbreaking than book one. This book continues Lacey’s struggles to remove herself from Caine’s control and move on after all the heartache and torment suffered.Destructive Choices shows that there is a life out there waiting for victims of abuse. We are introduced to new characters that make your heart soar and swell with hope. This book ends on a cliffhanger for the ages, but I have no doubt that the final chapter of Lacey’s story will be well worth the wait.

  • Deidra Page
    2019-03-26 11:15

    This book has left me waiting for book three for way too long. I read 1 and 2 together so that has proved this wait to be difficult. It is such an intense roller coaster ride of emotional chaos. I was up and down, crying and laughing (there's a best friend with great humor). This book is so real for so many and what a brilliant way to depict the trials and tribulations of real life events of many women. I love L.U. Ann!!

  • Rumpled Sheets Blog
    2019-04-19 16:14

    Immensely gripping, emotional and touching journey.Destructive Choices was certainly a page turner filled with twist and turns that are heartbreaking.Lacey´s story is dark, gritty, emotional roller coaster that is also filled with heartwarming and swoon worthy moments.It is just way beyond amazing. I can not praise it high enough. This series is a MUST READ.Can´t wait for the next one.≧◔◡◔≦ 5 ✰ read ≧◉◡◉≦>>>ARC received in exchange for an honest review<<<

  • Laura
    2019-04-21 10:06

    I didn't know this story is based on real life events. WOW!!!! Some people may think that the events that happen to Lacey may be exaggerated but I seem to believe that life happens and sometimes is shits all over us. So yes I believe everything in this story could happen.I don't want to go too much in detail about this story because I don't want to give anything away but I am really enjoying reading this series. I hope life gets better for Lacey and Evan.Third book here I come.

  • Tammy Hamilton Green
    2019-04-02 17:00

    Every cloud has a silver lining, and then . . . it just rains down a craptastic cliffhanger that sends you gushing over the flood walls. Damn. Where's my life preserver?