Book Review – Sanctuary of Mine by S. Pratt

 

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Synopsis

THIS IS A NEW ADULT NOVEL. RECOMMENDED FOR 17+ YEARS DUE TO SEXUAL CONTENT AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS
When you see someone who looks like they need saving, you save them right?

Mackenzie Deeks is struggling. Outwardly she plays the tough guy and acts like being a young adult with an eating disorder is no big deal. Inside, she’s crumbling. 

Ever since her parents’ divorce, the only way she has been able to feel in control of her life is by purging the despair that has its grips on her and won’t let go. 

Tyler Redding knows when someone needs help – he’s seen it before. This time, though, he’s not going to take no for an answer. From the moment he first sets his sights on Mackenzie, he’s unable to think of anyone else. But how can he focus on a football career when all he wants to do is date the most unassuming person he’s ever met?

As their lives become intricately entwined, it becomes more than wishful thinking when Mackenzie and Tyler find each other again as adults. With successful careers, a beachside lifestyle and each other’s love to contend with, life should be pretty damn good. But just when they think they’ve found their wonderful kind of normal, their perfect world comes crashing down. 

It’s going to take a lot to keep Mackenzie from succumbing to old habits, but Tyler thinks he might just be the one to save her for good.

 

Angela’s 4 Star Review

Mackenzie Deeks (Mack) parents divorced at the age of fourteen, now two years later she and her mother have moved to Sydney Australia. Her dad is stationed in the army she doesn’t get to see him as often as she would like to.
Mackenzie has a secret she keeps hidden from the people closest to her. She suffers from an eating disorder Bulimia.
At the age of thirteen she heard her parents arguing….”well I wish we’d never met”… well I wish I’d never had your baby” ….”Maybe I wouldn’t have felt compelled to marry your arse”. What mother in her right mind says such horrible things? After hearing all of this Mackenzie’s life took a drastic turn.

Tyler Redding is good natured,the sexy jock, star of the football team (footy). Tyler also had a sister Kelly who he loved dearly and died from the same awful disease Mack suffers from.
Tyler has set up website kind2me.org provides round the clock on line counseling services to suffers of anorexia and bulimia.
He has is eyes set on Mack she wonders why a guy like him would want someone like her, she’s plain nothing great to look at so why her.
Mack finally caves into Tyler’s advances and things are great between them. Until she discovers his sister died from the same disease as her, she feels he is only with her to save and fix her. No matter how much he tells her that’s not the reason he truly does care for her and wants to be with her.

Tyler and his family move to another country due to his father’s job. Putting his football career on hold and to finish his senior year else where. Can they survive the long distance without seeing one another on a daily basis…..it’s really touching to see how two people who care for one another try to over come this obstacle.

How much can one girl take in her life because there is a tragedy that occurs in her life and will forever change her? I would love to rave more about this story but I won’t spoil it. You’ll have to read it for yourself to see how amazing it really is.

This was my first time reading a story that involved such a terrible disease it was an eye opener for me. The author did an excellent job with the subject matter at hand there was no sugar coating it she got straight to the point.

I know the story may be fictional in reality there are many Mackenzie’s and Kelly’s who are suffering. I hope they realize that there is help for them and know they are special.

“We’re not broken just bent and we can learn to love again.”
“Don’t ever leave me ok cause if you do I think you might just take a bit of my soul with you.”
Some of my favorite passage’s in the book.