Review: Love Through Pain

Friday, January 3, 2014

Source: Self Purchased
Published: December 21, 2013
Self Published
Series: No
Sex: R- Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Interracial Contemporary Romance

Imagine going through the worse possible thing that can happen to you and then add on a whole slew of other things that can possibly go wrong. Love Through Pain is just one of these stories.

The title of this book really does speak volumes about what is going on in these pages. I was on high's and low's while reading this seriously took me through an emotional rollercoster. Not since I read Styxx by S. Kenyon have I been so moved by a engrossed and so much in turmoil that I wanted to put the book down.

I can imagine what Jazmine the main female character in this story went through...I didn't go through half of what she did, but damn if I didn't relate. It was hard for me to get through this story because of personal issues, but I did. I wanted to understand and get where these characters were coming from. I wanted to get to the meat and bones of this try to understand exactly what this author was trying to portray. Because Ancelli didn't just make this book about her female character Jazmine, she made it about her male character Javier too. He's suffering as well...has insecurities, but he's such a strong may want to bypass what he's going through because this author has truly deemed him a knight in shining amor, but even knight's have blemishes....

This story empcompasses so much, I can't even begin to give you the depth of what is going on in these pages. But I will tell you that I cried, I laughed and I got very very angry and then at the end of it all, I was happy. Because Ancelli gives you an ending that any woman would want whether she has been through hell or not. I truly believe that every woman would want a Javier and every man would want a Jazmine. These are strong, complicated characters. This story itself is strong and complicated...just when I thought I got the HEA, Ancelli took me on whole nother journey.

When a author can not only make you feel emotions about their story, BUT also get you to think....just think about what is the grit of the tale and you can take something away from it....its deep, you know? It's very rare that I can read stories like this and not just want to walk away. But I always like to think of myself as an open minded reader. Love Through Pain is an emotionally raw deep tale. But in the end of it all, you know that Love wins. And honestly, that's all that matters.

Love Through Pain deals with Rape, PTSD, Race, Issues of Infidelity and much more.

Favorite Quotes

Javier -

"No, I love her because of the woman she is. When she left after giving birth to Nicolas, my life wasn't the same. She took my happiness with her, that woman took my heart when she walked out of my life. I'm not me without Jazmine".

Jazmine -

"Dad, he is the man you've been praying for me to find. He is a God fearing man, who love me like no one has, and I love him. If you want him to leave, then I'll be leaving right behind him."

Sharonda (SexxyBlogger) is a avid reader who enjoys a good book, good music, loves red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with the sexxy alpha males she reads about. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Just reading your review tells me how much this book grabbed you by the heart. I both love and hate how these emotional reads tangle me up. I'm going to keep an eye out for this one. Great review!

  2. Hey Sophia,

    yeah, this one had me pretty torn up...all twisted up on the inside. But its sitll a great of those stories that pretty much sticks with you.

    thank you!

  3. The comment box isn't coming up so I'll leave mine here....

    Speaking of Styxx, I still need to read that one! DH has been giving us a few meh volumes & it sounds like Styxx is the picker upper that series needed.

    Lovely review, Sharonda. Looking at the cover I would've easily passed this up, thanks for taking a chance. Looks like your year of reading is off to a great start :)

  4. thanks Braine! I totally agree about DH, I passed up quite of few books in the series before I read Styxx. But I was so anxious to read about Ashe's brother :D

    I found out about this one through on of my FB groups, the blurb definitely drew me in, not so much the cover. But I think she's trying to make a poitn with it....I think...

    Its starting off to be a pretty good reading year for me indeed and for that I'm happy :D

  5. Oh wow Sharonda! Okay. Adding it to my list. Don't think I'm in a place to read it right now but I'm gonna keep an eye on it and pick it up next time I'm ready for one that'll shake me up like that. Whew. Glad you enjoyed it so much and thanks for the heads up!! Fab review :)

  6. Thank you Anna :)

    I tell you... this book had me in turmoil and the author just sent me a lovely note via FBI that had me so grateful that I picked up her book. Definitely made the book worth the read.

  7. Aw that's awesome. I love authors like that. Makes ya get the warm and fuzzies. lol

  8. ikr.... lols. I was so moved by what she sent. It was awesome ;)

  9. Lovely review Sharonda and I love when an author makes you connect and feel everything the protagonist does. So difficult subjects but wow this sounds well done.

  10. thank you Kim :) Ancelli did an awesome job of making you feel the connection between the story and its characters. Even with such difficult subjects covered, it was a well done story.