Don t Make Me Beautiful Librarian Note Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN B EZ R OW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLE CASEY brings readers the romantic suspense novel DON T MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL This story was i

  • Title: Don't Make Me Beautiful
  • Author: Elle Casey
  • ISBN: 9781939455123
  • Page: 313
  • Format: ebook
  • Librarian Note Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN B00EZ5R78OW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers the romantic suspense novel DON T MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL.This story was inspired by true events If you liked the movie Sleeping With the Enemy , then you might like this story too No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed ALibrarian Note Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN B00EZ5R78OW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers the romantic suspense novel DON T MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL.This story was inspired by true events If you liked the movie Sleeping With the Enemy , then you might like this story too No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed A monster, living in darknessAt twenty two, Nicole doesn t even look human any The beast made sure of that So she hides A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something Does she dare to believe the things she s told, that this is not the life she was meant to live That being a monster is not her forever fate And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets She knows only too well that hands can hurt Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there Looking for her.Content warning Violence, foul language, and adult situations Not meant for younger readers A note from Elle about this book A really long time ago, I read an article in a newspaper or a magazine I haven t been able to locate the original about a woman who was so badly beaten over a long period of time, she couldn t leave her house I thought about that woman a lot over the years and about what her thoughts might have been, her fears, her reality and this book was my attempt to both exorcise those thoughts from my brain and also shed some light on a subject domestic violence that I feel should never be left in darkness.

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    1. Elle Casey

      Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in France with her husband, the youngest of her three kids, and several horses, dogs, and cats She has written than 40 novels in less than 5 years and likes to say she offers fiction in several flavors These flavors include romance, science fiction, urban fantasy, action adventure, suspense, and paranormalOKS BY ELLE CASEY by genre ROMANCE By Degrees Rebel Wheels 3 book series Just One Night romantic serial Just One WeekLove in New York 3 book series Shine Not Burn 2 book series , also available as an AudiobookBourbon Street Boys 3 book series , also available as an AudiobookDesperate MeasuresMismatchedROMANTIC SUSPENSE All the Glory How Jason Bradley Went from Hero to Zero in Ten Seconds FlatDon t Make Me BeautifulWrecked 2 book series , Book 1 also available as an Audiobook CONTEMPORARY URBAN FANTASY War of the Fae 10 book series Book 1, The Changelings, is a free ebook at most retailers Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons short story, The Dragon Chronicles My Vampire Summer Aces High SCIENCE FICTION Drifters Alliance 3 book series Winner Takes All short story prequel to Drifters Alliance, Dark Beyond the Stars Anthology The Ivory Tower short story standalone, Beyond the Stars A Planet Too Far A Space Opera Anthology DYSTOPIAN Apocalypsis 4 book series Book 1, Kahayatle, is a FREE ebook at most retailers PARANORMAL Duality 2 book series Monkey Business short story Dreampath short story, The Telepath Chronicles Pocket Full of Sunshine short story screenplay A personal note from Elle If you ve enjoyed any of my books, please take a moment to leave a review on the site where you bought the book, here on , or on any book blogs you participate in, and tell your friends I love interacting with my readers, so if you feel like shooting the breeze or talking about books or your family or pets, please visit me You can find me at ElleCaseyFacebook ellecaseytheauthorTwitter ellecaseyInstagram EllecaseyauthorWant to get an email when my next book is released Sign up here E

    335 thoughts on “Don't Make Me Beautiful”

    1. First, here's my casting for Brian:*** FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ***WOW!! I absolutely loved this book!!! 5 stars! Don't Make Me Beautiful is a deeply touching, beautiful and inspiring story with a powerful message about the strength of survival and the healing power of love. It's both heart breaking and heart warming with a strong heroine, a to-die-for hero, and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. It touched my heart deeply and reminded me that there are still superhe [...]


    2. Love sees inside the person. It doesn't stop at the surface. That stuff is all just window dressing, anyway. It says nothing about what you're really getting.Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey is a beautiful and powerful story which revolves around an abused woman’s journey in finally escaping the clutches of the monster who held her captive. Elle Casey depicts a very real, raw and at times very disturbing picture of domestic abuse. However, with this being said, there is beauty in surviv [...]


    3. This is me when I just realized I read this book already!!!!This is me when I just realized I own the paperback and bought a copy on todayAnd my advice to myself!!Luckily do refunds!!What I can remember, this book broke my heart its very sad AND I cannot read it again!


    4. *3.5 Stars*While I didn't end up falling in love with the delivery of this story, I respect its content and the brave messages it so strongly conveyed. Don't Make Me Beautiful centers on one woman's escape of an extremely brutal and heartbreaking case of domestic abuse. The beginning presents fairly gruesome events that, although potentially difficult for some to witness, are detrimental in communicating an honest representation of the abuse. Nicole is a woman who is trapped in a physically and [...]


    5. 4.5 StarsDon’t make me Beautiful is a mixture of Safe Haven and Slave. It’s a damsel in distress story line that will grip your heart from start to finish.I loved Shine Not Burn, so I was very excited for Elle Casey’s newest book, Don’t Make Me Beautiful. Okay, so “Romantic Suspense” isn’t a genre I usually read, BUT it’s an Elle Casey book, so I had to read it. Don’t make me beautiful made me realize how much I do love those deep emotional, you-want-to-give-the-Heroine-a-hug s [...]


    6. Let me start by saying this subject matter, domestic abuse, is very near and dear to my heart. I think it is very serious and my heart goes out to individuals in these situations.Nicole is living with a monster. For the past three years she has endured endless abuse. The mental abuse has broken her down and made her weak and vulnerable. The physical abuse has made her look like a monster, to the point she scares children. A lot of people who read this have issues with Nicole staying in an abusiv [...]


    7. Don't make me beautiful is the story of Nicole. Nicole is trapped in an abusive relationship, her boyfriend has beaten and tortured her to the point where she no longer recognises herself in the mirror. She can no longer see a way out and has resigned herself to always being trapped, always being a prisoner. She has continuously been broken down and along the way she has lost so much more than just herselfUntil one day a little boy hits a ball and breaks her window, and this simple act brings Br [...]


    8. Just watched Me Before You, now i can't stop picturing MC as Emilia Clarke! <3Interesting title? Check.Mysterious cover? Check.On top of that this author's note!"A really long time ago, I read an article in a newspaper or a magazine (I haven’t been able to locate the original) about a woman who was so badly beaten over a long period of time, she couldn’t leave her house. I thought about that woman a lot over the years and about what her thoughts might have been, her fears, her reality and [...]


    9. ✮✮✮✮✮ 5 Beautifully Damaged Stars ✮✮✮✮✮"She stares out the window as the late afternoon sun tries to make it's way through the window. Those gauzy curtains would make it almost impossible for her to see what’s going on inside her house, if she were ever standing on the lawn or the sidewalk looking in. But that never happens. She never leaves the house. Not even at night. Well, once she did. But then never again. The aftermath was not worth the brief taste of freedom."Don't [...]


    10. That book hugely disappointed me. Domestic violence is an issue all of us should be sensitive about and when films are made or books are written about it, I appreciate the effort; that is why I read this book but it didn’t make sense all the way through.Having grown up in a home where there was domestic violence, I have a pretty good idea how it feels like and many things in this book sounded so wrong to me.Before telling you my problems about this book, let me describe the severe condition of [...]


    11. *****5 Heartbreaking warming Stars*****There are so many words I can think to describe this masterpiece but so few to describe the whole story in a nutshell.I cried, laughed, swooned, hated, sighed, etcThis book touches every emotion while reading and so few authors have this ability to really make the reader FEELNicole is a young woman trapped in a relationship with a monster. A monster who has beaten her so bad that her face is distorted and has left her looking like a monster. It's beautiful [...]


    12. ★Book Basics★ Genre: - Contemporary RomanceSeries: - Stand AloneLove triangle? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Would I read more by this author? - MaybeRating - 2★Review★At first this started off well, even though I am not a fan of present tense. The switching of the chapters from Brian's life to Nicole's life was done very well. Offering some relief while serving to highlight the awfulness of Nicole [...]


    13. For the last three years, Nicole has been violently abused by her boyfriend. She used to be a very beautiful girl, but after years of abuse her face has been so disfigured that she can’t leave the house. The mental and physical abuse has made it impossible for her to leave, and even if she could have found the courage to try again, her boyfriend locks her in their home when he’s not there so that there’s no way out. Until a little boy hits his baseball through her window, and a Knight come [...]


    14. I'm kind of late to the party on this one so I won't rehash what the story is about. What I'd like to focus on instead is the fact that this was a beautiful story about strength, hope, and perseverance. Nicole, suffered through years of domestic abuse. This man, has made her prisoner in mind, body, and spirit.Upon chance she meets her guardian angel and from there she meets people who are truly there for her and make her a part of. They make her feel somehing she's been scared to feel: hope.I kn [...]


    15. DNF at around the 60% mark. Have read other Elle Casey's books and have enjoyed them. But this one fell a bit flat. Really liked the idea of the story and the story started out ok, but as it went on some of the characters actions, mainly the main male character Brian's felt a bit too unrealistic . I really liked the compassion he showed but a lot his actions were just too much/too convenient for under the circumstances. Also, I'm not the biggest fan of insta-love and that was the vibe I got in t [...]


    16. DNF at 45%I'm gonna have to call it a day when John just walked in again and gave me the creeps.*shivers* Brian finds his neighbour, Nicole almost been left for dead in her own home. She has been the victim of severe physical and mental abused by her partner, leaving her face distorted.A few things didn't work for me. The main problem being I just couldn't connect with the main characters. I felt like they lacked chemistry and there was sort of an insta love thing going on. I thought Brian was t [...]


    17. A monster living in the darkAt the age of twenty two Nicole doesn't even look human anymoreA monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitudeThis story was inspired by true eventsAnd that's when it became real for meGut wrenching, heart breaking raw story of domestic violence, times I had to stop reading and read something light because it just broke my heartImagine the solitude, day in day out, not going outside because of the way you lookedThinking you deserved this life dished out to you bec [...]


    18. Don’t make me beautiful is a heart wrenching story about a young woman who has suffered unspeakable physical and mental abuse at the hands of someone she thought loved her. Nicole’s story was painful to read. I can’t imagine surviving what she went through. Once beautiful, her face is now distorted because of so many beatings where the broken bones, cuts and bruises were left to heal on their own. My heart more than broke for her. It shattered into a million pieces. But as I turned the pag [...]


    19. This book is worth 4.25 stars. This is NOT a bad rating because I immensely enjoyed reading this novel. Nicole is a woman who has been abused for years. She has been prisoned and mistreated for a long time that she has given up on freedom.This novel is good because:♦ Reversed beauty and the beast.♦ The abuse aspect is different because at the start of the book, Nicole is still experiencing it. It's kind of different from other books where the hero/ine has experienced it in the past but are s [...]


    20. Wow!! I couldn't put this book down!!! Yup, it was intense!! I can't wait to read more of the authors other books. “You are your own keeper, Nicole.  I’m just your protector.  I can’t let you go back to him.  He’ll kill you next time, you know that, don’t you?"



    21. Don't Make Me Beautiful truly is one of those great stand alone novels. I laughed. I loved. I cried and got angry. This book took me by complete surprise!At twenty-two, Nicole no longer resembles the beautiful young girl she once was three years ago. Her face has been savagely disfigured after years of abuse, So she hides from the world and tries to survive living, with him. Hopeful that one day death will set her free from the beast.Brian's a single father to his six year old son, Liam. Both wi [...]


    22. there's not enough stars/5 Lately I have been really judgmental towards new books, and I was worried that I would criticize this book as well. THANK GOD THAT WAS NOT THE CASEThis is the first book ever where I cried more than once. It's such an emotional read. I am so glad that I came across this book!!little beginning summary: Nicole is currently living with her abusive boyfriend. Not really one of those cliche book abusive bf, because not only was Nicole scarred on the inside, but on the outsi [...]


    23. 5 stars just aren't enough. And neither are my words. Nothing can give this book the amount of credit it deserves."I'm no superhero.""Tell that to the girl you're rescuing."Don't Make Me Beautiful broke my heart. I've had this book on my 'to-read' pile for a long time but have never really felt that in to the idea of reading it. For no reason at all other than there's always another book to read Well, I am so glad I finally decided to give it a go. It was beautiful.Nicole is living through a nig [...]


    24. **A Romance Suspense Novel**I liked the writing and it had a unique story line. However, I felt it was a little unrealistic - I did not feel it was accurate description of the way someone who had been so brutally abused would have reacted and responded to a new relationship. Overall an OK read.


    25. I will start out by saying that hands down this is the best book I've ever read.d I have read so many.is one just blew my fav's out of the water. Here's why:This book is not about one night standswhoring arounddirty thoughts upon knowing each other 5 seconds.aracters drowning theirselves in meaningless sex and meaningless relationships yadayada.is book just feels so real. A lot of times I finish my books and I feel like dang I just spent hours of my time on that crap? Not with this book! I am pr [...]


    26. This book had a nice premise and the first couple of chapters were actually promising but the whole plot went down hill so fast, it left my head spinning. I cannot stress this enough, authors need to stop romanticising serious issues in books. When authors write about Rape, Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, Pedophilia et al and label perpetrators of these acts "Anti-Heroes" it stresses me out, when they make paint it in a romantic way it really really does my head in.Real Life is messy and frankly [...]


    27. Wow, this was emotional, disturbing and beautiful! I started reading this around 12 am, told myself I'm just going to read a few pages to make me feel sleepy but damn I couldn't take my eyes off my kindle!I've never been abused, but reading this book I was consumed with different emotions. To be honest at one point I felt that I was her.Brian oh sweet Brian. I usually go for possessive, jerk hero but in this story our hero Brian is quite the opposite. He's nice, sweet, honest and understanding y [...]


    28. You know how sometimes you just have that urge to find a read that will wrap itself around your heart and tug it? Well, I found this book, ‘Don’t Make Me Beautiful’ and as cliché as it may sound, it was, an instant connection.I was up early Saturday morning eager to start reading. Having a late night out the night before, my mind was not truly ready for what I was about to encounter. The story is told in alternate point of views, between the H - Brian and the h - Nicole. Okay, here goes [...]


    29. 4.5* starsFrom the first pages, we feel the despair of Nicole. She's held a prisoner in her home by her abusive boyfriend John, over the past 3 years. The manic abuse & beatings over the years have left this one beautiful girl, broken & scared with the deformities leaving her looking like a monster. She cannot see the world outside, the world outside cannot see her world full of despair!"The reality she lives in with day in and day out. The clock might as well keep on ticking, because th [...]


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