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Enduring Act (The Survivor’s Duet, #2) by H. D’Agostino

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Title: Enduring Act (Book 2 Survivor’s Duet)
Author: H. D’ Agostino
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 26, 2020
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop With Pink Ink Designs
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Ever have a dream that’s so vivid you believe that it’s real? All the things you’ve wanted are in your grasp. You’re happy and free. You believe that you’ve finally made it, and then you wake up.

The nightmare you know as your life is back. No one understands what you’re going through, and no one believes the things you tell them. He has them all fooled. He’s convinced them he’s perfect. He tells them he loves you, and they believe the lies. How much must you endure before they see? How far can you bend before you break? How long must the nightmare last before you escape?

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Welcome to my spot on the Enduring Act Blog Tour hosted by Buoni Amici Press. I had read and reviewed Vanishing Act some time ago, so it took me a bit to realize what was happening in the sequel. Without giving anything away, I understand what the author was doing with this book, but I felt disappointed that I wasted time reading book 1 which I enjoyed very much. 

Getting past my confusion for this plot line, I admired Brooke’s strength and perseverance to work on herself to get away from an extremely abusive husband.  I also loved Blake’s patience, understanding and respect for Brooke’s plight and her need to adjust to a normal life while caring for an infant.  Speaking of which, Blake pulled at my heartstrings on how he bonded with Ava, Brooke’s baby.  There are very sweet moments where he unintentionally demonstrates to Brooke what a good man can be.

In addition, supporting characters such as Donna, the nurse who helped Brooke get away from her husband, and Cal, a police detective and Blake’s brother, are great role models for Brooke to see what friendship truly is.

Overall, the characters are well-developed and the story line with the very real subject matter of spousal abuse is very important to address.  However, again, I felt the story was a more subtle repeat of the first book and a bit of a let down for me.  

Thank you to Ms. D’Agostino for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Available Now Vanishing Act (Book 1 Survivors Duet)


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Please read my review of Vanishing Act.


Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays Supermom.

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