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**NOTE: This story has been updated, enhanced, and improved, with an additional 2K words added to the story.** Adele Woolner has survived more than a year of abuse, both verbal and physical, at the hands of her now ex-husband. Calling on strength she never knew she possessed, Adele builds a new life for herself and becomes a stronger woman in the process. Now ready to move**NOTE: This story has been updated, enhanced, and improved, with an additional 2K words added to the story.** Adele Woolner has survived more than a year of abuse, both verbal and physical, at the hands of her now ex-husband. Calling on strength she never knew she possessed, Adele builds a new life for herself and becomes a stronger woman in the process. Now ready to move forward—she never expects love to waltz into her life when she least expects it. Stefano Indellicati feels an instant attraction to Adele and is determined to get to know her better. Something about her calls on his protective instincts, and he realizes he would do anything to call her his own. Willing to stand and fight for what he believes, Stefano will prove to Adele that he is the only man for her present and her future....

Title : Escape to Heaven (Heaven on Earth Book 1)
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ISBN : 23546497
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 95 Pages
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Escape to Heaven (Heaven on Earth Book 1) Reviews

  • Layeshia
    2019-06-03 15:43

    Trust and love always triumphs This is the love story of Adele and Stefano. Adele was once a frighten broken woman. She was broken by the one person who should have been protecting her. Her very abusive husband. Unfortunately for Adele and like most other abuse victims she stayed a little too long in the relationship. And she nearly paid with her life. Several years later she's regained confidence and self worth. And also some self-defense moves. Adele learn these self-defense moves from the very best. From five men who attended the same gym. They treated I don't like a sister and basically they taught her how to fight. Then one day Stefano walked into that Gym took one look at Adele working out and fell in love. Of course her five male friends who were more like brothers did not like this one bit. What I liked about this story was that we are finally getting to the point in America that we're talking about spousal abuse. It's not a taboo subject anymore. And after the story is over the author gives us a plethora of resources to help those who may find themselves in a similar situation. Bravo Ms Malori feat job! I totally recommend this story definitely five stars. <3

  • Mspraise50
    2019-05-18 15:33

    This was Adele and Stefano's story.Adele is the victim of domestic abuse. If this topic is a trigger for you then perhaps you will need to give this story a miss.Adele manages to escape and build a new life for herself with her 5 adopted brothers who are now her protectors. Stefano wants a relationship with Adele but her brothers try to scare him off.I enjoyed this story. However, I would have preferred to have much more dialogue between the couple and see them explore their relationship then the narrative we were given about how they felt towards each other and how Adele had become a strong woman.

  • velvetgypsy
    2019-05-21 18:34

    Read originally in 2010/ now reading the 2014 latest edition... Curious of the improvements!

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-06-12 13:55

    What to say about this one? Hmm...Good start, lackluster middle and a decent epilogue. Yeah there was some editing issues but not a train wreck. I'm not going to touch upon the need for an adult woman needing 5 adult men 'protecting' her and not making her have a life. Nope not going there. I wasn't disappointed (okay a little but it was the middle part and it seemed to lose steam), surprisingly it was not a smut fest, it reminded me of Jennifer Lopez's "Enough" except there's no cute kid just the five military hulk-hunks that acted like children at times. Enjoyed most of the elements of the story but the delivery...meh. TWO & A HALF STARS

  • Theresa
    2019-06-11 12:45

    *NOTE: This story has been updated, enhanced, and improved, with an additional 2K words added to the story.**Adele Woolner has survived more than a year of abuse, both verbal and physical, at the hands of her now ex-husband. Calling on strength she never knew she possessed, Adele builds a new life for herself and becomes a stronger woman in the process. Now ready to move forward—she never expects love to waltz into her life when she least expects it.Stefano Indellicati feels an instant attraction to Adele and is determined to get to know her better. Something about her calls on his protective instincts, and he realizes he would do anything to call her his own. Willing to stand and fight for what he believes, Stefano will prove to Adele that he is the only man for her present and her future.There were a couple of parts that could've had either more humor or more drama but not bad and would read about the other men in her life.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-20 14:46

    Delicately HandledI enjoyed Stefano and Adele's story. The story dealt with a sensitive subject and handled it with care and dignity. Stefano was a man that knew his mind and was content to not be committed to any woman until he met Adele. Adele was putting her life back together and reclaiming her self respect after escaping from her abusive marriage.Adele met, befriended and claimed five military men as her brothers and they claimed her as their sister and were prepared to lay down their lives to keep her safe. Stefano comes on the scene and shakes everything up. Then the journey to heaven begins. Enjoy the ride and thank you Reana Malori for a job well done.

  • Genney Blass
    2019-05-21 20:37

    4 stars. What a great book so much drama from the beginning and how sweet and welcomed the military guys were with her. Come on, each one now needs a book. They need someone in there life. Cheers to the Author.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-14 20:26

    I received this ebook as exchange for my honest opinion.I really loved this book. I had so many emotions when I was reading it. Crying, laughing, anger, etc. I love that Domestic Violence was added to the storyline because I feel like those affected by this needs to know that they are not alone and there is help out there for them.I loved how Ms Malori included some Domestic Violence websites and I am going to share some of those links or phone numbers here for you all:National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) available 24/7 for the nearest rape crisis center.National Stalking Resource Center: 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255) M-F 8:30a-8:30p EST or email gethelp@ncvc.orgNational Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 (1-866-331-8453 TTY) available 24/7 or connect a trained Peer Advocate online at www.loveisrepect.org from 4p-2a daily (CST).For information on Domestic, Dating, and Sexual Violence, see this website: The Office on Violence Against WomenIf you are a victim of Domestic Violence, please reach out and seek help from a professional. Call 911. Tell a friend. Back to the book, after all Adele has been through, she wasn't ready to date until she knew it in her heart the time was ready. I love that when Adele moved to VA, that she meet a group of 5 men, all military. It is like these 5 men knew that Adele needed protection and they adopted one another as a family.I would really love to see the 5 men- Ethan, Tyler, Tony, Daniel, and Noah- to have a book of their own. Add in Stefano's mother in those books, too.I am not going to give away any good detail since I think it is better to read the book instead of reading what I think about a particular moment in a book. ☆☆☆☆☆I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!Would I read more from this author? Yes!Happy Reading!Melissa

  • Shelly
    2019-06-03 13:35

    *Disclaimer - I bought this book years ago and never got around to reading. My PDF version has a 2010 date and was published by Beautiful Trouble Publishing. This story has scenes of domestic violence between Adele and her husband Joey Bittner. If this is a trigger for you - this is your warning. After years of her husband's verbal and physical abuse, Adele finds the mental clarity that if she stays she's going to die and she's not ready to die - not yet and certainly not by him. Moving away to start over, Adele finds a new job and joins a local men's gym to take boxing lessons for self defense. During her time at the gym, five men (Tyler, Ethan, Tony, Daniel and Noah) all former military befriend her and take on big brother roles. Stefano Indellicati, also former military, is new to the area and a new member at the gym. He thought he was joining an all male boxing gym but once he sees Adele working in the ring he's immediately smitten with not just her boxing style.The romance between Adele and Stefano was a nice build but the story line made it feel way too quick. Their time together was glossed over and didn't endear me to their romance. Coming away from the story, I feel like I know more about Tyler-Ethan-Tony-Daniel-Noah that I did about Stefano. His back story was sparse to say the least. And there's not a lot of story told about Adele past before her last time with Joey but I would have liked to know what in her past made her think that Joey would be a good choice in a mate. For those of us readers who like dialogue, this could have been a more likable story if the dialogue was more often and consistent. I felt like I was being told a story that already happened. Happy Reading Folks!Rating: CAlso posted on www.redhotbooks.com

  • Vanessa
    2019-06-12 20:43

    I LOVED this story. Even though it has a serious subject matter, it is not just a story of abuse. This book tells the story of a woman who broke free and started over. Learning to take care of herself, finding friends and even finding love again. Adele has moved on with her life and is taking steps to never be vulnerable again. Along the way, she gained brothers. The badassed soldiers aren't brothers by blood, but they are a family and they have made Adele the little sister of the group. When Stephano happens to see her at the gym, he knows that he wants to get to know her. First, he has to make it past her protectors. This story has it all. You will laugh, cry, get mad beyond reason, and hopefully fall in love with the characters. I know I did. This is the first in a series and I have to commend Reana Malori for tackeling a very serious subject matter with caring and sensitivity. This may be difficult for some people to read, but it is well worth the emotional journey. If a serious subject like domestic violence is something you prefer to avoid, this may not be the story for you.

  • Sara
    2019-05-29 17:54

    Escape to Heaven was a good starting point for what I hope will be an awesome series. I loved Adele's adopted family, those men know how to take care of their own, and I'm sure they'll each find themselves in an interesting story soon. Adele's story and the author's choice to write about domestic violence which is sometimes taboo, is something that I respect. I think that bringing readers attention to something that happens too often and providing additional information at the end of the book is very responsible. Although not every real life story has an ending like Adele's, you can't help but be happy for her. I wish that each woman that faces this type of situation could find their own Stefano. I realize that a good portion of the story was probably designed to help set up the brother's stories, but I would have liked to see just a little more detail in the development of the relationship between Adele and Stefano. Overall, a great, quick read!

  • Niki Driscoll
    2019-06-14 15:37

    This was a great story with a seriously heavy subject matter. The author did a great job in highlighting how Adele had grown after the trauma she endured. The fact that she went to a place not frequented by other women to learn defense was a great indication of the strength and determination of this main character. Add in 5 strong tough men decided to take her under their wing was and interesting play by the author and that non of them were interested in her sexually was a unique twist. Considering the protectors background it was a given that her love interest would need a similar background or they would not approve. Stefano was a great addition to the group and I enjoyed the banter, bickering and interactions between this wonderful family. I found this to be well written, entertaining and an enjoyable read. I can't wait to see if her protectors will get stories of their own.

  • Geri
    2019-06-14 19:41

    This was one of those books that you find yourself liking more and more as you read it. It does contain domestic violence but it is handled so well and it is nice to have a HEA. Adele starts out as a vulnerable, broken woman but once she starts to take back her life there is no stopping her! Then add in her family of mismatched brothers, who just happen to be hot military men, and there is even some lighthearted fun. When Stefano finally enters the picture there is fireworks and not just between Adele and Stefano. Loved it and it was a quick read.

  • Amy
    2019-06-10 12:47

    I loved Escape to Heaven. This is one of my favorites of the books I have read by Reana. She choose a difficult topic to write about with domestic abuse and I thought she did a great job. Adele’s growth and determination showed through as we saw her overcome her fears and learn to allow men back into her life, learn to trust and most importantly, allow herself to break down the walls and find true love. I loved the family bond she and the men developed and I look forward to hearing about each one in the upcoming books.

  • Tracey
    2019-05-18 16:47

    Escape to Heaven well-written story about a battered woman name Adele who escapes her sadistic unfaithful abusive ex-husband one night after he almost kills her. Adele moved to Virginia and rebuilt her life as well obtain family in the form of former and current military men: Noah, Daniel, Ethan, Tyler and Tony. One day while sparring with Tyler, Stefano walks into the gym and is instantly attracted to Adele. Much to the distrust of Ethan, Stefano and Adele form a relationship; however, evil is lurking in the form of Joey Bittner ex-husband of Adele.

  • Stephanie Pittman
    2019-06-10 13:34

    When I say enough is enough it's ENOUGH!!!!I gave this book five stars because it covered something very dear to my heart....domestic violence. The herione had suffered at the hands of the one person that suppose to love her beyond all others. But when enough was finally ENOUGH not only did she take back her freedom she found love again in our hero and never looked back. Some sad spots and some funny spots especially with her sex as sin adopted brothers. Come find out what I mean.

  • Brenda Holder
    2019-06-15 16:25

    A Very Exciting RomanceEscape to Heaven (Heaven on Earth Book 1) is a very exciting romance novel that earned a rating of four stars. I enjoyed reading this book because it reminded me of how brutal physical abuse can get and how strong a woman has to be it and get herself free of her abuser. The couple had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get together and share their love for each other. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading exciting romance novels.

  • Radiant
    2019-05-29 16:37

    Adele had suffered two years of abuse in hands of her husband.Now after five years,she is an independent women.With her five like-brother protecting her every move,adele is secured but ready to move forward in life.Enter Stefano,he is hot and handsome and protects Adele from the very start and loves her more than anything and anyone.The story was good,it had a great start and end too.I can see the strong person Adele had become,but it was a bit hurried?Anyways overall good read!Rating - 3 !

  • Sherri Malia
    2019-05-30 12:30

    Another Reana success!!!Such a good short read on such a taboo subject. I liked seeing that someone who survived domestic violence had such strength to overcome. I think I explored many feeling while reading this: extreme anger for the way she was abused, sorrow for what she was going through, laughter, tears, and joy at the end because you can tell there will be another. I will always read Reana’s books!!! She such a great author. Can’t wait for the next.

  • --karen Green-berry
    2019-05-31 14:33

    Adele and Stefano- BRAB ONLINE BOOK CLUBThis is my first time reading this author's book and I enjoyed it very much. I absolutely love the theme, because even though it's about domestic violence and stalking; Adele refused to remain a victim.I also love how her protectors were factored into the storyline.

  • Miranda
    2019-06-11 15:53

    AmazingThis is the first book, I read by this author. It definitely wasn't the last. I love how protective of how everybody was, not just the guys of Adele but Adele was very protective of them. I Loved how Stefano didn't back down but still respected the place that they had in her life.

  • judith scott
    2019-06-01 19:34

    GreatAbsolutely a well written storyline. It captured you from the beginning and every detail needed for it to continue without losing the essence of the story being told. Great, just great.

  • Vondetta Carter
    2019-05-30 13:28

    Great story of healing , restoration and love. Adele and Stefano are a hot. He an Alpha who knew what he had found. She was a wounded soul who took her peace back. I love her brothers who loved her with an all encompassing love. Great read...Want more..

  • Sophia
    2019-06-15 17:47

    This was a nice short read. I'm happy that Adele got away from a dangerous situation, and was able to protect herself in the end. I would love to have protectors like that in my life.