Ravages PDF Á Ebook

Ravages PDF Á Ebook
    Ravages PDF Á Ebook to a vicious gang of queer bashers who beat him within an inch of his life After that there are no secrets any and it s a very long road back, for both of them, from there."/>
  • ebook
  • 392 pages
  • Ravages
  • R.A. Padmos
  • English
  • 10 February 2019

Ravages❰Ebook❯ ➠ Ravages Author R.A. Padmos – Essayreview.co.uk Steve Gavan and Dani l Borghart are professional soccer players for Kinbridge Town and also secret lovers All that changes, however, when Steve innocently wanders into a city park and falls victim to Steve Gavan and Dani l Borghart are professional soccer players for Kinbridge Town and also secret lovers All that changes, however, when Steve innocently wanders into a city park and falls victim to a vicious gang of queer bashers who beat him within an inch of his life After that there are no secrets any and it s a very long road back, for both of them, from there.


About the Author: R.A. Padmos

What s there to tell about me I m a writer, and it has taken me most of my life to admit that, even if writing has been part of my life since forever I m a woman, married to the woman who asked me in October if I cared for a cup of tea Now we have one marriage, two sons and five cats.


10 thoughts on “Ravages

  1. says:

    This book opens with a memory of passion and affection an image of Steve walking aimlessly, thinking about Daniel, the teammate with whom he has fallen in love He is alone that night because they re in the closet, and Daniel s parents are in town Within a few pages, the story moves into a scene of horrific violence The rest of the book deals with the aftermath of both the love and the violence, for Steve, for Dan, and for everyone around them.The writing is understated, clear and gorgeous This book opens with a memory of passion and affection an image of Steve walking aimlessly, thinking about Daniel, the teammate with whom he has fallen in love He is alone that night because they re in the closet, and Daniel s parents are in town Within a few pages, the story moves into a scene of horrific violence The rest of the book deals with the aftermath of both the love and the violence, for Steve, for Dan, and for everyone around them.The writing is understated, clear and gorgeous There is a vast ocean of both love and pain in the progression of their relationship and in the healing and consequences stemming from the the violence The story is realistic, sweet, painful, and has at its heart a very steadfast commitment between two men A beautiful book and one I will reread, despite the gut churning difficulty of reading that opening chapter Recommended

  2. says:

    Beautiful, tragic and thought provoking My favourite love story.Ravages is the first book by R.A Padmos I have ever read It is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read From the style of writing to the characters to the love story that left a permanent mark on me I have so much praise for this author and her wonderful writing style There s nothing I can complain about with this book It was magical, beautiful stunning and a true love, story.Don t expect a story that is just simply a Beautiful, tragic and thought provoking My favourite love story.Ravages is the first book by R.A Padmos I have ever read It is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read From the style of writing to the characters to the love story that left a permanent mark on me I have so much praise for this author and her wonderful writing style There s nothing I can complain about with this book It was magical, beautiful stunning and a true love, story.Don t expect a story that is just simply a romance This is not a simple story about two men in love This is a love story about two men, two football players, two friends who find love in each other Who find their soul mate and their life long partner I found my true romantic in this book It was always there and came out with this book You might find a tragic tale, you might find a happy ending Who am I to say This book is hands down the most romantic book I have ever read It s an amazing story of love, survival and friendship Daniel and Steve were perfect and wonderful and in the end they were love I know some people won t understand why I say this But if you read the book I think you will know what I am saying Love has a way of taking away a life, but it also has the power to give back life.Spoilers view spoiler Steve was brutally attacked and during his recovery and even when people thought he would die Daniel never gave up on his life and stayed by his side during those dark days Keeping vigil at his bedside hide spoilerHe s in unbearable pain and he s beyond exhaustion Some of theserious damage to his body, to his brain, may well be permanent I know that And I shield him from the only thing that can free him from his suffering What I do is cruel, I know that too Consider me love s ugly face.At sixteen years of age I can say I have never experienced this type of love before One day I hope to I want to have my own Daniel, a man who will stand by my side during the good and the bad Who doesn t presume the worst when he hears something bad He never doubted his Steve, he never doubted Steve s love for himIf love is weaker than death, if it s as light as a feather, what s its use I have no idea why he was in that park at that moment He s a grown man he can walk wherever he pleases, whenever he pleases I trust he will tell me everything Why Because he loves me Believe me, I know How do I know How do you show your wife you do have a wife Or a boyfriend you love her I don t like your insinuations As I said, I can imagine him being lost,I loved the authors writing style She wrote this beautifully It s in the present tense and for some that may be confusing But the beauty of the story shone true for me No matter how many times I re read lines or stopped and waited for something else to happen I never got tired or bored I was left wantingDuring my two favourite scenes I was happy and left with a feeling in my stomach that didn t go away.Spoiler view spoiler Daniel proposes to Steve after Steve tries to set him free But true to this book and to this couple they worked through it Daniel couldn t let go to the man he fought so hard for hide spoiler The ending view spoiler Daniel talks to death for the second time Unlike the first he willingly lets him take his Steve But he goes with him in the most beautiful ending for a book I have ever read hide spoilerIf you want him, you will have to go through me Steve takes his husband in his arms, shielding him You can take me too I ve already been blessed beyond what I could have hoped for when he chose to love me The two of us or the deal is off He is my beloved and my friend I stake my claim My thoughts on this book are still fresh in my head But there are too many of them to do a good review This one will have to do because I don t think there is a way to describe this book the way it should be described I could tell you about the wonderful story, the wonderful characters and the beautiful love story told None of it seems enough for this book Many people don t believe in the one, but I chose to believe there is one special person in the world for us all and in this book Steve and Daniel found their person in each other.Nothing would give mepleasure right now than to tell you about the journey that spans fifty years I just can t give youthan I have It was a unique experience for me and one that has left me thinking about the magical, lyrical way their love is described I can only tell you to go and read this book and fall in love the way I did.Love is a wonderful thing and for you to really understand what love means you should at least try this book

  3. says:

    4.5 This was a beautiful story to read Beautiful, violent, heartbreaking, frustrating, liberating and enlightening I do have to say the writing style took a bit of getting use to and at times I wish there had beenshowing,as opposed to telling The epilogue made me cry Definitely recommend

  4. says:

    DNF at 30%I am not rating this book, I could not get into the writing style at all I felt disconnected with the the whole story And honestly at 30% I could not find one thing I liked to justify further suffering on my part.

  5. says:

    4.5 stars.When I started reading this novel, I have to admit my first impression was not the best The writing style struck me as being overly desciptive initially,as if the author was telling me what was happening, rather than showing me I started skimming a little, but as I was skimming I became intrigued and then finally caught up in the tale In fact, I ended up going back to read the bits I had skimmed I either became used to the author s style, or the author s writing improved 4.5 stars.When I started reading this novel, I have to admit my first impression was not the best The writing style struck me as being overly desciptive initially,as if the author was telling me what was happening, rather than showing me I started skimming a little, but as I was skimming I became intrigued and then finally caught up in the tale In fact, I ended up going back to read the bits I had skimmed I either became used to the author s style, or the author s writing improved as the story moved forward either way, I soon became much less aware of how the author wrote as I was muchfocused on what the author wrote I became completely involved with the drama unfolding with each new page and I stayed hooked right through the very end.While there is a scene that is shockingly brutal and violent, where the ugly underbelly of humanity is displayed in all its horrendous glory, this story is ultimately a story about love.Steve and Daniel, two professional football soccer players in the same team, have been together for 6 months Despite knowing it would be the death of their professional playing days if their relationship ever became public knowledge, dreams of a future together took hold in each of their hearts and minds as each realized they had fallen in love with other But their hopes are brutally shattered when Steve finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time He falls victim to a group of overwhelmingly violent gay bashers, demolishing forever his football career and very nearly taking his life.It is the journey that both men must take after this heartbreaking violence that truly captured me Steve and Daniel not only have to deal with Steve s vastly altered body and mind, with all its ramifications for their future together, but also with the reality of being outed to the world so unkindly, and how it affects everyone within their sphere of influence the football club, the team, the fans and their families There is hope, faith, anger, guilt, despair and above all love in this story It is really is a beautiful story well worth the effort of reading past the slow and odd beginning to find the gold within its pages PS It is worth noting that there are a few odd glitches in some words, such as tender ness and some spelling mistakes throughout this novel I m not sure whether this is a technical issue ePub format for me or whether it s due to the fact English is the author s second language

  6. says:

    A moving story about unconditional loveWarning This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS Rating 8 10PROS The author tackles a horrifying and weighty subject matter and gives it the consideration and development it deserves There s nothing brushed over here, nothing rushed past or barely developed The descriptions are deep and detailed, not just of settings, but also of impressions, observations, feelings, etc I found Padmos s writing style interesting It s unusual A moving story about unconditional loveWarning This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS Rating 8 10PROS The author tackles a horrifying and weighty subject matter and gives it the consideration and development it deserves There s nothing brushed over here, nothing rushed past or barely developed The descriptions are deep and detailed, not just of settings, but also of impressions, observations, feelings, etc I found Padmos s writing style interesting It s unusual in that it sabstract than most writing in this genre example He remembers everything that is ever forgotten and foresees everything that is yet unknown , and profound comments are thrown in repeatedly with very little fanfare see cons below also I am very familiar with the top level British football league, and the small details Padmos includes in the story from the vocabulary the characters use to their comments about the various clubs are well researched and realistic.CONS The first 15% of the story is harsh and extremely unpleasant So much so that I needed a pep talk from a friend to continue reading I was ready to quit There is some awkwardness to the writing, perhaps partly because it s written in present tense not always consistently correctly , but mostly because the book has a meandering style that tends to get a bit lost in itself when it goes off on tangents The author tends toward hyperbole at times and, even now, almost a week after finishing the story, I m not sure whether I found it mostly compelling or cringe worthy Sometimes the emotions struck me as powerful yet realistic, and other times they struck me as melodramatic, as though the story were trying too hard to be epic.Overall comments The first part of this book is very, very hard to read I had to skim much of it I am glad I soldiered on and finished, though The story has a melancholy, contemplative tone to it one that alerts you right off that what you are about to read will not be fluffy and light hearted Emotions run high anger and fear and despair run rampant alongside feelings of love so strong the characters are almost overwhelmed by them

  7. says:

    accidentally deleted off my GR shelves and I lost the review I remember that this story tore my heart out and made me cry, the gulping sobs kind of crying The love story was so incredibly beautiful, that I gave this 5 stars even though I didn t care for the writing style.

  8. says:

    This really worked for me Heartfelt, emotional Tragedy and triumph and an epilogue to die for.

  9. says:

    DNF 51%I m very, very sad that I had to discontinue this book Ravages is probably one of thetragically beautiful, contemporary stories I ve read in a while, but was so poorly written I just couldn t read any.My advice download a sample of the story to gauge if you ll love or dislike the writing style The problem for me was the flowery, very non realistic and overly long use of dialogue No one speaks like the people in this book Not only that, but there is so much telling and not DNF 51%I m very, very sad that I had to discontinue this book Ravages is probably one of thetragically beautiful, contemporary stories I ve read in a while, but was so poorly written I just couldn t read any.My advice download a sample of the story to gauge if you ll love or dislike the writing style The problem for me was the flowery, very non realistic and overly long use of dialogue No one speaks like the people in this book Not only that, but there is so much telling and not enough showing that the span of days could pass from one paragraph to the next Sentences can get congested, and two or three thoughts could easily fit in one of Steve s sentences.Then there s the proofreading mistakes and odd word choices that made me wonder if English is the author s second language There were moments that just felt veryoff.If you don t mind the above mentioned things, then Ravages could end up being a very good book It made me shed some tears in the beginning, but once the immediate danger of things settled, I find myself gettingannoyed with the writing

  10. says:

    This book has me split down the middle almost The beginning of this book had so much intensity because Steve was able to convey his feelings at both a primal and soulful level The beating and then the ensuing fight against death kept me completely intrigued with Steve s struggles, including seeing Dan as this amazing defender The use of Steve s senses to understand the love he has for Dan just made the love so much stronger for me and it was a great introduction to Dan I was really enjoying This book has me split down the middle almost The beginning of this book had so much intensity because Steve was able to convey his feelings at both a primal and soulful level The beating and then the ensuing fight against death kept me completely intrigued with Steve s struggles, including seeing Dan as this amazing defender The use of Steve s senses to understand the love he has for Dan just made the love so much stronger for me and it was a great introduction to Dan I was really enjoying all of this and was so happy to see the love pouring out of both Dan and Steve, however the pacing on the second half of the book slowed and we had so many rose colored glasses moments between the two that the story lost some of the emotional depthalways got love, but lost some of the range of emotions that had to have been felt with that kind of struggle to regain your life The epilogue was well done and left me content with the end of their story Still a great read

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