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Stolen Innocence

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Haunted by her years of abuse, Parker Dane tries to leave her past behind her to start a new life in a new city, when a stranger saves her from a terrifying fall.

Ian can’t get the woman he saved out of his mind. When he finally gets his opportunity to meet his mystery woman, he knows he will do everything in his power to keep her from running away from him again.

Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published September 15th 2014 (first published September 2nd 2014)
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Title:Stolen Innocence
Author:S.M. Stryker
Release date: September 15, 2014
Rating:1 star
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I tried to stop myself from writing a review, but I can't hold it in. This book was...this book just...I can't even...this is how this book made me feel:

I'm only asking myself two questions right now. Dear lord, HOW did I read this entire book? And more importantly, Why??

It was like a compulsion. The more I read, the more I had to find out
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
First, I have to say the cover drew me in and when I read the blurb I knew I had to read Stolen Innocence. S.M. Stryker, thank you for writing about a topic that we know is prevalent in society yet many are not open to talking about it.

Parker just wanted a fresh start and, with the support of her best friends, Bridget and Ash, she was able to get started. While trying to adjust to her new life she runs into a "tall, broad-shouldered, dark-haired god...that has the brightest green eyes she had
S.M. Stryker
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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beth myrick
Oct 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

Parker Dane’s life was wonderful until she is 13 when her mother is killed in a car accident by a drunk driver.
Her life is not the same after the accident. Her adoptive father starts to abuse her.

On her 18th birthday, she leaves home after school without a word of where she's disappeared to. Only her best friend knows.

She is haunted by her years of abuse, but determined to find a job, go to college and move on with her life in a new city. Parker runs into this guy
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
I loved the first two-thirds of the book. This was an amazingly emotional, well written and troubling story focusing on child abuse by an adult. The subject of a close relative (by marriage or biological) is a taboo in our society. Our author shines a light of this the most heinous of sins - the betrayal to a child who has just lost her mother by the step father that has cared for her since birth.

Tactfully written, our story portrays Parker's struggle to survive and begin a new life. THERE ARE
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Parker's loss and abuse and tragedies were really heartbreaking. She suffered a lot in her youth and it was understandable when she didn't trust anyone that crossed her path. Ian, I think he was an angel sent from above, I loved this guy so much. He's got a big heart and a warm smile that was sure to brighten up every reader's face. He was perfect for Parker and I loved how they perfectly fit each other.

Ahh, a bittersweet novel about love, betrayal, acceptance, trust and moving forward.

Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

After years of abuse, Parker Dane flees her home to free herself. Starting her life in a new city, she meets Ian Blake or rather she runs into Ian multiple times but always runs away before she meets him. Ian can't get Parker out of his mind, yet he doesn't even know her name.

Ian can’t believe his luck, he finally sees her and she can’t get away from him this time. Parker is riddled with demons and fears falling for Ian. She knows if Ian ever learns of her secrets, she will lose him forever,
Kristin  Reads
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book for so many reason... However I don't want to spoil it for you..

I was so heartbroken for Parker, after the loss of her mom, how could her own family hurt her so bad... I was angry that she felt broken and damage....I loved the courage and the fight she had to take matters into her own hand.

What can I say ladies about Ian...swoon.... Holy cow he is perfect ;) I literally loved him with ever flip of the boyfriend ;)

What I loved most about this book was the pure,
Kayleigh Deal
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away I loved it! I love parker and Ian's POV's they were amazing characters il definitely be reading more from this author! And il buy the paperback as it's now one of my favourites and needs to go on my shelf!!
Tonecia Penman
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It is such a great story. It really touched my soul and brought to light some of my own demons that I've been battling for years. it made me cry, smile, and in the end it made me feel a better person. Stolen Innocence stole my heart!!
Chrissy Dyer
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful, tragic love story about abuse and that love can overcome almost anything
Kellane Ayanna Mitchener
Heartbreaking and heart healing love story!!!

Ian and Parker made a wonderful couple. They both found in each other someone truly to love. Parker is definitely a strong woman and is healing herself the way she should. Another incredible book!!!
Laura Smith
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book from this author that I have read and I loved it. I absolutely love the cover and it the cover that drew me in to start with.

This is a beautiful yet heart breaking read and the characters are amazingly matched to the sensitive story line. This book will definitely touch your heart.
Loraine Oliver
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
I received this book for an honest review. Stolen Innocence by S.M. Stryker is a really good story that will touch your heart I am sure, as it did mine.

When Parker was 13 years old, her mother, the most important person in her life was struck and killed by a drunk driver. When she was a baby she was adopted by her mom's husband and he is the only father she ever knew. Life for Parker turned dreadful once her mom was no longer there, and her Father just started falling apart.

This is when Parker's
Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
After 5 years of being abused in her own home Parker finally manages to escape when she turns 18 and tries to start a new life for herself. Always wanting but never knowing if she would be able to handle a real relationship and falling in love, she can’t believe if when she literally falls at Ian’s feet and instantly feels something for him. Ian is just as hypnotised by Parker and together these two fall for each other quickly. But will Parker’s abuser catch up with her? Who else is trying to ...more
Melissa Mendoza
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“His eyes are dark and hooded, and he kisses me softly. Pulling away, he looks at me again, as if questioning himself what to do next. He kisses me again, this time a little harder but this time he doesn’t stop. He continues to kiss me so hard it’s as if he is staring and can’t get enough to eat. I feel the same way, and all thoughts leave my mind. I am dying for his touch, for his mouth, for his love.”

4 stars. This book was emotional and deals
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is really a good story of a young women who proves you can get past abuse. Parker Dane and Ian Blake are living proof you can get a HEA after it.

Parker Dane is a young girl trying to get away from a life she has lived since her mother died. She worked hard thru school to be able to be ahead of graduation and get a jump start into college courses so she could leave her home and her adopted father Hank. Once she is 18, she is legally free and she can be out in the world on her own. Parker
Books Laid Bare
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have lots that I would like to say about this book but too much of what I have in mind would spoil the story and as such I am left with no option but to keep this short.
The story belongs to Parker and I say that because it really is her tale to tell.
She has a right to be heard, she has lived much of her life hiding not only who she is but what has been happening to her and finally this is her time and rightfully so.
Creating a new life for herself Parker is starting over, away from her pain
Jewel Book Lover
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Parker Dane is only 13 when her mother dies. Now her only family is her adoptive father, Hank. But the only man that should protect and love her, starts abusing her sexually. For five years she lives in hell, scared, alone and with no one that believe her. For five years she endures not only a physical abuse, but also a psychological pressure. She’s so ashamed of herself that she thinks that is normal, that every father is like Hank. But deep in her heart she knows that this is wrong and when ...more
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
Author S.M. Stryker had me a sobbing mess one moment and a pile of mush the next. This story is about moving on and dealing with your demons you are trying to run from. S.M. Stryker did a great job at keeping this book balanced between the struggles and heartache.

The one thing I will say is I wish that there would have been more character development with Parker Dane before she bumped into Ian Blake. It felt a little rushed to me.

I also would have loved Ian’s point of views to have been less
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW this book was Amazing and intense. It was a beautiful, heartwarming, and very inspiring love story about acceptance, strength, and survival.

Parker, the beautiful 18 year old, is running away from her past and especially from her stepfather Hank. Eww Hank is a horrible evil man. He has been evil ever since his wife, Parker's mother, died five years ago. The problem is everyone in the community likes and highly respects him. This ends up making it hard for Parker to tell anyone about the abuse
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Suzanne Keller
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is S.M. Stryker’s debut novel, and let me just say she has hit this out of the park. This book isn't all fairytales and ice cream cones. The heartache will make you buckle it will make you grab for tissues, feeling pain Parker is going through. But then there is this man who just keeps appearing and bringing smiles to Parker’s sad and lonely life. Now if only Parker could believe good things can happen to her and stick around long enough to get this hot and sexy eye candy’s name, maybe just ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
SNS Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Sharlene's Review~~~~~~~~~~

First off, I love the names of the main characters - Parker and Ian. Unusual but not weird and they go together so well just like the couple in the book. The characters are very well developed. I wouldn't classify Ian as an alpha but he is in no way a pushover either. He stands up for himself and for Parker on several occasions and is a true romantic. Parker is not your typical girlie girl either which just adds to her likability. The demon
Amanda Lane
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I never read what this book was about, I simply picked it up because it was by a recommended Author and I liked the cover and name. I didn't think too much about the name of the book in terms of what it would be about but it definitely made sense. The thing I loved most about this book is that it didn't just give you a story line, get to the biggest parts of what happened and then leave it there. This book had a good solid beginning middle and end. No cliff hanger. Even other books with no cliff ...more
Meka L. Rascoe
Let me just say that S.M. Stryker really put her heart and soul into this book. You can really feel it! The things that take place in this book (trigger warning)...the sensitive issues of sexual abuse--although it was a little unclear to me exactly what her perverted step/adopted father was doing to her (she was still a virgin, so I just assumed he was molesting/touching her). Anyway, I can only imagine what it must have been like writing this story--shedding of tears, breakdowns, and a lot of ...more
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I absolutely loved this book and was hooked from page one.

After suffering years of abuse by the one person she was suppose to trust she leaves home as soon as she turns 18. Starting a new life in a new city the last thing she ever expected was to "fall" for Ian.

Ian....OMG, HOLLLYY SWOOON!! Ian was perfect!! He stole my heart from the start. I love how loving and protective he was over Parker. Even when she tries to push him away he lets her know he will not give up on her. Will Ian be able
Kendra Needs
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a beautifully written book about a subject that happens every day and that many people are afraid to talk about, child abuse.

In this book we meet Parker Dane who at the age of eighteen leaves home from her adoptive father, her mother was killed by a drunk drive when she was 13 and that's when her adoptive father starts coming in her room so that she can make him feel loved again. This goes on till Parker turns 18 and moves out and takes back her life. In this book you will see Parker
Kirsty Turner
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A review of Stolen Innocence written by S.M. Stryker.

I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly don’t know where to begin. This story touches upon a subject very close to my heart and was written very sensitively. I cried from the very beginning and I don’t think I stopped until I finished. I experienced what Parker went through and I shared the same feelings of resentment but also of hope when she met Ian. I absolutely adored seeing Parker try and overcome her
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An Oregon native and Amazon international best-selling author, SM Stryker started writing as a way to explore the aspects of the human condition. Her stories take you on a personal journey in which her characters learn something about themselves, weaving true love stories about people destined to be together.

SM. Stryker is the dirty alter ego of a quietly introverted mortgage broker behind the