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Sometimes the only thing worse than revealing a painful secret is keeping it from the one who wants to save you.

In time, fractured bones mend and torn flesh heals. But what about a fractured soul? Years of abuse have left Leah scared and broken, in solitude with the only symbol of the person she used to be-her violin.

While in hiding, she never expected to meet the handso
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Booktrope (first published October 1st 2014)
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Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 3.25

This was a good read. The book deals with hope, love and finding who you are after a horrible past. The story is about an woman from an abusive marriage and her moving on with her life. Along the way, she meets Asher, a guy with a past himself. They fall in love.

Leah is a broken woman from an abusive marriage. She used to have everything. Loving parents, a loving boyfriend, and music. However, after her paren
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Karen Hrdlicka
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the recently revised version of this book and I love the story. Asher is the most swoon-worthy hero I've read in awhile and he has his eyes set on a Leah, who is broken seemingly beyond repair. The story is one of overcoming abuse and questioning one's self-worth to overcoming those hurdles with love and compassion.
Leah is not easily swayed by the persistent Asher and their road to HEA is certainly not an easy one. Leah is a woman who lost everything that mattered to her: her music, her
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Kathleen
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an intense story. This book does focus on domestic abuse and may be a trigger for some.
Misha Elliott does a good job of writing about how one feels after suffering domestic abuse and how difficult it is to move on. I also was pleased to show that domestic abuse is not only something women suffer but men as well and it can also be in all types of relationships.
As a reader you will feel Leah's pain and self-loathing that she stayed and "allowed" herself to be abused. While she does come off a
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Teri
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Leah is finally free from her abusive ex and trying to move forward in her life. Unfortunately PTSD and some other aspects of her time with him are still a huge problem. When Asher saves her from being ran over he makes his way into her life. Unfortunately this is where the problem begins for me. I love books and realize they are fiction and should be seen as an escape and not reality. Well for me that's what books are but when you are dealing with this type of subject I need a little more reali ...more
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I really enjoyed reading Saving Leah by Misha Elliott it does deal with very sensitive issue but I think it was written really well and kept my interest throughout. I read page after page just hoping that Leah could somehow heal and find someone to love and finally get her HEA.

Leah was a musical star on the violin but living in hell in her personal life. She's a victim of domestic violence but has finally found the courage to leave her abusive partner and concentrate on herself. She's lost so mu
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Loraine Oliver
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Loraine by: ARC
Shelves: reviewed-books
Saving Leah is a book about a woman who has been lucky enough to live through physical and mental abuse, and her struggle to start living a normal life again.

Leah from the age of two years old started playing the violin, and she played from inside her head and not from written music. She was put into a school for gifted music students and her parents gave up everything to afford to do this. A year before she graduates, she is picked out of over 300 students, she and two others, to take the summe
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Tbird London
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books
I feel the synopsis does a very good job at telling you about this book and what to expect. There are many issues that might be triggering for victims of abuse. The intensity of such taboo topics never come without a great deal of emotions to such a story. I feel Misha did a great job at keeping this realistic while telling Leah’s story but never going over the line of dramatics to SELL it. I have great respect for authors who write books such as this one and shows the respect and compassion tow ...more
Cindy
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
*I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

"Unfortunately, love doesn't change people; they are who they are deep down."


Leah used to think that she had the perfect life, a parents who support her, a boyfriend, a career as a violinist, till everything came apart, the death of her parents was the beginning of the nightmare, and when everything can't be worst, his prince charming turned into a beast and he takes with him the best of Leah. But Leah surv
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Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

Life can be cruel at times. You can do everything right, be a talented and beloved artist, but still end up on the short end of the stick, or sometimes on the abusive end of a fist. In Misha Elliott's newest book, Saving Leah, she delves into the horrific world of domestic violence, while interlinking a love story so beautiful that it will leave you breathless. The author creates characters that touch you as if he or she could be your best friend, someone that yo
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Rhi
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Saving Leah by Misha Elliot deals with a difficult topic, that of domestic abuse. While Leah is no longer in an abusive relationship, much of the book deals with her recovery from the abuse inflicted upon her by her ex. There is also a romantic plot line involving Asher. Fortunately for my sensibilities, the 'saving' part of the title doesn't actually refer to Asher saving Leah from her abuser; rather, Asher literally ends up saving her from an accident.

Any book that deals with abuse is a diffic
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Robyn
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is one of those books that handles the tough subject matter of domestic violence. May contain triggers for some people. A book about survival and believing that you can move on and live a happy life full of love and trust. Unfortunately, I liked this book, but didn't love it. I didn't really like Leah and I thought she was downright rude at times. Asher was the complete opposite. What a wonderful man and so caring towards Leah. He made the book for me.

Leah is finally free. She no longer ha
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Dee/ bookworm
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Leah has just left an abusesive relationship and is trying to find a way to whom she once was. Afraid of her own shadow she puts herself in jeopardy and is saved by a passerby, Asher. Asher is instantly drawn to Leah and want to protect her, be in her life, everything. Can Leah let him in? Or will she run?

Leah has some well deserved issues from her ex, Ian. I am really glad the author took the time to put Leah's character through all the stages of greif and healing. She went to counsiling, went
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Sherley Vazquez
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc
**I was gifted with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review**
Saving Leah by Misha Elliott BY Misha Elliott

This book was intense. It truly dealt with some really deep rooted issues. It put you in the actual state of feeling how Leah felt through her journey of depression and her fear and just overall very difficult time. I couldn't stop reading but at the same time you just wanted to jump in the book and do something about the situation she was in. Overall this book was absolutely amazing and really shows
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Melissa
I wanted to like this more than I did. While there were tropes that I really love in this book, the execution felt a little clunky in parts. Or you really had to suspend belief. It was hard to believe that Leah would stay at his house after they just met. I was confused by the fact that Leah completed her therapy and later realized she needed more. What made her think she was done? After she freaked out about flowers at her therapists office, I thought flowers from Asher would stimulate some sor ...more
Juliana Ignácio
I received this book as an ARC exchange of an honest review through #30DayReadingIndie.
It was difficult to read some parts of how it all happened to Leah over the years. Unfortunately, a near-death event had to happen so she had the strength to escape the abusive situation in which she lived.
And when her life seems to be falling into place, here comes Asher, a beautiful and kind man, who does everything for Leah to open herlesf for him and to feel loved.
A beautiful story of overcoming, in which
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Lisa
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-booklist
A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was excited about this book. I enjoy a dark and twisty book with angst and pain; however this one did not deliver. I felt like there was a lot missing in how Leah dealt with her past. At times it felt a bit too rushed and not enough meat. Writing books with sensitive topics can be so tricky. You don't want it to be so heavy that the reader feels like they are drowning but you also do not want it to feel like
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Myra Espino
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
~Copy from Netgalley~

Saving Leah, a book about moving on from the past and learning how to live again. Leah, a woman who has survived an abuse from the man who she once loved. As the story goes, she will meet a man that will help her through things. But will it be enough to pull her and totally move on? What I love about this book is that the story and the characters are easy to relate with. Ms. Misha did an amazing job in writing a novel that I know women will love. I personally loved it.
Carlene Inspired
Sep 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I have contacted the publisher regarding the copy I have to verify it is the correct copy. It seems to read out of order, but this could be how it is written. I will change this review if it comes back that I have the wrong copy, otherwise I will leave this as DNF due to a very confusing storyline. I wanted to like this book, just didn't at all with how it was.
Elexis
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to apologize to the author, Ms Misha! It took me a long time to read this book, not from it being bad, but more so from their being sensitive subjects to me in the story. I won this book in a raffle at The SASS signing in Greenville, NC. Pay attention to the warnings as it can trigger some emotional responses from you.
All in all though, I enjoyed the story :)
Jennifer Allen
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a sweet read. I liked Leah and Asher...what a great book boyfriend he was. Both have broken pasts and I liked how they come together and grow together. Heartbreaking pasts, but a beautiful future. I liked it.
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Misha Elliott is a nomadic soul, living all over the US with her Scottish husband. During their travels she fell in love with the written word and put her hands to the keyboard to romanticize her journeys. When not writing you can find her at Scottish Highland games (she's there for the men in kilts) or at the beach...as long as It's not hurricane season.

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