Friday, April 4, 2014

REVIEW: BROKEN BEAUTY BY CHLOE ADAMS (BROKEN BEAUTY NOVELLAS, NO. 1)

**Contains graphic content involving the sensitive topic of rape and its aftermath. Not intended for teens under 18.**

Sometimes bad things happen to beautiful people.

When socialite party girl Mia Abbott-Renou wakes up in a garden she has little recall of the previous night -- except that she is naked...hurt...terrified. Not only has she been raped, but she knows one of her assailants: the son of a wealthy politician who happens to be her own father’s political ally.

Mia wants and needs justice. Except this privileged boy has an alibi and her father forbids her from going to the police. It’s a critical election year, one that his party might lose if his image as a doting father is soured due to Mia being labeled a lush or worse, promiscuous.

Devastated at not having the support of her family, Mia finds herself in a tug-of-war with her conscience over what to do, especially since she can’t remember exactly what happened that night. Worse, the men who attacked her have hurt several other girls, and Mia may be the key to stopping them.

Mia tries to forget, until the unthinkable happens, and she’s left reeling once again until she realizes that her strength will bring healing and unlocking her memories will bring justice.

Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published September 21st 2013 by Evatopia Press
Source: Received via Netgalley from publisher in exchange for review
Purchase this novella: Goodreads | Amazon

Our Review: 
I am not sure what I was expecting from a first installment in a novella series, but this definitely was not it! Wow. My mind is still somewhat blown by what I have read. In all of 85 pages, Chloe Adams takes us on quite a harrowing journey. I do have to thank the author for the note at the beginning giving us another warning and insight into what the book was about, how she went about writing it, and the effect it has had on readers so far. That was a really awesome tidbit, and I loved that...especially now knowing what I know. This is not for the faint of heart! The note at the beginning was perfect; I'm so glad she had it there and I hope it makes it in to every edition she publishes. This novel evoked a lot of strong emotion from me and even though I have so little time to read, I kinda want to find time to read the next book in this series..now.

So...I have this thing called a rage boner. That is when I get really really really angry, and there really is no nice words that can be said. I tell Shelley I have this and she knows I'm really pretty dang angry...and that I am holding in all sorts of angst like behavior, pretty much short of throwing myself in the floor and wallering around like a toddler throwing a tantrum. So...now that I've cleared that up...OMELFG...WTF is wrong with these people! There are only I think 3...count 'em...three in this...okay...no FOUR people in this that I can stand. Every one else can seriously go fuck themselves because they are AWFUL! Wow. I have never hated a book family as much as this one...and we've had some doozys. So...for you fine people...I will try to tuck myself back...and chill out...so you can see that this is a very emotional story that will continue in atleast another installment from what I have researched (need to do some more of that...) and boy-o...all of that from 85 pages...yeah. 

I concur with Courtney's expression of rage. The protagonist in this novella series has one of the worst things that can ever happen to you, happen. She has the support of her best friend and a stranger. Everyone else manipulates or uses her or makes her feel even worse than she already does. I was livid a good 90% of this novel...which, I suppose could be a bad thing but I see it as a sign of the writer completely sinking me in to her story. Don't let our anger scare you off..this is definitely a good read. Pick it up and let us know what you think.

Shelley: 4 Stars
Courtney: 4 Stars

About the Author: Lizzy Ford; writing as Chloe Adams. 
Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult
and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

To reach Lizzy, contact her here through Goodreads or by any method below!
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LizzyFordBooks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/LizzyFord2010
Email: LizzyFord2010@gmail.com

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