Saturday, October 5, 2013

Review : Broken Beauty

Broken Beauty by Chloe Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group : New Adult
Pages: 78
Purchase Links: Amazon


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, faced with a new challenge that will force her to take more control of her life.

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

Originally published in October 2012 as "No Way Back" by Chloe Adams

My Thoughts:
"We can't change our circumstances, but we can deal with them better."
Mia was raped. Instead of her parents being there her father sends his people to deal with this situation while hes off campaigning. Rather than being there for this daughter he uses her situation to his advantage. Mia just wants someone to care, the only person she has who gives a dang is her best friend, and the cops who helped her. Mia knows who raped her and could try to put him behind bars if she could but he's well known and it could ruin her father's campaign and she doesn't want to deal with seeing him again. Mia is just so conflicted by what she wants and when she should do.

I really enjoyed this little novella it really packs a punch and hits on a subject that really matters to many people out there. At times I couldn't help but think this girl is kind of naive when it came to rape and pregnancy. I mean how isolated from the real world that she believes when her father says rape victims can't get pregnant. Maybe it was because she was young? Maybe I didn't notice if they put on a age but I was under the impression that she was like 17 years old and she should know better. It was hard reading this book and seeing what she was going though, I can only imagine how many others out there are going through a similar situation caught in between telling and getting what happened for the world to or keeping it to yourself. This book is brutally honest and I recommends you lovely readers check out this great Novella Ill be sure to follow the rest of the books to this series. 5 of 5 stars!

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