***Review of Broken Beauty by Lizzy Ford writing as Chloe Adams***
**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.
Nicole’s Review ~~
I really have no clue where to start this review, I have been playing it over in my head for the last two days. I guess I need to stress that this book does surround a the very sensitive subject of rape and the fall out from it. If you are not into reading then don’t bother picking it up. With that said though if you are curious about a well written book the touchs on this subject this is by far your best choice.
Chloe Adams did a phenomenal job in writing this story of 17 year old Mia who suffered the unthinkable by someone she knew and had the chance of running into. While reading this story I wanted to cry, throw my iPad out the window, scream in frustration and just hold Mia in my arms and let her know she was loved and didn’t deserve what happened to her.
Mia comes a rich political family and more than anything she wants to tear away and be something different. She balks and the fakeness that this life holds for her. Her mother is a drunk and her father cares for nothing but his political aspirations. After Mia is raped neither mother nor father are there for her. All she has is the PR rep cousin and family lawyer Chris. Mia does find strength and safety in her best friend and Dom the cop that finds her after the rape.
As the story continues you will be gutted but how little Mia’s family cares for her. How more important winning an election is. How keeping alliances closer than taking care of your child. Dom is absolutely the sweetest man ever written about you can tell he cares for Mia but at the same time he needs and wants her to do what is right.
I cannot wait to see how this story is going to play out. Will Mia stand up for herself, will something more besides safety bloom between Dom and Mia. But most importantly is can this one young woman find the person she wants to be and recover from this horrific event. You will be amazed at Mia’s story and all the twist turns, lies and deception and in my eyes mental abuse by her family.
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About the Author ~~
Lizzy Ford is the author of over twenty books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” 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.