Broken Beauty (Broken Beauty Novellas #1)
by Chloe Adams, Lizzy Ford
**Contains graphic content and the sensitive topic of rape and its aftermath. Not intended for teens under the age of 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, faced with a new challenge that will force her to take more control of her life.
Mia wakes up in a garden with just flashes of what happened to her. She has been raped and that is just the start of her horror. She was raped by one of her father's political allies son and another guy. Her father wants her in front of the cameras talking about her experience and using her for his political gain. She isn't to tell the cops or anyone else who did it. She has to deal with this all on her own and see if she wants to tell the truth or just keep it hushed up. When she is faced with facts showing they have did this to other girls she has to see if she has the strength to tell the truth or let them do it to someone else. The effects of that night continue to haunt her and may have long term effect to her life.
Mia is a girl who comes from a wealthy family but who really has no one but her friend to depend on. She has had the most horrible thing happen to her and wants to hide from the world. She gets used by her family for their own gain and they really don't seem to care what happens to her. She may seem weak but she slowly becomes stronger as the book moves along. I felt so sorry for her and everything she goes through.
Get ready to be destroyed. Your emotions that is. This book will touch anyone's heart. I wanted so bad to take Mia away from her family and help her in any way I could. I truly hated her father and his believes. I can't believe the man was so stupid in how he thinks. This is a story of a girl who had her life forever changed by the actions of several people. Not just the rapist but the others involved as well. I felt like I was along side Mia on her journey and the author does an amazing job making you feel so much as you read this. I have to get the next book as I have to see what Mia does and how this will turn out. I only hope she grows stronger in the next book as I feel like she will need it.
5 out of 5 Stars