Series: Broken Beauty Novellas #1
on September, 22 2013
Genres: Drama, New Adult
**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.
Originally published in October 2012 as "No Way Back" by Chloe Adams.
Broken Beauty is the first novella of the 6 part series, Broken Beauty Novellas by Chloe Adams/Lizzy Ford.
This is the story of 17 year old Mia. She was drugged, beaten and sexually assaulted at a party by two men when she went without her best friend Ari. Her father or “daddy” as she refers to him is a high profile politician up for re-election. One of the assailants is the son of one her fathers top political allies. Mia lives her day to day life alone. Her mom is in rehab and her daddy is on the campaign trail. She is left to her fathers lackeys, her uncle/lawyer and a psychologist/cousin tending to her. The author does a great job of portraying the everyday struggles Mia faces being part of a tight knit political machine. It was heartbreaking how horrible her rape was handled by all of the adults in her life. Throughout the story Mia struggles with doing the right thing and what her family expects from her. She is told that she is confused about the events and led to believe she is doing the right thing for her fathers campaign by not naming her assailants. The story ends rather abruptly, with Mia in very tough place. Not wanting to ruin too much of the story let’s just say Mia has some big decisions to make. I look forward to reading more of Mia’s heartbreaking story.
**ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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