Saturday, 8 March 2014

Broken Beauty (Broken Beauty Novellas) by Chloe Adams

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Indie Inked and Netgalley.
Broken Beauty (Broken Beauty Novellas)Blurb (From Goodreads):
**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.

Broken Beauty by Chloe Adams

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Broken Beauty (Broken Beauty Novellas)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Indie Inked and Netgalley.)
Mia wakes to realise that she has been raped and beaten. When she accuses her attacker, her father’s lawyer basically stops her from really pointing the finger, convincing her that it will hurt her father’s campaign for a political re-election.
Who attacked Mia? And will she have the guts to stand up and fight for justice?

This was an okay story, but it was really frustrating the things that happened to Mia, and the way that her father treated her.

Mia seemed like a fairly normal girl, who had to cope with unrealistic expectations from her father. As if being raped wasn’t bad enough, she then had to deal with her father trying to turn what happened to her to his advantage! Who gives a poo about his campaign – Mia was raped and deserves justice.
That was quite honestly the worst part of this book, not the rape. The way that her father’s lawyer and publicist basically stopped Mia from telling the truth about what had happened to her, told her that she couldn’t accuse the man who she knew had raped her because he was her father’s campaign-partner’s son, and then stopped her from having the morning after pill because he was campaigning against abortion and the morning after pill?! Crazy! Evil! And so darn frustrating! I felt like punching him for her. What an awful way to treat your daughter!
The ending to this was a bit of a cliff-hanger, and left me even angrier at Mia’s father. I might read the next part of this series, but I’m too angry to read it right now!
Overall; frustrating story about a girl who was raped, and the treatment she received afterwards.
6.5 out of 10.

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