Broken Beauty (Book 1, Broken Beauty Series)2018-10-14T18:36:21+00:00

Broken Beauty (Broken Beauty Novellas Book 1)

**TRIGGER WARNING. Contains the sensitive topic of rape and its aftermath.**

Just a broken girl trapped in her broken world.

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.

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Real-time Reviews

Beautiful, yet heartbreaking
By (4.0 out of 5 stars) March 1, 2018
For those of you that have been following my reviews for a long time, you know I'm a bit of an ebook hoarder. I have a ton of books by a lot of different authors. Lizzy Ford is one of those authors. I have dozens of her books. Even though I have so many, I have never read any. I recently decided to pick up Broken Beauty. I really enjoyed the book.It feels weird to say I enjoyed the book. I'm not sure enjoyed is the right word. This is in the synopsis, so I don't feel like it's a spoiler to say that the book deals with the sensitive subject of rape. I thought the author handled the subject well. She drew attention to the issues without being offensive. I think she did a good job portraying some of the situations rape survivors find themselves going through. I felt heartbroken watching Mia go through everything she did while I was reading her story. I also liked that there was zero romantic involvement in this book. Mia didn't need to lean on a guy to feel whole again. I really respect the author for that.Speaking of Mia, I could not stand her family. I wanted to reach through my kindle, and smack the hell out of her father. I couldn't believe that he could care so little for his own flesh and blood, especially after everything she went through. Mia's mom was the best one in the family, which isn't saying much. She still didn't seem like she cared too much. She cared, but it came off as indifferent or fake more than anything else.Broken Beauty was a powerful, moving book. It dealt with a sensitive subject in a respectful and informative way. It made the reader aware of a situation they might not normally think about because it's not relevant to them. I don't think I will be continuing this series just because this book was so hard to read. I do however recommend this book to anyone that wants to learn more about the subject.

Good story!
By (4.0 out of 5 stars) June 5, 2017
Poor Mia has been raped. She doesn't remember everything that happened because she was drinking. Her father is a politician and refuses to let her go after one of the guys she knows who did it because he is the son of a political ally. Her Dad also refuses to let he her take a morning after pill because he views it as murder. How will she go on with no closure fro the crime and no family support? Will she find the strength within herself to do what needs to be done to get justice or will she cave to the pressure that her Dad has out on her?

A sad tale which unfortunately
By (5.0 out of 5 stars) March 4, 2017
Broken Beauty explores the ramifications a rape victim feels. Not only was Mia violated by her attacker, but then the ones closest to her all let her down.Mia becomes anxious, paranoid and plagued with nightmares after the attack, and no one in her family seems to care. Instead, they are all concerned about the negative press her actions may have brought to the high profile family.Even though Mia knows who her attacker is, the family continues to remind her what an embarrassment she would be if she went through with a trial. Then even sink low enough to suggest she was partially to blame for the rape, since she chose to partake in underage drinking that night.A sad tale which unfortunately, is the truth for many young girls in today's society. I am hopeful that Mia may eventually gain the courage to stand up against her attacker and maybe even be the inspiration many young women may look to follow.

Very Emotional
By (4.0 out of 5 stars) February 10, 2017
This book was a very emotional read and I'm sure every reader will agree with me. The subject of rape is not an easy one, especially when the victim is living I'm circumstances where she can't say one wrong word or else it'll ruin her family. This book was written well, and I can't wait to read the next one. It really opens up your eyes to show that not everyone gets a happy ending and sometimes the bad guys don't get punished.


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