Abuse, Book Review, Novella

Broken Beauty Novellas 1 & 2 by Lizzy Ford


My Rating: 5/5

Broken Beauty Novella #1

Short Summary: Mia tries to forget everything that happened to her the night she was raped and beaten. Not only does she struggle to overcome the feelings of guilt, believing it is her fault, but she is faced with the opinions of the people around her, who don’t seem to take her situation seriously. Mia must decide between keeping her family’s reputation clean and telling the truth, exposing the man that did this to her.

My Review: Brilliantly infuriating! The emotions that Mia goes through to express her horrible situation are moving.

Mia is forced to decide to hide away from the truth, or come out and expose the person that raped and beat her, which could potentially threaten her father’s career. During this decision, the opinions and judgement of the people around her begin to affect how she starts to see herself. I wanted to throw my kindle across the room every time one of her father’s “lackeys” interfered, causing Mia to want to hide in her closet away from the chaos.

No one can say how they would react if they were in the shoes of a rape victim, or how they would cope, but this book seems to have nailed just about every emotion that could possibly be felt. Mia’s rage, guilt, self-consciousness, panic, and worthlessness start to become your own as you continue to read, and you are left wondering what her decision is going to be.

I bought this book for my own enjoyment.

 

My Rating: 5/5

Second in the Broken Beauty Novellas

Short Summary: Lizzy Ford writes as Chloe Adams, a young teen struggling after being raped and now pregnant.

My Review: Chloe’s fear and family’s judgement is infuriating. In my last review of the first book, I expressed how maddening it was to read about the pain and problems Chloe was dealing with, and her not being able to do anything about it.

She was always too scared to stand up and face the men who hurt her in the first book, but she is finally talking to people who she can trust about what happened. She is also able to stand up to her father, who is only interested in his career and reputation.

I laughed out loud when Chloe lost her temper at school and took out her frustration on one of the stuck-up girls, who was making fun of her. It’s just one more scene where she finally takes control of what people are saying about her, and finally is able to do something about what has happened.

I read this book straight through. I was able to read the first book in a day, as well as this one. They aren’t too long, and they are so enjoyably frustrating that you can’t put them down until you have finished. I’m anxious for the next book to come out, even though I just bought this one yesterday!

I bought this book for my own enjoyment on Amazon.

Highly recommended.

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