Broken World (#2, Broken Beauty Novellas) by Chloe Adams follows the dramatic story of a young girl in unspeakable circumstances.
A confrontation is brewing …
Mia realizes the aftermath of her rape is not over when she is rocked by another challenge, one that will put her publicly at odds with her father, a U.S. Senator who has made her the poster child for his re-election. But the public face he wants her to wear can’t be further from who she is inside.
The latest rape victim is expected to die soon, and only Mia can identify the attackers. With pressure from the police to come forward, Mia is distraught when her father forbids her from speaking out.
She is surprised to discover new allies in her siblings, who break ranks with her father to support her. But even they have their own agenda.
Before Mia turns eighteen, she’ll face the ultimate choice: betraying her family or her conscience.
This series is powerful. It's written in short novellas - like pieces of cheesecake... you eat one and wish you could eat more but need time to digest this one first - and it's the perfect way to present this story. Since it deals with the serious subject of rape, it could be a trigger for some survivors. However, it's written with utmost care and accuracy. There is no sugar-coating the realities.
In Broken World, the second book in the Broken Beauty series, Mia is moving along in her healing. Readers are thrust into her horrible reality as she rebuilds herself. The writing is spot-on - you feel what this character feels. Definitely more uplifting than the first book but equally emotional, this book layers the story and characters, giving deeper perspectives, which draws readers further into the story.
So, I'm letting this digest now while I clear my plate and wait patiently for the next piece... umh, I mean, the next novella.
5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
It feels odd to say such a dramatic story is an indulgence but I mean that it completely draws you in, much like any indulgence. If you like angst with a side of romance, this is for you. Enjoy!