Broken Girl

Gretchen de la O
Broken Girl
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Release Date
April 2016
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

My name is ROSE NEWTON, and I sell my body on the streets of San Francisco. I'm what you call society's dirty little secret. On the outside, I'm in control, the woman who makes her own rules and gives nothing away for free. Inside, I'm broken and numb. Torn and shattered by my past, my life is nothing more than the lost fragments of what's left of me.

SHANE WEST represents everything that's foreign to me. He's brave, kind, funny, gorgeous and persistent. When fate brings us face to face, an undeniable attraction blazes between us. He becomes the constant I've never had and the only man I'll ever trust.

There is nothing simple about falling in love when you're keeping a secret like mine.

*Reader's discretion advised. Certain content might not be suitable for some readers.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jun 19, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
146 people found the following review helpful
Holy stilettos on a street corner, THIS book is EVERYTHING you need in your bibliophile life!

Little girls who make men touch them are nothing but whores. Rosalie Newton didn't want to be a whore. But the choice was torn from her as a child and now she's broken. She sells herself on the streets to disgusting pigs who call themselves men, vowing to get out when she makes enough money. When she meets laundromat owner Shane West, she doesn't want to fall for him. But he wears her down with his sweet attitude and his lollipops and for the first time in a long time, she starts having hope that her life could be different. Rose is broken, and Shane wants desperately to fix her. Can she let him?

BROKEN GIRL is my first novel by Ms. de la O, and WHEW is it a doozy. This is NOT a pretty, flowery love story full of sweet nothings and epic romance; it's gritty and raw and emotionally thick. It rips you open and makes you wonder if your own long forgotten wounds can ever heal. Witness:

Let's face it, life wasn't always about finding something beautiful in a heaping pile of shit. I fucked for money; I made guys come because their wives or girlfriends didn't have the gall to do half the kinky shit their men fantasized about. So their boyfriends or husbands found me on the corner of Geary and Taylor and paid a fistful of dead presidents to live out their kinkiest fantasies. There was nothing noble or life-altering in what I did. I'm a whore.

So that happened. And so much more. BROKEN GIRL feels so honest and real that my heart just broke for Rose and the circumstances of her life that lead her to the choices she made. She made no apologies for her career choice…it was sell herself or live homeless and starving. Shane doesn't change her worldview or priorities, but she enjoys him more than she feels she has a right to. I have to say I'm totally surprised by the sexless relationship between Rose and Shane…while respectful, the horrors that they go thru together seem to me that sex would be a natural progression in their relationship. At the same time, it was this underlying adoration and love that permeates the book because of Shane's fearless love for Rose. It was all very interesting, sad, funny in parts, eliciting the feels from page one. BROKEN GIRL will make you more empathetic for what prostitutes go through mentally and physically when making the choice to turn in that direction.

Bottom Line: This one is a true piece of passion, and it's simply flawless.
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