It’s Live!! Dual Review ~~ Broken Girl, by Gretchen de la O

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SYNOPSIS

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.

Jade’s 4 Star REVIEW

When Gretchen asked if I wanted to read Broken Girl I was elated!  And then I was immediately deflated within the first few pages of her book because of the sadness that this entire story exudes.  I haven’t been this sad or depressed reading a story in a  long time so thanks Gretchen for giving me my fix!

Rose’s story of abuse is hard to read and will make you want to scream or hurl into a bucket.  Gretchen’s use of words and the way she portrays a young Rose in the past is captivating.  Although it was tough for me to read I couldn’t get enough and I flew through the pages of this book because I needed to find out how it would affect her in the present day.
What I really enjoy about of Gretchen’s work is her characters.  They’re always so full of life and they are so realistic.  Rose and Briggs were phenomenal characters and I enjoyed them immensely!  They were so well developed and had incredible depth.  Even though Briggs was one scary dude, I would love to be friends with him!  Shane was sweet enough for me and Sybil I think could have used an extra punch.
But what’s bothering me the most was that I didn’t get anything more from Mr. C.  He was there and then he vanished.  I felt he should have been brought back in some way in the story.  I feel like I got cheated.
All in all though, if you’re looking for something that is NOT a happy read but will make you turn pages at lighting speed then Gretchen de la O’s Broken Girl is IT for you!  Give it a GO!
4 out of 5 Strolling Blushes

Abby’s 4  Star REVIEW

Broken Girl is precisely that, a tale of a girl who has been completely broken. De la O’s “hooker book” surprisingly has little sex and much more emotion. I was expecting an erotic ride and although you know she is a hooker, what you feel more than anything is that she is a woman and she once was a girl, a girl who was hurt.

There is a beauty that shines through all of the pain.

“It didn’t matter who we were, everyone at one point or another has been broken, and you could either sweep up the pieces and throw them away, or find some crazy glue. But through our unspoken words; his-the injustice of war and mine-the hidden marks of abusive parents we found a safe haven in each other’s company.”

See that right there…yep so good. Gretchen de la O shares her wisdom and her heart with followers on a daily basis through her blog posts, but in Broken Girl she shares it in an entirely new way.

There is an innocence to the love story, that although complicated it’s really quite simple, and with that simplicity, I would recommend giving Broken Girl a chance.

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