ebook, 315 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Loose Id LLC
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Shelly Laurent escapes her life as a high-class escort, but against her better judgment she takes the scared young Ella with her. Framed for murder by her pimp and his dirty cops in retaliation, Shelly turns to the one man who could be her salvation: Detective Luke Cameron. She doesn’t know if she can trust him or if he’s just a mirage, but it’s time for her to take a stand. Just one shot, make it count, she’ll fight Ella’s demons—and face her own.Shelly throws light on the shadows of Chicago’s underworld, challenging everything she knew and the man she’s come to love. Together, a prostitute and a cop fight for truth stronger than secrets, hope deeper than deception, and a bond more enduring than betrayal.
**I received an ARC courtesy of Amber Lin in exchange for an honest review.**
OMG! WOW! I love this novel!
From it’s first moments, the book kept me glued to the pages. As the author peels away Shelley’s layers, giving the reader more insight in to who she is, she peels away layers of plot, revealing twists, turns and surprises.
Shelly is really a high-priced escort, and her heart is made of diamond-encrusted platinum, much better than gold. She’s a genuine sweetheart who will do anything to help someone in need, even a brat of a newbie hooker who would just as soon punch her in the face as be rescued. But Shelly is also incredibly damaged. She pretty much thinks she’s worthless and can do nothing but this thing she’s been brought up by an abusive father to do and coerced into by a bad news pimp with his finger on the pulse of Chicago’s crime world and his hand in the pocket of Chicago’s police force.So when Shelly gets framed for murder, she has zero options. Or so it seems, until a friend in the police force risks everything to help her. Why does he do it? Because he sees something worthy in Shelly when she can’t see it in herself. He sees something worth saving where she has whittled down her life to doing what’s expected of her while occasionally saving someone else.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The story, the characters, the emotion and the author’s perspective left me breathless and wrung-out. I highly recommend it!
Check Out My Review of The First Novel In this Series:
Giving It Up (Lost Girls, #1) by Amber Lin