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Beauty in the Broken by Charmaine Pauls
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it was amazing
bookshelves: alpha-all-the-way, bdsm, dark, favorite-author, pyschological, review, stockholm-syndrome, suspense

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Charmaine Pauls’ Beauty in the Broken has the tart flavors of Dubious, the first of her work I read, Dubious, The Loan Shark Duet. It includes a lot of elements that I love in a dark story, betrayal, insurmountable obstacles, lots of filthy, panty wetting, dirty talk, reluctance, and the highs and lows of a tenuous relationship.

The main characters, Damian and Lina, pulled at my heart from the first chapter. It’s a story of two young people, who were broken by treachery at the hands of Howard Dalton, her father.

Damian went to ask Howard for help in a diamond mine venture. While he waited for him in the courtyard, he met Lina, They had an instant attraction for each other; the chemistry between them clear. But Howard interfered and told Damian his daughter was too good for him.

Howard betrayed, Damian, framing him for theft; they sent him to prison, unable to keep control of his mine.

Lina's father married her off to a Hart, who made her father’s dream come true, own the rights to prospect a mine that belonged to Damian, and ruined Lina.

When Damian got out of prison, he exacted his revenge, took back the mine and Lina away from Harold. She married Damian in a black dress, humiliating him before the world because he forced her to marry him.

The sexual tension scorched off the pages from the first. Each encounter, a combination of punishment and reward, took its toll on Lina. Damian demanded more than she could give, and when she couldn’t, Damian took what he wanted. The poor girl was under a man’s control from the moment she was born, her father, first husband, then, Damian; they broke her. But in that brokenness, she was strong and beautiful.

Charmaine wrote a story that will leave you thinking about it long after you've finished. I loved the story and recommend it. It’s a standalone romance.

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
May 27, 2019 – Shelved
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: alpha-all-the-way
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: bdsm
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: dark
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: favorite-author
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: pyschological
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: review
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: stockholm-syndrome
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: suspense
May 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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