18 August 2013

Selling Out, By Amber Lin

Shelly Laurent escapes her life as a high-class escort, but against her better judgment she takes the scared young Ella with her. In retaliation, her pimp and his dirty cops frame them both for murder. On the run, 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 she needs his help to free them all.

With a heart forged in fire and irreverence born of necessity, Shelly fights Ella's demons--and faces her own. She 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. 

While I did enjoy this book to a degree, I felt very confused because it is the second book in the series. This is one of those books where to be able to understand everything happening in this book, you have to read the first one. Which I hadn't done.

Taking that fact out of the equation though, this book was interesting to say the least. There were some parts that were off the wall crazy, and some parts that were very sweet. Shelly's character is one that has a very dark background, and she lets the rule her life still to the day. With everything she has been through, she still had her inner strength.

Luke also has a dark past, one that I could tell just from reading the story. However, it wasn't until the ending of the book that his past came to light. His character was a strange one for sure, and I have mixed emotions about him even after finishing the book.

All in all, this book has a lot of aspects that someone might enjoy reading, but there is a heads up that there is rape scenes in this book. I just know that some people might not be comfortable reading those.


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