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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Selling Out by Amber Lin

                                           "OhMiGOD.....SUUUUUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!!!" 

Now let me tell you, I don't give a rat's patootie if you don't typically like or read 'Erotica' because clearly you have never read anything by Amber Lin.Throw all your preconceived notions of the genre out the window and give her Lost Girls series a try. (Just do it!!)
 I've previously reviewed and HIGHLY recommended her book 'Giving It Up' to all the Mommy Porn readers and generally anyone (over the age of 18) looking for a great read.
Let me tell you, the novels are incredible!!! This author is clever story teller who writes passionately, and I don't just mean about the kinky bits! Both novels are emotional, well developed, intricate and clever. When you read a book by Amber Lin, you aren't reading a 'fluffy-kissy kissy-romantic- happily ever after-sex-fest'.... you are reading a hardcore, down to earth, gritty story of intrigue, life lessons with a sexual element.

I feel like Amber Lin has tossed down the gauntlet to other authors and snapped:

  "Here I am bitches!! Beat that!"
Love it!
 Here is the blurb from

 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.

My Take:

As you read above....'Selling Out' is Shelly's story. A prostitute with a good heart, but a lousy career that she wants out of. She has an 'interesting' friendship with a cop named Luke. She lusts after him from afar but that's about that... (oooor is it?).... they have a complex 'relationship' to say the least.
This character while she is clever, caring and compassionate is also rough around the edges! Sassy and tough as nails. Shelly's scars run deep, but the way she goes out of her way for others is commendable. Whether it is saving young hookers like 'Ella' from following in her footsteps, or looking out for her best friend and the small child Shelly helped raise. She has a heart of gold, sacrificing herself to keep others from hurting. 
Her story is emotional, gripping and sad.

We learn more about Luke's character in this novel. He is a cop with a keen interest in helping save Shelly and any prostitute he can. The two dance around their feelings for one another as they try to bust Henri, the big boss 'Pimp' who has a nasty hold over Shelly and Chicago's Underground.
He's a dangerous man, but that won't stop Shelley from trying to stop him once and for all, no matter what it takes.

If you have read the first novel in the series, than you will be happy to know that we see Allie, Colin and even Philip again!
 The plot in this book is just as complicated and compelling as it was in the previous novel. With all the twists and turns you will not be able to put it down! So, when you read it, clear your schedule!!  Since it is a continuation of the story, I recommend reading Giving it Up before you continue with this novel. (I also recommend you check out my 'Giving It Up' blog)

This is a FIVE star novel in my opinion. So what are you waiting for? Check.It.Out!!

Happy Reading!

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