My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release Day May 20, 2017
Release Day May 20, 2017
“I’m going to break you.” Those were the words Lola feared most, from the man she feared most. She ran…she ran until she could run no more, and as soon as she stopped, he broke her. The tough shell was gone, her disguise ripped to shreds, and all that was left behind was a damaged girl who felt lost, raw and exposed.
“He broke me.” Three words that would haunt Drew King until the day he died. He’d always watched Lola from afar, too tainted and scarred to be anything more than a quiet shadow. Then came the night she fell into his arms, bleeding, dying, broken. That night started a fire in his soul, the burning heat of rage reared its ugly head, and on that night, Drew vowed he would battle with the devil himself to make sure his little mouse was never broken again.
*** Losing Lola deals with the harrowing subject of rape. There are some scenes within this book that may be a trigger for some readers. ***
Recommended for 18+ yrs. Contains sexual content, bad language and violence
*** While each book can be read as a stand alone, you will gain a more rewarding experience by reading the entire series, as many of the characters overlap into each novel. ***
Saving Ella, Mercy's Angels #1
Fighting Back, Mercy's Angels #2
Tortured Soul, Mercy's Angels #3
Mother's Love, Mercy's Angels #4
*arc provided for an honest and unbiased review*
I will be honest about this. at times, this book was hard to read. simply because it's the reality of what rape survivors go through , struggle with and think like when recovering. maybe not being hunted down, but the mentality of Lola was heartbreaking at some points of the books. you just want her to find that inner strength so badly. you want to just jump in and make it all better. take away all that pain for her, much like how Drew felt. and Kirsty captures all that so well. the pain, the struggle, the fear, everything. the way Kirsty captures it, makes it so real for you as the reader. you feel those same feelings Lola is feeling. when she met Rachel I had to put the book down and walk away. I felt it so much. I think, other than the incident itself and the corresponding flashbacks, that may have been the single most hardest scene in the book to read.
Drew. such a protective grouchybear. I think what I love the most about him is how he just instinctually knows what Lola needs and gives it to her with no questions asked. and in doing so, he's giving her a piece of what that monster took from her. he's so .. just... tough. strong. but in such a way that you can't help but see how safe be makes Lola feel all the time. he's the balm to her tortured soul.
I think this book may have been the hardest to read in the series, but also possibly, the best. Kirsty knows how to write this series, the pain, the struggle, the heartache. and this is such a perfect addition to the series. and so incredibly well written.