Ok, I read and write chick lit, but saw a post from the author, Nicole, saying readers shied away from reviewing the books due to content. I agreed to read and review despite knowing I would be out of my comfort zone. I'm glad I did.
The books are well written, though I doubt anyone would notice even if they weren't as the content is so powerful. Nicole was destined to lead an unconventional life, as her mother steered her into having sex before she was ready. It's likely she knew, when sending her to stay with her uncle what the outcome would be. She had experienced a sexual relationship with her own brother on more than one occasion in the past. It's easy to say the uncle should have refrained from taking Nicole's virginity, but I guess these things happen more often than we realize. Especially as Nicole was curious about sex and let that be known. It was still hard to read though, and I feel so sorry for Nicole. I'm not sure this was her intention when deciding to publish the books. I feel she's happy for the words to arouse her readers. This wasn't the case with me though. I feel strongly that she's been let down by the very people who should've protected her.
I'm interested to know what kind of relationship she has with her family now.
I will definitely read more of Nicole's work. I think she should consider writing erotic stuff that is fiction. A lot of readers would maybe be more comfortable with that? And there's no denying she would be good at it. Her books are compelling, whatever way you look at it.
I've given five stars because I think she's brave for putting it out there, and she is a good writer.
If anyone has read the books but not reviewed, I would like to say if I can you can too!
I genuinely hope Nicole is happy and at peace with her life.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)