Throwaway by Heather Huffman

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I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.

Jessie was a foster kid who was taken in by a pimp upon aging out of the system and has been a prostitute ever since. It’s been fourteen years with no end in sight, though she’s really wishing for more to life.

She meets Gabe, a cop who is trying to nail her pimp for his ties to the mafia, and they are instantly smitten with each other. He’s trying to do his job while also keep her out of danger and convince her that she deserves a better life.

When Gabe is shipped off to Afghanistan and isn’t around to protect her anymore, a raid goes wrong and Jessie barely escapes with her life. She uses the resources Gabe left her just in case to leave St. Louis and start a new life in the little town he took her to. Of course, things can’t turn out well for a runaway prostitute until all loose ends are tied up, so her life is going to get crazier before it gets better.

I thought this book was okay. I downloaded it so long ago that I didn’t remember what it was about, so I was somewhat surprised at the plot and how many twists and turns it took. I felt for Jessie as she felt she didn’t deserve nice things and her desire to create a halfway house for other foster kids who aged out with nowhere to go, so they wouldn’t make her mistakes. However, as other reviewers have said, the love story was a bit too unbelievable in its ‘love at first sight’ way, and a book about a prostitute and the mafia could have been a bit darker and more realistic.

Click below to go to Amazon to buy the book. This is an affiliate link, so any purchases will go towards supporting this site. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. As of the time of this writing, the Kindle version is only $0.99.

Throwaway

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