My Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Genre: Dark, Suspense, Adult
As men get older, the toys get more expensive.
Dirty Ugly Toy, is a story about Jennifer, a prostitute, desperately lost in her addiction of drugs, willing to give anything just for another hit. This story starts off in my ‘not so famous’ hometown. Most books which include my country happen to talk about the towns in south more than anything but it came as a surprise when it mentioned streets I am familiar with. Braxton is looking for another ‘toy’ and he spots Jennifer, making it his mission to moralise her, whilst also luring her into a 6 month contract with her. What happens when she sobers up and realises just exactly what she has gotten herself into? But Jennifer has a past brutal than anything Braxton could promise her with.
Paybacks a bitch and Bunny’s about to repent for the sins of my mother.
The good thing about this story was, it was rather interesting to read and kept me entertained throughout. The author has done a fab job of keeping me engaged with the characters. I loved Kennedy’s characterisation and the man he was, despite all the bad he did, I saw the good. The author succeeded in making me see that side to him and making me sympathise towards his situation, even if he did do some questionable things. Jennifer was also portrayed as this strong individual whose behaviour I grew rather fond of. She wasn’t all cowering towards this man, she defied him every step of the way, even if he wasn’t keeping her against her will and she may have felt some obligation towards him, she still maintained her stance and refused to be intimidated.
I think where this book went wrong is the haste in the relationship development. I feel the author had a brilliant story but was quick to come to conclusions on feelings instead of taking us through a journey of the characters emotions. It went too fast, may be the book could have been made longer to provide those specific details? I just feel it’s important to not seem repetitive of previous stories and it also allows the reader to connect more with the characters.
This is a great read overall, but there were many aspects which I think could have been better. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I think this is one I would have loved had I read it 2 years back. It was too ‘fifty shades all rolled up into one book’ for me.