Whore by Willow Aster

Title: Whore

Author: Willow Aster

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 26, 2017

 

“I need a reason to exist.”

Beautiful, intelligent, independent, strong-willed, wealthy—Lilith Fontenot seems by all appearances, to have it all. But that’s not how the highest paid prostitute in New Orleans sees herself.

A stain on society. A scourge. A waste. Outsider. Prisoner…

Any idyllic dream of the normal life she may have once imagined, Lilith buried long ago. Her only plan now is survival.

But mob boss Nico Santelli and community center owner Soti Christos have not given up on Lilith. Each has his own very specific, very opposing, plans for her, and neither will rest until it becomes a reality.

WHORE is a singularly bracing take on an ancient tale of tireless love, betrayal, and the possibility of redemption.

 

 

     

 

 

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I take a sudden deep breath and my breasts brush against his chest. The contact surprises us both. I do it again, intentionally this time, trying to gain control in the only way I know how. His neck flushes and he takes a step back. I enjoy the rush it gives me, knowing that I affect him too.

“Hey, would you like to come around the corner with me to—”

I swallow my surprise and shake my head, holding my hand up before he says anything else.

“Please,” he says louder.

“What’s your name?”

“I am Sotirios … Soti.”

“Soti, what makes you think you know anything about me?”

He tries to make eye contact, but I focus on a spot just past his left ear.

“I just want to help you…” His words trail off.

The wind blows my hair forward, a sheet of black coming between us until I smooth the long strands down on either side. I gaze down the street and see a blurry little girl with black hair down to her waist in middle school, standing shy and hopeful in front of a group of girls.

“We know what you are,” they said. They hurled spit and names on her and she stood there, taking it, until the teacher came and helped her.

Help only got me so far.

“You listen to me, okay?” I say so softly he leans in to hear me. “I was born for this.”

When my eyes finally land on his again, I know his face will haunt me forever. He looks as bleak as I feel.

I clear my throat. “Now, if you’ll excuse us.”

With that, I loop my hand through the arm of my next income source, calculating how I can get the most money out of him for the least amount of time. It takes every ounce of willpower I own to not look Soti’s way one more time. Once we round the corner and I know he’s out of sight, all the adrenaline leaves my body, and I’m actually glad to have someone to hold onto.

I avoid my reflection as we walk back to the house. I don’t want to know what the rest of the world sees when they look at me.

 

 

WhoreWhore by Willow Aster
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones


"I wish I could wander through your mind and heal every single bad memory."

Whore was my introduction to the writing of Willow Aster. And I must say, it was memorable. Being a fan of books with broken characters, this one was right up my alley. You can't get much more broken than Lilith. She didn't have a chance at normal, born and raised into the lifestyle predetermined by her family took away her choices. Her childhood dreams of finding love and living happily ever after were shot down very early.

I was intrigued by the synopsis as it mentions two very different men. Nico and Soti. One is a mob boss and the other owns a local community center. They are as different as night and day and Lilith is the only thing they have in common. They both want her...

I can't tell you too much, you need to read the story to figure it out for yourself. I can tell you that one of them was her first lover. One is an #InkedKnight and is sometimes referred to as #Boxforous. Which one caused her to think, "Even with his imperfections, he's perfect for me?" And guess which one made her laugh by saying, "My body is your wonderland."
One is dark, and the other is light. Both are obsessed with her. Will either of them claim her heart or just her body?

I found this story to be very heartbreaking and thought-provoking. I could not put it down once I started reading, anxious to have my questions answered and my worries eased. Yes, I picked a man for her and hoped that my choice would be hers. I also admit to mentally bitch-slapping a few and junk-punching some others. No wonder she doesn't trust anyone, nobody has been on her side, ever. But no worries, I had her back. I was ready to throw a shovel in the trunk and help her bury some bodies. And now that I've devoured this amazing story, I'm ready for more from this author. The line forms here...

 

 

 

 

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and the upcoming release, Whore. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

      

         

 

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1 Response

  1. Willow Aster is a new author to me, however, after reading the blurb I’m definitely changing that status lol. ❤

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