Sunday, August 24, 2014

High Class Harlot by Delia Steele Review Tour with giveaway

Review Tour

High Class Harlot
(Switching Tracks Series, Book Two)
Delia Steele

People spend their whole lives being condescending cockstars. Assuming they know something when they don’t. Assuming they know who someone is when they have no idea. Assuming that, because they can see something, they understand it. Let me tell you right now, STOP ASSUMING! Until you walk a day in someone’s gold-studded hooker heels, you do not know them or their story. Do not assume your struggle is worse simply because it’s yours. Do not assume they are ok just because they look to be so. And do not assume you are a better person simply because someone chooses to sin differently than you.
My family has money. We buy what we want without fear of being destitute, and we will never worry about having food or any other necessities. My struggle in life is not with the money, but where it comes from. My father’s secret is carrying a hefty price tag that I can no longer afford. My soul is priceless, and he is stripping it away from me. My world isn’t all rainbows, sparkle, and diamonds falling from my exit hole like Rory’s story portrayed. For every high, there is a low, and the higher you go, the further you have to fall.
I have the best things in life, except for life itself. Everyone I love has moved away; my passion to exist has deflated; my job is a joke; but more than anything, I hate who I am allowing myself to become. Is there anyone strong enough to hold my hand on this road to self-preservation, or am I to travel it alone?
If you start my story, please find it in yourself to finish it before you judge me. Don’t assume you can know where I am headed without seeing where I have already been. I am Amandolette Riaz, and I am a glitzed-up glitch in today’s delicate world.

**High Class Harlot is Book 2 in the Switching Tracks Series. It can be read as a standalone but most characters are introduced in Book 1, Trailer Park Princess. High Class Harlot picks up in timeline where Trailer Park Princess ends.**

I would recommend reading Trailer Park Princess (TPP) before reading High Class Harlot as it is the first book in the series and will give you a little more background on all of the characters. If you haven't read it yet, you are missing out. It is a great story with some seriously funny and swoon worthy moments. 

Delia Steele has a talent for writing sassy, strong, mouthy women and she did not disappoint when she wrote Amandolette's character. I couldn't wait to get my hands on HCH. I love how she writes to you, as if her characters are are sitting down with us catching us up on their life over coffee or in this case a vodka. 

HCH finished were TPP left off. Rory and Rome are married, they have a new baby R.J, and have moved to Atlanta with both Rory and Rome's brothers. Rory runs The Diner 2 and Rome and Clay are partners running a garage. Toby and Ashley are popping out babies and Amandolette is left behind.

"Strap on your seatbelt, bitches, and get ready for one hell of a ride. If you can't handle it, you may want to jump ship now." 

Amandolette aka Mando, was born on the other side of the tracks, she is known as 
high class. While she may be known as high class she is far from it. Yes she's 
gorgeous and she uses her looks to her advantage. Secrets she has kept bottled up 
are holding her back from having a life, living and moving forward. She feels 
worthless and doesn't know who she is anymore. Gone is the beautiful girl on the 
inside and out, who was care free and loved by all and is now replaced with 
someone she herself hardly recognises, she has lost the person she once was. Mando's story id proof that money can't buy happiness.

"I am what people considers a diamond, when the truth is: I am a cubic zirconium
- inexpensive; a knock off; a cheap-ass imitation of the real thing; that flawed
facet that appears perfect to the naked eye, but when you look close, you see
chipped pieces." 

Mando loves her best friend Rory but she hates that everyone adores her, specifically Mando's parents. After some choice 
words from her grandmother she really starts to think about her life. Grans 
words are very wise...
Had enough she heads off to the one place, to the one person who loves her for 
her who makes her feel grounded, Clay in Atlanta. The sexual chemistry between 
them is HOT. 

Clay can read Mando's like no one else he knows her insecurities and doesn't 
understand how some one like her can have them, for him it makes him love her 
more. He wants to take the next step with Mando but as usual she gives him the 
run around. Why can't she take the next step, know what it likes to be happy and 
move in with him? I loved Clay's strong and loyal. Always there for Mando even when she wasn't there for herself.

Mando puts herself through the ringer, hitting rock bottom before she is on the 
path of self discovery, acceptance and learning to love herself. 

This wouldn't be Mando's book without the crazy ass references and her own unique vocabulary that will leave you laughing out loud or blushing like a school girl. Gran is back and in rare form, she is a force to be 
reckoned with. But she is a trip and one of my favorite older characters ever written. Like Mando she is not afraid to speak her mind and isn't scared 
of using her shot gun. 

Delia Steele has taken us on a funny, emotional journey of one of life's many 
struggles. No one has a perfect life, including those who comes from money and 
seem as though they have it all. Mando and Rory are among our favourite leading 
heroines. We love sassy, mouthy, speak their mind type of girls and Mando is 
definitely one of a kind. Mando and Rory are best friends and in this book you 
can see why. 

Mando's journey isn't an easy one. It is difficult to see someone with so much potential being so self destructive. My heart broke for both her and Clay. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and swoon all in the same chapter. I am very much looking forward to see what Delia comes up with next!

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About the Author:
Delia lives in Mississippi, better known as “The Sip”, where she was born and raised, aside from the short time she spent wandering the beaches of Destin, Florida. She has two amazing kids who are the light in her life, and she is married to a very patient and loving man. She works a fulltime job Monday–Friday. Yes, she’s so domesticated! Delia is Mexican-American, or in her words, “brown!” In her spare time, she enjoys singing extremely loud, dancing around for hours, and watching her kids just be kids. Delia is eclectic and obsessive. She is always happy. She believes we should all have fun sometimes, and when we do something stupid, we should write about it, dude! If she could be anything when she grows up—because she is currently refusing to—she wants to be a fulltime superhero. You know, wear awesome boots; have long, full, flowing hair; wear her panties on the outside of her clothes (and have it be OK); ride on a magical horse with wings; and save the world. Who wouldn’t want to do that? Happy Reading!

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