Ok….. WOW! I really loved this book from the moment I picked it up. It has really surprised me- in a very, very good way…. I had read the blurb and knew I would like the story, but it was so much better than I ever expected! I was enthralled from the ‘get-go’. Breaking the Girl is an exciting, suspenseful, spicy and slightly dark read by the ever so talented M.C Webb. This is my first book by Ms. Webb and I have to say that it definitely won’t be the last. I have since gone on a ‘one-click’ spree and have purchased all her other books that I could find, and I can’t wait to devour them- that’s how much I loved this book. Yes, the book is gritty, dark, a little edgy, and had some scenes that made my mind reel and my heart ache from the sheer ferocity of them, and the terrifyingly brutal situations. I’ve found that Ms. Webb has a real knack for upping the tension in her story to the point where I was almost hyperventilating from the suspense and perspiring with expectation…. then I was body slammed into my seat by the powerful effects of her words. This story has affected me in ways I can’t even begin to explain. Breaking the Girl isn’t just a story about an incredibly jaded, semi-retired porn star and a desperate, naïve young woman- who are thrown together in a situation that neither are really prepared for. These two are severely scarred and damaged souls, that don’t realise that they are really looking for love, connection and some sort of salvation. Both have secrets that cause them guilt, shame and pain. We bear witness as Ms. Webb opens a window to a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look on the sordid, controlling, unglamorous and somewhat brutal world of the porn industry- and the devastating effects it can have on the ‘actors’ involved. But again, this story is so much more than this too- as the story has a very suspenseful secondary storyline woven through it, with quite a few major twists that will blindside you, get you on the edge of your seat and leave you breathless. Then there is the romance and spicy, electrically erotic side of the story that will fill your heart and arouse your senses … Ms. Webb proves herself to have real writing prowess as she deftly blends all these elements into a completely seductive and spellbinding read. This book has become one of my top reads for the year and should be a ‘must-read’ for anyone who enjoys a really well-crafted, suspenseful, erotic and entirely spellbinding story!
Breaking the Girl by M.C. Webb is an unconventional dark romance and definitely not your usual romance story, as it shows the very real, very seedy and very dark side of the adult film industry world. Nothing is sugarcoated, what the women who enter into this kind of life are subjected to, how truly bad the industry is towards them and what happens to the women themselves, is all laid bare. It was actually refreshing to read a romance with something a little different but hard on your emotions.
This story is centered around Payton and Axel who come from very different lives but yet have so much in common. When their worlds collide, nothing good can come from it, can it?
Axel has given up on the industry that has made him into a soulless and empty shell of himself. He is tired of the life he has lived. So tired of the drugs, booze and the meaningless sex. Tired of the manipulation of the people he works for. Train them and hand them over, they know what they are getting into. Train them and hand them over, I get my money. Train them and hand them over, show no emotions, emotions are a thing of the past. Rules are never broken.
Payton is homeless and desperate. So desperate that when she is approached by a stranger with a proposition she can’t turn down, she decides to take him up on his offer. An offer to be trained by the best in the adult film industry, so she can get the money she so desperately needs. But is selling your soul worth more than your need for the money?
I love M.C. Webb’s writing style and the picture she paints of the characters and their world. I recommend this book to anyone who loves dark romance. I will be reading other books by this author.