Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Series:  Switching Tracks #2
Author:  Delia Steele
Publish Date:  07.01.14
Publisher:  Delia Steele
Category - Genre:  N/A - Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content and foul language
Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors   
Received from:  Delia Steele (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: High Class Harlot
Date completed: 07.27.14

Description from the publisher:
The language in this book is rough, but I feel it's a must due to the setting of the book. If you liked Trailer Park Princess and liked Mando then you already know she is over the top, but she is a lot to take in when it's nonstop. If you don't like foul, crude, mouthy females don't read this book. Trailer Park Princess finished where you could be content simply because Mando's story isn't for everyone. I am well aware of that.

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. 

This is the second book in the Switching Tracks series.  They do need to be read in order.

If you cannot tolerate inventive and invective language, do not open this book.  TPP can stand alone and you do not need to sully your mind.  If, on the other hand, colorful, dark, and real do not bother you, then I highly recommend this follow-up companion story.

Do you remember Mando from TRAILER PARK PRINCESS?  She is Rory’s BFE (best friend eva).  She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but for some reason her grandmother is living in the trailer park while her family enjoys the high life?  At the time that I reviewed TPP, I said I would like to read Mando’s story and here it is! 

Mando’s family has secrets…the secret of how they have earned the money to live their good life and the secret of what really goes on in the mansion behind the triple gates.  The secrets have been tearing Mando apart for years, eating away at her soul until she is left with nothing and nobody.  She has lost sight of her own worth.  This is a story of prejudices, self-discovery, redemption, and forgiveness.  This is Mando’s story, not only of her life, but also her hell and her heaven.

Throughout the book, Ms. Steele has added hashtags related to the events currently existing in the story.  I hate hashtags and found them annoying, but even I have to admit some of them were downright funny.  Then there is a part of the book when the hashtags are not merely add-ons to the chapter for a bit of whimsy, but actually serve a purpose in that chapter of Mando’s life.  What I had at first found annoying was then seen as a writer’s tool to prepare you for this part of the book.  Not only does Mando grow as a human being, I grew as a reader.  I appreciate that.
Speaking of hashtags,... do you remember a few months ago I said I met the boys from the band Far Young.  At that time, I told you that they played a couple of songs that I couldn't reveal titles.  This one is going to be huge:

Thank you, Ms. Steele, for another, very well-written story.  I could not think of a better way to spend a Saturday night alone that could compete with curling up with one of your books.

Switching Tracks Series:
1.     Trailer Park Princess
2.     High Class Harlot
Also from Delia Steele:
  • Broken


Originally posted 07.27.2014 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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