Sequel to "Twisted"
Having been to hell and back, the eager sisters from Ukraine - Natalia, Lena and Julia - decide to retire from selling sex and walk the straight and narrow path back home. But when an old friend calls them with an opportunity to make buckets of ‘easy’ money in South Africa, they find it impossible to refuse.
Return to the nightlife of the entertainment business brings along all the old familiar temptations - alcohol, drugs, and prostitution.
Can the girls resist their vices and stay together? Or will this industry destroy their sanity and their family?
Inspired by real life events, Craved is a fascinating story of addiction, survival and the art of making a living in the sex trade.
Craved is the second book in the Twisted trilogy, written by Lola Smirnova.
Again, I’m along for the ride as the three sisters (Natalie, Julia, Lena) experience their fair share of the darker side of ‘entertainment’ in South Africa. I didn’t expect their lives to improve after reading the first book, Twisted. Unlike the first time I dived deep into the author’s world, I was prepared this time.
With the first book I felt that the idea of making easy money lured the sisters from their homeland. However, this time I felt it was clearly about survival in a sort of way. They experience different situations and their fair share of shady characters. Throughout their ordeal, the reader must keep in mind that they have to survive among all this. You’d think one near death experience would be enough for these sisters to rethink their lifestyle. No. Instead they continue to endure and this is what fascinates me. I wonder what event would actually push these sisters to seek a better life for themselves. Do they think about their future or is everything in the ‘now?’
This world is real and doesn’t hold back and that’s what I enjoy about this novel (and the first one as well.) Yes, there is explicit language and sexual themes yet it just wouldn’t be ‘Craved’ if that was all held back for the sake of the reader. It’s still hard for me to believe that this is all inspired by real life events.
I will definitely read the last book in this trilogy once it is released.
Read Isayian's review for Book #1 "Twisted" by Lola Smirnova.
"What a Twisted Ride!
I was attracted by the book’s blurb and I hadn’t the slightest clue of what I was going to encounter. The title itself describes the book in a nutshell."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Her debut novel Twisted was released in 2014. The book placed as Honorable Mention in General Fiction Category of The 2014 London Book Festival’s Annual Competition and took 3rd place at The Drunken Druids International Book Award 2014.
AUTHOR LINKS: Webpage | Twitter @AuthorSmirnova