Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Review: Cam Girl

Title Cam Girl

Author Leah Raeder

Release Date November 3, 2015

Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend—and sometimes more—Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart.

Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.

Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone.

She’s got nothing left to lose.

So when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.

It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they chat intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision: she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question:

Can we meet IRL?

Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that brings back a ghost from her past. Now Vada must confront the devastating secrets she's been running from—those of others, and those she's been keeping from herself...

Maybe I cheated, but I read the acknowledgments first. I read them again at the end, too. Leah writes acknowledgments like no one else. Leah writes books like no one else, too, but those acknowledgments are important.

I could come up with so many words to describe Leah's writing. It's pretty, beautiful, lyrical, raw, real, colorful, perfection. Yeah, I kind of love her writing.

I loved the story. Overall, powerful message of accepting yourself and being supportive of those you love.

There are so many books that I want to read and because of that I rarely get a chance to reread books that I love (and I truly hate this sometimes). However, Leah writes the kind of books that you specifically make time to read and reread. Her books are that good, that powerful, that special. And I thank her a million times.


5 out of 5 stars

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