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sofa, wincing at the soreness of my bare feet. I didn’t have the energy to
clean them. Instead, I poured myself a glass of cheap wine and gulped it down.
My hand shook so much it was hard to hold the glass to my lips. The wine burned
its way down my throat, mixing with the bile that was churning in my stomach. I
pulled my dirty feet up onto the sofa and curled up. Finally, the tears fell.
warmth into my bones. The trailer I lived in was freezing with just a small gas
heater that gave off enough of a smell for me not to want to use it. I pulled a
quilt around my shoulders and then cried harder.
quilt; it was the only item I had that reminded me of her.
she’d died but more so then. She would have hugged me; she would have known
what to do. I would never have found myself in the situation I was had she been
around. I cried out her name, praying she could hear and guide me. Not that I
thought I could sleep, but I closed my eyes, hoping that dawn would arrive
quickly and I’d have a clearer mind.
the room disturbed me. I sat up, pulling the quilt tight around me and held my
breath. The lights came to a stop outside my trailer. I quietly slipped from
the sofa, and in a crouch, I crept to the window. I sat on the floor, my back
to the door, knowing if someone looked in, they wouldn’t see me.
heard my name being called, more so, when I recognized the voice. If he wanted
to get in, one kick would have the front door fly off its brackets. I covered
my mouth to stifle the sob when the door rattled.
he slurred, before laughing. “You won’t be going back there.”
hoping for divine intervention. That came in the form of a dog.
becoming more frantic. I heard his heavy footsteps clomp down the wooden steps,
away from the door, and then the headlights swept across the room again. I sat,
straining my ears to listen for the engine of his car and breathed a sigh of
relief when that sound became faint.
stay there. I had to leave. I scrambled to my feet and rushed into my bedroom.
I gathered what few belongings I had, and crammed them into a battered
backpack. The last thing I picked up was the quilt.
my sneakers, still aware of how dirty my feet were, and headed for the
kitchenette. Hidden in a cupboard, in a small tin, were my meager earnings,
well, the portion of earnings I was allowed to keep. In addition, there was my
‘gift’ of a hundred dollars. At the thought of that ‘gift’ and the person who
gave it, tears welled in my eyes again. I would call the police, but I would
have to do it anonymously. There was no way I could go forward and publicly
report what I’d seen.
trash, and I was a prostitute.
Jade’s 5 Star Review
I am a huge Tracie Podger fan. Ive read all of her books and every time I see new one releasing I get excited to see what she will bring us next.
Harlot was no different. The cover is brilliant and after reading the story, you realise how fitting the cover is.
We get thrown right into the story, as is Tracie’s way. She pulls you right into the story from page 1 and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book.
Charlotte is a a heroine you can feel for and you just want to end up with her HEA. She finds it hard to realise that there are actually good people in the world after everything she has been through.
This book can be read as a standalone but part of the story/characters overlap with Gabriel and A Deadly Sin.
With knowing that, you know that not everyone is to be trusted or things arent always as they seem.
Another fantastic story from Tracie. I cant wait to see what else she brings us in the future and where this series will go!!
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a
rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba
Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have
dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in
another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal
and its accompanying books are mafia romance and full of suspense. A Virtual
Affair is contemporary romance, and Gabriel and A Deadly Sin are
thriller/suspense. The Facilitator is erotic romance.
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