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Hard Times by Blayne Cooper. Terrified and desperate to belong, she sold her soul one piece at a time. She survived to sit atop the ever-shifting trash heap of prison society. Lorna has learned the hard way not to trust anyone, particularly penal system virgins like Kellie Hol Years ago, Lorna Malachi, a frightened teenager, was plunged into a nightmare called Blue Ridge Women’s Correctional Facility. Lorna has learned the hard way not to trust anyone, particularly penal system virgins like Kellie Holloway, her unrepentant new cellmate.
But Kellie’s pride and cluelessness guarantee that without help, she won’t last long. Together, Kellie and Lorna navigate through an oppressive, hidden world where the lines between right and wrong blur, sexual passion is forbidden but explosive, and love is the biggest risk of all. Paperbackpages.
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I need some new words to describe the books I read but I guess the usual words get the point across. This was a great book! It’s an improbable love story and these women suffer some serious angst. I wouldn’t say it’s an easy read because some difficult topics are part of the story. I mean, they’re in prison. It’d be a completely unbelievable book if everything was light and happy.
This is the third book I’ve read by Cooper and I am loving her work thus far. I’m pretty damn happy she has other bo I need some new words to describe the books I read but I guess the usual words get the point across. I’m pretty damn happy she has other books for me to read too. Yay for new to me authors! Nov 25, Megzz rated it really liked it Shelves: Some moments are heartbreaking, some others are really sweet, but all are very beautiful.
It’s a story about pain, trust, love, and hope. The chemistry feels real between both women. It’s refreshing to read a story where women – changed my rating from 3 to 4 because it was even better the second time! It’s refreshing to read a story where women fall in love when they are at their worst.
And they love each other not despite their faults, but almost because of them. The characters are very organic. They are very flawed, and therefore very human. There is also a real plot that keeps you want to read more and that may surprise you. So why not 4 or 5? It’s really a matter of taste. The only reasons I can pinpoint are: Sometimes I got a bit lost on who was saying what then I got used to it, and it passed.
The months go by a bit too fast in between chapters and I would have loved to see a bit more about how their feelings grew. Dec 11, Katia M. Davis rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book, it was very much like watching a prison drama. It was decently written with plenty of tension and ups and downs. The characters were well rounded and the dialogue between them flowed naturally. A couple of things seemed a little too easy but they did not detract from the overall story.
I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a bit of tension in their entertainment. Jul 30, Serena rated it it was amazing Shelves: That the book takes place in prison, I find very interesting. The atmosphere and setting reminded me a little of the TV series Bad Girls.
I liked the characterization of Lorna Malachi, It was very well written.
Lorna was so powerful, but also so fragile, this made her very human. The interaction between her and Kellie was a pleasure to read. The structure of the story and the romance is built with a good rhythm.
Besides the story of Gimes and Lorna, it has plenty of other characters and subplots That the book takes place in prison, I find very interesting. Besides the story of Kelly and Lorna, it has plenty of other characters and coope that are very fascinating.
And there are plenty of scenes that are very hot, the chemistry is very present between the main characters. Definitely a book that I will read more often.
Diferente, pero en el buen sentido,trama interesante, sorpresas y giros al final muy bueno. Oct 27, Ling rated it it was amazing Shelves: Blayne Cooper’s books are always a joy to read. Funny, smart, and heartfelt, this book has all the qualities that make Cooper’s stories so captivating.
I enjoy Cooper’s writing and this is one of her better entries. Both Lorna and Kellie are a nice mix of good personality traits and bad. The story isn’t afraid to get on the gritty side, but doesn’t get too dark. That balance, which is best represented by Lorna and her rival, Katrina.
Lorna is really emotionally messed up by the blane she experienced in the past and the further conditioning she receives in prison, but she is fundamentally a good person, you can see it in the way she treats Kelli I enjoy Cooper’s writing and this is one of her better entries. Lorna is really emotionally messed up by the abuse she experienced in the past and the further conditioning she receives in prison, but she is fundamentally a good person, you can see it in the way she treats Kellie and some of the other inmates.
Katrina is her complete opposite, often seeming to not care what she does to hurt others, as long as she gains power. As for the story, it weaves together multiple plot lines that explore prison corruption, domestic violence and its aftermath, substance abuse, and so on. They all tie up neatly in the end, but Cooper manages to make me believe that our leads weren’t going to get out of the prison unscathed.
In many ways, they show a lot of internal and external scars that, while they get their happy ending, we know they still have some work to do. I loved this book. It was a little too dramatic at times, but Lorna and Kellie aren’t typical Lesfic leading ladies and I enjoyed learning about them. I love a novel with an original and well-developed premise, and what could possibly be more original at least in lesfic than a cioper that takes place almost entirely behind bars? And this wasn’t just your stuck-a-Radclyffe-novel-in-a-prison effort.
The setting informed character development, character dynamics, conflict and resolution. I really enjoyed this read, and look forward to reading more of Blayne Cooper’s novel ideas pun obviously intended! Feb 05, Alealea rated it it was ok Shelves: Why did read this? We are far far from it. Very classical setting and story. Mostly sad despite the happy ending. Still an ok read I guess. Nov 08, Weetniet7 rated it liked it.
The first part was coopre good.
Towards the end it was all happening a bit fast and resolved too quick. Apr 11, Margaret rated it it was ok Shelves: The backdrop of the story was depressingly and I would argue almost unnecessarily bleak and many of the secondary characters just seemed downright mean and downtrodden.
I found the result predictable and, even though the HEA came, I felt like I’d waded through mud to get there.
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Annoying as I liked the premise and really wanted to Only 2. Annoying as I liked the premise and really wanted to like the book more than I did: Dec 18, Julieta Steyr rated it it was amazing. It’s original as all it does Blayne, but has a errors in Spanish I hate it and it edition himes many mistakes in the end they rushed and don’t correct the text.