Blog Tour + Review: Whore by Willow Aster


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“I need a reason to exist.”

Beautiful, intelligent, independent, strong-willed, wealthy—Lilith Fontenot seems by all appearances, to have it all. But that’s not how the highest paid prostitute in New Orleans sees herself.
A stain on society. A scourge. A waste. Outsider. Prisoner…
Any idyllic dream of the normal life she may have once imagined, Lilith buried long ago. Her only plan now is survival.
But mob boss Nico Santelli and community center owner Soti Christos have not given up on Lilith. Each has his own very specific, very opposing, plans for her, and neither will rest until it becomes a reality.

WHORE is a singularly bracing take on an ancient tale of tireless love, betrayal, and the possibility of redemption.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 STRONG STARS****


Ahhh what have I just read?? This was an addictive read to the T I was hooked from page one..

Lilith has been brought up and taught to be a whore, ahh can you imagine? But it’s the most elaborate kind, in an expensive hotel ‘as such’ so she wasn’t not looked after. Well not in the ways of luxury, but maybe she wasn’t cared for emotionally.. with her boss as her own mother Lilly was crafted to be the perfect ‘whore’ and that’s just the start..

Soti oh the man who is a man that helps his community, but also a slightly broken man that maybe just needs Lilith for the same reasons as she does him.. I loved how they bonded, how they connected and how love knows who’s heart they belong to even if the world isn’t on the same page yet..


And then there’s a nico and the mafia who has their own agenda..

That’s all I’m going to say on that matter, this read is a well crafted read that tangles in your heart. I felt connected to the main characters the more I read, and the more I read the more I wanted happiness for them..

Why not 5 stars you ask?
I loved everything about this read and it was addictive in the best way.. but I felt certain things were slightly rushed, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t good cause it was FANTASTIC. Do not underestimate that star, please please read it.. if you love addictive reads, a mafia read and one that has a loving girl inside that just wants to live her own life then pick this up, you won’t regret it..

Enjoy Xoxo

ARC generously gifted in exchange for a honest review



 I take a sudden deep breath and my breasts brush against his chest. The contact surprises us both. I do it again, intentionally this time, trying to gain control in the only way I know how. His neck flushes and he takes a step back. I enjoy the rush it gives me, knowing that I affect him too. “Hey, would you like to come around the corner with me to—” I swallow my surprise and shake my head, holding my hand up before he says anything else. “Please,” he says louder. “What’s your name?” “I am Sotirios … Soti.” “Soti, what makes you think you know anything about me?” He tries to make eye contact, but I focus on a spot just past his left ear. “I just want to help you…” His words trail off. The wind blows my hair forward, a sheet of black coming between us until I smooth the long strands down on either side. I gaze down the street and see a blurry little girl with black hair down to her waist in middle school, standing shy and hopeful in front of a group of girls. “We know what you are,” they said. They hurled spit and names on her and she stood there, taking it, until the teacher came and helped her. Help only got me so far. “You listen to me, okay?” I say so softly he leans in to hear me. “I was born for this.” When my eyes finally land on his again, I know his face will haunt me forever. He looks as bleak as I feel. I clear my throat. “Now, if you’ll excuse us.” With that, I loop my hand through the arm of my next income source, calculating how I can get the most money out of him for the least amount of time. It takes every ounce of willpower I own to not look Soti’s way one more time. Once we round the corner and I know he’s out of sight, all the adrenaline leaves my body, and I’m actually glad to have someone to hold onto. I avoid my reflection as we walk back to the house. I don’t want to know what the rest of the world sees when they look at me.


Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and the upcoming release, Whore. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

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