The Hustle

The Hustle By Elizabeth Roderick, Liria is nineteen, homeless, and addicted to heroin She s also determined to not end up dead like her mother But every time she tries to get clean, on her feet, and back on the employment train, everything falls apart This time is different This time, she knows there are only two choices recovery or death Once she gets clean, though, her life ends up even rockier thLiria is nineteen, homeless, and addicted to heroin She s also determined to not end up dead like her mother But every time she tries to get clean, on her feet, and back on the employment train, everything falls apart This time is different This time, she knows there are only two choices recovery or death Once she gets clean, though, her life ends up even rockier than before Desperate for help, Liria goes to the one person she can count on for a safe place to stay and regular meals her father, Cyryl Czetski However, she soon learns Cyryl isn t her real father, and he wants a very different kind of relationship Liria ultimately rejects his advances and ends up on the streets yet again, this time working in an illegal strip club Finally taking control of her life, Liria lands a job in a Vegas nightclub, where she meets Arty the woman of her dreams Arty is beautiful, funny, and rich But when other nightclub employees turn up dead including Liria s best friend, Lee Liria suspects the business might be a front for something far sinister When Arty reveals Liria s life is also in danger, she promises to keep her safe But Arty s acting strangely, and seems to know too much about the mysterious deaths Is she really trying to save her, or is she holding her hostage, using her as a pawn in a game Liria doesn t understand Liria thought she was used to always second guessing everyone s intentions That s how life is But if the drugs don t ruin her, The Hustle will. The Hustle Liria is nineteen homeless and addicted to heroin She s also determined to not end up dead like her mother But every time she tries to get clean on her feet and back on the employment train every

  • Title: The Hustle
  • Author: Elizabeth Roderick
  • ISBN: 9781680586459
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Hustle”

    1. 3.75 StarsARC provided in exchange for an honest review.Liria is ready to leave her old life behind, she doesn t want to walk in her mother s footsteps any and she s sure Cyril is the answer to her problems When Cyril reveals he s not her dad and wants than a familial relationship with her Liria goes back out to the streets, leaning on friendly strangers to make it through the days The strangers she meets though aren t all tied to friendly characters and Liria is exposed to a world darker than [...]

    2. Well, the blurb is enough to tell you that this is not a sweet romance It s dark and gritty and you need to want to travel down that road What makes the path even treacherous is you soon get the feeling that none of the characters Liria encounters should be trusted Lots of things happen along the way, some bad, some good, but you ll have to read it to find out, I won t tell you

    3. FREE on today 12 29 2017 Blurb Liria is nineteen, homeless, and addicted to heroin She s also determined to not end up dead like her mother But every time she tries to get clean, on her feet, and back on the employment train, everything falls apart This time is different This time, she knows there are only two choices recovery or death Once she gets clean, though, her life ends up even rockier than before Desperate for help, Liria goes to the one person she can count on for a safe place to stay [...]

    4. The Hustle Woah This was difficult to read Not because the book isn t well written The book is very well written What makes it difficult is the dark and gritty nature of the book.Liria is a young heroin addict She is homeless Her best friend kicked her out She calls the man who she thinks is her father, but he s not and his intentions with her a definitely not fatherly She runs away from him and is back on the streets again She finally decides to take control and ends up in Vegas working at a ni [...]

    5. Originally posted readaholiczone 20I give it 31 2 starsI could not get this book out of my head after reading it There are some parts of the story I did not like, but the good parts and the positive message that it left with me outweighed everything else The main character Liria leads a miserable childhood and after aging out of foster care her adult life is not looking any better Never having had any positive role models to show her or help her get to a positive point in her life Liria has to h [...]

    6. This is my first book by Elizabeth Roderick, but I now know it will not stand a chance at being my last This book sounded dark and emotional just from the blurb, which is why I was completely drawn in I wanted to know what it was like for someone struggling in so many ways, without anyone to turn to I needed to know where the author took us.The main character was brilliant She completely made the raw, gritty nature of this book, with the descriptions and perspectives she gave us, of what was bef [...]

    7. 4.5 starsGeez throughout the book I couldn t help but keep thinking this girl just can t catch a break I thought Lirira s character was interesting like I m amazed at all the things she was going through.There was so much going on with this book that there was never a dull moment Every time things were looking a bit up I was waiting for the shoe to drop and find out that there was another motive by the sketchy people she kept finding herself with Overall this book was really interesting not the [...]

    8. Liria is a girl lost in a world she had no choice of being in She finds herself going down a path that her mother went down and she doesn t know if she wants to continue on it or start a new path She meets a young man, Justin, that makes a surprisingly big impact on her life She has always felt odd and different She wants to make choices that will better her life but can she cover up the fact that she loves women Who is really for her and who just want to use her Will Liria ever find where she f [...]

    9. Drugs, Sex, Mafia, and Constantly Looking for Love.Honestly this book left me very conflicted because it was dark and seemed to be heading in a brighter direction before turning bleak again and ending somewhat abruptly The main character never had hope except to live and even at one point she ditches that hope for a love that was never truly solid The story felt like it was a coming of age plot line then twisted into a suspenseful romance, but with a lot of sex and drugs The hustle of getting m [...]

    10. Anyone who reads my reviews will notice that this book is quite different from what I usually read but one of my aims in reviewing and blogging has been to try new books genres and this is one of those My favourite genre has always been crime mystery so when I read the blurb for this book it was that, as well as it being something different, that appealed to me and made me want to read it and I m glad I did This is an excellently written book that grabs you and involves you in the story from pag [...]

    11. This book for me is about connection Or precisely the main protagonist desperate search to establish some form of connection with another human being.And in that aspect, it is as interesting as it is heartbreaking to follow Liria on her journey.Canadian psychologist Bruce Alexander conducted a study into drug addiction in the late 1970s called the Rat Park , a Playboy Mansion style housing for rats with food, balls and wheels for play, and enough space for mating He conducted tests there with a [...]

    12. Mysterious Thrilling Suspense filled A touch of romance A bit confusing WTF At nineteen, I did not even dream of such issues or even fathom them happening to someone so young This young woman, Liria, has endured a heap of life being thrown at her And yet she was still alive At least for now There were struggles to read such a raw, real, grimy world of drugs, sex, murder and teens After getting clean and making the conscious choice to make her life than it was, she get some startling realization [...]

    13. 5 Raw story skillfully written I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review In the name of honesty, I must warn potential readers that The Hustle is NOT an easy book to read for multiple reasons Not all people will understand the magical realism in it, which I found fascinating so that wasn t a problem Others won t stand the drug scenes This topic hits home with me every time because my immediate family has been battling a serious drug issue for the last twenty years I guess t [...]

    14. A dark, dangerous, and exciting read The hustle was an amazingly raw story about the dangers that surround a lost young woman in this world The story follows Liria, a woman who s been emotionally damaged by every person in her life The thing I loved most about this book was Liria s strength Bit by bit, the tiny things that Liria holds dear are stripped from her throughout the story, yet she doesn t crumble Liria even manages to kick her heroin addiction Although I couldn t relate to Liria s mind [...]

    15. I must preface this three star rating by saying that my lack of a raving review has nothing to do with the technical aspects of this book It s completely my fault for not reading the full synopsis or paying attention to the genre when I accepted this book for review The author did a remarkable job of putting this intense thriller together and I cannot commend her enough for that.The topics in this book are dark, and some hit close to home for me, which also made it difficult to read but not nece [...]

    16. Wow Elizabeth has completely out done herself with this book It s absolutely amazing, heart wrenching, gut pulling This book has hit so many spots for me that it was really hard for me to read but completely worth it in the end It was dark, intense, gritty with a bit of romance If that s what you are into I seriously recommend you to pick it up ASAP All throughout the book you just can t help but feel bad for Liria, but at the same time you just want to scream and throw the book across the room [...]

    17. I was in need of a book to get my mind off my own projects This novel did just that It pulled me in from the get go and I needed to know where it was going.It was gritty, sensual and intense Definitely a fast paced journey that starts at point A and ends up at point 24, essentially running through every point of the alphabet and 2 dozen points further I fell in love with the main character, Liria, but I went head over heals for Arty I may have a type.This was very much worth the read and I will [...]

    18. this is a gritty and dark book which may be difficult to read but you definitely need to carry on reading because this book is definitely worth it if your looking for a dark, gritty, suspenseful read with fantastic characters this is definitely the book for you this book will have you hooked from the first page till the last.highly recommendedobsessedbookreviews.wordpressfacebook obsessedbook

    19. Wow this book is a high emotion book with everything from love, drugs and sex with strangers With that said you can t help but want to route for Liria who has had such a messed up life up to this point you would think she deserves some goodness in her life I can t say to much because that would give away things you have to read about You will not want to put this down

    20. The Hustle was a very interesting story with many twists and turns for the main character I enjoyed the story and I think the author did a good job with character descriptions and detailing how each person affected the main characters life.

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