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Lina isn’t crazy, though a good many believe she is. Intent on surviving the adversities that have come her way from an early age, she’s done unimaginable things. Her life has been one huge roller coaster. She never knows what’s going to come at her next. When Damian Hart reenters her life, she’s not sure what to make it. He’s a man who has a slew of issues to take care of, many that involve her. If she’s to remain one step ahead of him, she’ll have to play by his rules. Keeping her head above the water, however, will take everything she’s got and then some.

If you’re looking for a happily ever after, this book isn’t going to give it to you. Beauty In The Broken is romance, but it’s dark. And I do mean dark. It’s one of those stories that makes your head spin while you wrap your head around its diverse characters and the situations they find themselves in. All are broken. All want nothing more to survive within the worlds they live.

If you’ve read one of Charmaine’s other books, you know she has a knack of delivering unexpected twists and turns within a story. The good kinds, of course, where the unexpected leaves you wanting more. This book is no exception. I do warn you, though. The book has triggers. They’re all integral to the story the author has to tell. She delivers each one in such a way that you feel for each characters with every turn on the page. By the time you get to the book’s end, you’ll fully understand why the characters have done what they’ve every step of the way.


Six years ago, Harold Dalton framed me for theft and sent me to jail to steal my diamond discovery.

He gave his daughter to Jack Clarke in exchange for the excavation rights. Today, I’m free, and I’m coming for him with a vengeance. Six years of cruelty make beasts out of men. I’m going to take back what he stole from me, and more. I’m not interested in his properties or shares. I don’t want his small change. I want his biggest asset. Beautiful, mentally unstable, Angelina Dalton-Clarke.

Worth billions, she’s the wealthiest widow in the country, and also the craziest. Her self-harming tendencies had Jack declare her incompetent before he put a gun to his head and blew out his brains. Lina isn’t allowed to touch a cent of her riches. Her father manages her finances. He has all
the signing power. As her husband, that chore will fall to me. But if she thinks I only want her for her money, she’s sadly mistaken.



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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published nine novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.

Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent. When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French, and Spanish.


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