By Chanel Jones
Jasmine was once a customary youngster born within the Dominican Republic, whose existence hadn't been so nice. After leaving the one position she had ever known as domestic, her existence without warning replaced for the more serious. compelled to reside with a Father who wishes no elements of her, actual abuse will quickly convey his disdain.
Jasmine ultimately turns into homeless, dwelling at the streets and left to fend for herself on the delicate age of 16. Having nowhere else to head and nobody in her nook, she unearths herself in a gaggle domestic the place she speedy turns into the objective.
Follow Jasmine’s trip of heartache and drug addictions, as she appears for romance in all of the improper areas.
All she ever sought after used to be a occupation, unswerving neighbors and greater than something, love. occasionally in existence, even the main easiest of items are by no means effortless to return by means of. For Jasmine, the difficulty by no means appeared to finish, and existence for her had consistently been a downhill spiral.
Meet Jasmine Hertz, of Chanel’s debut novel, Rap megastar. while a trip has been not anything yet one undesirable scenario after one other and you've by no means discovered the right way to belief, you’re left without different selection, yet to have a chilly heart...
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Diary of a Vixen by Chanel Jones