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Review: Damaged 2 by H.M. WardDamaged #2 by H.M. Ward
Series: Damaged
on June 24, 2013
Pages: 324
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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The steamy conclusion to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestseller New Adult novel DAMAGED by H.M. Ward.

Home isn't supposed to be dangerous, but for Sidney it is. Returning home means that she has to face her past. It's not just the man who hurt Sidney that makes it horrible, but the family that didn't believe her. They were dead to her, but now that her mom is really dying things seem different. It's a chance to set things right.

What Sidney doesn't realize is that she's dragging Peter into a collision course with his past. Peter must deal with the demons haunting him if he wants to move forward with Sidney. He's willing to give up everything for her, even wade deeper into his past life to help her move forward. But, Peter isn't sure if he can get over what happened to him in New York.

My thoughts…

Damaged 2 is the sequel to Damaged. Although I enjoyed it I don’t think it lived up to my expectations. It started out a little confusing to me, but after reading several pages things started to clear up.

As revealed in the first book both Sidney & Peter have run from the problems of their past and now it’s time for Sidney to face hers and move on with her life.

This book had me laughing several times but it was also an intense read too. I kept turning page after page because I needed to know what would happen next.

The sexual content is limited and is adult mainstream in nature. I was really hoping that when things happened between Peter & Sidney that it would more steamy, but in a way I understand why it wasn’t given Sidney’s past experience.

Overall, I’m happy with the way things turned out with Sidney & Peter. It was nice to see two people who were in fact damaged get their happily ever after.

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Review: Damaged by H.M. WardDamaged by H.M. Ward
Published by Self Published on April 7, 2013
Pages: 341
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It’s never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn’t even the right word.

Peter is the personification of perfection. It’s like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let’s face it–any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.

Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door. Sidney takes the walk of shame and leaves. It’s the end of the worst blind date ever. Her life couldn’t possibly reach higher levels of suckage, but it does.

The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the one that saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class room.

My thoughts…

The first chapter of this book will leave you laughing. The way it is written was a nice surprise and cracked me up.

I loved Sidney and Peter. They both have issues from the past that they are struggling with, but they just seem to fit well together. They’ve both ran away from their problems instead of dealing with them and it ends up being a big mistake for Sidney when her past comes back to haunt her.

When her twin brother and his best friend show up 3/4’s of the way through the book things sort of took a non-realistic turn for me. I just can’t see a family member treating another family member the way Sidney was treated and especially since it was her brother.

The sexual chemistry between Sidney and Peter is off the charts. After a while though I sort of got frustrated because they never really did come together sexually.

I noticed when purchasing Damaged that it was part one in a series. I didn’t expect it to be centered around the two main characters. That isn’t a drawback and it doesn’t take away from the story at all. I’m just an impatient person and need story to be wrapped up in one book. 🙂

With that said I’m really looking forward to reading the second book in this series. I can’t wait to see how things turn out for them.

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