Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: Damaged by H.M. Ward

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.

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Sidney has been used, abused, and spit out without any support from those close to here. She picks up her life and deposits it in a small Texas town to attend college on scholarship. Sidney’s trying to break out of her fears and attends blind dates with a close friend, and ends up with one loser after another. The hilarious beginning between her and Peter just rocked my socks off.

When it’s discovered by them both they are boss and employee, crap hits the fan. I didn’t feel like this was a teacher/student forbidden love. I think it was more of a universal “dang, that sucks” situation. Their steamy attraction to each other and cutting banter continued to rock my already off socks. Adding in their love/experience with swing dancing adds a very fun and teasing element to their relationship.

Much later in the book, Peter spins his own really sad tale to explain his baggage. I appreciate Peter’s sacrifice and wanted to wack Sidney upside the head at her first reaction. Woman, seriously?!

When Sidney’s past shows up, the result is disheartening, but positive. I am in knots wondering how they will work out their lovely mess. I’m very drooling to reach book #2.



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 NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling author H.M. Ward is a native New Yorker living in Texas.

Ward was featured in the Washington Post for her debut novel Demon Kissed. Series by H.M. Ward include Secrets, Scandalous, The Arrangement, Demon Kissed, Vampire Apocalypse, and The Secret Life of Trystan Scott.

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