by L.A. Fiore
Kindle Edition, 345 pages
Published August 28th 2012
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Ember Walsh was always the quiet one, enjoying a book and a glass of wine over the noise and crowds of a club, but when her best friend asks her to come out and meet the boy she likes Ember's world is turned upside down. He appears like a mythical avenging angel, inked, gorgeous and completely out of her league but one look and Ember no longer wants the quiet, she wants him.
Trace Montgomery has buried his damaged past with women and fighting until one day he meets an angel and suddenly he wants more, he wants her. For her, he's determined to overcome his demons but will the dark secret that links their pasts bring them closer or will it tear them apart.
Crystal's Quick Thoughts:
Beautifully Damaged is a wonderful and completely satisfying story that kept me up reading well into the wee morning hours. What made this book for me was Trace, he truly is beautifully damaged. Abuse, neglect, and guilt has shaped him into a man who on the outside is a womanizing bad boy, but on the inside is a lost little boy with a huge heart whole feels unworthy of love. The relationship he shares with Ember is intense and full of twisty turns, I never knew where it was going to go. Trace keeps trying to push Ember away but Ember sees past Trace's 'don't give a damn' facade and doesn't easily give up on him. The plot did tend to drag in areas but it still kept me constantly engaged.
Dark, sexy, mysterious - Beautifully Damaged is a page-turner of a story that you will never want to end!
Rating: 4 Wine Glasses