Wednesday, September 24, 2014

L.A Fiore

Beautifully Forgotten, Beautifully Damaged 

Beautifully Forgotten (Beautifully Damaged #2) by L.A. Fiore
Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him…and then abandoned him.

Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien’s delicate touch when they were both wildly in love teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she’d been dumped off at the orphanage where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she’d planned to spend the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later, she’s ready to endure the torture of Lucien’s indifference and having him as her boss…just to be near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again.

L.A. Fiore’s story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged.

Manda's 4 Star Review:

Lucien Black has worked hard for his success to prove that he could make something of himself. He has come a long way from his criminal past and is now a very successful restaurateur. When a ghost from his past resurfaces Lucien is forced to revisit old wounds and relive the past heartache from the only girl he has ever loved.

Darcy MacBride is excited and nervous to see Lucien again. The only boy she has ever loved and the one she planned to spend her life with. Fourteen years after she was warned away from Lucien by a mystery man promising to take care of him, she finds herself face to face with him. She knows he must be angry with her for abandoning him but she never expects him to be indifferent. As they fight the pain and secrets from the past they begin to discover a tangled web of lies and deceit that led them to the lives they now live. Determined to find the truth about what happened all those years ago, Lucien and Darcy turn to their friends for help. The closer they get to the truth the more danger they find themselves in.

I was a big fan of Lucien from book one so I could not wait to find out his story. I loved the first book and knew that this one was also going to be an emotional roller coaster. There are so many twists and turns in this book and so much going on, but it never gets confusing or boring. I could not put this book down. Every time I thought I had it figured out another piece of the puzzle would be revealed. The characters and the story are amazing and not only do we get to look into Lucien and Darcy's past we also get to hear more about Trace and Ember. This book was amazing and I highly recommend it. Such a good book that will keep you hooked. Great job L.A Fiore!!! I am definitely a huge fan!

Review: Beautifully Damaged (Beautifully Damaged series) by L.A Fiore

Ember Walsh is a trusting soul with the quiet beauty of her late mother, who perished in a mysterious car crash when Ember was three. A little tomboyish from being raised by her father, Ember packs a punch when a stranger gets pushy with her in a bar, catching the steely blue eyes of a tall, gorgeous tattooed man—Trace Montgomery. Still damaged from her last disastrous relationship and warned off the bad boy by friends, Ember fights the smoldering heat that Trace sparks in her when he begins shadowing her like a dark angel.

Burdened by a lifetime of horror and heartbreak, amateur fighter Trace doesn’t want to want Ember. His deep self-loathing keeps him from having any meaningful relationships, but Ember is an itch he can’t scratch. The two push and pull, slowly crumbling their walls, seemingly brought together by fate, because the turmoil that haunts their pasts is interlinked in undeniable ways. But can these two fighters finally lay down their arms?

In Beautifully Damaged, L.A. Fiore delves into deep scars and lets love and forgiveness uncover redemption.

Manda's 4 Star Review:

Ember Walsh is a good girl with a good heart. When she meets the mysterious and sexy Trace Montgomery she can't help but be drawn to him. She knows he is a good man but she also can see the darkness inside him that keeps him from seeing the good in himself. Ember knows she can help him but you can't help those who don't think they deserve it. Sometimes the darkness is too much to fight and sometimes the past is too strong.

I loved this book! I first read this book in January of 2013 and immediately started recommending it to my friends. When I saw it was being re-released and was offered a copy I was so excited to read it again. This is an emotional read and for me was heartbreaking to read at times. There is so much to this story and so much depth to the characters I couldn't put it down. I love a good Alpha Male character and this book does not disappoint in that department, however, there is so much more to Trace than just being a badass. I highly recommend this book. One of my favorites to pass on to anyone asking for a good book.

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