Author: L.A. Fiore
Publisher by: Montlake Romance
Published on: March 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
This edition of Beautifully Damaged has been extensively revised and includes new scenes.
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.
Ember is a beautiful woman, sadly she doesn’t see herself the way others sees her. I think it could be she has some real douchebags in her life. Trace the hot stranger she meets in a club by chance is out of her league. Chance and a little bit of manipulation find Ember and Trace randomly meeting together here and there. Trace is a hot mess, literally. Ember has a b@!tch for a best friend who I want to smack or cut on more than one occasion. There are so many inner demons that Ember and Trace must face in addition to the outside forces that work against their relationship. Ember is not a wimp and her ability to fight not only her demons but Trace’s as well is beautiful. She decides she is going to love him and nothing will stop her.
I read both the Indie version and the new revised version and I have to say the edits and new material enhanced a story I enjoyed the first time around and liked again the second time around. I just vaguely recognized the story as being the old one. Great job and congrats on being picked up.