Jan 28, 2013

Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore

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romantic-suspense/new adult/erotica


Book description:

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.

My review:

This is Anastasia Steele, Kiera Allen, Ember Walsh. Just the ordinary athletic girl next door. She is wallflower: shy, naive, too trusting. Another pretty stupid virgin in her twenties. This damsel in distress is a Man Magnet: she has such an incredible personality that all the guys want to be with her within 2 seconds of meeting her.  The heroine is apparently so gorgeous , but she is the only one who doesn´t get it.  She works as a waitress (sounds familiar?) at a plush, elite, five star restaurant, but her dream is becoming a writer.  And then she meets a bad boy, Trace Montgomery and falls....hard. 

Of course they fall in love.  Then he starts pushing her away.  Then ends up hurting both of them to finally realizes he needs her. They live happily ever after. The end.

And, BTW, girl solves a mysery murder in the meantime. And... she broke her BFF´s nose. 
She is continually blushing, and she says "Oh my", or "I love you so much" all the time. It made me sick! Everyone around her luv each other and at the end they become one happy family.  And, ladies and gentlemen, your attention please , THIS BITCH SLEEPS IN HIGH-HEELS!

Now meet Travis Maddox, Christian Gray, Trace Montgomery. He is tall, hot, tattooed, loaded and every woman wants him, but he is The Beautifully Damaged  Trace  is one damaged soul full of self loathing and hatred. He hates himself to such a degree that he's given up on lifes happiness. To cope with his damaged life and try to bury past abusive memories,  he fights for money all the time and always wins.  In the meantime he  screws any woman available. He's attracted to Ember but feels completely undeserving of her.
 Long and short of it is, Trace is self destructive. He falls in love with Ember despite his best intentions to avoid it, but he feels not worthy of her so he deliberately hurts her emotionally to make her run. Of course boy doesn´t wanna be saved, but can't resist girl so he pushes girl away by humiliating her, but this super-girl is willing to endure humiliation and be an emotional punching bag for boy to "save" him. 

Did I mention that I hate him too?! This bad boy literally says, "I need to be inside you.", and than he lives with her for two fucking weeks without touching! After that, he filles her with 'one long, hard stroke' on every third page and with minimal foreplay (even when she loses her virginity, and of course she has an orgasm) . In second part of book this tough, bad boy becomes a cry-baby.

In my opinion, this is 50 shades meets Beautiful Disaster meets Thoughtless.

Just look at these facts:

  • owns a yacht
  • gives Ember first edition book
  • has tatoos all over his body
  • has nightmares of abuse
  • has her picture on the wall
  • is loaded
  •  is a fighter
  • "I´m not good for you Ember, but I can´t seem to stay away from you, either."
  • "I prefer brunettes with big, brown eyes." 

  • everyone loves  her
  • she is waitress
  • she never had a boyfriend
  • she is a virgin

Sorry to the other readers who gave this a 5 stars but I just didn't see it.I found the story long and boring. I did not feel the emotional connection with the characters and I thought all characters were very one-dimensional. It felt stiff and predictable. 

This was such a waste of time for me. Romance was exceptionally corny and cheesy right until the very end. The plot was so messy and ridiculous it was torture to read.  Grammar and spelling were horrible.

You might enjoy this book if you're into the romance genre and you don´t have anything against  plagiarism, but I´m too old for this shit.I gave it 2 stars instead if 1 because it could have been worse.

Until next time,
stay naughty...


  1. I loved the book Fifty Shades Of Grey. I am so glad i enjoyed Christian and Anastasia's story. I like
    Anastasia Steele

  2. Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, no second thoughts, that's for sure!!
    Anastasia Steele


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