‘Damaged’ – Willow Winters

I married the bad boy from Brooklyn.

The one with the tattoos and the look in his eyes that told me he was bad news.

The look that comes with all sorts of warnings.

I knew what I was doing.

I knew by the way he put his hands on me; how he owned me with his forceful touch.

I couldn’t say no to him, not that I wanted to. That was then, and it seems like forever ago.

Years later, I’ve grown up and moved on. But he’s still the man I married. Dangerous in ways I don’t like to think about. Sexy as sin, he attracts all the wrong kinds of temptations.

The kind that lands a couple like us in the gossip columns.

The kind that’s unforgivable.

The kind that splits up marriages.

I did this to myself. I knew better than to love him.

And now I’m fucked.

I married the bad boy from Brooklyn. And I don’t know how to survive this.

I received an arc in exchange for an honest review. 

Ouch. This one hurt. The writing is incredible, the poetry is beyond beautiful but my heart hurts. Damaged is a fitting name because that is exactly how it left me… 

I couldn’t wait to read this one. Everyone has been talking about it. I had seen teasers and bits of poetry and knew I had to read it as soon as I could.

The poetry in this book is so beautiful. I love how each chapter opens with a poem. It’s beautiful and heart breaking all at the same time. One of my favourites is ‘She makes my blood heat, My breathing tense and ragged. Love’s not a straight line, It’s reckless and it’s jagged.’ Willow has such a way with words. Everything she writes is gold. 

Kat and Evan were the ultimate power couple. But their perfect life is broken and Evan doesn’t know what he can do to fix it. He knows he is to blame but he won’t give up his wife without a fight. They need each other. 

I could not figure out what Evan had done that he couldn’t admit to Kat, what secret he would keep and risk their relationship for. It drove me crazy guessing! But when I found out, it was not what I expected at all. I felt the pain of both of them. I felt for Kat, being in love with a man she knew she had to let go of. For Evan knowing he’s lost the only thing in his life that ever meant anything. I was screaming at the pages, begging them to forgive each other. I cried. I made my husband hug me. I ached after reading this but I wouldn’t change it. 

I have to read the sequel! Scarred is being released on December 5th. I hope it puts my heart back together. 💔

Another amazing read by Willow Winters. I swear this woman can do no wrong. Go grab Damaged. It might hurt but it is so beautiful. 


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