I was lucky enough to be invited to the re-release blog tour for Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore. Check out my review below and there is even a #giveaway!
This edition of Beautifully Damaged
has been extensively revised and includes new scenes.
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.
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, an author, has always been a tomboy and somewhat held back by her friend, Lena. Lena has been Ember’s “friend” for many years, but really she uses her to make herself feel better. Trace has good friends in his life but believes himself not worthy of any happiness. His family, on the other hand walked away from him from the time he was a young child.
In what appears to be a chance meeting, Trace and Ember, meet at a club and sparks fly from the time they meet. Slowly over time they build a relationship, but nothing is easy for either of them. Trace on several occasions becomes Ember’s protector. As their love grows and unfolds you find that their history is unknowingly deeply entrenched in each other.
They have problems, deep problems, that I was sure that they would never be able to work out. At one point in the story I wanted to yell at Trace for being an inconsiderate jerk, and I wanted to yell at Ember for being willing to accept crap from everyone. They grow, however, these characters. They did not just meet and fall in love. They lived and they grew into better people for each other.
This book keeps your attention, its up and down, and everything in the middle. Even having read this book before and after the re-release I can honestly say that I would read it again. If you haven’t read the book, I encourage you to do so. If you have read it have another go at it, its worth your time for sure.