Beautifully Damaged by LA Fiore
beautifully damaged

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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.
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Beautifully Damaged was a thoroughly enjoyable story by ‘new to me’ author LA Fiore. The main characters, Ember and Trace were endearing and in the moment I was captured by their story. The writing was good and there were points in the plot development that I thought were incomplete, but came full circle by the end. Trace is damaged by his past which he won’t open up about but the reader truly gets a feel for how it has formed his present.
What I liked: the second half turned up the suspense and mystery. What it was missing for me: the “feels” which could have made the book more memorable and a little love overkill.
I enjoyed Beautifully Damaged in the moment, but felt there was just a little something missing that would have made the story more memorable. There is nothing like a story that lingers in the mind of the reader long after the final page is turned and Beautifully Damaged had almost all the ingredients to make it one! I will be picking up the rest of the series to see where this author takes me. Give this a try and make Trace your new book crush!! 3.5 Stars
3.5 Stars
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