Author: H.M. Ward
Genre: New Adult
First Published: April 2013
Buy it: Amazon
Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word.
Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let's face it--any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.
Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door. Sidney takes the walk of shame and leaves. It's the end of the worst blind date ever. Her life couldn't possibly reach higher levels of suckage, but it does.
The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the one that saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class room..
When Sidney sat down at Peter's table I immediately got the feeling that she was sitting at the wrong table.. Doesn't mean it was any less embarrassing when my suspicion was confirmed. I felt so sorry for her, and from that moment I was addicted to Damaged.
It was a very intense book. Peter and Sidney both have had their fair share of awful experiences although with both of them, you don't immediately find out what happened to them. A compliment to Ward on that, because the not knowing makes you want to read more and more until you're finished and ask yourself, why did you read so fast? Now there is no more Damaged to read!!
I really liked Sidney's character. She's incredibly strong despite her past. I don't think I could've done what she did during the 'fight' at the end. What I did have to get used to was the student/teacher relationship. In my mind teachers are old and unattractive so I had to change my image of them when I read this ;)
The reason I'm giving this book 4,5 stars instead of 5 is that I'd hoped there would've been a little bit more action between Sidney and Peter, if you know what I mean.. But on the other hand, I can definitely understand why the book went the way it did.
Oh, and one last thing; that cliffhanger!! Man, I couldn't believe it ended like that. I wanted to pull out my hair because of all my frustration. And to top it all off, there is no known release date for the second book yet. More frustration!!