Author: H.M. Ward
Genre: New Adult
First Published: Juni 2013
Buy it: Amazon
Home isn't supposed to be dangerous, but for Sidney it is. Returning home means that she has to face her past. It's not just the man who hurt Sidney that makes it horrible, but the family that didn't believe her. They were dead to her, but now that her mom is really dying things seem different. It's a chance to set things right.
What Sidney doesn't realize is that she's dragging Peter into a collision course with his past. Peter must deal with the demons haunting him if he wants to move forward with Sidney. He's willing to give up everything for her, even wade deeper into his past life to help her move forward. But, Peter isn't sure if he can get over what happened to him in New York.
In the second and final Damaged book, Sydney travels back home to visit her dying mother. She's dreading it enormously because she doesn't want to see her brother and her ex-boyfriend. Even though Sydney doesn't want him to, Peter accompanies her on her trip. She found out who he really his and that he lied to her all this time, but Peter has his reasons why he wanted to keep his identity a secret. In Damaged 2 we see a completely different side of Peter, now that we know who his family is. I had to get used to this new Peter. You all know I love bad boys, but with Peter it was such a switch that it took me a while to like the new him.
One of my favorite characters in this book has to be Mr. Turkey. I'm kind of wondering how Ward came up with the hilarious bird. Someone I didn't instantly like, was Sean Ferro. I didn't realise he's the same guy from the Arrangement series until after I finished Damaged 2. I've read the first book of the Arrangement and I like him way better there, than in Damaged. He's a real jerk now, maybe that's why I didn't realise I already knew him.
I received an ARC of Damaged 2 when I was about to board a plane to Turkey. (The country, not the bird. Obviously.) Luckily I had a few minutes left so I could download it to my phone. I've never read a book on my phone before, but Damaged 2 had me hooked from page one, so I didn't even care what I was reading it on. I'm sad Sydney and Peter's story ends with this book, but we still have The Arrangement and Stripped to read about the other Ferro brothers. YAY! Damaged 2 is getting 4 stars from me.