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.
2 out of 5 stars
So this book is called Damaged, and after reading the description, you realize that this girl, Sidney, has suffered some sort of trauma in her life. Ok, that’s fine. Let’s figure out what happened to her. Sidney goes on a blind date with her best friend, Millie, walks into the bar and up to the beautiful Peter, and assumes Peter is her date. She’s wrong. Her date is a complete jerk and touches her inappropriately. She runs. She goes outside. Within half an hour, she is Peter’s apartment and about to have sex with him. He asks her to leave. She’s devastated.
I have a hard time believing that a girl who is “damaged” would go home with a complete stranger, make out with him and almost sleep with him, no matter how “beautiful” he is. It all just happened too fast.
The next day, Sidney goes to her job as a TA and finds out that the professor she was working for has died and guess who his replacement is? Peter.
Honestly, this book was kind of all over the place. First she avoids him, then she becomes friends with him, then she’s swing dancing with him, then she’s falling in love with him. All without more than kissing. The book just didn’t flow. At all. And it was pretty unrealistic.
Sidney has “run away” from home, and has pronounced her family to be dead to her. Her “story” of why she ran away didn’t seem very believable, and I have to say that all the men in this book, with the exception of Peter, and portrayed to all be really horrible, barbarian type men. It makes me dislike HM Ward’s writing style. Not all men suck. There are good guys out there. I’d rather read them.
I will not be reading Damaged 2. I also think HM Ward needs to get someone to help her to come up with more creative names for her books.