Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Damaged 2 by H. M. Ward Review

From GoodReads:

"The steamy conclusion to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestseller New Adult novel DAMAGED by H.M. Ward.

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."

My Thoughts:

Damaged 2 picks up exactly where Damaged left off. Sidney has decided that its time to go home and face her demons, along with see her dying mother one last time. Peter has said he will go with her, but not before revealing a life altering secret about himself. A secret that completely sends Sidney for a loop.

"If you think I've misled you on everything and that I've been lying to you since the beginning, then walk through that door and don't come back."

She walks out, decides to go along back home without him. But we all know that Peter could not let that happen... and soon enough, Peter and Sidney are on a long distance road trip, with stops at Peter's past, Sidney's demons, and their own future. Technically they are "broken up" for the trip, but how long can that really last?

"But Peter's in the same room with you.
But Peter's touched you.
But Peter...
It's always but Peter."

With bumps along the road, literally and figuratively, the road trip that they take is a life changing journey for both of them.

They also acquire new friend along the way.

"I have a turkey doing boudoir poses in my back seat."

Thats not a joke. Seriously, the turkey, oh my god the turkey. I could not handle it, I was laughing for half the book. Remember the squirrel from Damaged? The turkey, is a million times better than that. H. M. Ward gives us such an amazing amount of humor for such a deeply emotional book. I absolutely adore it. 

I enjoyed this side of Peter, a LOT. In Damaged, he seemed almost too good to be true. Damaged 2 gives us his story, and shows us his past, and why he is just as jaded as Sidney.

"We're so messed up, Peter, and it's not fair. But life's not fair, is it? There are no do-overs no matter how much you wish for them."

4 huge stars for this one! A definite read for anyone looking for a giggle and a love story!

Side note:

Did you know that Damaged and Damaged 2 are intertwined with two other series by H.M. Ward?
..because I had NO idea..
(am I way behind the times on this? because seriously.. I need to read these books)

The Arrangement (volumes 1-7) are about Peter's older brother, Sean.

Stripped (not released, but available for pre-order) is about Peter's younger brother, Jonathan.

You can bet I'll be reading these ASAP!



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