Thursday, July 21, 2016

Damaged (Outlaws #1) by Nina D'Angelo *~*~*~*~* Re-release, Sale & Review

Book Re-Release
Title: Damaged
Author: Nina D'Angelo
Cover Design: Laura Hidalgo
Edited by: C. Streetlights and Tiffany Fox
Formatted by:  Deena Rae of Beyond DEF and E-BookBuilders
Beyond DEF Production

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Running is all Stephanie Carovella knows...

After witnessing the tragic and brutal murders of her parents and her best friend, Stephanie has built a fortress around her life and refuses to let anyone inside her walls. Especially sexy, tattooed womanizers. But when Stephanie’s cautious path is uprooted, she can’t deny the sexual tension she feels for Dominic Delaney.

Love ’em and leave ’em is Dominic’s game...

Unfortunately, things change when he falls for the dangerously wild and unpredictable Stephanie. Their intense attraction encourages Dominic to seek the chase, but he soon realizes she is full of secrets. Stephanie refuses to confess how shattered she is, but falling for Dominic could be the only reason to stop running.

Can Dominic show Stephanie even the damaged deserve to fall in love, or will the lingering memories of her traumatic past resurface and ruin it all?

The first installment of the romantic suspense series—The Outlaws—Damaged will have readers gripping their book in this whirlwind drama-filled love affair.





Damaged (Outlaws #1) by Nina D'Angelo
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars:  5

Would anyone ever love someone as Damaged as she? 

Wow I loved this story! There are tears, laughs, fights, and fires! We even go face to face with the serial killers. It can be read standalone, however it tells you how Stephanie and Dominic (from the Stephanie Carovella series - Nowhere to Run and Nowhere to Hide) first met. Nina continues to draw you in deeper to this story line as we learn more and more about Stephanie. Amazing some of the "predictions" the characters make which having read both Carovella novels I know will or will not come true... No spoilers from me though, you'll have to read the books to know for sure! And now a bit about this story...

Stephanie has finally started to pull herself together, it has been 6 months since the second most horrible night of her life... Ben has helped her pull herself out of the hell she was living in, but she still can't sleep thru the night. Maybe if she would open up to someone, but she never has and never will - no one knows the real Stephanie. In an effort to stop from waking up the whole house screaming each night during her nightmares, she starts leaving the house after short cat naps and ends up at Outlaws, a local bar in the area. She is attracted to one of the bartenders, but takes no action - they both take turns staring at the other for a month, until finally Dominic slides into her booth. The desire is instant and terrifying for Stephanie. As she escapes from the bar she finds on the many men who've tried to pick her up night after night following her. After telling him to get lost didn't work she stomped his foot with her stiletto and pulled her Glock out aiming for his chest. This is how Dominic finds her, not with fear in her eyes as she aims the gun, but fury - Dominic quickly intervenes before Stephanie can kill jock who can't take a hint. Will Stephanie and Glock scare Dominic off? Will she go back to Ben? And just who are these serial killers? Only one was to know, check out these awesome stories by Nina!

Favorite passages:
- She was trouble with a capital T. He could see it in her eyes.
- "Stephanie has walls around her that could rival Fort Knox. She’s determined not to let me in, but I’m going to do my damnedest to get inside."
- He’d never had to chase a woman before, or work so hard to try and convince one to date him.
- He was everything she could ever want and everything she knew she could no longer do without.
- He had the power to rip her heart out and to make her bleed.
- “We’re falling in love, one mistake at a time.”
- “You’re delusional to think that I could ever love someone as damaged as you. Hell, no one could.”


Writing has always been Nina's greatest love, followed closely by music.  A freelance music journalist for more years than she'd like to count, Nina decided in 2013 that it was time to step away from journalism and chase the elusive dream of becoming an author.  The result: Damaged.

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