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BOOK REVIEW: Life Before Damaged, Volume 3: The Ferro Family (Life Before Damaged #3) by H.M. Ward



Money. Power. Sex.

If I can just hold on a little longer, if I can just survive my secret, maybe I can salvage my future, too. I don’t deserve a second chance, but if I’ve got one, there’s no way I’m wasting it on a player like Pete Ferro.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes



VIVIAN’S BOOK REVIEW: 4 Mystery Ferro Stars

Thanks to Holly Ward for the chance to read the ARC for Life before Damaged volume 3!

This was a sensual tango of an installment!

We get to see more and more of Gina’s life as a whole and we continue to learn how much she loaves being the “princess” in her parents lives. She just wants to live her own life and make her own choices, no matter the consequences. “Despite my mistakes, I’m finally discovering who I am and who I long to be, and that woman is within reach. She’s strong and smart–ready to live her life.” She finds herself enjoying things she always knew deep down inside she would but never allowed herself to. She has been learning to swingdance at Ricky’s club and loves every minute of it! And of course there’s the underlying sexual tension between her and Peter. As much as she wants to deny her growing feelings for Peter, she can’t. “I can’t deny it, there’s a magnetic pull toward him and I can’t understand why. Pete’s not my type. At all.”

There is still that “Ferro mystery” in the background…why is Peter so intrigued with Gina? What is his reasoning for persuing her…is it actual attraction or is there more to it?




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4330590H.M. Ward is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling New Adult author, having sold over 5 million books since her debut in 2011. 

This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer’s series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the WASHINGTON POST.

You can interact with this bestselling author at: Don’t want to miss a release date: Text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 and get an email reminder on release dates.

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BOOK & AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: After We Fell (After #3) by Anna Todd



Book Three of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL…Life will never be the same. #HESSA

Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim.

Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage.

Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be…the end?




So much happened in this book. The good, the bad, and the worst. Tessa and Hardin’s relationship is finally getting stronger and they are growing up a little – Thank God -. I could tell this book has two big parts. The first half was heartbreaking, upsetting and almost made me drop the book – Yes, I have to be honest, but don’t stop, I assure you wont regret it – And the second half was refreshing, heart-warming and reveals two secrets, one of those is really shocking! -I didn’t expect it at all-

As the story -the whole series- is going on, it gets better and better. It was great to read how much hard Harding is trying to be a good man for Tessa. I love it when a man changes over love, and I think Hardin wanting to change gives him a lot of credit because he’s been a real asshole to Tessa from the beginning. Hardin is that kind of character you don’t want to love but you just can’t help yourself and at the end of the book, you end up loving him crazily.

“I am so sick of Hardin doing this kind of shit to me – it’s painful and embarrassing, and it’s breaking me down. He’s breaking me down, and he knows it. That’s exactly why he’s doing it. He’s said as much before: he does these things because he knows they’ll get to me”

Tessa on the other hand is as infuriating as ever. I mean, I love her, don’t get me wrong, but, come on, Tessa, GROW UP! – I know, I know, she’s only 18, but she needs to make up her mind.- I think that if it wasn’t for the second half of the book, I would have ended up hating her. I really want them both to have a HEA, no drama, no roller coaster, they really deserve it. I’m sure Hardin and Tessa are good for each other and, just as they are beginning to doing it at this point of the story, they can have a healthy relationship.

Like I said, the ending was shocking and surprising. I don’t know how Hardin is going to take the news, but I’m sure Tessa will be a great support for him. Bring me the last book of the series fast enough please.

“I love her and she loves me, end of fucking story”

Oh, remember how much I hated Zed in the second book? Well, I still hate him, but I added Steph to the list of the most hated characters in the history of books I’ve ever read. God, that girl is just heatful. Ugh!

And Landon is my favorite character of this book. He’s the best friend ever, to Tessa and to Hardin. I have a secret crush on him, and I really hope he has his own HEA.


Dream cast: Harry Styles as Hardin *sigh*


Dream cast: Liam Payne as Landon *sigh*


The narrations of Shane East, Elizabeth Louise are awesome. Despite the fact that Shane doesn’t have a voice that goes with Hardin’s age, his british accent and how he performs Hardin’s character, make him a great narrator to listen to. Elizabeth’s voice is sweet and smooth and transmits every emotion Tessa has, and I love love love the inflection she does for Hardin’s voice.



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3927354ANNA TODD is a first-time writer spending her days in the Austin area with her husband, with whom she beat half the statistics by getting married one month after graduating high school. Between her husband’s three deployments to Iraq, she worked odd jobs from a makeup counter to the IRS processing counter. Anna was always an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she’s found a way to combine the three she’s enjoying living a real-life dream come true.


SURPRISE RELEASE: Enchant (Eagle Elite, #0,5) by Rachel Van Dyken




Stand Alone Prequel to the Eagle Elite Series

In the mafia…only the strong survive.

Joyce loves Luca.

Luca loves Joyce.

Frank loves his family and will do anything to protect it, even if it means taking away his brothers reason for existing.

Falling, only takes one step, one movement of the chess piece, and in Joyce’s fall she took more than just one heart with her. Go back to the beginning where the drama of the Elect all starts.

Go back to the first part of the story.

Where true love tried to conquer all.

Where true love…failed.








RachelAuthorheadshotRachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at


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