❮Reading❯ ➽ Irreparable Damage (Irreparable, #1) ➶ Author Sam Mariano – Agedanna.info

Irreparable Damage (Irreparable, #1) 5 forbidden stars Wow I loved this book This book is so different from any other book I ve read, even including both of this author s other books I haven t read a ton of darker books I have a lot of my list and I ve started a lot of them, but sometimes it feels like a lot of the same and I lose interest When I read the blurb on this one, I had a certain idea about what kind of book this was going to be, and I was about 90% wrong I would say the overall theme of this one is dark, but the story itself is tabboo than dark I also don t really have any tabboo storylines that I won t touch I think, if written carefully and convincingly see well I can be pertty open minded with fiction This book could surely be outside the bounds of a less open reader s comfort zone, but it wasn t outside of mine I love the gray area And writing a book in the gray area that still doesn t piss off any of my romantic ideals is that much impressive view spoiler it does piss me off when the hero sleeps with someone other than the heroine in books and I was afraid that might be unavoidable in this one, but that was not the case hide spoiler This book was only barely darkish for a bit at the very beginning It had a taboo element but not one that kept me interested Unfortunately, after the halfway point, I started skimming and then just gave up all together around 77% I just didn t care about the characters or what was happening Perhaps because the situation didn t really come off as believable and the risk the main male character was taking by cheating on his wife just didn t feel worthy enough DNF but I will rate as the story was pretty much just okay for me the whole time until I gave up. DNF at 60% so no rating, because I just can t do it Of all the books I ve read where cheating has never bothered me, I m afraid I ve just hit my cheating hard limit so am not going any further with this one It s making me uncomfortable and I m starting to dislike Ethan and I don t think there ll be any coming back from what he s doing with Willow.Willow I really dislike her She KNOWS he s a married man and a father yet is quite comfortable playing the sex siren after being raped Whilst I fully understand they are both victims and dealing with their issues as best they can, this is sadly not working for me. This didn t work for me but please don t let this one sentence of mine hinder you from checking out this book ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Ok I am thinking everything this author writes is a train wreak..it is truly horrifying, yet I have to keep watching.This is truly truly one F ed up story Messed up Am I going to read the nextyou bet your life 4.5 StarsWe re not good or bad, either one of us, we re just straddling a line down the middleThis is not a butterflies in your stomach, heart fluttering, soul melting love story This is a story about two very complicated people and the dangerous, unhealthy relationship they find themselves in.Willow is your typical high school girl She has a boyfriend, loyal friends and a loving family Shortly after her 18th birthday she is abducted from her home and held captive, along with several other girls, by a group of sex traffickers Seeing the other girls used and abused daily by the men holding her, Willow is terrified and counting down the minutes until it is her turn.Private investigator Ethan Wilde is working undercover to rescue one of the girls being held along with Willow In order to keep his cover and rescue the girls before he is found out, he must do the unspeakable..The story that follows between Willow and Ethan is thought provoking, addictive and a complete page turner.Willow is a hard character to read, one minute her internal monologue is open and honest but then her external actions don t always match what you expect from her This may frustrate some readers but for me it just added another level of complexity and interest She is just a teenager after all Confusion, anger, wrong choices and immaturity is expected and it s what makes her character so full.Ethan is your typical man, the type of guy you would expect to see picking up milk at the grocery store on his way home from work I think his normalness is what makes his character so believable He isn t some over the top alpha bad ass He is a family man with a wife and kids He is someone who could be married to any one of us and what he did and what he is now going through is both scary and in its own way heartbreaking.Author Sam Mariano did a great job at expressing the many facets of these characters emotions The guilt, fear and obsession were written so well that you could feel it You know that the relationship between Willow and Ethan is wrong on so many levels but maybe that s what makes it right Reading this book was kind of like watching a really juicy drama on Lifetime But as we all know books are always better.I love finding authors who aren t afraid to think outside the box and write something that may not appeal to the masses Sweet love stories are nice but when I read I like to travel outside of my comfort zone I want a book to take me to a place that is far from my real life I like the escape, I like taboo and grit and having something to sink my teeth into I love books that make me uncomfortable and cause me to think Then when it is over I like the feeling of gratefulness I have for my real life love Lucky for me I found Sam Mariano Irreparable Damage gave me lots to sink into I took a big ole bite and loved every minute of it.More people need to read this book If you are unafraid of something different and don t necessarily need that HEA all tied up in a pretty bow then I would highly recommend you give this book a try An ARC was kindly provided by the Author for an honest review.Review posted at Love Between the SheetsFollow us on Facebook and Twitter This book is not what I expected, but I mean that in a good way I was hooked from the first chapter It reminded me ofOn the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves Although the subject matter is totally different, both books deal with two people in tragic circumstances who would never have gotten together if it weren t for those circumstances Even after the situation has resolved, both couples have trouble dealing with normal relationships in society because of all they had been through.Willow I thought her introspection was wholly realistic Everyone deals with trauma differently and I can see how she wanted a do over to replace the bad memory with a good one I can even see why she fixated on Ethan view spoiler My savior my rapist story lines are hard to read without me wanting to throw the Kindle across the room and kick fictional characters in the nads, but Ms Mariano managed to make Ethan a character I don t understand, but I can empathize with hide spoiler I was gifted a copy of the book in return for an honest review.This book was very well written, and had a very different plot from anything I have ever read and I have read a lot of books However, the plot was just too much for me, especially as a romance I felt torn the whole time I was reading on who I should be routing for, and it was very hard for me to get past the beginning scenes of the book.I have to give this author major credit for putting out a story like this While it just was not my cup of tea, it really is well written The book held a lot of emotion, and was written so well everything was very vivid I was sucked in and constantly wanting to know what was going to happen However I just couldn t stop from thinking, together, not together, should they be shouldn t they be.While I am only giving this book 3 stars, I would recommend it to someone wanting to try something new with alot of angst.Reviewed for MNP, by Chandra while I m thinking of it, here s my PSA for this book This is not a book everyone is going to love I mean, no book is a book everyone is going to love, but The relationship in this one is taboo It isn t shocking or anything I don t write for shock value and it is absolutely not their eyes met and they were in love, but it isn t going to be for everyone If the events that unfold within this book didn t happen, these characters would never, ever come together Ever They would just be strangers walking past each other in the grocery store.I like my characters a little fucked up A little bit hardened A lot human If they don t emerge as people in my mind, I don t publish They are not perfect, they are damaged, sometimes they re selfish, sometimes they re selfless They don t live black and white lives They live in the gray area This is NOT a light hearted contemporary romance Most of all, I implore you to read the sample before buying it if you re worried about triggers Chapter two is a bit brutal If you re sensitive to the topic of rape, I would advise you NOT to read this book There is no her traitorous body response It is brief, but it is not softened For the best results, go in with an open mind No official blurb yet because it will take me literally four days to write that but to give you an idea, this will be a somewhat dark romance featuring Ethan, a private investigator who goes undercover to retrieve missing girls from a ring of sex traffickers, and Willow, the illegitimate daughter of a rival crime boss who gets mixed up in it. Despite Being The Illegitimate Daughter Of A Chicago Mafioso, Willow Kensington Hasn T Exactly Lived The Life Of A Gangster S Progeny She Hardly Ever Speaks To Her Father Instead, She Leads A Nice, Quiet Existence At Home With Her Family, Surrounded By Friends And A Steady Boyfriend Her Biggest Problem Is Having To Pick Which College To Attend Until The Day After Her Th Birthday, When Willow Is Abducted By A Group Of Sex Traffickers Private Investigator Ethan Wilde Has Too Many Responsibilities To Put His Life On The Line For A Paycheck, But When His Latest Job Has Him Infiltrating A Sex Trafficking Ring To Rescue A Missing Girl, He Ends Up Doing Just That Before He Can Safely Extract Himself From The Violent Band Of Criminals, His Loyalties Are Put To The Test, And Ethan Ends Up Getting In Much Deeper Than He Ever Intended Despite The Heinous Acts He S Witnessed And Partaken In, Ethan Knows Their Only Means Of Escape Is Playing Out His Original Scenario Even If A Pair Of Accusing Gray Eyes Might Be Haunting Him For The Rest Of His Life Even If He S Not So Sure He S One Of The Good Guys Any Even If She Makes Sure Everyone Knows He Isn T Her Salvation Could Be His Downfall He S Determined To Save Her Anyway This Is A DARKER ROMANCE, Intended For Readers Due To Possible Triggers And Mature Sensitive Themes And Content Please See Sample For Details


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