Christmastime in cozy Crystal Brook, North Carolina is for tree trimming and family dinners, not for falling in love. Besides, Gwen Lawrence doesn’t believe in love. Not since her heart was broken a year ago back in New York. She’s yet to recover and finds that love only taunts and teases but never fully delivers. So she keeps herself busy in a whirlwind of lattes and paperbacks via her new business – a hometown bookstore coffee shop – and avoids all chances of love… until Jason Adler arrives in town.
Jason, a billionaire real estate mogul, once did believe in love – until his wife divorced him out of the blue. No longer believing in a happily ever after, he is content to use women for one night stands and weekend flings. Until he meets his match in the headstrong, deceptively aloof Gwen, who isn’t impressed with what’s in his pocket or his pants. An unusual set of circumstances find them spending Christmas week under the same roof – Gwen’s parent’s house – and the holiday sparks start flying.
In the midst of a family holiday, can a Christmas miracle occur? Or will Santa only deliver heartbreak once again?
Damaged is a good read in the Crystal Brooks Billionaires series by Jessica Blake. Jason is a Billionaire in Crystal Brook who is cynical when it comes to love. He is happy to have meaningless one night stands instead of a meaningful relationship. Gwen is also damaged and no longer believes in love due to a bad past relationship. But things seem to turn around for these two once they realize they were just waiting for the right person.
Damaged, to me, was a story of hope. Both Gwen and Jason had terrible past relationships that left them believing that love was a myth. Damaged gave us a good story showing us that love is real and can allow you to overcome your past. The characters in this book were well written and complimented each other very nicely. I liked the overall feel the book gave me. I can’t wait to dive into more books from this series.
Reviewed by Shannon
LLEP Review Team
Jessica Blake is the author of the hot alpha billionaire romance series, The Billionaire Prisoner, along with her friend Alice Ward.
Since she was a young college girl reading and writing romance was what she loved the most and she enjoys entertaining her fans through her books.
Living in Miami, she likes to sit by the pool with her laptop and write her next hot romance.
However, when she is not reading or writing romance, she also enjoys being with her beautiful family.