Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams Release and REVIEW

by NYT Bestselling Author Nicole Williams

The Outsider Chronicles, #2
New Adult/Adult Contemporary
Release: September 9, 2014
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When Liv Bennett said good-bye to her sinkhole of a hometown, she planned to leave that chapter of her life behind forever. But forever turned out to only be three years.
After her addict of a mother up and disappears, Liv returns to what she considers her own personal hell smack in the middle of nowhere Nevada to take care of her two younger sisters, and she promptly reinstitutes the golden rule that got her through her first nineteen years of life without getting knocked up, roughed up, or messed up: don’t date the local boys and, god forbid, don’t fall in love with one of them.
It isn’t long before that golden rule is put to the test.
Will Goods grew up in the next trailer over, but the wild, careless boy who used to tear up the town with his three brothers has morphed into someone else so completely, he’s almost unrecognizable. The quiet, contemplative man who works on cars every night and takes care of his mentally ill mother every day is nothing like the local boys Liv grew up avoiding.
But when Liv considers suspending her golden rule just this once, she finds out something about Will that will change everything.
Will Goods isn’t who he used to be—he’s not even the man Liv thinks she’s gotten to know over the summer. He’s become someone else entirely.
He’s become . . .
Damaged Goods.

About the Author
I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

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Suzanne's 5 Star Review

This was such a great book. Very different from what we are used to from Nicole, but that was a good thing.
Liv is a strong female, who has escaped the darkened past of her youth. Growing up with a drug addict mother in a rundown town was something that Liv vowed she would stay far away from. She was able to manage that for a few years, but a call from one of her kid sisters changes her well thought out plans.
One of Liv's mottos was to NOT fall in love with a local boy, but her motto is tested when she sees Will Goods. She knows that there is something different about him. He's not like any of the other local boys.
When no other jobs are available in town, Liv is forced to take a job that she is not proud of, but knows that she needs to do what is necessary to provide for her sisters.
As hard as Liv tries to separate herself from Will, she is drawn to him, and can't stay away. Lines get blurred and paths cross to bring these two together.
There is a huge secret that Will is hiding, and when the truth comes out, will it rip them apart or help to cement them together? Will thinks that he is Damaged Goods, and not good enough for Liv...
I fell in love with these two and their story. I laughed, I cried and even felt some heat coming from these pages. Another sweet book boyfriend to add to my list.

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