July 29, 2014

Beautifully Forgotten (Beautifully Damaged #1) by L.A. Fiore

 
5 STARS

 
 
 
SYNOPSIS
Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild.
But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar
face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—
it’s the girl who once healed him...and then abandoned him.
 
Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien’s delicate touch when they were both wildly in love
teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she’d been dumped off at the orphanage
where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she’d planned to spend
the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later,
she’s ready to endure the torture of Lucien’s indifference and having him as her boss...just to be
near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret
buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again.
 
L.A. Fiore’s story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged.
 
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Review

Beautifully Forgotten is the 2nd book in the Beautifully Damaged series
in which I have been waiting to read for quite sometime. The first book was
a ride of intense passion, I loved every single minute of it I just couldn't wait to jump into this one book 2 was bound to be good.

Darcy was 14 when she was left alone and abandoned at an orphanage.
There she meets Lucien and he would change her world as she knew it.
The eventually fell in love some what of a teenage love affair. However, Darcy was warned away from Lucien and she left him and has regretted it ever since.

Now years later Lucien comes face to face with the girl that broke his heart all of those years ago. As they work together the passion they feel for on another is there and they can not deny the emotions that come to surface.

This was so much more than a love story I actually got a little flustered with all the drama that accrued. It was so socking and heart breaking at what the story un folds I honestly never saw it coming. Lucien is every bit a Alpha male and I loved it. Darcy was like a blooming flower so adorable and a great heroine. Of course Trace and Ember made and appearance and it was entwined perfectly.

L.A. gave me what I wanted and it was well worth the wait.
The story isn't rushed nor is it too slow it moves along at just the right pace.
PERFECTION AT ITS FINEST!!
 
 
 
Excerpt
 
Lucien watched as Darcy struggled to get the printer working. Even from his distance he could hear
the cursing, which made him smile. It had been a week since their relationship had taken a very
pleasant turn. She was still just as feisty as he remembered and it wasn’t hard for him to recall why
he had fallen for her in the first place. Their sparring was verbal foreplay and he fucking craved it. His
eyes moved over her. Her body was nothing like the one he had known, with curves that his hands
itched to touch. Her hair was up, though he preferred it down, and tendrils were falling out of the
twist. He remembered vividly the sight of it spread out over his pillow.
He had to admit that she was still just as interesting to him as she had been at fourteen. Despite
everything, she was still his Darcy—sweet, witty, and guileless, except at the moment. She looked
about ready to torch the printer, so he moved to help her. As he approached, she was actually
staring into the paper tray, yelling at the creatures that lived inside it.
He chuckled, which must have taken her by surprise, because she leaped backward and landed on
his foot.
“Fuck!” he cursed.
“Sorry.”
He looked down at her strappy sandals with heels high enough to stake a vampire and had a vision
of those legs draped over his shoulders. Instantly, he was hard.
“I was going to offer to help you. The printer can be temperamental, but now I’m bleeding out from
a stab wound.”
She didn’t miss a beat. “It probably didn’t even break the skin. What is it you guys say? Rub some
dirt into it.”
He eyed her shoes. “Those things should be listed as lethal weapons.”
“Hardly. There are far cheaper ways to kill someone.” She bent to stare into the printer again and
Lucien took the opportunity to check out the curve of her ass in the little black skirt she wore.
“Stop checking out my ass and help me.”
Not at all repentant for getting caught staring, he replied easily, “It’s a paper jam.”
He thought he was being helpful and when she straightened slowly, he entertained the notion that
she was struggling with the need to throw herself into his arms in gratitude.
One look at her face, though, and he knew he wasn’t going to be copping a feel.
“Your powers of deduction are astounding. Seriously, you should give a seminar on mastering the
obvious.”
He tried not to laugh, but he lost that battle. And she responded by flaying a layer of skin off him
with her sharp tongue.
“I know it’s a paper jam, Sherlock, I just can’t find it.”
“It’s usually in the back,” Lucien said as he reached for the back of the printer, his arm brushing up
against her on purpose. Darcy’s inhaled breath in response had his balls tightening. He dislodged the
paper and pulled it free.
He turned to her with a smug smile, which she returned with uncanny accuracy before she said,
“Thanks. I almost lost my cool.”
“Almost?”
A slight smile touched her lips. “I should go restart my print job.”
“Probably, unless you can get the little men in the printer to do it.”
Brownies.”
“What?”
She laughed. “Not the baked goods, the little mischievous mystical creatures.”
“They live in my printer?”
“Maybe.” She started away, but stopped and turned to him.“Thanks.”
“Have dinner with me tonight.”
She eyed him through her lashes before she said, “You’re on.”
And then she turned and disappeared into her office.


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L.A. Fiore lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, their dog, two
kittens and Willow: their three-legged hamster. Her twin sister lives right down the street and
being a seasoned zombie hunter, there is comfort knowing when the zombie apocalypse comes
they'll be ready.
 
 
 
 
 
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