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Irreparable Damage [PDF / EPUB] Irreparable Damage 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, qu 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 wanted to 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 tHer salvation could be his downfall He s determined to save her anyway This is a DARKER, taboo romance, intended for readersdue to possible triggers she was abducted by sex traffickers and mature sensitive themes and content.


10 thoughts on “Irreparable Damage

  1. says:

    This book was dark, taboo and offensive Accordingly, I thought that it was a fantastic read Not the best dark captivity story out there, but definitely not the worst either If you enjoy darker stories and don t shy away from controversial subject matter, then Irreparable Damage is worth a read.The first in a series, this book tells the story of Willow Kensington Willow is abducted right after her 18th birthday by sex traffickers Her father is a powerful Mafioso and her captors think that This book was dark, taboo and offensive Accordingly, I thought that it was a fantastic read Not the best dark captivity story out there, but definitely not the worst either If you enjoy darker stories and don t shy away from controversial subject matter, then Irreparable Damage is worth a read.The first in a series, this book tells the story of Willow Kensington Willow is abducted right after her 18th birthday by sex traffickers Her father is a powerful Mafioso and her captors think that they can use her to get at her father Innocent Willow is caught in the crosshairs, despite having almost no interaction with her father.While undercover trying to locate another missing girl, private investigator Ethan Wilde runs across another girl whose picture recently came his way He hadn t accepted Willow s case yet, but fate has their paths crossing Unfortunately, to maintain his cover he must harm Willow before he can save her.Following Willow s rescue, she struggles with the after effects of her captive experience Her healing is only madedifficult by the fact that she will not discuss everything that happened to her at the hands of her captors She is torn by the fact that her rescuer was also the man who committed the worst crimes against her She won t condemn him, but she can t cope either.Returning to his wife and children, Ethan faces his own demons following his most recent case He cannot stop thinking about the girl that he assaulted He wonders how she is doing and whether she hates him He waits to be held accountable for his crimes, but with each day that passes it becomes increasingly clear that Willow isn t going to turn him in no matter how much he deserves it.Ethan s guilt transforms into an obsession, masked as concern Before long, he s stalking the teen online and checking up on her The lies begin to pile up and he is drifting away from his wife.Of course, Ethan isn t the only one that can t get Willow s trauma in captivity off their mind Willow is finding that her nightmares surrounding her assault are turning increasingly erotic Yep, she s fantasizing about her assailant This is smutty, dark erotica, not non fiction after all Know that what you re signing up for isn t a harrowing, true to life account Willow and Ethan begin meeting up to vent and discuss their feelings about what transpired It seems that they are the only two people that can relate to one another Admittedly, I rolled my eyes at the idea of the victim actually consoling the attacker and vice versa However, even as I was rolling my eyes I was anxiously flipping pages to see where the story would go.This story was pure, smutty goodness It was definitely a guilty pleasure type of read for me It was unbelievable, taboo and hot Clearly, this isn t a book that you choose for intellectual enlightenment It was dirty, sexy and fun.Check outof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com


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    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 togethe 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


  3. says:

    DNF at 60% 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 On what planet does thi DNF at 60% 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 On what planet does this chick live, seriously Whilst I fully understand they are both victims and dealing with their issues as best they can, this is sadly not working for me


  4. says:

    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.


  5. says:

    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 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


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    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 sever 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


  7. says:

    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


  8. says:

    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 th 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 didn t like the choices Ethan made, but I didn t hate him either.Ethan It s very hard for me to say this, but I do think Ethan had no other choice but to view spoiler rape Willow hide spoiler in the opening chapter If he had not complied, he would have been killed, his family possibly targeted, and Willow would have suffered a much worse fate at the hands of her abductors And I get that he is consumed with guilt But it s what he does with the guilt that starts him down a dangerous path His thoughts progress from guilt, obsession, fantasizing, rationalizing, to crossing the line He convinces himself that he s helping WillowI don t think of this ascheating That s probably my own f up way of rationalizing, but when I m here, with you, I don t feel likeI feel like our past, our relationship is separate It s this whole life that Amanda knows nothing about, a life separate from her Regular rules don t apply right here, right now If they did, I wouldn t be here.For this couple, lust is conceived in their brains not their body parts The ending is not a surprise The people I feel most sorry for are Ethan s wife and kids They did nothing to deserve what happened to them I hope Ms Mariano writes a second book to see what happens with Ethan


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    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 n 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


  10. says:

    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 s 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 istabboo 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 muchimpressive 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 I m not sure if that s considered a spoiler but just to be safe Let s start with my Ethan Yes, he s beautiful but that s not why I love him And make no mistake, I love Ethan Wilde Ethan is what I m going to call everyday damaged He s not some over the top alpha hero who exhales testosterone and rips a shirt every time he gets angry He s real He s got his own issues and he s not perfect, but he s an overall good guy who gets mixed up in a bad situation and has to make an impossible choice And he s no martyr He doesn t fall in love with the heroine as soon as she blinks at him, and all of a sudden he s ready to die for her None of that crap I m also going to go ahead and apparenlty be the first one to address this elephant in the book Male rape Willow was not the only one who got the short end of the stick there, and I think she s the only person in the whole book who later acknowledges that I get that she s young and a girl andit s a very complicated situation especially since she s the one who has the rape victim reaction , where he s older, a man, used as a tool to hurt her, AND at no point does he think of himself as a victim, but not everyone does, and given how things went I don t think he would have thought of it that way, but if a woman is coerced into having sex she doesn t want, she was raped, so if a man is coerced into having sex he doesn t want Again, he doesn t think of it that way, and that s fine, it s his experience, he can deal however he needs to, but I don t think it s fair to call him a bad guy when he had nochoice in the matter than she did In this book the bad guy is actually circumstance Willow I m pretty intrigued impressed with Willow I can definitely see how Ethan, even being older and not predisposed to thinking of her that way, could get stuck on her To me Willow read like exactly the kind of girl you can see guys getting stuck on, and I thought the way that was presented was very well done Willow is young and beautiful and unique and confidentand she knows that She s not some mousy heroine who doesn t realize she s appealing until the hero sweeps in and tells her But she s also not obnoxious about it. We are shown instead of being told about Willow s appeal, and that way it doesn t grate on you and make you think she s an arrogant jerk She isn t Willow is down to earth but she s very realistic. She makes a joke at one point about being mature for her age, and in some ways I think she is Dealing with her awful experience probably made that eventrue I don t know that I deserve the dress either, to be honest Willow merely shrugged We don t get what we deserve out of life, Ethan There are a few quotes like that scattered throughout that give you pause, times where she either makes light of serious shit or drops a one line reality bomb into an otherwise pleasant moment that brings you back down, makes you wonder what s really going on in her head if she s really doing okay.She s also still a bit of a mystery to me I think I have her mostly pegged, I honestly think she just likes Ethan and is playing it cool, but I guess that s open to interpretation And sometimes I was as unsure as Ethan was, but let s be honest, that s part of why he likes her Suffice it to say the characters are complex I expected no less, but even having read Sam Mariano s other books, I was still surprised by the complexity of these characters Now that I ve finished the book I m actually a little sad, because I want to read something else just like it, but I don t know of anything else that is like it I might even just reread it again lol.The romance I love these two together, but the story is not heavily romantic The characters had a lot to deal with in this book, hurdles everywhere, but they began a sort of fucked up friendship sort of with moments that satisfied my need for romance If there would have been a lotromance given their situation, it wouldn t have been realistic, and I also felt the catalyst that pushed them over the line was very realistic And there is romance, just not as much of it as some might hope for And the sex You certainly haven t blurred the lines on your own, Willow I ll have what she s having The sex was hot And at times sweet And perfect for them I m not right for you, he told her.He wasn t wrong She just didn t care I loved Ethan s not overbearing but very much present possessive side I m kind of a sucker for the I have no right to be possessive of you but I am anyway schtick My absolute favorite thing about this story though, was the subtleties I noticed so many subtle details that made the characterization what it was Little things, like an impersonal gift card in place of a notecard in a bouquet of flowers from an absentee father Like the fact that Ethan, the man, had I think three scenes involving grocery stores running household errands, and it was not an event. It was just something he did every day He plays with his kids and changes diapers and respects women, and none of this is presented as anything but ordinary It s also not written in great detail to where you re like, OMG this is boring, it s usually how a scene starts so it s brief but it shows you this information about the characters I just loved it It s a story that really makes you think and it s a couple I have no problem rooting for I can t wait to see what happens in the next book I found an abundance of gifs that I felt went with this story lol I actually didn t even use some of them


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