Damaged and the Beast

  • by Bijou Hunter
  • Narrated by Rayna Whitney
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As heir to the local motorcycle club and crime syndicate, Cooper Johansson is accustomed to taking what he wants. His newest conquest is college freshman Farah Smith.
When the tattooed bad boy reminds her of a rough childhood she desperately wishes to forget, Farah keeps him at arm's length. Yet, Cooper refuses to give up. He pushes her buttons, tears through her walls, and forces her to admit her feelings for him. What begins as lust soon builds into something more powerful than either expects.
Can a beast like Cooper heal the damage inside the girl of his dreams?

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3.5 Mixed Feelings

First off, it harped a little too much on Farah's issues. Yes, she has them and because of her upbringing, she deserves to have them, but I feel like the author could have cut out 3 chapters of redundant explanations of them. Bc of these issues, Farah was a little too "I can't trust ANYONE-IN-THE-WHOLE-WIDE-WORLD." and it got a little annoying.

Also, the main secondary characters, Skye and Bailey were THE WORST HUMAN BEINGS ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!! They did nothing but beat down Farah with bad advice, jealousy, and hate throughout the whole book~ but we're supposed to believe that they were her friends and really wanted what was best for her & Cooper in the end.

Add a 5 year old baby sister that uses words that would make me blush and I was a little put off. Kids swearing is not cute or funny. Seriously!! It's like authors turn into cliche machines when they wring about anyone under 10 years old. I can'[t stand it. Let the little ones be pure, not as messed up as the adults.

Cooper was definitely an Alpha male, surrounded by idiots that are his family. He is a little unstable with jealousy and he's violent. He has no less than 3 or 4 insane fist fights and a few other instances when someone he is mad at disappears. BUT, Farah is supposed to believe that he would never hurt her. Yeah, it is a little off the deep end.

In the end, I am not sure about this one. There are several follow up stories that build on this one but focus on other people. I MAY read about Tawny, Farah's sister, but I am not sure.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

Rayna Whitney was good with the delivery of the story

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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Wow, Damaged Girl Loved Completely By An Unexpected Man

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

I was taken by surprise how much I loved this story. I do love the strong protective alpha male who when he finds the one he loves sees no other women and is faithful, loving and devoted. That is Cooper...he makes mistakes, jealous, too pushy and yet tender and understanding...wanting Farrah to love him as completely as he loves her. He never gives up and wants her only to be happy.
Farrah has lived a difficult life, having little self worth and trapped by a horrible past. Cooper does everything he can to help and love her.
I just loved this couple...so nice not to have ex girlfriends etc coming around. Cooper's family (siblings) are a hoot and I hope the rest of this series comes in audio...I'd like to see a little more of this couple and the secondary characters in this book.
The narrator was FANTASTIC!! She was perfect in female and male voice...timing perfect, emotions perfect... she will e a narrator I'll look for.
Listen, read, and enjoy this story. I will listen again and again!
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- Romance junkie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2016
  • Publisher: Bijou Hunter