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Damaged Goods

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,226 Ratings  ·  395 Reviews
Jocelyn Rhodes is a single mother with a demanding career and a long-neglected libido. Frustrated with the dating scene and way overdue for some satisfying sex, she takes a friend’s advice and hires Sabian, a deliciously sexy escort. He’s well worth the money, and the sheets haven’t even cooled off before she’s ready to call him again.

The more time she spends with him, the
ebook, 166 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Loose Id
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
4.5 stars. Re-read 12/14; review edited 12/29/14

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“Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.”
- by Jessica Lange –

For starters, Damaged Goods needs a new cover stat. Look what a dear friend found on Amazon:

Even though it's an improvement, it doesn't wow me either. Now that I've said that little piece, let's get down to business, shall we?

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Damaged Goods is polarizing a lot. Readers seem to either hate or love the story, mainly
Duchess Nicole
WARNING: Lots of swearing! I tend to try to stay away from this sort of thing, but not here. This book pissed me off.

You know, I thought I left behind my conservative Midwestern roots for the most part. Did a bit of growing up, had a few friends of bad influence (you know who you are, you hussies!) However, this book brought out the innocent in me, I think.

For the first thirty percent or so of the book, I was really enjoying it. The decision for Jocelyn to go to a male prostitute really isn't t
Huge 5 stars

I absolutely love this book. Love it!

To be honest, Damaged Goods isn't the type of story I'd normally like, and certainly not to such a degree. But I love everything about this thought provoking, sensually erotic, and highly compelling book.

The overall plot isn't unique-the hero's an escort who falls in love with his client-but the direction the author takes this cliché plot is fascinating, unique, and thought provoking. Mainly because the hero, Austin/Sabian,continues to be an escor
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 15, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars

*happy sigh* Its the best feeling ever to find books that I love!! And this is one of them :)

This is not a traditional love story. Its about a male prostitute and a single mom finding love and finding a way to make a relationship work despite the difficulties of their situation.

Its wonderful, well-written, and swoony, with toe-curling hotness, a beautifully functional relationship, no stupidity and a very happy ending :)

I could tell right from the start that I was going to love it. T
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
May 21, 2013 Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* rated it really liked it


Jocelyn & Austin are Damaged Goods. She's a divorced mom of two in her thirties and he's a escort in his late twenties.

Jocelyn hates dating and all that boring stuff that precedes a one night stand so she decides to follow her friend's advice and hires a escort. Enter Sabian, hot and tattooed and a sex machine. He worth every single penny she is paying for him and he makes her feel desired.

Even if she didn't plan to see him more than once, she just can
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Adult review for erotic content.

I'm about to sing the praises of such a lovely book because for the first time in a while, I managed to find a story about a single mom who figured out how to handle her dating life the right way. I'm not kidding when I say that there are books which have made me want to beat my head on the desk because of their ridiculous ideas of how today's single mom is supposed to act (one example : THIS BOOK). Being a former single mom, I was so thrilled to read a book about
Feb 17, 2016 Beverly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy moly, this is not like anything I have ever read before. Really, there are parts that are similar, but in the end this one is completely unique. Jocelyn is a single working mom, she is tired of going on endless dates that only end in disappointed. Desperate for more she hires an escort. Sabian does more than satisfies Jocelyn and she becomes a repeat customer.

Jocelyn and Sabian’s connection begins to develop and they start dating. This is where the story was unique. Jocelyn was completely
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance-Erotica

'He bent to kiss me lightly. "Still feel like sucking my cock?"
Did I ever, and his grin told me he already knew the answer.
I nodded. Sabian pulled out, then eased my legs down and helped me up. Then he sat in my chair. Nodding towards the floor, he said,
"Get on your knees."
With pleasure. I went to my knees, and went down on him, something I've been dying to do since we first fucked.' -Damage
May 20, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing
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Wow- I am pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this book! Is not your normal love story! This story was sexy, emotional, and beautiful.

Jocelyn is in her early thirties. She is a single mom who has been divorced for seven years. She is lonely. Sick of the ‘dating game’.

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I was so desperate for headache free sex that I’d pay money to skip the crap and get to the fun part.
One of her friends recommends an escort service. She has the money- she figures what does she have to lose? While wait
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Buddy read with The Princess!

I'm so glad I finally read this story! Of course, it helped to have Nhya holding my hand, but still...

I've gotta say, Damaged Goods chipped away at the walls of my comfort zone and had me questioning my ideas about what constitutes infidelity.

I mentioned to a few people that what I loved best about this story is the pacing, the way the MCs coming together isn't rushed. But while I loved the character development and their chemistry - both in the bed and out - I stil
May 21, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I didn't speak, instead letting him find the words that eluded him. Finally he took a deep breath.

"There's sex, and there's...this." He met my eyes. "Just being with someone. This isn't something that can be bought or sold, and I couldn't manufacture it for someone no matter how much they tried to pay me for it." He ran the backs of his fingers down my cheek. "That's why I'm here tonight. Because I needed this. And here, with you, is the only place I can get it." He swallowed. "Or give it."

Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***3.9 Thought Provoking Stars***

"The escort and the single mom. Who'd have guessed?"

This was definitely a book that left me thinking at the end. I flip flopped back and forth on my thoughts for quite a while trying to figure out how I truly felt about this book.

Jocelyn is a divorced, single mom. She's devoted to her work, her kids and her home...but she's also a woman with needs. Needs that aren't being met wading through the murky waters of dating with kids. She's persuaded by her friend
I need to sleep a night over this, else I'd rant too much.

Oookay. I have calmed down. As much as I could I'd say. I'll try to keep this short...

1. The sex was boring, meaningless, emotionless, and nothing I haven't read in a gazillion erotic romances and above all erotica before. In fact it is so rote, so bland and so "told" with such nauseatingly common catchwords, that I'm happy I could loan this book. I'd have been really pissed off, if I had paid money for it. In less words: if you write abo
Nov 19, 2011 Wendy rated it it was amazing
One word WOW. This book took me by surprise. It's heart warming, sexy and touching that I felt giddy with happiness. Loved it so much I can't put it into words.
4.5 Stars
Very enjoyable and unique take on romance. Love is love, and sometimes it hits you upside the head when you least expect it. You need to grab it, hold on tight, think outside the box, and overcome insurmountable odds…when that person…that love is so worth it! Jocelyn you are my hero, and Austin you are the man and what man you are…beautiful!!!

Going into this I had my doubts, but once I got a feel for both of the characters and THEY started to feel for each other, I crossed my fingers, h
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
This was actually really good and it is contemporary romance. If any of you are crazy enough to follow the books I read (I'm sorry if you do but I love you all the same), you know I'm not a fan of contemporary romance.


the man is all perfect,
perfect job,
perfect He-Man strength,
able to leap tall buildings using his dick (pardon me all you kiddies) and can make his woman come three times BEFORE he comes once.


This book had a guy that wasn't perfect (but totally hot),
2.5 Stars

Even though I liked the characters, I just couldn't buy into Austin staying a prostitute after they started seriously dating and Jocelyn putting up with it knowing that he was possibly still doing her girlfriends. It was sort of icky. I also found at times the dialog was stiff and corny, especially towards the end. The sex scenes were scorching hot and I loved Austin's gentle, sweet nature, but I felt the climax was somewhat weak where it could have really been powerful because of the w
I am not condemning Austin for what he does, but I cannot believe his love for Jocelyn... his love
felt flat for me and sucks because when he chose to give her his heart he's body should follow too!

I am thinking here about reversing situation and make Jocelyn the night hooker... what would Austin do and feel? would he be so tolerant and accept her sharing with other men???? I think not... he would go mad with jealousy or demand change of job. Some readers took this lightly and rightly so, but no
Strangely, as a reader and lover of most things taboo, I should have liked this book.
Still, I could just never get over the ick! factor. At first I was like…ok…to me that IS cheating, because really, get a job, you looser, but what ever…then the author tried to make it sweet for us-how the hero goes to the heroine after his sex stunts and is all cuddly…I was somehow squirming trough all of this, and trying not to be skeptical…but the ending?
He did it THE ENTIRE TIME? The ENTIRE time of their ver
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DAMAGED GOODS is a solid five star read. It's chocked full of the emotion you long for when reading a great romance and the steam you expect from any naughty little erotica.

So you have undoubtedly read the description of DAMAGED GOODS and you know that this is a story about a lonely single mother named Jocelyn who hires an escort to fulfill her fantasies for a night...or at least that was the original plan. I saw her emotional attachment to the man coming from a mile away... How could you not b
Apr 06, 2012 ~V~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As you can see in the book description, this is the story of a woman, a single mom, who is tired of the whole dating scene and decides to take the advice of a girlfriend, to use an escort service for a night of safe, no strings attached, hot sex! This is when she meets Sabian...she ends up enjoying herself so much that she hires him a few more times. During one of their "meetings" they decide to actually have a conversation and discover that they really enjoy each other's company...that's where ...more
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~

It's not often you come across a story so consuming. So raw in it's reveals but yet beautiful all the same. This is one of those stories.

I could NOT stop reading it. And I was utterly ticked off that it actually had to end. And way sooner than I would have liked.

To say that Jocelyn & Sabian's relationship is a bit unconventional would be an understatement. To say Jocelyn is a special type of a woman to not only understand, but to accept this unconventional relationship, woul
Mimi Smith
Jul 17, 2014 Mimi Smith rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

One of the best books of the genre that I've read

Since I'm feeling lazy, I'll keep this short. Austin's a hot, sexy, awesome guy-who's also an escort(translation-prostitute). Jocelyn is a frustrated single mom who hires him out of desperation. They meet, fall in lust, fall in love, and deal with their relationship problems(his job, her kids...). On the way they steam up the pages more than a little. Well, at least Austin does. *grin*


"Yeah, I had everything. Which was, of course, w
Nov 14, 2012 Tami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance, own
*Contains some spoilers!

I had to take a bit of time to calm down and wrap my head around this story before writing a review. I also had to take a minute to separate how I felt personally about situations and how I felt about the book in itself, i.e. storyline, characters, delivery, steam factor, etc.
I’ll start about by saying that I loved both Jocelyn and Austin. The developing romance between the two was sweet and hot as they went from just having sex to making love. It was almost possible to

The moment I finished the story, the first word that popped into my head was:beautiful.
Perhaps someone reading the summary would proclaim this some sort of cheesy, Hollywood speciment. This couldn't be more wrong.

This is the story of an escort, Austin or Sabian as his professional name is, and a single mother, Jocelyn.
Their first meeting is through the obvious way, and as their relationship grows from the employee-client one to the simple man and woman one, I was moved. I couldn't fi
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Jocelyn has been single for seven years since her divorce and she is tired of not getting what she wants from the dating scene. A friend recommends an escort service and while she is shocked...she just can't refuse it. She chooses Sabian and he is everything promised and more.

I just have to say that I really enjoyed this book but I feel like it could've been so much more. The premise is intriguing and I think if the book had been longer, the author could've expanded more on the emotional impact
Oct 16, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
Sabien/Austin and Jocelyn

This book. I wasn’t going to write a review about it but here I am 4 days later still thinking about parts of the book. How can I not write a review if it has stuck with me that long? Damaged Goods is another in my long string of darker books. Those of you that read my reviews know I am on a serious dark, erotic kick. This book isn’t really dark, but it is erotic and it does mess with your mind. At least it messed with mine, a lot.

Jocelyn is a divorced mom stuck in a rut
Oct 16, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2read2, favorites

Wow! My first thought after finishing this story was BEST MASSAGE SCENE EVER and my second was where have I been that I've not been reading Lauren Gallagher? It's been a while since a book just blew me away with a thought provoking storyline combined with a couple that radiates off the charts steam when they are together. Ms. Gallagher delivered both and then some. Once I started this story I could not put it down except to quickly inform several friends that they had to buy this book immediatel
Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
First I want to thank my Secret Santa for gifting me this book. And this is my first prostitue boyfriend.

Now...what an interesting read. You have Jocelyn, divorced mother of two who is tired of the dating game and is convinced by her friend Kim(bitch)to use an escort agency.

Along comes Sabian(Good God Almighty). He notices that this is her first time to use an escort and he "walks" her thru on what to do or expect. They have sex. Explosive OMFG sex. I fell in love with him. ;)

Jocelyn uses his s
Jan 14, 2013 Whitney rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-romance

Unt Uh, No Way, Not in a Million

I'd rather have a Zombie who wants to eat my face than a boyfriend who fucks other women for a living.

Let's look at this objectively. Besides the seething jealousy and outrageous insecurity that's a given in this situation; could any woman actually sit at home in their "monogamous" relationship while the man leaves to do their "job" which just happens to be to pleasure random women? Not in this lifetime. This lady is out of her gourd.

Let's make th
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“There’s sex, and there’s…this.” He met my eyes. “Just being with someone like this. This isn’t something that can be bought or sold, and I couldn’t manufacture it for someone no matter how much they tried to pay me for it.” He ran the backs of his fingers down my cheek. “That’s why I’m here tonight. Because I needed this. And here, with you, is the only place I can get it.” He swallowed hard. “Or give it.” 16 likes
“I'll give you some credit," he said with a sneer. "You don’t look like a prostitute.”
Austin shrugged. “I don’t usually wear the fishnets and garish makeup on my day off.”
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