Damaged Goods (The Outsider Chronicles #2)
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 reins ...more
Damaged Goods is the second book in The Outsider Chronicles, but is a stand alone - the characters do not overlap.
Liv Bennett’s primary focus in life has been to get away from the black hole of a town she was raised in and make something of herself. At the age of 22 she decides enough is enough and quits her job as a waitress and moves to California to attend college. Everything is on track for Liv and she is just finishing up her Junior y ...more
This book honestly was NOT what I was expecting AT. ALL. I really enjoyed the twist that was the driving force of this story line and my heart went out to the cast of this book. They all had some hard knocks from the school of life they had to work through. Liv definitely had to take one for the team. She did what she had to, to survive, and that's what ended up surprising me the most. At times I did feel there was a bit too much in the inner dialogue department from Liv, but ov ...more
This book wasn't what I expected but now that I've read it I couldn't tell you exactly what it was I expected.
Liv Bennett couldn't get away from her small hometown fast enough and she's working hard to try and make something of herself. She left behind her 'mother' if you can call her that and her two younger sisters Reese and Paige but her sister's are never far from her thoughts and she sends money back for them whenever she can.
Liv is having a bad night and it's about to get w ...more
And the award for most annoying female MC in history goes to.... Liv!
Anyhoo, I'm instantly turned off by the female MC - from her disassociated, convoluted way o ...more
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Liv is a college student whose primary goal in life was to get away from her trashy hometown. She has two younger sisters back home who ...more
While I really enjoyed Hard Knox, the first book in The Outsider Chronicles, it was a little harder for me to get into Damaged Goods. The main character, Liv Bennet, came off as a bit of a man hater. I know she didn’t hate all guys, she did have a steady boyfriend for two years, she just really disliked men. Actually it was more like men and women from her hometown in Nevada.
For about half the book I found Liv to be a hard character to like. Even though she dropped everything in her li...more
this one didn't do any thing for me. really would have been better if we read about this chick getting a lobotomy and then a TEAM of psychiatrist. she had ISSUES. love the H.....Will....he was totally swoon worthy. I even liked Jake. Looney liv, uh, not at all. I was so looking forward to this because I loved Knox. now I wanna cry cause I didn't get the caliber of Knox in this book.
I've been going through a harsh book slump in the past few weeks. I, who normally reads a book within 2 days, was taking a week to finish a book. You can imagine how that was making me feel. Until, I picked up Damaged Goods. I could not stop reading this book and I'm really grateful to the book for getting me out of my slump.
Nicole Williams has the knack for writing beautiful, well-fleshed out characters who you get to know throughout the book as though they were new friends you made in real lif ...more
I was really excited about reading this book! I completely fell in love with the first book in this series, and even though I knew that this book was going to be about two completely different characters, I still couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I freaking loved this book! I loved everything about it from the characters to the plot! It was really different to the first book too, but I was ex ...more
What worked for me:
~I admired Liv's drive. She's focused on making her life better and she's worked hard to move forward. ...more
I have to start by saying that I adore Nicole Williams, her ability to feed my love of word play only makes me worship her more. The clever use of the title within the narrative was used to stunning effect *happy sigh*
Told in first person narrative from Liv’s perspective. At 25 she is hardened by life. She considers herself white trailer trash although she has fought long and hard to escape the confines of the small town and redneck mentality associated with it. She is very much a p ...more
This is the kind of New Adult reads that I want, that I crave, that I just can’t get enough of. Truly a book that took my heart made it happy dance, cry, break, and flail about. I adored the characters, the world that Williams created, and the story that really pulled at my heartstrings.
Will Goods totally melted my heart. I seriously couldn’t get enough of his character. I loved that he isn’t the typical guy you read about in NA, which I loved. He definitely has that quiet dem ...more
"Love who you want to love. Love who you need to love. And love those you do without abandon or fear."
Damaged goods is the second installment in the 'The Outsider Chronicles' series. I read the first book a few months ago and I was blown away by the beautifully written book so I first found out the second book was released, I was like, "why the hell not?" As much as I liked the first book, it can't compare to how much I loved this book. This book isn't what I...more
The dynamics of being a new adult can be complicated at best and down right overwhelming at worst. That time period of life makes some of the best stories and this author knows how to bring them to life.
The characters in this story have real problems that I wish I could say are only found in books. But as a teacher, I'm often show just how hard young peoples life's can be. When those circumstances become overpowering, true character emerges. That what happens in this story. Put in the worst o ...more
Liv is a woman trying to make ends meet, but when she has to go back to take care of her two sisters because their deadbeat mom left them, she gets a surprise with one of the neighbors... Will Goods. Oh Will... Will... when she starts to fall in love with him... she finds out a secret that blows her mind! AND MINE!
She also gets a job as a "dancer" soooo that adds some spice to it... HAHAHA!
OH the secret! It was... I was like... WHAAAT?! Then I had to re- ...more
This is the story of Liv Bennett. She is a young girl working part time to support her way through college. She has escaped her past & is determined to fight for the future she desperately wants.. and deserves.
She has a mediocre boyfriend & is not surprised when she catches him out with another woman.
Then the day she has been working towards comes & she gets a phone call that changes everything. Her little sister calls to tell her their mother has left & she has t ...more
This was just an okay read for me.
The main hero, Will, was a good guy and I guess that's just not my thing. I'm more interested in the anti hero. So from the start he didn't woo me. Liv was funny and sarcastic so in that sense I liked her. But my overall picture of her is really just painted in annoyance and that really stems from the plot line.
Without giving anything away, the storyline is loosely based on the misunderstanding plot line. And I ...more
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~~ 5 "Life is full of choices" Stars ~~
If you are looking for a New Adult book that has an interesting storyline, an excellent cast of characters and steamy sexy scenes that are off the charts HOT….then look no further….Damaged Goods is the book to read. If you only read one New Adult book this year, I truly believe this should be the book. This was so much more then ...more
Some people let the world define them, and some people define their world. I'm still trying to figure out what kind of person I am.
Liv Stewart escaped the dead end Nevada town and trailer park and is working her way through college and trying to move ahead. But one day her new safe life implodes. Her dreams get put on hold when she has to return back to the place she could not wait to get away from in order to step in as guardian for her two younger sisters, Reese and Paige. Everyt ...more
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Hard Knox, but Damaged Goods… Damaged Goods reminded me of all the reasons why I fell in love with Nicole Williams’s books. It’s sweet, romantic, heartfelt, and the characters are written flawlessly. I had a huge smile when I finished Damaged Goods–it’s a story that will speak to your heart and make you smile and laugh and fall in love.
Some people let the world define them, and some people define their world. I’m still...more
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Liv Bennett’s life isn’t the one she has dreamed about for the entirety of her life but it is for damn sure a better life that what she had when she lived at home with her mother. Between the craptastic living conditions, the parade of men and, the consistent drug use, Liv blew out of town the instant she was able and has never looked back. Her only regret is that her two younger sisters, Paige and Reese are still living with their mother and will be u ...more
Damaged Goods is the second book in The Outsider Chronicles series by Nicole Williams, having loved book one in the series Hard Knox I was looking forward to reading this one, and I have to say this one was just as good as the first if not slightly better for me.
“Love who you want to love. Love who you need to love. And Love those you do without abandon or fear”
Liv Bennett does not to follow the same path as her worthless ...more
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