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Damaged (Outlaws #1)

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Running is all Stephanie Carovella knows...

After witnessing the tragic and brutal murders of her parents and her best friend, Stephanie has built a fortress around her life and refuses to let anyone inside her walls. Especially sexy, tattooed womanizers. But when Stephanie’s cautious path is uprooted, she can’t deny the sexual tension she feels for Dominic Delaney.

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Published (first published February 20th 2014)
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Jenn Green
Feb 28, 2014 Jenn Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*****5- Wow...just, WOW- Stars*****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~


“I can't escape this life. It doesn't matter how far I run, he will find me. There's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. I accepted a long time ago that this is who I am.”

When I first signed up for this blog tour, I didn't realize this book was a prequel to an already existing series, a series I have not read. Well, that is going to change- Nowhere to Run &
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Theresa
Mar 02, 2014 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would anyone ever love someone as Damaged as she?

Wow I loved this story! There are tears, laughs, fights, and fires! We even go face to face with the serial killers. It can be read standalone, however it tells you how Stephanie and Dominic (from the Stephanie Carovella series - Nowhere to Run and Nowhere to Hide) first met. Nina continues to draw you in deeper to this story line as we learn more and more about Stephanie. Amazing some of the "predictions" the characters make which having read bo
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Beth
Feb 22, 2014 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Too Many Words Stars



I never thought I would say this, but there were too many words in this book. The story is good, but they say the same thing like 14 times. Less words please.

Stephanie is damaged. Well duh. Look at the title. She is not teen angsty damaged. She is serial killer damaged. There is a huge difference. She has survived two attacks from two different serial killers. She has witnessed 3 murders and is being stalked. And she is not even out of college yet. Talk about your overa
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Bookworm Betties
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*****5- Wow...just, WOW- Stars*****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~


“I can't escape this life. It doesn't matter how far I run, he will find me. There's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. I accepted a long time ago that this is who I am.”

When I first signed up for this blog tour, I didn't realize this book was a prequel to an already existing series, a series I have not read. Well, that is going to change- Nowhere to Run &
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Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 3 Rockin’

Dominic had worked hard for the last six years to turn his bar into a successful business. When he left his family and job as a marketing executive behind in San Antonio and moved to LA his parents had thought him crazy. He had succeeded without backing or support from any one.

Sweeping his gaze around the crowded bar, a smile slid across his face. After working his ass off for the past six years, he no longer had anything to prove to his family, - or himself.


For the
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Jamie  Zishka
Apr 01, 2014 Jamie Zishka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Damaged was definitely a must read! I would give it 4 stars! This story will draw you in and keep you guessing and on the tip of your toes the whole journey. Your going to LOVE Dominic, Ben, and Tyler the most I promise you this! This book is told in multiple POV's but not to the point of being confusing like some books can be when they do that sort of thing. I loved knowing what everyone was thinking it made the story more whole like you weren't missing bits and pieces. When reading this book ...more
Paula  Phillips
Feb 08, 2014 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Have you ever been excited about a book ? Even more so , when you see the book from the beginning processes , the middle and then the finished product. That feeling of OMG, I can't wait to read it. For me, that was Damaged by Nina D'Angelo. I first discovered Nina's books with her crime series Stephanie Carovella series and fell in love with many of the characters. That series also got you wondering about her past and why some of the main characters e.g Sandra etc acted the way they did. In Now
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Angela
Feb 19, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When i started reading this book, an ARC from the author, I didn't realize that the main character, Stephanie Carovella had been featured in another series by the author. From the way the book is written you'd never know that, but Damaged is a prequel to the other two novels, Nowhere to Run and Nowhere to Hide, as well as Book 1 in the Outlaw series.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. It's witty and very well written. Its got everything you'd require from a good novel - love, fr
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Casey Peeler
Feb 14, 2014 Casey Peeler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved Stephanie Corvella’s character since the moment I read Nowhere to Run. It was a heart pounding, adrenaline producing, suspenseful novel with just a hint of a love aspect. Nowhere to Hide was was the same, but Damaged… oh, my, my! I feel in love with Dominic Delaney because to be honest, I just wasn’t so sure of him until this book.

Before there was talk of Dominic and their relationship, but now I totally get why he was the love of Stephanie’s life.

In Damaged, we learn about what thi
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Kirsten
Man, this book was good! I loved Stephanie, and completely understand why she is the way she is. I thought she was so kick ass and in control of pretty much every situation. I really liked that. Stephanie is damaged, she's got plenty of reasons to be broken. However, she's still kicking ass and taking names. I could see why she felt the way she did with Dominic. What's not to like? Although, the same could be said for Stephanie. They've both got plenty of brains, good looks and cash. I was very ...more
Jenn
Jun 05, 2014 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Stephanie from the moment I started reading Nowhere To Run. That story was heart pounding, adrenaline rushing, suspensful novel with a tiny amount of love. Damaged was absolutely incredible!! I loved it so much that I already want to reread it! I fell in love with Dominic and always wanted more!

In Damaged, we learn more about things such as Stephanie and Dominic's very first meeting. Dominic ran a bar named Outlaws and Stephanie would go into that bar late at night. This creates an attra
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Sue
Apr 16, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic and exciting book this was...I didn't want to put it down. It went on sale for 99 cents so I had to grab it!
At first I was just intrigued with the mystery of Stephanie coming into Dominic's bar over and over again and never talking to him or anyone else. You knew there would be some big story behind her behavior and when the pieces start falling together bit by bit, and they form a friendship filled with chemistry,things get very complicated for both of them.
Stephanie had endure
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Michele Adams
Apr 23, 2014 Michele Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are not enough stars for this book. I just found my new favorite book and author.

This is clearly a thriller romance and my heart raced as I read every page. There are a bunch of obvious things but then there are twists along the way that you do not see coming.

Note this is a prequel to the Stephanie Carovella series. Although it could be read as a stand alone I am not sure if it's better to read this before or after the other series. For reasons I will not divulge as to not spoil anything I
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Kj Partridge
Sep 13, 2016 Kj Partridge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what to say….I guess I will start with Stephanie was indeed damaged and a master at hiding her feelings and emotions. Dom flew in the face that all his family thought and opened his own bar and succeeded better than he even thought he would. A shrewd business man he saw through Stephanie’s mask and still liked what he saw. Is it possible for the damaged to love again, can there be hope after all this time?
I have to say this book blew me away, I never expected the story I found. I got mad,
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H.P.
Mar 10, 2014 H.P. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The amazing thing about Damaged it is that it's a stand alone book within an amazing series, so you don't have to read the series to know what it is going on. Especially since this is the prequel to the whole series, and what a prequel it is.

Damaged allows you to get to know the MC's Stephanie and Dominic on a raw and deep level where they both are flawed and no pun intended, Damaged. This isn't your typical HEA because it is written based on realistic issues and I respect the writers honesty in
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Magic Within the Pages
Reviewer : Angie
Rating : 5 Stars

**Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review**

5 STARS!!! It's hard to put this book into one genre. It is a romance novel, a mystery, a suspense, and a book about survival. Stephanie Carovella has been through more in her short life than most people do in a lifetime. I fell in with with Stephanie right away. Her survival instinct was more than I can even imagine possible, but Nina D'Angelo made me feel Stephanie's panic and fear, firsthand. Her rel
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Angie Voss
Jul 06, 2014 Angie Voss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 STARS!!! It's hard to put this book into one genre. It is a romance novel, a mystery, a suspense, and a book about survival. Stephanie Carovella has been through more in her short life than most people do in a lifetime. I fell in with with Stephanie right away. Her survival instinct was more than I can even imagine possible, but Nina D'Angelo made me feel Stephanie's panic and fear, firsthand. Her relationship with Dominic(Dom) was undeniable. Only he can help break down the walls she has put ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
I've not read anything by this author before but I'm definetly going to be reading her other books.

What a fantastically strong character Stephanie is. What she has been through is unimaginable. Her heart is so broken she doesn't think she can ever heal. Stephanie Carovella is damaged.
Dominic is a hot and sexy owner of a bar. He's a love em and leave them kinda guy until he sees Stephanie. Everything he believes in goes out the window when he sees her.
This storyline is brilliant. I basically c
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Amanda
Apr 01, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow 5 Stars loved this book...Definitely will be looking out for the next book by Nina and hope that the wait isn't too long... :-)
Bobbijo venegas
May 12, 2014 Bobbijo venegas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

this kept me going. sad and happy all at once. I would recommend it to my gals anytime. on to the next adventure
Nancy Brophy
Mar 13, 2014 Nancy Brophy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
GREAT book-lots of twists that did not expect. Recommend it.
Tammy  Zautner
4.5 Stars

**I would suggest reading the Stephanie Carovella series first**

From the start, I have been a major Dominic Delaney fan, and upon finishing Damaged, I am positively convinced that no matter how many books Ms. D’Angelo writes for her Carovella series there will never be another male specimen more perfect for Stephanie than Dominic Delaney. And this says a lot as I have always bounced between Dom and Jase for our girl. I absolutely adore Jase and actually begged Nina to give him and Steph
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Candy at Prisoners of Print
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review**

I signed up to review this book because the synopsis made it seem really good, and look at that cover. I mean, those are some gorgeous captivating eyes! Needless to say, I’m really glad that I didn’t pass over this one! I was immediately drawn in from the first page. There were no real introductions or fluff to get to the good stuff. The characters were pulled to each other and from that moment on, you were drawn to them.

I was instantly in
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Rebecca
Mar 03, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

Stephanie Carovella is a chameleon. She knows how to change her personality to fit those around her, and she’s so good at it that no one knows who she truly is. She doesn’t do it to be vindictive; she does it because she wants to protect those she cares about. In Stephanie’s short life, she has been a witness to multiple murders, and six months ago, she was almost a victim of a serial killer. All of these events have left her damag
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Kat
May 26, 2014 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

I really liked this story and it says it can be read as a stand alone book (being that it sort of ends with a HEA) But the book is apparently a 'Prequel' to 2 other books by Nina, 'the Stephanie Carovella series' but I am a bit confused/worried to what happens after this book, being that book 1 of the Stephanie Carovella series, Dominic isn't in it?? (Like OMG I do/don't want to find out what happens to him) And being this is Book 1 of the 'outlaw' series??

But as I really want to find ou
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Tami czenkus
Jul 27, 2016 Tami czenkus rated it really liked it
I was sucked right into the story from page one. There was instant chemistry between Dom and Stephanie, but she tried to fight it until she couldn't anymore.
Dominic is used to fighting for his dreams, and that includes getting to know the mysterious woman who has been walking into his bar for the past month.
The whirlwind relationship Dom and Stephanie begin is one with tons of angst and drama, and it makes you question if love is enough to conquer all of their demons.
I enjoyed this story but w
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Heather andrews
Mar 02, 2014 Heather andrews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was something else, but I was wrong once I started reading it, so not many notes because I couldn't really get into it. Dominic he plays with fire well so doesn't Stephanie, "Christ, Stephanie, when is it ever going to be the perfect time to break a guy's heart?" he asked, stepping away from her and moving back into the hotel room. Dominic sank down on the bed." Dominic he's a boy that needs to explain some things to Stephanie, "men can't be beautiful, darlin'," he growled ...more
Carol and Gary Curtis
The major characters in this book are easy to DISlike. But the plot is interesting enough to keep plugging away to the finish. Worth the time.
Heather
Heather rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2014
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Nowhere to Run was released in February 2013, followed by Nowhere to Hide in August.

The first of the Outlaws series, Damaged, was released February 27th

Nina will be rereleasing Damaged through booktrope in 2016.

She is currently working on the sequel Shattered.

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“She’s wild, unpredictable and dangerous as hell. Not just to my sanity, but to my health. She’s the kind of girl you know you’ll want forever with and forever will still not be enough. But she’s not the type of girl to give forever to you willingly. I’m pretty sure you’d have to drag it out of her kicking and screaming.” - Dominic Delaney -Damaged” 20 likes
“Don’t fall in love with me,” She whispered harshly, a sob catching in her throat. “I know you probably think I’m egotistical saying this, but I need your promise that you won’t do that. If you want to stay friends – or whatever the hell we’re heading towards, you have to promise me you won’t love me – not now, not ever.” - Stephanie Carovella, Damaged.” 9 likes
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