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Flawed and Damaged

(Damaged Hearts #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Two people haunted by their past...
The collision of two damaged hearts...

Meet Elizabeth Williams. She is at the airport on an important work assignment. If everything goes smoothly, after three years of hard work, she’ll get a promotion and a much-needed raise. Elizabeth is putting her life back on track after it was ripped out from under her feet four years ago when she l
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Published July 22nd 2014 by Emily Krat
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Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
POV: First Person - Dual

Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

I knew people who swore that true love changed their entire lives, and I'd smile and wish them well. But I was completely sure that it wasn't in my future.

Elizabeth Williams was an American living in Moscow. After years of hard work, she was finally given an important assignment that could earn her a much needed promotion. The assignment was for her to pick up a client from the airport and escort him
Crina (Reading Addict)
Why it has such huge ratings? Am I becoming too insensible or this genres is becoming a hit or miss for me. Or I pick the wrong books. But for me this is not a 5 or a 4, because from the first page the writing style seemed meh, neutral, I wasn't curious, excited, not even bored. But I said to myself maybe it gets better, maybe I'm to picky and obsessed with good writing style and I don't get it.
And I arrived at 50% and I was lost into the book... because of boredom. Flat characters, cliche plot
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this story. I haven't cried so hard over a book in ions. I am tough! This story broke me. I was 100% drawn in and glued to my seat for hours. I was biting my nails with worry, crying my eyes out with Elizabeth and Ryan, and laughing my ass off at their wildly absurd circumstances. The breakfast scene at the Ignis Hotel nearly slew me. I was laughing so hard, I could barely breath.

Elizabeth, "In fact, this is the first serious assignment my boss has given me."

Ryan, "Why do the
Ashley Kirby
Absolutely amazing book! I LOVED Liz and Ryan! It felt like they were made for each other. This book made me feel so much! I laughed and cried and swoon! Can't wait for what happens next :)
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
A working girl mistaken for a working girl.... An intractable millionaire who can't resist her innocent charm.... Does that not sound like a winner?

Elizabeth Williams needs her job - and after years of menial grunt work, she's finally getting a chance at the promotion she deserves. But a miscommunication throws a handsome, gruff spanner in the works in the form of Ryan Price, a wealthy businessman in Moscow for work.

He thinks she's a "gift" from his brother. She thinks he's her assignment. Neith
Gwen ~the Book Diva
4-4.5 stars!

ARC provided to G & the Book Divas blog in exchange for an honest review*

Flawed and Damaged was an emotional journey for Ryan and Elizabeth. It was about self discovery and allowing yourself to feel happiness. At first it seemed like the story was taking too long to get anywhere but looking back I am really glad for the build up. Too often books don't take the time to create a proper relationship and I felt it was a good move to go slow with Ryan and Elizabeth. It made their att
Lucy Baldock
I've been in a reading slump lately so I decided to read my favourite book again to get myself back into reading and it worked. However after I read that I thought what new book could I read to keep me going so I don't fall back into my slump? Well an advertisement of this book popped up on my Facebook and I thought hey why not it sounds like a fun romance story with a few funny twists.

Unfortunately this is not what I had hoped for. I wanted to rate this more stars I very almost rated it 3 star
Spunky N Sassy
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5-star, 4-star
SNS Rating: 4.3

~~~~~~~~~~Dee's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

The story of Elizabeth & Ryan will keep you hypnotized by the enchanting dialogue and the incredible emotional burdens from past experiences. The opening scene begins with a case of mistaken identity with comical words and reactions between the two main characters. The verbal sparing between Elizabeth and Ryan in the early days of their interactions provides amusing entertainment. After all, Ryan has never met a woman who said no to him. T
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
3.75 STARS!!!

Two people haunted by their past…
The collision of two damaged hearts…

Flawed and Damaged is really an interesting story of two scarred, damaged and haunted souls trying to find love, peace and comfort in each other that follows the story of Elizabeth Williams, an American who lives in Moscow after a heartbreaking accident that killed her parents. At last, after her three years of hard work her dreams will come true! or so it seems..The assignment from her boss... meet the potential
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Flawed and Damaged had some of my favorite elements.

One being a slow burn romance. In a world of books where the couples jump right in, having a couple really take time to get to know each other, to develop real feelings, before taking it to the next level...was a great surprise. Especially for this genre.

Krat took her time to develop the characters, giving snippets of the past in a realistic way, no info dumps here.

Both Elizabeth and Ryan have a lot of unresolved baggage that they hold to tight
Anny hernandez
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

WOW HOLY SMOKE, I just finish reading this book, and I love it, love the characters, and love how the book turn out to be, I have to say this book had me crying, mad, and laughing at the same time. I couldn't put the book down, and I wanted more this is a story about healing and trust, and second chances and finding your way, I just love the book, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begg
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC for an honest review

Amazing and well-written story that made me crave for more.

Elizabeth and Ryan met at the wrong place at the wrong time. It was all a misunderstanding that led them together. I enjoyed their journey to love too much. Their individual personalities are so perfect and fun.

"We are too different, we met in the wrong place in the wrong moment in our lives."

Flawed and damaged was a slow-phased story but it worked for me. I was able to digest all the romance and
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was the first book from this author and I see both her and the series growing to amazing heights. I loved how the writer let us get into both of these two broken minds. Ryan was a very interesting character. He was hilarious, arrogant, sweet ( in his own way) and hot as hell!! I thought Elizabeth was a very charming girl too, even if at times I wanted to smack some sense into her! My goodness she drove me crazy when she dragged her feet or denied his attempts to help her or make her day/ mo ...more
While I loved the idea behind this story, I just couldn't connect with Ryan or Elizabeth. It started off well but as soon as Ryan decided the was going to go through with "the arrangement" when he realized she didn't know his brother, I was turned right off. Then the constant back and forth made me a bit crazy. Ryan just wasn't very nice and besides his good looks, I didn't find much redeeming in him and still can't tell you what Elizabeth sees in him. By 60% he hadn't changed much and even by s ...more
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC Courtesy G & The Book Divas Blog in exchange for review.*
Flawed and Damaged (Damaged Hearts, #1) by author Emily Krat is a delightful novel and debut series and I have high hopes. A lot was going on in the storyline, and I had to put my reading blinders on. I found this book to have a wild side I craved, and the portrayed characters I could really relate, feelings to spoken words. Actions really do speak louder than words. I believe the author achieved an awesome storyline set up leadin
Nicole Baylor
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. I really liked the circumstance that brought Elizabeth and Ryan together. I loved the timeline of all the events that took place, that it wasn't rushed. I cried in a few parts and was giggling in other parts. But what really got to me was the depth of emotions I felt from both of them. I really liked that they didn't give in to each other right away, just because they were incredibly attracted to each other. I do hate that Ryan is still holding on to a HUGE secret. So, I can NOT wait ...more
Sweets Books
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Cupcakes

I fell in love with the characters almost instantly! Elizabeth was sort of ditsy and cuter. She had a great sense of humor. She also could be strong and speak her mind. Then Ryan, what can I say! He was so alpha and pushy. It was funny how the two met and as of course from different worlds.

I felt the story was good and flowed smoothly. I couldn't put it down, Of course I loved the ending, who wouldn't.
Great love story.

Till next time - Sweets Books
(Written by Colleen - SBAH)
Nancy Daher Mastreno

Great new writer. Book edited well few typos. Liked the story but sad it is a To Be Continued. Hope part two is out soon
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received from the author for an honest review.

I will admit that until Ms Krat contacted our blog, I had not heard of her.

Flawed and Damaged intrigued me when I read the synopsis, so I was quite sure I was going to enjoy it.

And enjoy it I did!

Elizabeth and Ryan meet because of a misunderstanding - what a misunderstanding too! - and you can just feel that things are never going to be the same for either of them ever again.

Flawed and Damaged is the only way to describe the main characters. Both
I really enjoyed Ryan and Elizabeth's story. Full review for the tour!

This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**I received a copy of this book for the tour, but that did not influence the review**

4 stars I was up to the wee hours of the night because I had to finish this story. I had a feeling I would get my HEA, but I had to see for myself and live through it. Flawed and Damaged is a love story more than anything else, about two people who don’t think they are worthy of the epic lo
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Elizabeth Williams and Ryan Price meet in an airport in Moscow, Russia. Elizabeth is on an assignment for work, but Ryan does not know this. He believes she is sent by her brother. This little mix up completely changes their lives. After the mix up is sorted through, Elizabeth and Ryan both cannot stop thinking about the other. Their attraction to each other was instant. But this attraction runs deeper than looks. They recognized something in ea
Stephanie Marshall
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is amazing. It could be described as one of the worst cases of mistaken identity with a twist….
Elizabeth’s last few years of her life have been very difficult, from the death of her parents, moving to Moscow and trying to figure out how to live, is a lot to ask of one person. She had no idea that on the day she thought she was up for her first break in her job, would be the day that she would met the one man that could change her life.
Ryan Price seems to have it all, but he has no id
DawnMarie  Carpintero
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Frustrating Stars but all good.

I was given this book for my honest review

At some point in our lives we all try and make the perfect bread. From the rising of the yeast to the baking in the oven to the perfection we get when we taste our homemade confection for the first time. We all hope it turns out just right. Even as we succeed we always try to make the taste better.

Elizabeth-Kind, sweet, pretty

Ryan-hunky and reserved

Elizabeth is a girl on a mission that wants to save the world to some ext
Book-a-holic Fairies
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: midnight-fairy
Flawed and Damaged is the first book of the Damaged Hearts series. True to its title, the characters have been through a lot of trials over the years and they weren't left unscathed. Elizabeth is still grieving her parents death and now her grandmother have Alzheimer's disease. Ryan on the other hand is scheming a revenge plan against his deceased manipulating father.

Elizabeth and Ryan met at the airport in Moscow and had a case of mistaken identity. Ryan thought Elizabeth was the "assistant" hi
Karen Mc
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
***Received an ARC for an honest review by Bookalicious Babes Blog***

4-4.5 sexy stars!

Flawed and Damaged is delightfully delicious, witty, and hot with a bit of angst. This book is a breath of fresh easy read that flows well. Life is not planned. Sometimes the best mistakes turn out to be the miracles you need. For Elizabeth Williams, the hidden miracle comes in the form of a hot pompous jerk of an alpha male in a business suit at an airport in Moscow named Ryan Price.

Elizabeth met Rya
Anna Salamatin
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First....Wow!, just Wow!.. What an Outstanding story! I couldn't put it down. I read it in a day.
The most amazing story of fate and destiny that I have read in a while. ...Ryan and Elizabeth meet by accident, an accident that ultimately decides their fate. I really enjoyed watching all the characters grow and develop, especially Ryan & Elizabeth. I got to know them at the same time they got to know each other. Theirs is a love story, but it's hard won and a long really tough journey for both
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Two characters: Ryan and Elizabeth – both of them flawed and both of them damaged in their own way. Fate steps in and puts them in each other’s lives. The writing is very well done and allows the book to be an easy read. There is minimal violence and some explicit sexual content.

Elizabeth has been given the assignment to meet an investor at the airport and escort him to a meeting. Along comes Ryan who thinks Elizabeth is someone his brother has set him up with as special “company” for his trip.
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One day those dreams became memories.

These characters will eat you alive. From the heart stopping emotions,from fights to friendship to love full of the twists and turns that will have you gripping at your hair. This book devoured me. It took me on an emotional high that I was not expecting. The main characters consumed me.

“Call me Ryan, sunshine.” I don’t know why I called her sunshine. I have no habit of giving women affectionate nicknames. In fact, I never even call anyone baby.

Ryan Price is
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"Pain shapes us, hard times make us stronger."

Elizabeth is existing, working a meaningless job to cover the bills for her Grandmothers doctors bills and not letting anyone in. Until a fluke happens at the airport, think modern day Cinderella with a twist. Her first real assignment and it all goes hilarious wrong. She picks up the wrong man...or is he really what fate has planned all along?

Ryan Price, a haunted man, arrives in
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
3.5 STARS!

I really liked the idea of this story, the misunderstood at the airport had me hooked throughout the first chapters and Ryan's hot and cold mood had me excited whilst turning the pages. It's always amazing when the characters bring contradictory feeling out in me, Ryan was one of them. I truly wanted to slap and kiss him at the same time. Damn, he was an ass sometimes.

Slow burn romances or love and fuck at the first sight romance, I'm ok with any of those. Flawed and Damaged was defi
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