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Damaged

(Destiny #3)

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**THIS BOOK CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE**

*WARNING - This book is recommended for persons over the age of 18 due to sexual content, coarse language and some violence.

Jacinta’s story takes place seven years after the day Brooke and Logan Cavanagh saved her from the violent clutches of her father. Her mother has now remarried and Jacinta has a new step-brother, Connor, whom
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Kindle Edition, 435 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 14th 2014)
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Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Though this is part of the Destiny Series it can very much be read as a standalone story. We met Jacinta in My Destiny as young teenager living a nightmare existence with a father that abused her mother in all ways that Jacinta was often witness to. The story starts with a flashback to the scene that led to Jacinta’s rescue and picks up seven years on since she was rescued by Logan and Brooke. Jacinta is now coming up to her 21st birthday and moving back to Sydney to live with her stepbrother Co ...more
MoodyJess
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 red jelly bean stars

This is my second Perry book and most certainly will not be my last.

Perry has a knack for grabbing a reader and sucking them in, I was hooked throughout the whole story.

Two tortured souls, literally running into each other, Mason and Jacinta are figuring out their lives together and separately at the same time. All the while, dealing with personal problems of their own but loving one another irrevocably. Throw in a set of abusive parents, their own and Blake's (Mason's be
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Shona Reid
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damaged is J.L. Perry's third book, we were introduced to Jacinta in the Destiny Series.

Home for Jacinta should have been a happy loving place but as soon as her father got home from work everyday things weren't loving or peaceful, it was anything but. Dancing gave Jacinta an escape and a place where she could let all the deep feeling's flow out freely. Life moves on and as Jacinta grows into a loving young woman, she gets on with life and builds a future. Running into Mason changed her plans ma
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Jennifer Schultheis
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damaged is J.L. Perry's best book yet. I say yet, because each book just gets better and better. For anyone who isn't familiar with this author's work, I strongly recommend rectifying that immediately. Damaged, will grab your attention and keep it. I didn't want to put this book down at all, even when I finished reading it. The writing is phenomenal, the storyline is strong and touches on an important subject matter, the characters left me emotional, and overall this book is a must read.

This boo
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Audrey
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this book! Jacinta/"Jazzi" and Mason are just perfect together.
Two people who have similar backgrounds of growing up with an abusive father, one can easily see why Jaz doesn't ever want a relationship and Mason doesn't do relationships. One hot night together changes everything. While both fall hard, Jaz does her best to resist. But who can resist the smug, cocky yet sweetheart Mason and his adorable son Blake? They both just melted my heart. You will be right alongside the
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Sophia Holt
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ok... i have read both of J L Perry's books before this one... and i love Brooke and Logan's story... but this one... WOW! i think this book shows that J L Perry has come a long way in such a short time, her writing has taken a huge step forward in this book,and it shows, because its so well written.

We first meet Jacinta in My Destiny, so if you want a back story for her you will have to read that book, an intro into her life.

In this story, i think its 7 years on, from My Destiny and My Forever,
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Amanda
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy Effin Hotness. This book will bring out so many emotions. You will laugh, cry, and want to throw punches..Mason Bradley will make you hate him and love him all at the same time. Jacinta grew up watching her father beat her mother. Mason grew up with a father who beat him and his mother. Jacinta and Mason meet for the first time by random accident at the gym, sparks and tempers fly, Mason can't get the woman he calls red out of his mind, so imagine his surprise when he runs into his Red at a ...more
Kayla
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was WONDERFUL! By far my favorite, but of course have loved the 2 preceding books! Jacinta's and Mason's relationship is completely magical. I was in tears on more than one occasion, and loved it! It is rare to find a book that can make you feel so many emotions, and this book did it. I absolutely fell in love with Blake and his beautiful personality, and loved the relationship he built with Jacinta. It was a beautiful story, and makes you realize that you are able to overcome a sorted ...more
Hooked On Books
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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J. L. Perry's writing is just down right emotional. I could feel every emotion of every character. Jacinta grew up with a monster, her Dad. Now that she and her Mother have survived, she lives a life with routine, walls that keep people at a distance. Then she meets him, Mason, and her world is turned upside down. She is at a loss trying to deal with all the chaos Mason has brought into her life. How can she let herself be vulnerable when it's not safe for her sanity? I
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Cheryl
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! What an amazing book. This is the third book in 'The Forever' series. It tells of Jacinta's life, what she went through with her father and her trials and tribulations trying to conquer her fear of letting love in. This is another emotional book full of love. Jodi is an amazing author who has improved with each book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance because that is what you get in bucket loads ...more
Vicki Briers
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING! I couldn't put this book down, it had me hooked from start to finish. I didn't want the story to end, just love Jacinta and Mason. I love all of J L Perry's books but this was definitely my favourite! 5 stars is not enough for this book. ...more
Laura Archer
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Aideen Phelan
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book. J L Perry did it again for me. I love her writing. Loved Mason & Jacinta. Lillie Blake stole my heart.
Bookworm Betties
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
★✩★✩★ 5- Broken, Damaged, and Stubborn -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

I would lie in bed for hours trying to convince myself that part of my life was over and I'm safe and free of him. Well, free of him physically anyway. Sometimes, I think I'll never be free of him mentally. I'm afraid he will always haunt my mind and my dreams. Do the scars run too deep for it to ever stop?

Jacinta and Mason both come from some pretty messed up childhoods which has made them the jaded, guarded ad
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Moon Love
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've never read anything by J.L. Perry before this book so I was little apprehensive knowing it was not the first book in a series. I shouldn't have been worried, because it was a true stand alone. I felt such a range of emotions while I read this book. I have some personal experience with domestic abuse so this book was really close to home.

There were some moments that were tough for me to read, especially the prologue. I like how this book focused more on the lasting affects of physical abuse.
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Twin Opinions
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This maybe J.L Perry's best book yet! I couldn't get enough. We meet Jacinta in the second book. I was so excited for her to get her own book. This series is truly a great read. I loved Mason. I can't point out one particular thing, I loved everything about him. He and Jacinta have past that leave their marks. It was a great read.

I loved the story line. There was a twist in there I didn't expect. I always love when we get to see characters from the older books in the series. Brooke and Logan are
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Yulanda Bolton
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jacinta's Story

Amazing and full of details of all kind of life lesson learned. J L well written. Can't wait for the next book.
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Kim Howlett
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Damaged - Jacintas story. By j l Perry. 29th out. Author groupies


I havnt read any of the other books in the series by J L Perry, but was told I could read it as a stand alone as its a story of Jacinta life. I know Jacinta had been introduced in book 2 of the series, and this book is book 3. I'm guessing Jacinta wasn't a main character in book2, so that's why you can read this as a stand alone. I'm assuming from not reading book 2 I'm missing out of pieces that I may need to know. I didn't have
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jacinta vows to never have a boyfriend or fall in love after growing up with a violent father.
The only male she has ever trusted since then is her stepbrother Conner and her stepfather to some degree, who has helped comfort her throughout her nightmares of her mother being physically abused by her father. Being a virgin at nearly 21 years old, Jacinta's friend Cassie decides that Jacinta WILL have lose her virginity by her 21st birthday. Cassie tells her that a one-night stand is the best way to
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Stephanie Marshall
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jacinta’s story is one that starts with a hard childhood, until she was lucky enough to have dance class and Brooke come into her life. As we learned in the first two books, Brooke and Logan play a big role in the life of Jacinta and her mom helping them when they needed it the most.

This book takes place seven years later; Jacinta is a 20 year old virgin that still lives in a place of fear of men and relationships. She has her good friend Cass and her (step) brother Connor that she is really c
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Jane Bowen
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW--OMG-- This story is about Healing and Love,,and the perception that people have of themselves, Jacinta - AKA- Jaz or Jazzi was introduced to us as a child of 13 whom Brooke helped with Logan to get her and her mom away from Jacinta's abusive father whom almost killed her mother after a very severe beating, Logan arranged for her mother to get divorce,a job in one of his company branches and moved them far away from their original home. There her mom fell in love and remarried a wonderful ma ...more
Justine Mcfadyen
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damaged- Jacinta's story is the third book written by Jodi Perry and flipping heck it's her best !!!

You meet Jacinta briefly in My Forever (#2) but you know that there's more to this troubled young girl . We catch up with Jacinta just before her 21st birthday when she moves in with her big brother Connor . Connor accidentally leaves his phone in her car , knowing that she has to call him later try's to hand the phone back . Not looking where she's going bumps into Mason coming the other way . T
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Jennifer Lessard
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I have not read books 1 and 2, Brooke and Logan's story but was told that this book could be read as a standalone. The 2 main characters in this story have led extremely sad and difficult childhoods. Both coming from abusive households, they both have suffered at the hands of their fathers and suffer for it into adulthood. They meet not knowing that he is her step-brothers best friend and not knowing she is his best friends step-sister. Aft ...more
Angi
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I truly love this book. It is full of love, heartache and heat. Damaged is so beautifully written. Jacinta and Mason and all the supporting characters are very remarkable and well-developed. My heart broke for Mason, Jacinta and Blake at what they had to endure in their childhood.

Damaged started with a flashback of Jacinta and her mother’s life seven years ago. Both were horribly abused by Jacinta’s father. Thankfully they were rescued by Brooke and Logan. Jacinta’s mother remarried and Jacinta
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Unbelievably beautiful, J.L. Perry!!!

Jacinta has sworn off all men but when she runs into Mason, her plans go astray. Initially, they only know each other as Red and Wolf, and it truly is like Little Red Riding Hood, where the Wolf tries to get Red.

After their initial encounter things get interesting between Jazi and Mason. The spark and fire is there, and it's burning fiercely. Jazi tries her best to avoid Mason because she is afraid to give any man that much power over her, and she has vowed
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Elizabeth Horbaczek
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review

4 stars.

This is such an emotional roller coaster that it kept so wrapped up in the characters that you didn't want it to end. Let's start with jaz. She has had such a rough childhood that she has lost all faith in men. The abuse she and her mom had gone through was so saddening. Jaz is such a strong woman. And she doesn't realize it. I love how the has had her grow throughout the book, you see the girl she was to the woman she becomes. The author did a f
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Raina Cramer
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. I was just finishing the second book of this series & really got attached to Logan and Brooke. I wasn't sure how I would feel going into Jacinta's story, but I loved it the moment I started it.
I couldn't put it down. This book is even more steamy then the last her stories just get better & better!
You really fall in love with all the characters especially Mason! He is just as "damaged" as Jacinta & together they can help eachother.
I like that Mason has something that mo
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CLiK Books
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Damaged - Jacinta's Story by Jodi Perry

This book was reviewed by me for CLiK Book Blog.

I was totally caught off guard by this book. Jodi Perry has surprised me with this emotion charged story of love and loss, family dysfunction and sadly, domestic violence, Although, the domestic violence angle is handled very sensitively by Jodi Perry.

The story focuses on Jacinta, Mason and his young son Blake.
These characters each share a common thread throughout the story, one of difficult upbringings, ter
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Sheryl
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted this for an honest review by author J.L. Perry. This book is part of the Destiny series by the author but it is also a standalone book.

Jacinta grew up with abuse at the hands of her father and now that she is an adult her past haunts her and she thinks that all men are violent. She ends up having a 1 night stand with Mason but knows they can not be anything more then friends. Mason is a player and relationships are totally not for him. When he has a 1 night stand with a woman he sta
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Becky Cox
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have not read the first two in the Destiny series. It did not effect my enjoyment of this book.

Jacinta "Jazzi" is a young lady from an abusive childhood. She obviously has issues with men and relationships in general. When her mother remarries a great man she is lucky enough to get an awesome step-brother Connor.

Connor moved to Syndey when he graduated college and now Jazzi is going to join him. Her girlfriend talks her into a night out and scoping for a man to lose the V card. Jazzi finds th
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J. L. Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1972, and has lived there her whole life. Her love of reading, from a young age, gave her the passion to write. My Destiny was originally
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