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Life Before Damaged, Volume 1: The Ferro Family

(Life Before Damaged (The Ferro Family) #1)

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BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR HM WARD

Money. Power. Sex.
 

The trifecta every man strives for and very few attain. I had these things and walked away from the endless stream of women, from the family fortune, from everything. It was all mine in a life long forgotten. The past can't stay buried forever, and hiding mine from Sidney is getting harder. I'm not the guy sh
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Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published November 22nd 2014 by H.M. Ward Press
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H.M. Ward
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
added with description!!!
Janell Wheeler
I have to say right now I'm disappointed. I have very much been looking forward to this novella series because Peter is my favorite character. I realize that the author almost always writes in the POV of the heroine and it is about whichever Ferro is included. I was just expecting more I think. I realize this is only book 1 and it was action filled, but just not quite what I was expecting. Well there is 9 more to go so we'll see how this continues on. Enjoy

So I'm attempting to read the Ferro Boo
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CAROLYN Wyman
Interesting

Gina plays it safe. Always trying to be the perfect daughter, friend, girlfriend, student, and more. She finally decides to try to be just a little wild and things snowball.
Vivian
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: h-m-ward
Life Before Damaged Volume 1
***A Ferro Family Serial by H.M.Ward***
Prequel to Damaged 1&2 by H.M.Ward

(((ARC Review)))
Spoiler Free!

Thanks to Holly Ward for the chance to read the ARC for Life before Damaged volume 1!

I was first introduced to Peter Ferro (aka Peter Granz) in Damaged. Peter was my first Ferro crush and continues to set the bar for any and all Ferro’s after him…and there are plenty of them ;)

This was the perfect way to go about writing Peter’s destructive story before Sidney
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
The Ferro sex appeal runs strong in all these men. Peter Ferro is no stranger to what the charisma he possesses can do to an unsuspecting female.

In this story, we get the view of Peter's fated love - Gina Granz. Having found her journals as he is finally settling in with his soon to be wife, Sydney, Peter decides it is time to come clean with her. Perhaps reading Gina's journals will give Sydney a view of his other side. He feels like this dark side of him is buried deep inside him now, but woul
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Teri
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received an advanced review copy from the author for a honest review.

Hmmm... For me, it's really hard to read and enjoy a book when I already know the future of the characters. However, I thought I would give Peter's pre-damaged story a shot.

I found it odd that Peter would assume Gina's journals would be all about him. And what woman would even want to read their former flames' personal thoughts? So right from the start I didn't like how this story would be told.

As I read, I loved all the wi
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Bookworms Devouring Words
****UPDATED REVIEW AFTER READING IT TWICE***

Wow I just loved it!!!

This books has everything any women could possibly want to read. It has Mystery, Fire(pun intended), Its Sexy, Has every woman’s fantasy all in one mini novel.

For one HOLY PETE!!!!

He's amazingly intimidating, knows how to speak his way to get anything he wants even into a women panties! Panties drop just by looking and even imagining those striking blue eyes, chiseled face, dirty blonde hard and broad toned muscular body.

Poor Gi
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Danyosses
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regina Granz & Peter Ferro

"Ah... Love. I see where you may be confused. I wasn't Offering to make love to you. I offered to fuck you.Thoroughly and hard. Sex isnt love. Dont ever make the mistake of confising the two. Sex is powerful, physical thing. Once you start mixing in stupid notions of love, it kills the passion"


"ah, but you're not Little miss perfect. You did break the rules. You were at an illegal party tonight, when you could have chosen to be anywhere else. See? Rules are meant to
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Leslie Atkinson
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

It had been awhile since I read Damaged. In fact, it was the first HM Ward book I ever read. This has a whole new Pete Ferro (Granz). Told from the view point of Gina, it introduces us to the sexpot Peter was in his early years. I always try to keep my reviews spoiler free, so I'll tell you there's a little suspense (although the reader knows ultimately what happens). It's done in a way that keeps the reader interested and turning the page. The
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Stacy Hahn
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter Ferro is my favorite Ferro so I was super excited about this book. Peter wants Sidney to know all of him, including his ugly past. In this first book in the Life Before Damaged series, Peter gives Sidney the journals he found when unpacking. These aren't just any journals, they belonged to Gina, and are an in-depth look into who Peter was in his past. Who he fears is still just below the surface. Peter loves Sydney so much that he needs her to know everything before their wedding.

I loved g
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Deborah
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny, sexy and mysterious. Life Before Damaged is an exceptional read! The way Gina sees Peter interact for the first time is so hysterical. There are so many Gina moments that make her unique and I can see why Peter loved her. No spoilers...you need to enjoy this journey like I did. Prequels can be tricky. But not Holly Ward's! This woman is the queen of all Ferro. How effortlessly she writes; I felt like I was there watching from the sidelines while reading. Life Before Damaged is seriously O ...more
Lynne White
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh I was soooo lucky to get this as an ARC from Holly and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this story!!!!! I am so happy she wrote this story about Peter, it takes you back to when he first met Gina and how they came to know each other. Wow and the way it ends, I'm happy to know that there will be more on this and them.... Obviously you know the story of Peter if you've read Damaged and Damaged 2, but this whole telling the tale of who Peter used to be as a Ferro WOW... Keep it up Holly!!!!! Love this w ...more
J. Lum
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yummy is all I have to say to this... Though I will say more. This is a great prequel to Damaged 1&2. If you fell in love with Peter from Damaged 1&2 then you will love this just as much. I'm not going to spoil anything but if you read Damaged 1&2 you know this about Peter before he met Sidney and it's about him and Gina. Mr. Peter Ferro is just as hot as Mr. Peter Granz so hold on ladies you will want more after reading volume 1. Another great H.M. Ward book
Louise Maclean
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading this book today. O MY BEJESUS H.M. Ward is one amazing story teller with her writing skills. The characters and their story just leaves you enthralled and gasping with the emotions that they bring out in you.

H.M. Ward has left you on a very thin edge of a cliff hanger. I am soooooo looking forward to reading the next part of Pete Ferro's story.
Kristi
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-author
What can I say, I am never disappointed! I love all Ferro books and delving into Peters' background is outstanding!! I feel so emotional for where this story is heading, but I love knowing what made Pete the loving and open person he became...
Gabby Hillier
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg?!?!?!? Ladies and gentlemen H.M. Ward has done it again. I was completely capitavited from the first sentence. This book is just the start of revealing who Peter Granz Ferro really is. This book sucks you in and leaves you begging for more.
S
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mind-blowing
Loove Pete in Damaged but loving him even more in this series!!!
Rosaux
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story my dear H.M . Ward
“Tell me no more of minds embracing minds,
And hearts exchang’d for hearts;
That spirits meet, as winds do winds,
And mix their subt’lest parts;
That two unbodied essences may kiss,
And then like Angels, twist and feel one Bliss.

I was that silly thing that once was wrought
To practice this thin love;

Come, I will undeceive thee, they that tread
Those vain aerial ways
Are like young heirs and alchemists misled
To waste their wealth and days,
For searching thus to be
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Carey Sabala
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life Before Damaged by H.M. Ward is a new series and prequel of sorts to her widely popular Damaged story about the infamous playboy and sexaholic Pete Ferro turned English Professor Peter Granz, that we first meet in Damaged. When we meet Peter in Damaged, he’s completely changed his life from what the world knows him to be and he’s in hiding. He’s living a quiet life, working as an English Professor and he eventually falls in love with one of his students, Sydney. As their love story unfolds a ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
The Ferro sex appeal runs strong in all these men. Peter Ferro is no stranger to what the charisma he possesses can do to an unsuspecting female.

In this story, we get the view of Peter's fated love - Gina Granz. Having found her journals as he is finally settling in with his soon to be wife, Sydney, Peter decides it is time to come clean with her. Perhaps reading Gina's journals will give Sydney a view of his other side. He feels like this dark side of him is buried deep inside him now, but woul
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Arlene
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1st of all, let me say, here we go again with H M Ward mini series, I do love her stories, but when it take me less than hour to read and keep paying almost $3 a book , is kinda irritating, look at it this way, Ms. Ward "The Arrangement series" so far there are about 17 books and everyone of those books take less than half an hour to read, she really knows how to milk the cow, wink* wink* (Which by the way, no one is twisting my arms to make me buy them) so here come Ms Ward new series call "Lif ...more
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Let me just start by saying I think we need these for all the Ferro men. Life before they were the men they are now. Let's be honest they would be insanely interesting and eye opening. All the Ferro men have a back story that led them to be who they are and I think we all need to hear them! Anyway, Peter's story starts out very interesting. The first night he meets Gina. The story is actually Gina's journals that Peter has found. Sydney is reading them because Peter doesn't want to keep secrets ...more
Angie Picardi-Hagerdorn
I think I may be in the minority club here, but, while I very much enjoyed Damaged 1 & 2 with Peter & Syndey, I was a little bored with Peter. He wasn't that crazy,sexy as hell,alpha male like Sean, which I find so freaking sexy...but in Life Before Damaged, wooo weeee....Peter was HOT!!! I absolutely loved his cocky,I don't give a crap attitude!! I mean, I read these books because I want that guy that is so sexy & out of control but still capable of protecting & loving the right ...more
Sharrice
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life Before Damaged starts out in Peter’s perspective. He’s worried who he was, who he still is will chase her away, but being amazing Peter, he wants Sidney to know anyway. So taking out Gina’s journals he gives them to her and waits for her decision.

Gina’s journals start with a rave, and her first encounter of Peter. Honestly it’s so freaking hilarious. I swear I don’t know where Mrs. Ward gets this stuff but man on man that scene was fantastic. Gina is a complete sweetheart and I can see how
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DeAnna
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*A copy was received from the author in exchange for an honest review*

When I found out that I got approved for an ARC of the first installment of Life Before Damaged, I was super excited! Though it initially took me a while to become invested in his story, Peter quickly became my favorite Ferro by far, and I couldn't wait to read more about him.

It quickly became clear to me that Life Before Damaged was going to be very different from Damaged. For one thing, it is told from Gina, Peter's dead fia
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Julie
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Life for Peter and Sidney has not been easy. Now that they are starting their new life….there are many things that Peter would like to leave behind. While going through old boxes, Peter discovers journal that Gina had written about their life together. With his past still hanging over his head, Peter decides to lay everything out to Sidney. Knowing that the truth could possibly destroy their relationship, Peter still offers the journals to Sidney. So begins the story of an unknown Peter through ...more
Sarah Jane
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Oy vey. I really wasn't sure what I was getting into, but I have this love-hate relationship with H.M. Ward and well, Pete was my first Ferro. So here we are now.

The premise of the book is alright, though I was feeling very wary about how "journals from a lost love" would possibly be readable and entertaining. Well, I'm sure they're not because this "book" read absolutely nothing like a journal and like any of her stories. Sure, it was a typical quick and hot kind of story with a little drama t
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Lietzel
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I may be a little biased since Peter was the first Ferro I was introduced to, but I love him and his story! He's the full package and his story is so real and heart felt. I mean, the man lives the poetry he speaks, who wouldn't love that? This series depicts his life before Damaged 1 and 2. He finds journals kept by Gina and gives them to Sidney to read and she finds all sorts of things out about his juicy and sorrowful past. Gina is sweet and very innocent. It will be interesting to see ho ...more
Jennifer G
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay...what a tease. This novella gets you all hot and bothered, then cuts you off abruptly leaving you wanting so much more! This is the story is about Pete Ferro and who he was before he became Peter Granz. He wants his love, Sydney to know exactly who she is with; who he was before her, even if it risks their happily ever after. He finds his past love, Gina's journals, hands them to her to read, and leaves hoping that she still wants him after she learns the man he once was, the man still som ...more
Lisa Miller
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an Advanced Readers Copy for my honest review. Let me just say that H.M. Ward keeps delivering these awesome stories that keeps us coming back for more, we are all hooked and can't wait for the next one to come out. In this book we learn about Gina, Peter's fiancee that was killed. Peter discovers that Gina kept journals about their time together, being the man that he is, he gives the journals to Sidney to read. Peter thinks that Sidney needs to know this side of him because he knows ...more
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