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Beautifully Decadent (Beautifully Damaged #3)

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Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he's involved with someone, his fat ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published May 27th 2016 by CreateSpace
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Lisa
Jun 05, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, for-review


4.5 Stars!


Beautifully Decadent by L.A. Fiore is the third book in her Beautifully Damaged series. I have been a fan of this series since its onset. I simply connect with this author’s style of writing and the witty and passionate romances that she pens. This third installment turned out to be my favorite in the series so far. I loved watching our hero meet his match and fall head-over-heels for a sweet pastry chef with a heart of gold.

Rafe McKenzie is a character that has been present in this se
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Laura
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

Beautifully Decadent is my first L.A. Fiore novel. I liked her writing style, the characters were believable and the dialog realistic. I did have issues with the pacing.

Avery is a pastry chef at a Manhattan restaurant. Rafe is a friend of her new boss and her new landlord. The attraction between the 2 of them is instant, but the reasons that they both have to not indulge are at the forefront of their minds. As a reader, you understand thi
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Aɤɩ
4.25 totally goofy stars

OK, so I seriously enjoyed this book, and its been a motherfucking long time since I have enjoyed something this much. I was laughing so hard that I had to bite my arm to keep people from sending me to mental asylum. Because god was this book hilarious.

So, enough with my reaction. To the actual review now. I just want to say that despite the last two books, I had been very excited to read more about Rafe and his love interest.

We meet Avery Collins, a 28 year old pastry ch
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Sybil aka Lala
Jul 11, 2016 Sybil aka Lala rated it really liked it
If I could use one word to describe this book it would be: delicate.

Fine, exquisite, intricate, airy, elegant and graceful are all synonyms that can be applied to this book.

Fine like Rafe…because holy shit, L.A. Fiore gave good hero with this book. He was altogether mysterious, possessive, jealous, aloof, cocky and incredibly sweet. Plus, I mean, who can resist and artistic man who his good with his hands?

Exquisite like the slow burn romance that developed between Rafe and Avery. From strangers
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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡


Is it possible to gain weight through reading a book ? I bet you are saying “NO” – impossible !! – but that is just your answer because you have not read Beautifully Decadent (Beautifully Damaged #3) by L.A. Fiore – already looking at the cover made me hungry … and the title is just so fitting to the content that it almost hurts.


It is no secret that I love the books by this author … So I got totally impatient waiting on the next book from her to be released … Yeah – it is on in the series of “be
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AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Jun 27, 2016 AC Book Blog (Anne Christine) rated it really liked it
What’s this story about? Avery is a new pastry chef. She just landed her dream job at a high-end restaurant in Manhattan. Since she is new in town, so her kind & handsome boss Trace set her up with his friend Rafe who rented a carriage house for her to stay. He seems to be basically unavailable and has baggage. She is new in town, eager to make new friends. Can she resist the handsome landlord?

What I like about this book is all the baking fun. I also enjoyed the hilarious banters between the
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Jos
Feb 03, 2017 Jos rated it really liked it
4 Solid SWEET Stars!!!!!

I really liked this book a lot! I loved catching up with all of our favorite secondary characters, previous couples and their families and loved getting to know some new players in town:)

What I love about these stories are that they are so much more than just romance!!!! The stories are written superbly with a great mystery/suspense vibe that flows seamlessly throughout.

I LOVED Rafe and I LOVED Avery but to me I just wasnn't full onboard with their chemistry as a couple.
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books)
"My IQ took a hit every time the man was near."

Another incredible masterpiece from L.A. Fiore. It's so good that I recommend that you just go ahead and hang the Do Not Disturb sign on the door of your reading room before you start because you will not want any interruptions until you get to the last page. I most definitely have a new BGF (Book Girl Friend) in Avery. Her goofy, unfiltered, outrageous and hilarious comments kept me amused throughout this delicious and decadent journey that I d
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Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Jun 16, 2016 Mindy Lou's Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2016
I adored this story! Usually it's the Hero that draws me in and make no mistake, Rafe was delicious but it was Avery that stole the show in this one. She was quirky, sassy and just plain ole adorable. The way Rafe responded to Avery whenever she was being her quirky self was just..for lack of a better word, adorable! There was a lot of laugh out loud moments. Even the dog was entertaining!

I loved getting a hefty dose of the couples from book 1 and 2 in the series. Their books were more serious,
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Lorie
Jan 29, 2017 Lorie rated it really liked it
It's been a long while since I've read anything out of this series, and boy did I miss it. This one follows LA Fiore's signature recipe (pun intended) for this series: alpha male plus swoony romance and dash of intrigue and suspense thrown in. I was in need of something a bit different, and Rafe certainly hit the spot.
Melissa Mendoza
Title: Beautifully Decadent
Author: L.A. Fiore
Series: Beautifully Damaged
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 380
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her bre
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French Press Bookworm Blog
5 freaking funny stars!

This book had me pulled in so fast. And the very first time Avery opened her mouth I was done for.. I couldn't put this book down.. Absolutely fantastic.

Rafe was sweet, sexy, funny, and wonderful if I'm being honest. I loved him from the get go. Most authors stay true to an honest H...but with Rafe, it didn't even have to be mentioned because you just knew this guy was loyal...even to a stupid girlfriend( don't let me go off on that tangent). once him and Avery were toget
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Grace
Mar 25, 2017 Grace rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

With our blog's Dark & Seductive signing coming up, I've made a new goal to read as many of the authors attending as possible, and so that's how this book was added to my TBR list. And I'm so happy it did. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end, and I'm looking forward to reading more from her - a major plus with a new "to me" author.

There's so much I loved about this story:
The building relationship between Avery and Rafe - it is not overnight, but the process of it al
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Kahea
So, where do I start with how much I ADORED this book?

With how much I adored both Rafe and Avery separately and together?

With how much I loved the slow, sweet, sexy and hilarious way Avery and Rafe’s relationship grew?

With how much I adored Rafe and Avery’s friends and family (Well, almost all of them) and how every time they appeared in the book only enhanced the story?

Or with how I’ve gained at least 20 lbs just by reading this book?

Okay, maybe that last one is not something to adore, but if
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Mandie *Foxylutely Books!*
Beautifully Decadent is the third book in the Beautifully Damaged series but can easily be read as a standalone. The couples from the previous two books are featured but new readers would be able to pick up on what has happened in their stories but I would strongly recommend reading simply because this series is brilliant!

Avery Collins is delighted when she lands a job with top restaurateur Trace Montgomery and even more so when he arranges her accommodation in a beautiful carriage house. Even m
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Shanda
Jun 01, 2016 Shanda rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This was my first L.A. Fiore book and it won’t be my last. This was a pretty fantastic read in my opinion. It was sweet, sexy, fun, and had a nice suspense plot through it. It is definitely for lovers of goofball heroines and hunky alpha male heroes.

Avery Collins is going after her dream job; the pastry chef at Clover. The owner Trace (the hero from book one) is blown away by her interview and hires her. Avery is also trying to find a place to live so she doesn’t have to commute and Tr
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Hooker Heels Book Blog
Jun 26, 2016 Hooker Heels Book Blog rated it it was amazing
I will never be able to get enough of L.A. Fiore’s writing. She has this unique way of pulling you into her stories and wrapping you up in her characters without you even realizing that it has been done. Her writing is so authentic that you feel like you are physically present in every scene and just when you think you know where she is going with a story she throws you a curveball that you never saw coming. She certainly outdid herself with Beautifully Decadent.

After Avery Collins lands her dr
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MichellemyBelle
Jun 08, 2016 MichellemyBelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
**ARC generously provided for an honest review.***

The only hard and fast rule for this book is to approach it like a trip to the grocery store. Do not go in there hungry. As a public service, I strongly advise not to read any of this book while you are the slightest bit famished. Every time I would sit down and get into it, I would have to pause for a snack. All the talk of pastries, confections, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies and offerings lathered in chocolate had my head delightfully spinning
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Nicole
Jun 02, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
"ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review"

'4,5' Pure stars from me!!

The third installment in the Beautifully damaged series didn't disappoint had a pure vibe, filled with passion, enjoyable dialogues, suspense and an interesting steady pace plot both characters were very realistic and they suited very well as a couple. Avery came in Rafe's life bringing a new meaning with her funny and passionate personality in contrast to Rafe's more "controlled" (if i can say
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Kim
Jul 10, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing
This series is fan bloody tastic. I am hoping there are more books in this series (please)??
Robin Gardner
Mar 24, 2017 Robin Gardner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Rafe and Avery's story. Avery is my favorite Fiore heroine so far. I adored her. She has the sass, strength, and fortitude of the other females in this series, but the humor she brings pushes her to the top of my favorites list.

Although some of the same themes run through this book (which is understandable since we're dealing with the same group of friends), this book is tamer with the mystery, action, and intrigue. It's still there, but it takes a backseat to the romance, a point that
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Marie- Naughty Moms' Story Time
Decadently Sweet with a dash of mystery!

Avery and Rafe were fricking adorable!

Beautifully Decadent takes place three years after Lucien and Darcy's story (Beautifully Forgotten). His buddies Trace and Lucien have been happily married with adorable toddlers. For three orphans that formed an everlasting bond, their little family of three has grown exponentially. Rafe is still living the single life and working hard on making furniture.

I knew from his introduction in Beautifully Damaged that Rafe
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Rebecca
Jun 17, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I can’t get enough of L.A. Fiore’s Beautifully Damaged series! Each book has a fantastic blend of steam, suspense, and drama, and Fiore’s heroes and heroines share an electric connection that grows and deepens as they spend more time together and explore their feelings despite the scars of their past.

Beautifully Decadent is the perfect title for Rafe McKenzie and Avery Collins’ story. As a pastry chef, Avery creates deliciously orgasmic desserts while Rafe is an amazing woodworker who constructs
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Decadently Sweet Stars ~

Let me just start by saying how can you not love a book that puts the recipes of the delicious sounding desserts in the back of the book!!! I know I can’t and now I know I have some new desserts to try!!!

But this book was so much more than just it’s yummy sounding desserts. This book had it all….romance, laughter, mystery, suspense and even an EX who just wouldn’t
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Wilmarie
Jun 28, 2016 Wilmarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent series

Following the previous stories, from Trace and Lucien's lead, Rafe's story was filled with mystery and suspense, as well as an incredibly sweet love story. I truly loved this series and recommend it to anyone looking for a good thrill, as well as a good romance story.
Rafe was Trace and Lucien's friend who just needed his HEA too. I hold him fondly since the first time I read Beautifully Damaged for he was Trace's best friend and confident. Since in the first version of that book
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Meredith
Feb 25, 2016 Meredith rated it it was amazing
First I have to say I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and I was a beta reader.
This was the 3rd installment in the beautifully damaged series and in my opinion each one gets better than the last. Trace, Lucien and Rafe are all very different personalities , but they are so close they are like family. The first stories are Trace and Lucien. Rafe is very quiet, but so powerfully emotional and loving. He had a rough start as a boy, but as a man he is making a name for himself in
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Judy Miracle
May 23, 2016 Judy Miracle rated it it was amazing
Another great read by L.A. Fiore. It gives you not only love and romance but some mystery, suspense, and have you laughing in many different parts. L.A.'s Characters suck you in and will keep you captivated all the way to the end. I loved this book as much as the first two.

I loved how you get the re-occurrence of the first two books characters in this one. It was also not a fast paced 2 day oh I love you kind of book. Rafe and Avery build up their relationship starting with friendship that slow
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The Book Fairy Reviews
Jul 05, 2016 The Book Fairy Reviews rated it it was amazing
Sexy and sweet just what you need and crave in a book. Avery and Rafe the couple that you will root for. The passion you will beg for and the story is what you dream about.
Dealing with a father that could care less about his children Avery lives a life that is hard. When she meets Rafe she realizes that her life now included a passion she would have to fight. Her morals high and Rafe in a relationship with another woman makes her life stressful because she finds that she need to not only fight h
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Nikki Levy
Jul 17, 2016 Nikki Levy rated it it was amazing
Wow as a massive fan of LA Fiore I love all she writes but I believe Beautiful Decadent is definitely 100% my favourite read by her .. I've loved this series from the first book it most definitely is in my top 5 series.. Now I'm hoping more will come in the series...
I love the friendship between all the characters the trust the loyalty
Beautiful Decadent had it all and was for me a page turner with twist and turns like you don't ever see coming another 5stars LA Fiore brilliant just brilliant
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