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(Brookside Romance #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,493 ratings  ·  168 reviews
For every wound, there is a scar.

Raised on fame and fortune, Liam McGuire is a spoiled man-child. His handsome face blinds the world, but I see through it to what he is inside.


When his tour bus rolls off the road, Liam’s rushed to the hospital where I work. A jagged scar runs the length of his face, ruining his good looks and jeopardizing his career. As his nurse, I’m
Paperback, 330 pages
Published March 3rd 2017
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Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2017
AHHHHH! I've just completed Wounded by Abby Brooks. I'm a little lost for words actually. I've only met a few of Abby’s books but this one BLEW ME AWAY! My heart and soul are Wounded in the best possible way. I was not expecting to feel the amount of emotions I did.

From the initial hate/enemy feel to the inevitable falling in love I was RIGHT THERE! Abby’s words infiltrated me and pulled me right in so I was experiencing every single thing that the characters were. My heart cracked and then brok
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its been a while since i pick up a good NA book. As you know i am more into adult romance. Wounded took me by surprise. I do enjoy the book.

Yes therr is a lot of insta lust/ love between the characters. Also there is trigger on the story about depression and suicide. Even though i wish the author can highlight more on mental issue, the story is suffice enough.

I like bailey. She went through so much but yet she still have some faith on her to help Liam. I do enjoy their banters. Liam character
Dilek VT
DNF at 40%

Didn't feel it: The story fell flat with zero chemistry between the characters.

Dull writing style: A lot of time passes through inner monologue. Boring as hell. Dragging.

There is nothing about the book that makes me want to go on reading so I am stopping here to end this meaningless reading experience.
4.5 star rating

This book had everything that I look forward to in a romance. Witty banter. Impending tragedy. The solace of loyal friends. And, an unexpected love story. That being said, you will smile with Bailey and Liam's romance as it takes both of them by surprise. Liam is the spoiled rotten pop singer and underwear model who gets injured during a bus accident. The injury has so much to do with his image because he ends up with a pretty ugly scar that runs the length of his beautiful face.
Melanie Moreland
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wounded is an enjoyable, emotional read that kept me pinned to my kindle. Bailey is a strong woman, but so weighed down by guilt, she can’t move forward. Liam has lost himself, allowing those around him to distort his life to the point he no longer recognizes himself.
In a strange act of fate, these two are thrown together, and their intense dislike of each other is the only thing they share.
Or is it?
As they change and grow, so do their feelings. Anger is replaced by understanding. Wariness tur
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fascinating enemies to lovers romance, in Wounded, we meet Bailey and Liam, and go on one heck of a journey.

Liam, rockstar extraordinaire, is injured in an accident, and his nurse while in the hospital is Bailey, the one girl who isn't swooning every time she gets near him. Bailey was a very special character to me. She has a lot going on, and has a lot to overcome. Liam, he was a dreamy rock God that wanted to be more to someone.

Wounded is a heartbreakingly sweet, opposites attract story. T
Lyssa Dawn
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Abby Brooks has out done herself with this 5 star read loaded down with ALL the feels. Wounded is an amazing love story intertwined with self discovery and healing. Liam and Bailey will have you going on a roller-coaster ride of emotions throughout the wonderfully written masterpiece. Have your box of tissues handy because you're going to need them. Seriously, this is the stuff movies are made of. Way to go, Abby!!!
J.A. DeRouen
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this rock star/nurse next door romance!!! Bailey and Liam both stole my heart. They were two broken souls--I loved watching the two of them find their way to each other and begin to heal. Wounded was a beautiful read about taking chances and believing in the power of love and forgiveness. Loved it!
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book. Once I started reading it I actually devoured it in a few hours because the story was so intense that I could hardly put the book down. Abby has done a wonderful job in creating such unique characters like Bailey and Liam, wounded and broken differently by their past experiences but their encounter will be their redemption. In fact Bailey will heal from her obsessive conviction that she is cursed and on the other hand Liam will finally realize through Bailey what really lif ...more
2OCC Reviews
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
Wounded is one of them stories that you don’t want it to end, you read through the story and then at the end start to read it slower because you don’t want it to end. This is one of them stories because I did not want to finish the story of Liam Mcguire and Bailey. This is the first book I have read by the author and instantly fell in love with their writing style. The author knows how to write a story that you feel like you are apart off and came up with a storyline that instantly attracted me ...more
Jennifer Dale
the synopsis pretty much tells you about Liam. What it doesn't say is who Bailey is.
Bailey is a pretty confident, straight forward person; which so happens to be Liam's nurse.
Bailey carries alot on her shoulders. The biggest being the lost of her ex-boyfriend and her parents.
With all that said, she is still a pretty cool person. Liam is ok. Liam's manager should have been kicked to the curb along time ago; along with his mother.
Bailey's best friend, Lexi, is pretty cool. Bailey's brother is not
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m sitting here trying to wrap my head around this book. I’m at 76% and just heartbroken for Bailey. How much does one person have to endure in one lifetime?

“I’ll carry you when you can’t carry yourself” ❤️❤️❤️

86% the tears have started

This is a 5 star Read!!! I will be one clicking the rest of their series.
Katlin Lindsay ✨
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-books, audio
"Wounded" begins as your run of the mill love/hate relationship. Liam McGuire is Hollywood's biggest star. Pop idol, sex icon, and the owner of hearts around the globe. His world suddenly comes crumbling down when his tour bus flips and Liam gets hurt, leaving him with a scar starting at his forehead down to his chin.

As he recovers in a small town in Ohio near the crash, he meets the beautiful Bailey who has been assigned to be his nurse. Right away it is clear that Bailey does not like Liam McG
Sophia Holt
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of Abby Brooks i have read (to be honest, i really don't know if she has any other books out) but this definitely will not be my last read by her.
I thoroughly enjoyed this enemies to friends book.
Bailey has had a lot of heartache in her life (not going to say what it is, that would just ruin it) so she has shut herself away from LOVE...
Enter Liam... swoon worthy, musician/singer....a man with a lot of attitude..his rockstar ways...but through the accident, we see a diffe
Lucy Edwards
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
*2.5 stars*
This was a really difficult one to rate because I really did like Bailey. Liam was ok but there were quite a few parts throughout the book where I kinda wanted to punch him in the d**k. I found that it dragged on and on and on for a while and I couldn't help but skim through a few pages. Towards the end was written beautifully however and I think for me it made up for some of the draggy parts.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
*2018 50 States Reading Challenge-Ohio*

So I received this in the mail yesterday (Romance Reveal Book Box) and I could not put it down! I just kept reading and reading. It was so good.
This is my first Abby Brooks book and it will not be my last! I can't wait to read more from her! I'm definitely going to read Michele and Lexi's stories...I'm a sucker for single parent books so I'M THERE. I'm going to be all about these books! :)

Ooh wow this is seeet, Loving, Beautiful, Heartbreaking Liam land's in brookside due to an accident there he meets the feisty Bailey. Of course his PA wants him back in LA but he dcides to hide away With Bailey there things start to happen, there is passion heartache love and just gorgeous.
Not my favorite. I think this series has potential and I would like to continue it. However, I listened to this on audiobook and the female narrator was horrid! Her pauses and the way she spoke drove me crazy. It distracted from the story, extremely!
Ciara Kelly
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Although I ended up loving Liam, I didn't at first. Bailey was great. She survived and flourished throughout the story. Good solid read. Next part already downloaded.
Lisa Book Stacks
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Music man

He's a music superstar that's hurt and she's his nurse and life will never be the same for these two. Enjoyed this first book
DNF. Not a good read.
Andrea B
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku-not-on-kindle
Heartbreaking and sweet. Little unbelievable but still held my interest
Sandra Gause
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wounded was an absolutely amazing story. It took you on such a rollercoaster ride of emotions from laughing to crying to swooning to falling hopelessly in love with the characters! And not just the two main characters Liam and Bailey, you will fall in love with them all.
Both Liam and Bailey have pasts that haunt them and hurt them beyond repair it seems. Then they meet and start to heal each other! Unfortunately when tragedy strikes again can they move on from it and find their happily ever aft
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Box of Kleenex needed. You will laugh and cry, but mostly fall in love. Abby Brooks frankly has OUTDONE herself in the background and research of WOUNDED. With books out now where kink and sex are most prominent, this story is like a breath of Fresh Air. My most treasured book to date. A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!
Johanne Lewis-Scarlett
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wounded made me laugh, cry, happy, sad and most all feel the love between Liam and Bailey. The heart break and love for all the characters made this book exceptional. This was an amazing book Abby Brooks... I loved it!!!
Nicole Erard
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful tale of two broken lost people finding their way through life with each other. This book will make you laugh, cry, angry, and finally happy and this author leaves you wanting more!
Anna lost in stories *A*
When I was looking for small town recommendations in my trusted online group, this was one of the suggestions... :) I'm not sure why, but out of all of them, this one, along with a few others, captured my attention a bit more, so I bumped it higher on my list to read :) and it was definitely the right move, cause I really liked it :) it's the first one in a series, but ends without any cliffhangers whatsoever, so don't worry :) other books in it revolve around some characters we meet in this fir ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook, dnf, rockstars
DNF... He is a complete fucking self-centered, insensitive douche canoe. I couldn't get passed his attitude.
Bookish Addict
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Bailey is a hard ass, no nonsense nurse who was caring for a celebrity after his tour bus rolled over. Liam wants to escape the spotlight and just be himself for once. Bailey somehow got conned into letting Liam stay with her while the news of the accident dies down and he recovers.

I really enjoyed their developing relationship. She didn't fall for his charms, until she got the know the real him. Liam liked Bailey because she didn't see him as a celebrity, but as a person just like anyone else.
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For every wound, there is a scar. Not all scars are skin deep, some are rooted deeper inside.

Wow…words cannot do this book justice! I fell in love with Wounded from the very beginning. I could not devour this book fast enough!

Liam,major pop star, is in a horrible accident and rushed to the hospital where Bailey works. He is not her favorite attention to take care of. Liam is lost and tired of everyone trying to change him so he will fit a brand. His manager is trying to convince him to go back
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