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Nine days have passed since Hayden got into an accident and fell into a coma. Nine days of hoping for a miracle that would allow him to wake up. Nine long, endless days.

Half of me is conquered by despair, while the other half clings to the hope that he will recover soon. I refuse to let fear and doubt overcome me. Hayden is dark and complicated, but as the days pass, I’m m
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published August 27th 2020 (first published 2017)
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mel ☽
Aug 20, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

watching the kdrama it's okay to not be okay on netflix really made me curious about relationships when one person has a psychological disorder huh.

ps. Y'ALL NEED TO WATCH THAT SHOW ASAP OR ELSE because look at this:

enough said.

okay so anywaysss this is the third book in the Sarah (h) and Hayden (H) saga.
↳ Hayden used to be Sarah's bully because he blamed her for his twin's death so here, it's basically them trying to be in a normal relationship, avoiding any kind of toxicity becau
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We are Damaged together as one Because our storm always precedes the sun.
Damaged (Bullied #3)
Release date:27th August, 2020
My Rating: 4.5 Golden Stars.

I received a review copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah and Hayden are officially an item. This book focuses on how they struggled past their insecurities, and other life challenges to make their relationship work.
I must admit that when I read Bullied, I never dreamed that I would ever come around to loving Hayden because
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' Damaged ' by Vera Hollins is the third book in her ' Bullied ' series. Told in dual perspectives , this book is the true definition of bullying and heartache.

I have read tons of bully books and I have to say that this one is the most ruthless of them all. Hayden had issues , serious issues that had him bullying Sarah. My heart hurt so much for her. However there had been a twist in the story at the end of the second books in the trilogy.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now on this book, I really enjoy seeing how much Hayden changed. I don't like Sarah, she annoyed me so much, I try too like her, but, I just couldn't.
After re-reading the series again, I realize that Sarah has Stockholm Syndrome or perhaps she is one of those people who deep down in their soul like to be hurt. Or maybe she has both.
Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
*I received an Advanced Reading Copy copy in exchange for an honest review.

After reading Bullied #1 and Pained #2, where we have the beggining of Sarah's and Hayden's story, Damaged #3 came to show us that love can really conquer all. There is no darkness, no fears, no insecurities or personality disorders that can split what love unites.

Sarah and Hayden are coming from another traumatic event. After she and her mother been kidnapped and saved by Hayden (mostly), Sarah stays in hospital to rega
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect conclusion to Sarah and Hayden’s story . In this book instead of focusing on the bullying it focuses more on the relationship between these two characters. I’m hugely impressed with Vera Hollins ability to take a character I couldn’t see any redemption for and redeeming him . This story is angsty emotional and so beautifully written . I love the way this author brings these characters to life on the pages of this book . This series is a definite must read for fans of the bul ...more
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
An emotional page-turner!

Damaged is the third and final book in the Bullied series written by author Vera Hollis. The first two books focus on Sarah’s pain, and it was very emotional. I often felt heartbroken, and I wished that everything would get better for Sarah and Hayden.

Damaged mainly focused on their healing, as well as Sarah and Hayden’s journey to HEA. They faced many obstacles and challenges along the way, but I loved how they stayed by each other through everything they faced.
This i
Miranda Hillers
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vera Hollins wrote this trilogy between two broken persons and I loved it. It was raw, emotional, cruel, intense but also a beautyfull lovestory. The journey of Sarah and Hayden had so many bumps on te road. They both had issues and most of the time they hate each other. After reading his dairy, Sarah understands the thoughts and actions of Hayden so much better why he treated her so cruelly. She had to work at her own insecurities and she is able to deal with that. Together they learn from each ...more
Paula  Phillips
Aug 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Continuing in the Bullied series by Vera Hollins, at the end of Book #2 - Pained we read as Hayden ended up being hit by a car just outside the hospital and we wondered for Sarah whether it was going to be a repeat of what happened to Hayden's twin brother Kayden. We also learn that ever since the incident with Brad - her mum's ex-boyfriend Patricia ( Sarah's mum) has started to resent her more than ever and their relationship is becoming more and more strained. If it wasn't for Carmen - Hayden' ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Sweet Baby Jesus! This is the third book in the Bullied series and I have to say that I was amazed and shocked by what I read. This series took me on such an emotional roller coaster that I was holding on tight to my kindle and I even cried because love is such a strong drug that it can cripple you and the one you love.

Hayden was in an accident and is in a coma. Sarah is right there by his side praying that he will make it out alive. She can't lose the love of her life. So she fights for him and
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
In Damaged we are finally getting Sarah and Haydens ending. Hayden is in a coma and he might never come out. Sarah is totally devoted to him and stays by his side waiting for the day he will wake up. These two have grown up a lot since Bullied. The emotional toll that Hayden's issues have put on them has made them grow up faster than they might have. But Sarah has the patients of a saint. I can't say if Hayden actually deserves her but she thinks he does.

I won't say that I will ever reread this
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
”So no matter how down I get, no matter how strong the pain is, no matter how long it takes, I’ll always keep fighting to be a better guy. For me. For you. For us.”

An emotional end to a wonderful couple. Luckily, this won’t be the last we see of Hayden and Sarah. Two beautiful souls doing their best to navigate this thing we call life. Hayden and Sarah are finally together and working their way to being together for the long haul. Of course, the pathway to true love isn’t always an easy one.

Fjolla Ha25
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book and the other 3 books are the best ones i‘ve ever read and the best series. If you want an unpredictable and emotional rollercoaster full of twists.. you‘ve come to the right book series. I recommend all the books for its amazing poetic writing and the fact that Vera shows us that there is light at the end of the tunnel.. I love these books soo much!!!! ❤️
Family Raines
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great writer tells a great story
Aminah Ahmad
Feb 20, 2021 rated it liked it
I received this book as a predecessor for the 4th book in the series, which i received as an arc in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book 2.5 stars.

So, i do understand that the author is trying to draw attention to bullying and BPD via these books, and the difficulties people can face because of them issues. Which is why i gave it a higher rating. Unfortunately, a lot of people do have to go through situations similar to some of the characters in this book.

In the author's notes she men
The Romantic Rush Blog
Overall 3.5 stars
Hayden is in a coma, leaving Sarah bereft at the possibility of him never opening his eyes again or at there being some sort of permanent damage as the result of his accident. She’s unwilling to let go of their love-not only when his accident is an obstacle, but also as they two navigate his struggles with his borderline personality disorder. And that, that is really the crux of this story- trying to find a way to build a solid relationship out of an initially toxic one as they
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
DAMAGED (Bullied series #3)
@# Vera Hollins
Releases 27th Aug

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Hayden and Sarah                    
                                            "True happiness is possible coming ou
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hayden and Sarah’s story is an amazing rollercoaster of emotions I have loved this series from the very begining it’s unique it’s fresh and it’s a series I will always hold close to my heart

Hayden and Sarah are imperfectly perfect for each other!

Damaged picks up were pained left off Hayden has been in an accident and left in a coma will Hayden ever wake up? And if he does wake up will there be any series damage after such an horrific accident? Sarah is left absolutely devestated following Hayd
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
okayyyy im not okayyyy and that's not okayy T___T please check me because i literally doesn't want SaraHayden story to end!! my favourite lovebirds!! 😭 😭
So damaged is the last sequel for the story of Sarah and Hayden, after Bullied and Pained. As for the last story, i have to admit, I've seen like a LOT of changess especially in their love relationship. so i wanna to wrap it up for 3 books like,

Bullied - Hayden and Sarah both stepped on the first stone of their road

Pained - Hayden and Sarah lov
~lil maso~
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
This third book in the series goes through so much yet again. This couple, Hayden and Sarah have been through so much both separately and together. To think that in book one I found it so hard to like Hayden but now I am #teamhayden all the way. I loved seeing both his growth as well as Sarah’s.

I found the way this author wrote about both characters and their fears, vulnerabilities, and anguishes to be very thought-provoking and insightful. It’s not hard to become wrapped up in their world and I
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Damaged was very different from the first 2 books. Instead of heavily focusing on the bullying, It was pretty much entirely focused on Hayden and Sarah making their relationship work and Hayden dealing with his BPD. There was a lot of repetition throughout the book which could get a bit boring for some but it is crucial to the story as Hayden constantly needs that reassurance from Sarah.

I have to admit, I am glad Hayden and Sarah’s story has come to an end. I have loved their journey through out
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(5/5 Stars) Omg this was the last book in this series and I’m actually really sad :(. Sarah and Hayden have such a beautiful relationship in the end and their character development is unbelievable. This book really showed you that despite everything, you can always find the light and to never give up. Even though obviously their relationship was toxic because of his BPD (border-line personality disorder), this book emphasized all the changes they made in their relationship and dedication to make ...more
Clare Harrison
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One moment of rage results in a devastating accident.

She watches, waits, hopes and reassures him, as he's lost to her and everyone around them.

When will it end, when will he come back to her. She needs him as much as he needs her.

This is a journey of hope and calm seas, moments of regression and acts of forgiveness amidst so much love.

What a fantastic read in a sensational unforgettable series.

His life is full of suffering, as chaos and fear rule his thoughts. Feelings of despair and actions of
Daniel Olson
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
This book was just... meh. It wasn't bad per se, but it wasn't anything great either. The plot of the first book drove my interest for the rest of the series; the plot of Bullied and Pained had me captivated enough to want to read this one as well. I was disappointed.

I think the thing that I enjoyed the most was the character development. Hayden's and Sarah's Arc was satisfying after three long books. It warmed me to see the way in which Hayden's character grew. I was glad to see their relation
Robyn Corcoran
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it

This third book in the series goes through so much yet again. This couple, Hayden and Sarah have been through so much both separately and together. To think that in book one I found it so hard to like Hayden but now I am #teamhayden all the way. I loved seeing both his growth as well as Sarah’s.

I found the way this author wrote about both characters and their fears, vulnerabilities and anguishes to be very thought provoking and insightful. It’s not hard to become wrapped up in their world and I
Jennifer Pierson
There has been a ton going on in Hayden & Sarah's story with such dark chaos that I even thought WTH?! However, Damaged focused more on the healing process of these two, and while I'm always down for it, it really seemed like these two were actually acting their age which does come off too young for me. The majority of bully romance I read, the kids are acting like they're in their 20s even in the healing portion of the program because of that dark maturity. I'm not saying that sweet isn't a gre ...more
Kimberly Garner
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. Loved this so much, while this is still a bully romance, its not your normal run of the mill, and my oh my, this book tore my heart out and made me enjoy it. Super intense, you can just feel the tension rolling off the pages, the anxiety gripping you by the throat. The world the author created as opened and developed as the trilogy has gone on, and you can see it bloom in this book. Now you cannot read this without reading the previous two books.
This book hit a spot in me, and it ju
Reneta Carine
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in series and it picks up right from where we left off in book 2,with Hayden meeting with an accident and now he is in a coma.Sarah doesn't give up on him and stays right by his side until he wakes up...

This book portrays what true love is all about,always staying by the person's side even when things get tough..
Sarah is not willing to give up on Hayden because she truly loves him and wants to be at his side forever and make him see all the good things in life.Hayden event
Olivia Lennox
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recieved and ARC copy in exchange for a review.

This is the 3rd book in the Bullied series and the final book with Sarah and Hyaden as the main characters.
This book picks up where the last book ended with Hayden getting into an accident.
In this book Sarah and Hayden are an official couple.
Reading this book gave me so much feels.
We see Sarah and Hayden's lives as they overcome their insecurities and the events that happened in their past and confronting their demons.
This book was different from th
Bookworm Angel
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC direct from the author and this is my honest review.

Wow! What can I say?! This was just an incredible series about a really sensitive topic and Vera nailed it!! I loved seeing the progression of both Sarah and Hayden as individuals and also them as a couple. The chemistry between them was incredible as always and I enjoyed the flashbacks showing the history and when Hayden and Sarah really started falling for each other. Some moments were heartbreaking, while others were hilari
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