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Damaged: The Dillon Sisters

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  538 ratings  ·  153 reviews
I’m effed up. A hot mess. Haunted.


But he doesn’t think so.

He thinks my imperfectness is what makes me perfect. He loves my flaws. My quirks.

My scars.

He wants to protect me. See me happy. Make me alive. He wants to give me everything I need, no matter how twisted and wrong and depraved.

He needs me to need him.

Which makes me wonder…

Is he damaged, too?

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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published April 27th 2021
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Isabella. R
5 Angel of Mercy Stars ⭐

Here's the beauty of reading a book with no expectations, they normally surprise you in the best possible way. Since I struggled with the first book in this interconnecting duet, I feel like a hypocrite loving Damaged so much.

A fucked-up worshiper praying at the altar of a damaged goddess.

Briar Dillon is broken. Not just troubled or depressed, but a step away from quitting life. With a past that has tainted her soul, hanging in there is no longer an option. Even with the
Crystal Bell
Apr 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
I was skeptical of reading Damaged. I wasn’t a fan of the first book in the duet. I needed to know what happened with Blair; I kept an open mind and went in. I knew going in it was going to more heavy and dark; I didn’t expect the majority of the book to be. I am not complaining; it’s part of the storyline and would negatively alter the book if it wasn’t.

Damaged is not what I expected. It’s so much more. Focused around mental health and the journey of feeling alive again. I love this book. I c
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Wow, this was not what I was expecting. So much darker than I anticipated and with elements that squeezed my heart and others that ramped up the angst level. This felt like I was experiencing an emotional war and I loved every moment of it.

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Ms. Frost presented this heroine’s issues in such a way that I was pulled completely into Briar’s life to the point that I felt her pain and struggles, along with the despair. I must confess, it was written in a manner that I literally felt the suffocating we
benevolent bastard
He’s fucking up my whole system five stars! 🌟
So happy I decided to savior this one instead of consuming it in one read. In love with Alexander and how devoted he was to B! B is so badass. LOVE LOVE LOVE HER AND HER STRENGTH.
Katie Utterly Unashamed
Okay, first thing you need to do, if you haven't already, is go read Deathly by Brynne Asher. What Layla Frost and Brynne Asher did with this duet was fucking incredible.

I'm a huge Asher fan and this is my first (but definitely not last) Frost book. Thank you so much Brynne for introducing me to this new author who I can now add to my binge list.

Deathly and Damaged run side by side in a timeline, and though you can probably read either one first, I would definitely start with Deathly. I think
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
I have to admit, this was nothing like I expected. This author has a fun, quirky sense of humor about her books that I absolutely adore. While that humor is still found in Damaged, this was way darker than I was expecting. Damaged really is nothing like her other books and I do recommend reading the warning in the blurb.

For me, that warning in the blurb was the hardest part of the book for me. When you have someone in your life that has a form of mental illness, it does make it very hard to want
Apr 26, 2021 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Damaged is coming TOMORROW!

Damaged is LIVE and on Kindle Unlimited!

And don't forget to read Deathly: The Dillon Sisters, the other standalone book in this duet about two sisters.

Just when I thought Deathly (the other book in this unbelievable duet) by Brynne Asher was dark and twistedly tantalizing in waltzes Layla Frost and her half of the duet.

Holy Hell, I can’t even tell you how many emotions I went through in this book! I felt every bit of depression, darkness and hope that Briar and Alexander shared with us.

Briar is beyond Damaged and she has every right to be as broken as she is. Alexander, who’s a little messed up himself, OK a lot messed up, has a history if h
Villains Do It Better
Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

I really liked this one! It had enough suspense to really keep me guessing and keep me on my toes, and I'm so glad everything turned out the way it did. It's definitely darker and I legit wasn't expecting some of THAT👀 but I can't say I didn't like it🤷

The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5, was because some of the POV switches left the story a bit disjointed at times. Some things were also just a bit rushed and maybe forced a bit, so it was just a little underwhelming in certain sce
Yes, there was a warning. But I had read the other book in the series by Brynne Asher, and while that has a rather disturbing twist, I handled it (and she is an author I enjoy).

Not so here. I was so nauseated by the time I got to 25%, I had to stop. Wish I hadn't been reading it in bed, as I really struggled to get certain images out of my head while trying to go to sleep!
I am not a psychologist and I don't pretend to understand what drives people to self-harm, or how it could be sexually arous
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Briar and Alexander have sailed into my top spot for 2021 with Layla Frost's Damaged, and a Dark love meant for the ages!

Briar and Alexander are not perfect, but they bring out the more perfect parts in each other and for that alone they are my favourite couple this year! There are are always dark characters we see bits of ourselves in, and when the author does a fantastic job of ensuring that those bits are handled with care, and still can be seen genuinely by the audience - that is the mark of
☞♡ Asami ♛
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Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Dillon sisters really do bring the drama! While I loved this story, I will stress that you should check your triggers before diving in. Heed the author’s warning.

With that aside, this was a deep, heavy, heartfelt read. Briar is damaged and just trying to get by, and while she’d argue with me I’m sure - she’s so incredibly strong. There were some very unexpected twists in this book that had me questioning what was real and what was not. There are moments of bliss and joy so it’s not too much
Sarah Light
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
It Broke My Brain!

What an incredible story, and so unexpected!

First and most important; if you have not, go and read Deathly by Brynne Asher. The Sinister Sisters have collaborated on this series, and it’s recommended to read Asher’s book first. Besides, its freaking killer. Also, a word of warning to readers, this is an 18+ recommend readers with strong scenes of depression, self-harm and anxiety.

Damaged, no other title could have fit more. I consumed this book faster than I have some of my f
May 10, 2021 marked it as dnf
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May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
That book was GREAT...
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Damaged is the second book in The Dillon Sisters series and while it could be read as a standalone I think you definitely need to read Deathly by Brynne Asher first to get the full story. In this book we learn more about Briar and her tech-genius mystery man Alexander. I honestly didn't expect their story to turn out anything like it did but I absolutely loved it.

Like the title, Briar was damaged and had a lot to work out but I really loved her character. There was
Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Damaged is book two in The Dillon Sisters duet. Technically, you don't have to read Deathly first, but I recommend that you do as it has some valuable backstory that will enhance your experience. I'm pretty conflicted on my thoughts when it comes to Damaged. I was certainly engrossed by this story. However, I'd be remiss not to say that this book is not so much dark, though it does have a darkness to it, as it is heavy. It deals with some pretty intense mental health issues. While I admire Layla ...more
Brianna Cooper
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark
Every Rose has its thorns

Damaged was a tough read but in a good way. I really loved reading this book! This book was about raw and real feelings, looking at flaws and scars - emotional and physical. Through all of that though learning how to accept them and love yourself for you not for anyone else’s expectations or because society said so.

I don’t think this book is for the faint of heart, there are some topics and scenes that can be hard or triggering for others to read. I wasn’t bothered by i
Anne Milne
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well well well what and unexpected direction this story went in and I LOVED it. From the previous book I was aware of Briar's issues but know we see just how devastating an impact they have on her daily life. Layla writes these struggles so sensitively that is so easy to get lost in her life. I began to see things through her eyes and I felt the crippling weight of her despair and depression. I was waiting for Alexander to enter her life and boy did he appear in the most unexpected way. From tha ...more
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
May 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
Sad that I did not enjoy Damaged as much as Deathly, which I thought was an amazing 5 ⭐️ novel.

This story ran parallel (throughout most of this read) to that of Deathly, and was disappointed when one of the major plot twists involving The Dillion Sister's father, was barely mentioned. (I was looking forward to seeing the angst & events play out through Briar's POV). Also, I was bored for the first 70% of the book, as I did not feel Alexander and Briar's connection. Bummed this did not work out
⭐️4 Briar & Alexander stars⭐️

I read the first book in the series and wanted so much to read about Briar's story. Such a heavy, heartbreaking book.

The things Briar went through in her childhood and her journey towards healing were heart shattering and so difficult I really wanted to hug her.

When I finished the story, I felt like I needed a moment of silence to clear my head and step out of the things Briar made me feel.
Audrey Krofchick
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Damaged by Layla Frost is like nothing she had written before. It is utterly fantastic!!! I couldn’t put it down. This book is about Briar and Alexander and they are just perfect for each other. This book really gets down to who they are. I would go into about the book because it’s best to go in blind. This book has romance, suspense and is all around fantastic.
Sheena Roberts
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was awesome read I enjoy it lot struggles briar love the way Alexander made her feel love beautiful prefect in every way even though she had mental issues
Fantastic epic wonderful
Book Addict
May 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Cute read but I just needed more. I loved the relationship between the H and h. The H was absolutely perfect even though he was a stalker.

The ending was a little rushed, however. This book would’ve totally gotten 5 stars if it wasn’t so rushed.

Other than that I loved it. Alexander was so great. He always knew how to best deal with a situation. Brair was real. Her issues with mental health were very realistically portrayed.

Overall a pretty solid read.
May 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
liked it all
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh fuck yes!!!
Damn woman you got me good! I was so hooked on this story that when the first twist came I was 🤯🤯 😲😲 I freaking loved Briar and Alexander. They were all things fucked up and wonderful!
I couldn't put it down and I was absolutely enthralled! 💯 one of the best books of the year!
May 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review (and I hope I’m still a part of the ARC group after this review). And honestly that’s the only reason I finished it. If I hadn’t been expected to review I would have returned it halfway through. This book is not dark-ish it’s dark. Trigger warnings for self harm, suicide, anxiety, and depression. The romanticizing of self harm is very problematic. Alexander calls her cutting, and scars from cutting, beautiful and seems to get off on ...more
3 stars.

This is the companion standalone novel to Deathly: The Dillon Sisters by Brynne Asher which came out first and is about Briar's sister Aria: my review. I was intrigued enough by that book to want to see how Briar's story played out and decided to pick this one up when it came out. While I enjoyed reading this book I wasn't overly impressed by it.
Triggers for anyone who's interested: stalking, self-harm/cutting, knife play.

This book started out pretty bleak as Briar has had a very shitty
Cait's Creatures
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing

First and foremost, I’M SORRY I’M LATE WITH MY REVIEW. Second, major trigger warnings for everyone. This book deals with sensitive topics, including self-harm. There’s a trigger warning in the blurb, but it’s my duty as an authentic reviewer to make sure I reiterate that.

As someone who has self-harmed in the past, I can say that for me, Layla got it. Sometimes when reading a book with anxiety and depression, it can miss the mark. It’s a sensitive topic, especially as someone who cut themselves f
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Layla Frost has always been a rebel. A true badass.

Growing up, Layla used to hide under her blanket with a flashlight to read the Sweet Valley High books she pilfered from her older sister. It wasn’t long before she was reading hidden Harlequins during class at school. This snowballed into pulling all-nighters after the promise of “just one more chapter”.

Her love of reading, especially the romance

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