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The Damaged

(The Insiders Trilogy #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  2,169 ratings  ·  455 reviews
“I can always count on Tijan to write an action-packed, intense, emotional story that will have me invested until the very last page.”—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

No longer an outsider, Bailey has a family and love that she never could’ve imagined.

Used to living in the shadows, Kash will now do anything to protect his family and his woman.

They will t
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 8th 2022 by St. Martin's Griffin
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The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓☺️

The heroine: Bailey Hayes - She was nearly kidnapped a few months back and came to live at the estate of her father Peter Francis. She got to know her three siblings Matt, Seraphina, and Cyclone who she adores. She also got to know Kash who is now her boyfriend.

The Hero: Kashton Colello - He is the 9th richest man in the world due to his own business sav
Nov 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: trilogy, new-adult, drama
THE DAMAGED is the second book in a new and exciting NA trilogy. It has all the ingredients I’ve come to expect from a Tijan novel.

Alpha hero, rich, possessive, and dangerous
Strong and sassy heroine
Family drama
THE DAMAGED takes up where THE INSIDERS left off.

The plot thickens. Not only because Bailey finally goes to college, which brings its own set of challenges, but also because family is family and some family is better not seen or heard of.

Drama the way only Tijan can write it, peppers this
Audiobook: Narrators - Emma Galvin & Joe Arden

Ms. Galvin is definitely the voice of Bailey and after listening to her in The Insiders as well as this one, I can’t imagine anyone else. While the hero does not have a lot of “voice” time, what he does have is excellently performed by Mr. Arden. Great delivery of Kash and his dominant, authoritative nature.

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This had the drama, angst, heat and sizzle that I found in book one but actually better because Bailey and Kash are fighting together towards the
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Aug 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
So much delicious drama! The fact that Kash and Bailey are so solid, it allows for me as a reader to really enjoy all the drama. I love seeing a couple work together against drama instead of it being between the couple. Kash is keeping Bailey out of some of the more dangerous aspects because he's super protective. Another thing that a I love to see. I'm a fan of both main characters but I gotta say Kash is the main draw for me in this series. He's the kind of hero that can be very dangerous to o ...more
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Who will come out unscathed and who will be Damaged?

I was enamored with book one so when I received an Advance copy of Book Two. I immediately jumped in and couldn’t put it down. The plot captivated me from the first page.
Not only did my love of the strong but vulnerable heroine Bailey grow but having Kashton’s POV gave me a new book boyfriend.
Their relationship grows while both carry guilt and secrets.
The side characters are layered into the story purposely and add more depth and emotions.

Christine B
This was everything I had been waiting on. The Insider was awesome and I didn't think Tijan could top it, however this book was epic. As we know in the last book Bailey was kipnapped by Quinn, Bailey father's wife and at her party her father Peter Francis through her annoucing to the world Bailey was his daughter. Now Bailey is trying to cope with the after affects of not just that kidnapping but the first kidnapping also, yes kidnapped twice because of her billionaire father. Which by the way o ...more
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tijan Fans, Romance
3.5 It Continues Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler -A Quick Review
This is the continuing drama started with The Insider by Tijan.
This provides all the necessary interest and layers a middle book needs to make the reader want the last satisfying third book.

We have the same characters, maturing and growing, along with the conflicts of trying to figure out who to trust, who is not an ally. You will be led where you need to go and then will wait for the finale.

~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~
April 25, 2021-My Gues
LianaReads blog
Aug 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read and lived many of Tijan’s books and this series is pulling at my heart way more that I thought it will.
Damn, that cliffhanger moment made me shout out loud at my kindle.
More secrets and drama are uncovered in this book and while I’m all invested in the romance story, which is hot as expected, I need to read more of the suspenseful part because I didn’t expect that!

What a ride! You can never go wrong with this series.
Sentranced Jem
Dec 18, 2021 rated it liked it

3.5 stars ✨

Absolutely intense..there is absolutely noone who can can an intense and emotional book like Tijan. There's just something about the way she writes that's like no other. A unique signature that makes her one of my favourite authors.

The Damaged was an enjoyable read but there was something missing . I didn't feel the full Tijan experience.
But having said that, Kash and Bailey are perfection 🔥🔥🔥
Noone can write couples like Tijan. Noone.
Feb 09, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
The Damaged is the second book in The Insiders trilogy. This is a sexy romantic suspense book.

This book should be read after The Insiders as it's a continuing series.

The Damaged begins about 3 weeks after the cliffhanger ending in book one. Truthfully I was a bit disappointed in this as I really wanted the story to pick up exactly where the first book left off.

In this book we get the male POV too. There are two narrators (Bailey and Kash - 1st person POVs).

Bailey is a computer genius/hacker. And
Heather~ Nature.books.and.coffee
This is the second book in THE INSIDERS trilogy. I actually liked this one more than the first. I would consider this more New Adult. It was suspenseful, intense, full of action and had some steam. Definitely entertaining and I really just flew through it! I love this trilogy and cannot wait to see how it all ends in book 3.

Thank you to the publisher for the gifted copy. All opinions are my own!
T. Rosado

3.5 Stars

Damaged was the typical second book with the development of relationships and plot, the building up of the final book, and a bit of filler. The filler consisted of the wild and rather nasty shenanigans by Matt and his friends and a flurry of characters being introduced into the story. It was also a mixture of sometimes random interferences by the main villain (Kash's grandfather,) Bailey’s parents, as well as Kash’s billionaire machinations. While not hard to follow, the story cohesion
Sharon Thérèse
Sep 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lovers of romantic suspense, this is one trilogy you don’t want to miss, and it’s not over yet! If I enjoyed The Insiders, I was bowled over by The Damaged. It picks up perfectly from where the first book left off, Tijan giving her readers little reminders. Not that I needed them as everything was still fresh in my mind. Fast-paced and action-packed, the ending was so well-thought-out that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on book two. And when I did dive into it, putting Bailey and Kash’s ...more
Kandace Denys (bookish_kayy)
Aug 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series is killing me in the best ways possible.
The growth in the relationships that Bailey started to form in book one was astronomical. Her family, her and Kash, even the relationship she had with herself.
I think Matt was probably my most surprising character, and that’s all I’m saying about him.
The twists and turns really do keep me on my toes, and I never can pinpoint where the hits are coming from. It’s like fist fighting with a blindfold, but give me multiple attackers and my hands ar
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Do I really have to wait for the next book? Can't I have it right now? The Damaged was IMPOSSIBLE to put down, more so than The Insiders even, and I just know the third and final book will be the same. Suspenseful, sexy, and somehow both a new adult and adult read. The Damaged packs a punch, taking readers back into Bailey's world, but this time we also get the occasional glimpse into Kash's mind. We're back in the world of the r
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Jan 06, 2022 rated it really liked it



Star Rating : 4/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : Yes

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 4/10

Heat Rating : 5/10

Review :
Damn, the second part is finally here. It feels like forever has passed since I read the first part of this series and had to do a reread to catch up to it 😂

I used to love Tijan's books but then her books started to bore. That was not the case with this series and I actually liked it! So I was pretty exci
Apr 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2022
……. :)

I finished this while I was at work and was :O. THE ENDING? HELLO?

I really am getting so wrapped up in this series that it is stressing me tf out. It's another one where when I'm not reading it, I am thinking about it. Unbelievable.

Kash and Bailey are back with even more drama. Being Peter's daughter has introduced her to a whole new life and when she tries to stay somewhat invisible in grad school, other people can't just let her be. Determined to hold her head high, she ignores it until
The Romantic Rush Blog
Feb 08, 2022 rated it really liked it
Tijan always delivers such interesting characters and juicy drama- I just gobble her books right up, and I am loving this new series. It is full of secrets and mystery- a delicious mix of family drama, young love, elite machinations, power struggles, and mafia connections. We have a quintessential Tijan book boyfriend in the enigmatic, devoted, and protective Kash, and this second book made me love him even more intensely. And in Bailey we have a dynamic, fierce, and clever heroine- caught in a ...more
Aug 01, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The Damaged picks up from the first book in the series (The Insiders) it was everything I hoped for but also more than I could have ever imagined.

Kash and Bailey really brought all the feels into this book. The whole plot was cool, it takes and the twists thrown upon us and I can’t wait for book three to see what in store for Bailey, Kash and the Francis family next.
If you haven’t read any Tijan’s books by now, read this series one and you won’t be disappointed.

I received a ARC from
Feb 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
I read this book very quickly and I hope I won’t have to wait long for the last book!
This started a bit after The Insiders finished. We get more of the bad guys and drama. Bailey is trying to adjust and dealing with the aftermath of what she went through in the previous book. More secrets are revealed.
I love how connected Kash and Bailey still are. There are a few bumps along the way but overall there is lots of trust with each other and Kash tries to do right by her. I LOVE HIM! The last book
Feb 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
The cliffhanger is killing me - that being said first, I can start with my review now ;-)

It was hard to put this book down. Tijan delivered an amazing sequel, with a breathtaking ending.
And I can't wait to get my hands on the last book, can't wait to continue the story. My need to know how this is going to end is HUGE.

The second book in the The Insiders Trilogy continues with its interesting characters and juicy drama. We get more of the intense chemistry and captivating tension that we got intr
Jan 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Provocative, rousing, and edgy!

The Damaged is a dramatic, seductive tale that picks up right where The Insiders left off, taking us back into the lives of Bailey and Kash as their relationship strengthens and grows and their need to support, protect, and love each other becomes even more important when danger and ruthless enemies swirl all around them.

The prose is tight and steamy. The characters, including a great cast of supporting characters, are impulsive, multilayered, and consumed. And the
Melissa, Book Boyfriend and Husband Make Three
The Damaged was fascinating from the first word to the last.

A few words was all it took for reality to fade and I was fully engulfed inside this world.

I honestly don’t know where to begin, of course I went into it not knowing what to expect, but even so, Tijan delivered an epic read that has my mind spinning.

Bailey’s starting graduate school with bodyguards by her side. Now that the secret is out on who her father is and her relationship with Kash, people have begun to take notice of Bailey ever
Kayla Brunson
The Insiders ★★★

Second book in this series and I’m still on the three star train. Like I said about The Insiders, Tijan knows how to get me to keep reading. Her writing has such an addictive sway about it. I finished this in a day because I kept needing to know what the next thing would be.

Story wise, we really didn’t get much. Of course, we got a few twists and an ending that makes you want to read the next book. However, there wasn’t any character growth and nothing really happened for most o
The Smutbrarians
Aug 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Feels 3
Storyline 5
Steam 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

Wow! I’m almost at a loss of words at this ending! This suspenseful story continues with some angst, twists, jealousy and a whole lot of confusion for Bailey. Kash is immersed into a complicated war with his corrupt grandfather which has him distracted, secretive and trying to stay ten moves ahead of his enemy. Meanwhile Bailey is trying to stay afloat after a traumatizing event by keeping busy with her n
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Tijan can deliver heart stopping stories with unique emotions and The Damaged is exactly that. Intriguing characters. Jaw dropping twists. Sizzling hot chemistry. I was completely into this story from first page to the last page. So stunning writing from Tijan. Cash and Bailey are powerhouse together. And you cannot miss this explosive romantic suspense.

This is the second book of a trilogy and you need to read the first book, The Insiders first. Baily has just discovered that his father is her i
Feb 08, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Kash Colello! The way that he loves her is just so fierce. He is everything I love in my Hs: so protective with this calm possession, he’s always aware of her, he enters a room and his eyes go straight to her, his hands are always on her her, they’re so physical and so sensual and it is just like crack for me! I melt every time he does whatever he wants to her body. He wants her leg over his leg, done, he just picks it up and moves it there. He wants her on his lap, same thing ...more
Sara Reads Romance
Feb 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and options are my own.

Starting off right where book one ends, The Damaged is a fast paced, nail biting mystery from beginning to end. I didn’t mention this in my first review for a big one but I’ll mention it now, all of the side characters that we meet throughout book one and this book play such a vital role to the story. Each and every single one of them are very important and though some are not likable, most of th
Falling_for_psychopaths ▪︎Manda▪︎
Cue me crying like a idiot in a Chinese food restaurant.... why you do me like this 😭😭 no more audiobooks in public ✌️🥂
Sep 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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• 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 •

𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: The Damaged
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: The Insiders Trilogy #2
𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿: Tijan
𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: ☆☆☆☆☆ 5/5

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲: 𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘚𝘵. 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯’𝘴 𝘎𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.

I loved this book just as much as the Insiders, if not more! I told you I could not wait to read the next book and my prayers have been answered since I was lucky enough to get offered an early copy! These books are addicting, I could not stop reading nor did I want to. I was completely immersed
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