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Damaged & Deadly

(Black Creek #3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  516 ratings  ·  158 reviews
Blood will be shed.

Lives will be lost.

Lines will be crossed.

I married the very man I’m supposed to hate.
I still can’t believe it, but when I saw Luc, beaten and bloody in that church, I knew there was no way out.
I had to marry him.

That doesn’t mean everything the Rejects and I have worked toward has been for nothing. If anything, it matters more now than ever. Once agai
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Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Well shitake! Book 3 came to play and stole the show for me. The setup in books 1 and 2 was perfection and really made it worthwhile. Gahhh, why do I have to wait until October for answers!! I need them now... my heart is hurting and is in the palm of your hand. Please treat it with care, unlike one hot man in this story. Sob!

Red is back at it. So much angst and emotionally trying moments. Our hearts as readers were put through the ringer for sure. It's all going to be worth it in the end, righ
Jenifer Briggs
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Omg yall. I KNEW since book one what happened was coming, but it still gutted me. And I can't talk about it since it's a huge spoiler, so it's just me and all my angsty thoughts until October. Whyyyyyy do I always do this to myself?! I seriously need to learn one of these days, right?

But this is by far the best book in the series. The angst, the emotions and feels, the suspense, the sexy times, all of it was ramped up! And your girl is allllll here for it, trust me! I didn't expect Dante to be m
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Jul 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic series and this book was another fabulous read! Great characters amazing story and a killer cliffhanger this book ticked all my boxes! The angst the emotions the suspense the steam!!! This series is a must read! Trust me you need it in your life! And that ending!!! I need the next book now!!!
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
Gangsters, Made Men and the Vigilante

Are you kidding me right now!? Ending of Chapter 18 - Boom! I did not see that coming but felt it almost as soon as this character came into the storyline.

This book takes off right away where book one left off. Immediately we are engrossed in Dante and the steam is off the charts between him and Sawyer. When Sawyer decides she has had enough of waiting and she needs to get her brother back, she enacts a plan. This plan is riding on the fact that she introdu
Krystal- Celestialbookdragon
Jul 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
Since the ending of Murder & Mayhem, I was gagging for the next book and counting down the days because how could I not?! This picks up right where we left off and we finally got to see Sawyer's two worlds collide and while we still have a long way to go, I can sense the enemies to bros potential! 🤌🏻 I might also have a slight preference for the mafia men at the moment given how some characters who shall not be named dropped the ball in this book, I'm not usually a lover of possessiveness and vi ...more
The Smutbrarians
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Feels 3
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

This series has become one of my FAVORITE RH series EVER! MY GOD! Crazy, insane action. Twisted, suspenseful stuff. And just when I think my two couples (gangsters and mafia) are redeemable and things might head towards a smooth road...NOPE. Gotta throw a wrench in there. I honestly don't know how Sawyer remains as levelheaded as she does. She kicks butt and rationalizes everyone's emotions. DAMNNNNN. I did l
Jul 30, 2022 rated it really liked it
RA Smyth is becoming one of my favorite and least favorite authors. Her storytelling is top notch but I think she has become a tad too good at her cliffhangers. She seems to enjoy giving us one last oomf a little too much. Thankfully this cliffhanger was not as bad as the last book so I like her a bit more than last time (for now).

I adore this world that she has created, and especially enjoyed the overlap between the characters from her series. It’s just enough that you don’t have to read the ot
Melinda Dollhopf
Aug 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
I have been so lucky to get the ARC for every book in this series and it is SO GOOD.

Sawyer and her 4 men try to conquer their mission of making the streets legit, but once Sawyer sees that Dante’s family has kidnapped her little brother and visibility hurt him, she has no choice but to marry in so she can get him out.

The twists and turns were insane and the suspense in this one kept me on the edge of my seat. Definitely a huge cliffhanger at the end and I can’t wait for the 4th book!
Jun 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Wow! Picking up right where we left off, this book is action-packed on every page! Unlikely alliances, surprises, this book has all the feels! But oh that cliffy! The next book can’t come soon enough!
What the heck was that ending?!

No. No way. It can’t end this way!! I need the next book asap.

Oliver needs to get his head out of his butt. I get that he has some mixed feelings, but after everything Red and him have been through- you’d think he’d talk it out and be open about it. But.. I trust Rachel has everything under control.

This series, so far, has been absolutely incredible. R.A. Smyth has managed to make sure that Red and her guys keeps your attention. I am beyond grateful to be able to
Aug 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced, action-packed and filled will twisty, turny moments of suspense, RA Smyth took us on a wild ride in Damaged & Deadly, yet another amazing addition to the highly additive Black Creek series.

While reading this first two books in the series I kept thinking “I need more Dante, I need more Dante”!! Up until this point Rachel was just teasing us with less than satisfying snippets of the mysterious and intriguing mafia Prince. Well, I finally got what I wanted because this book is very muc
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Damaged & Deadly is the third book in the Black Creek Series and OMG I AM OBSESSED!!!

I don’t want to give anything away, but what I will say is that I seriously loved this book so so much!! I think it may even be my favourite of the series so far!

The character development is solid, the plot twists blew my mind and the spice was HOT HOT HOT!! 🔥🔥🔥

I already loved Cain and Oliver but this book has just made me love them so much more!! In saying that though, a certain someone has a lot of begging to
Chanel Johnson
Aug 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
We begin where the last book left off. Sawyer had to marry Dante to protect her brother. The whole plan has not gone as planned and now Sawyer can’t go home with her guys Cain and Oliver. She has to go back with Dante and his bodyguard Enzo.

Dante was unaware of his fathers plan to capture Sawyer’s brother. Sawyer trusts Dante and Enzo but their plan to get her brother back must include her boyfriends Cain and Oliver of the Rejects.

They are all suspicious of each other but their affection for S
Becca Sabala
Jul 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I can’t get enough of this series!!!!!
Red has easily become one of my favorite fmc’s. She’s tough as nails but she also has the biggest heart. How could you not love her?! Then you’ve got her harem of grumpy guys. They’re all so possessive but you can see how much their love for her has changed them. I love seeing how they soften towards her.

Dante and Red together are delicious together! I knew it would be good but holy hell I wasn’t expecting THAT.
Red struggles to work between the two sides o
Aug 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think I can’t love Sawyer any more than I already do, @rasmythauthor has to drop THAT ending on us for Damaged & Deadly 😱

She’s been on quite the journey, all in the name of protecting her brother, only to have him end up in enemy hands. But our girl is a woman on a mission!

And book three finally sees her two worlds colliding, bringing all her guys to the table - Dante, Enzo, Cain, and Oliver. I love them all individually but combined? It’s drama and chaos and alllll the good kinds o
Jul 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shut the front door! I didn't think this series could get any better then it did . But boy was I surprised ! Red and her merry men are everything!!! So many twist and turns you dont see coming ! And the cameo was everything ! But that cliff hanger was ugh! The book hangover is real! Run dont walk to read this!!!! 5 stars isn't enough 1000% recommend!!!!! ...more
Jul 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, this series is un-put-downable! It is so wonderful, and the series continues to get better and better. I can’t say enough good things – just go read it! This is my favorite book yet. It had ALL the feels!

Last we knew Sawyer and Dante got married and things had just gone to h*ll. This book picks up right where we left off – they are still in the church and things are chaotic. Sawyer now has to form a plan to get her brother back, the question is how will she go about taking on the Antonel
Jade Adams
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better! The emotions flew off the pages and I honestly felt like I had a front row seat to all the action that went down and was even splattered in the blood of Reds enemies.

Sawyers worlds have collided and the testosterone being from around could honestly get you pregnant without even trying! With a plan to rescue Sawyers brother but no one trusting each other are they going to be able to pull it off or will it blow up in all of their faces? I can tell
Vanessa Trejo
Aug 08, 2022 rated it really liked it
This series is amazing! I could not put it down, the books just keep getting better and better. This book picks up right where Murder and Mayhem left off. Last we knew Sawyer and Dante got married and things just got crazy. The cliffhanger had me like 🫠👀 .. October cannot come fast enough! I definitely recommend this series if you like dark RH gang romance.
Jul 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
**I received this as an ARC**

I don't know what Rachel is doing, but I could not set this book down! It was nonstop action from the beginning. So much happens within this book, yet none of it felt rushed! She got me twice and made me tear up, which was not nice :P. Now, let's talk about that cliffhanger. I do not like it, I'm just gonna pretend like it didn't happen, ok? >.< I don't know what I'm going to do until book 4 comes out.
Court Small
Jul 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 3, bling
This book picks up where Murder & Mayhem ended.
I have to say I am liking Dante & Enzo over Cain & Oliver.
This book see loyalties tested and feelings discovered.
Ends on a cliffhanger …..but that is ok
Jun 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read

Excellent read! Suspense, action and some serious heat. My heart pounded through most of this book. Absolutely love this series.
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! This third book in the Black Creek Series by R.A. Smyth was everything I wanted and so so much more. I wanted a lot after the cliffhanger in Murder & Mayhem the wait for Damaged & Deadly was a killer and holy heck was it worth it.

The story is addictive, from the beginning of Swayer's journey in Rebels & Rejects you are 100% with her. She isn't a weak woman living in a man's world, she's the Reaper men fear. Once she meets her Rejects she finds a place she starts to bel

"The Rejects or the Antonellis. Grubby gang life or the high-class mafia lifestyle. I never wanted to be a part of either, and now I find myself torn between the two."

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5

Spice Rating: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Atmosphere: 9/10
Writing: 10/10
Plot: 9.5/10
Intrigue: 9/10
Logic: 9/10
Enjoyment: 9.5/10

Hero: Cain, Oliver, Dante, Enzo
Heroine: Sawyer

Cliff-hanger: Yes
Triggers: Murder, Abuse, Gang Activities, Sexual Assault, Torture

Pages: 318
Style: Contemporary, Mafia, Gang, Enemies to
What Makes Patri
Aug 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I said this with her first series and I keep saying it. R.A. Smyth keeps delivering the best RH romances out there.
If you are reading my review I hope you have already read books 1 & 2, before landing here. It's not doubt that the Black Creek series has a strong, independent MC who makes the whole story explosive and interesting. I definitely wasn't expecting to get the ending from Book 2, but this was the perfect twist to get more time with the boys from both sides of the gang war.
I really like
Sabrina Ross
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Okay Light Spoiler. I tried to keep all the details vague but this story is captivating and nail biting.
OMG! I am so in love with this story. Sawyer, is the strongest, coldest FMC I have read in a long time. Sawyer love for her brother Luc pushes her to sacrifice herself to the Antonelli even though Dante and Enzo have grown on her through her past history, Sawyer doesn't want to choose between her mafia men and her gangster(Dante words, not mines), she only wants to love them all. Oliver is con
Aug 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Blood will be shed. Lives will be lost. Lines will be crossed. I married the very man I'm supposed to hate. I still can't believe it, but when I saw Luc, beaten and bloody in the church, I knw there was no way out. I had to marry him. That doesn't mean everything the Rejects and I have worked toward has been for nothing. If anything, it matters more now than ever. Once again, the Antonellis have incur
Bethany (Bee_TheBibliophile)
Damaged & Deadly picks up right where Murder & Mayhem left off and we quickly get answers to the big questions that popped up as Sawyer walked down the aisle. There’s lots of plotting and planning to take the Antonelli’s down and get Luc back from Giovanni’s hold.

Sawyer/Red in this book is really single minded in her efforts to get Luc back to safety but she makes time to show her guys how much they mean to her, especially Dante and Enzo. Dante is hands down my favorite in this book - we finall
 •Cici• Theory of A Dreamer Book Blog♥
After reaching the end of Murder & Mayhem i instantly couldn't wait for more! I started looking forward to this third installment right away. I picked it up as soon as i could and got right back into the Black Creek world! I so enjoyed this third installment!

Sawyer AKA Red and her men's journey continues! I was so happy to be reunited with this kick-butt heroine and her men once again! I didn't know how everything was going to play out in this third installment and that had me even more glued t
Emily Thompson
Aug 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Perfect mix of spice, sweetness and thrills!!!

What a wild ride this book took us on!!! This one picked up right where Murder & Mayhem left off and was action packed from the very start as Sawyer figured out where everyone’s loyalties lie and how to get her brother out of trouble. This book had tons of action yet there was still so much down time that we got some super insanely spicy moments mixed in with a ton of great banter and relationship development. It was the perfect mix of sweet, spicy
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