Monday, September 15, 2014

Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams ~ Review & Tour Stop

Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams

NYT Bestselling Author

The Outsider Chronicles, #2
New Adult/Adult Contemporary
Release: September 9, 2014

When Liv Bennett said good-bye to her sinkhole of a hometown, she planned to leave that chapter of her life behind forever. But forever turned out to only be three years.
After her addict of a mother up and disappears, Liv returns to what she considers her own personal hell smack in the middle of nowhere Nevada to take care of her two younger sisters, and she promptly reinstitutes the golden rule that got her through her first nineteen years of life without getting knocked up, roughed up, or messed up: don’t date the local boys and, god forbid, don’t fall in love with one of them.
It isn’t long before that golden rule is put to the test.

Will Goods grew up in the next trailer over, but the wild, careless boy who used to tear up the town with his three brothers has morphed into someone else so completely, he’s almost unrecognizable. The quiet, contemplative man who works on cars every night and takes care of his mentally ill mother every day is nothing like the local boys Liv grew up avoiding.

But when Liv considers suspending her golden rule just this once, she finds out something about Will that will change everything.

Will Goods isn’t who he used to be—he’s not even the man Liv thinks she’s gotten to know over the summer. He’s become someone else entirely.
He’s become . . .

Damaged Goods.

Source:  Received an eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review. 





The dynamics of being a new adult can be complicated at best and down right overwhelming at worst.  That time period of life makes some of the best stories and this author knows how to bring them to life.

The characters in this story have real problems that I wish I could say are only found in books.  But as a teacher, I'm often show just how hard young peoples life's can be.  When those circumstances become overpowering, true character emerges.  That what happens in this story.  Put in the worst of situations, Liv is forced to make choices she would never choose.  Giving up her own plans, she survives.  But surviving was never the plan and Will has a way of seeing things differently.

I adore Will.  His character is not negative as I might have thought from the blurb.  His life is far from perfect but his attitude is content.  His actions and choices are good.  His feeling genuine.  He is a good man - determined and caring.  I want to hug him and hold him.  He means the world to me.

As the story plays out, my heart is heavy but excited.  I love these two together and I'm cheering for them.  They need their forever.  They deserve their happiness.  I can't ask for more from a book than to want the best for the characters I have grown to love.

If you've ever read this author, you know you need to grab this one.  If you haven't then start with this one.  It can stand alone and you will be oh so glad you picked it up.




About the Author...

I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.
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  1. Man, these books seem to be releasing close together. That's great. I agree that Nicole is a great writer. I'm so glad you loved Damaged Goods!

  2. I completely agree with you... I adored Damaged Goods! Will and Liv and their situations broke my heart and I just wanted to hug them both. Nicole is doing such a great job with this series. great review!

  3. I have added this series in my TBR and I seriously want to read it! Thanks for the review! :)

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