Life Before Damaged Vol 1
by H.M. Ward
Money. Power. Sex.
The trifecta every man strives for and very few attain. I had these things and walked away from the endless stream of women, from the family fortune, from everything. It was all mine in a life long forgotten. The past can't stay buried forever and hiding mine from Sidney is getting harder. I'm not the guy she thinks, and if she knows the truth I risk losing her.
The thing is, I feel those old ways pulling me back, and if Sidney is part of my life she has to know. If she doesn't it could destroy us both.
The truth won't set me free. No matter what my name is, I'll always be a Ferro. But Sidney has a choice and I won't steal it from her.
Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each.
The Ferro sex appeal runs strong in all these men. Peter Ferro is no stranger to what the charisma he possesses can do to an unsuspecting female.
In this story, we get the view of Peter's fated love - Gina Granz. Having found her journals as he is finally settling in with his soon to be wife, Sidney, Peter decides it is time to come clean with her. Perhaps reading Gina's journals will give Sidney a view of his other side. He feels like this dark side of him is buried deep inside him now, but would rather Sidney know this is part of who he is.
Gina is such a good girl. I mean she listens to her parents, is always doing what is expected of her, and never straying to do anything that could be in any way compromising. One night, just one night, is all it takes to derail her life. Her friend Erin concocts a plan for a private, elite party and everything goes downhill from there.
The sexual appeal that is Ferro is unmistakeable. The heat between our two main characters scorches the pages as we are left panting for more.
As he quotes the words of the English poet Yeats:
"When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars."
Ferro is trying to convince Gina to live her life. "It's a reminder not to waste your youth. Don't let yourself get hung up on what's right or wrong. Let yourself be desired, even if it isn't true love. Life is too short..." This series is not to be missed!