Monday, September 15, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Damaged Good (The Outsider Chronicles, #2) by Nicole Williams

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.

4 Stars

So far, Damaged Good is my favorite in the series (note: these are all standalone!).  This book is filled with heartache, tough love and a wow...some big surprises!

Liv Bennett is one tough chick! She's had a crappy life, but was determined to make it better. She goes to school and works hard. She financially takes care of her younger sisters, since their mother is pretty much useless.

When she gets a call that her mother fled and left her sisters alone, Liv heads back home to take care of them. Dropping everything behind and making sure her sisters are OK.

Heading back home to the small town with hardly any money, Liv is determined to make ends meet.

Liv soon meets her neighbor, Will. Will Goods is such a refreshing character. Will becomes a great neighbor to the girls and the friendship and attraction between Liv and Will soon grow.

But secrets and twists (and OMG--it totally shocked the hell out of me!) slowly come to surface. And I will not spill..

Damaged Goods had a bit of everything in it--I love the relationship between Liv and her sisters, it was perfect, but they loved and took care of each other. And Liv and Will were sweet at first and it became hot. It's a great read for the weekend and another one is this series!

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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