Tallulah is a happy, bubbly, excitable girl or at least that’s what everyone else thinks. Inside… Inside she’s a mess. She’s holding it together, but she’s got a secret, a secret that she can’t tell anyone. A secret that makes her skin crawl and leaves her crying herself to sleep. She tells herself she’ll be okay. That she can cope. She can forget about how damaged she is. Then she meets Jarrod, her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend and he’s everything she’s ever wanted except she isn’t the girl she used to be and now she doesn’t think she deserves what she once wanted.
Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review
This book has been one of my most anticipated reads and it did not disappoint. Now that I have been able to read it, I am salivating for more. Damaged Intimacy is about Tallulah, an emotionally broken young woman. She has been hurt in the most unimaginable way possible. After suffering such horror, Tallulah comes home to the last place she has felt safe. Jarrod runs a local restaurant, the moment Tallulah walks through the door, he knew that she had to be his. He also knew that someone had hurt her deeply so he had to tread lightly. Is it possible for a man to love a woman so broken? Jarrod is sure as hell going to try because life with out Tallulah is not an option.
Bradley writes a amazing story of love and loss connected to such a sensitive subject. The shame Tallulah carries with her through out the entire story makes it almost impossible for her to accept Jarrod and his love for her. One small mistake on either one of their parts will shatter everything they have been working for. We are able to watch Tallulah come out of her shell slowly with the help of Jarrod, but with one small misstep their worlds come crashing down. Jarrod wants everything with Tallulah, but Tallulah is just not ready to give that to him. The biggest question remaining is how long does she honestly expect him to wait?
This is a very sensitive subject to write about, but Bradley handles it with the respect that is deserves while also delivering an amazing story for us to dive into. There are no words for this book, but it is a great start to the series. I can not wait to see what she give us next.
Until next time,