Review day? Don't mind if I do!
This week I read Damaged by H.M. Ward. Before I say anything about the book I would like say that I love the cover. Definitely a good image of Peter. Props to the cover artist.
Now about the book itself...
I picked up this book because I loved the premise--A college student falls for her hottie professor. UMMM YUM. Lol, this is SO my kind of story, which is why I was pretty bummed out when it ended up being not what I thought it would be. *sigh*
I liked both Sidney and Peter BUT more often than not I found myself thinking--What the heck? Sidney seemed to keep doing things that were totally off from the way her character is presented. For example: She hates to be touched, yet she is an all-star swing dancer. How does that happen?
Also--the whole book deals with the sexual temptation Peter presents to Sidney and how forbidden it is. Sidney is so tempted by him that she can't keep her hands off of him, yet at the end of the book she lays in bed with Peter (the man who she has already admitted that she loves!) and claims to have no sexual desire for him what-so-ever.
I'm sorry, what?
Now I'm not trying to be a total sour puss (really I'm not!) I understand that Sidney has issues in her past and so forth, BUT the entire book built on this hot sexual tension of them dancing and working together in close confines that makes their relationship impossible and ever so tempting--just to end with Sidney's suddenly absent sexual appetite.
Which means... yes you guessed it. There is NO sex in this book.
Now I know how that makes me sound, BUT it should have happened. Poor Peter puts up with a lot of crap when it comes to Sidney. He needs to get laid. Plus the WHOLE book is built on sexual tension. Did I mention that already? Right, I did.
With all of this being said I didn't hate the book. It just wasn't right for me and seemed to have a lot of character flaws.
I give Damaged 2.5 Stars.