Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him...and then abandoned him.
Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien’s delicate touch when they were both wildly in love teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she’d been dumped off at the orphanage where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she’d planned to spend the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later, she’s ready to endure the torture of Lucien’s indifference and having him as her boss...just to be near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again.
L.A. Fiore’s story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged.
About the Author
L.A. Fiore loves writing and losing herself in the world of her characters. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found creating colorful chaos through gardening and playing the piano. She lives with her husband and two children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading Beautifully Damaged I jumped at the chance to read this book. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but L.A. Fiore has given us another strong woman who fights for the love she deserves. We met Lucien as one of Trace's friends in Beautifully Damaged and we know he has own issues to deal with but finding out Lucien's story breaks my heart a little. Lucien has loved two people before, Sister Anne who took care of him from the beginning and his first love Darcy. This book is Lucien & Darcy's story but it is also a continuation into the saga of Trace and Ember because both of these couples lives are entwined together. For the majority of the first part of the book it goes from present to past and I understand that going back is needed to give the depth of Lucien and Darcy but the back and forth started to get to be too much for me and I just wanted to get to the present to see their story as they were today and move forward. When we finally settle into present day we find out that Darcy and Lucien were pawns in a vicious game. The more they find out the more heartbreak there is. Even though there is heartbreak there is also hope and a love that never died. As Darcy and Lucien and start to move forward together this stirs all kind of issues that puts everyone involved in danger. For these two couples they quickly find what a tangled web their lives are and have to work together to all get their HEA's. So many twists and turns with this story but still had so much love and passion between Trace & Ember and Darcy & Lucien.