Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

by Nicole Williams

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BN ID: 2940150710832
Publisher: Nicole Williams
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: The Outsider Chronicles , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 121,421
File size: 634 KB

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Damaged Goods 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself skipping pages because the writer wants to continually repeat and take her time spell out stuff like we didn't get it the first time. To much character "thinking" and not enough dialog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## WASTE OF MONEY (and time). I couldn't stand this book. SPOILER ALERT: come on....this heroine spent weeks with the hero and she didn't notice he can't see? Puh-leeze! And he knew that she was living this double life? "I knew it was you." Pffff, not bloody likely. But the worst part was the writing. These characters were always talking in circles. It was so frustrating. Half the time I couldn't tell what they were trying to say. SPOILER ALERT: even the ending was terrible. He never even contacted her. She happened upon him by accident. So if she hadn't coincidently walked into his shop, they never would've seen each other again? What kind of ending is that? Don't bother with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that doesnt usually mean a bad thing but it was too over explained at times it felt boring. More dialouge. Most things the reader can figure out without a 2 page explanation. Too bad, Nicole wrote one of my favorite series (crush) I had high hopes for this.... also, how is this series a series? Besides the characters all coming from bad homelives nothing ties them together.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
It's been while since I've read a Williams book and Hard Knox and Damaged Goods reminded me why I became a fan. In Damaged Goods, we have two characters who come from a similar background, or at least from the same kind of home...who both wanted something more, something better. But, as life goes, both are forced to return home to pick up some shattered pieces of their pasts.  What worked for me: ~I admired Liv's drive. She's focused on making her life better and she's worked hard to move forward.  ~Liv is dedicated to her family. Despite her own goals, she still takes responsibility for her two younger sisters. She supports them both emotionally and financially. She even leaves her life behind for a while to return home in order to take care of them, since their own mother abandon them.  ~I loved...loved...Will. I'm really into good guy character's making me all swoony lately and Will is all that and more. Will has his own story and his own reasons for being home. I loved discovering Will's character. Just when I thought I had him figured out, he surprised me.  ~Liv's character was stronger with Will by her side. He is a true support for her and I felt they made each other stronger.  ~The steamy scenes really worked for me. Williams can bring on the heat and these two were definitely hot! What didn't work for me: ~There really wasn't a whole lot that didn't truly work for me. I suppose if I were to get nit picky, I would have liked some loose ends tied up a bit more cleanly. Like, what exactly happened to their mother? Did Liv have to get anything in place legally before she took them out of the state? Perhaps I missed some of those details and it really didn't affect the likability of the story for me, but they are little things that I thought about after.  Overall, I really enjoyed Damaged Goods. It made me feel...well...good. I had a smile on my face when it ended and really, that's the goal, right?  *Damaged Goods can be read as a stand alone. I hear that a lot when books are part of a series, but this one truly can be a stand alone.  Quotes: ~"Segues are for people who aren't trying to chase a real-life Cinderella. Segues are for people who get more than fleeting moments with the person they need to discuss something of importance with."  .... "Oh, well. That's okay. I know when to cut my losses and be happy with an abandon glass slipper. Maybe next time I'll have time to make one of those segues you seem to think I'm incapable of. ~"I'm a man of commitment and resolve. I don't let anything, five or six or seven-or I think I actually counted eight-climaxes included, detour me for too long or far."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my how i love this story...will and liv were amazing...truly a must read with great twists...more please
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Fell in love, very capturing story. Loved it from the beginning to the end.
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kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of Nicole Williams' books. I was so excited to learn she was starting a new series, and after thoroughly enjoying the first book, I couldn't wait to read the second one. As much as I enjoyed Hard Knox, Damaged Good was SO MUCH MORE to me. It's not often that I find myself completely floored by a twist or something that happens in a new adult romance, but OH MY GOD. Nicole totally got me. Of course, I won't ruin this for you, but just wow. My jaw dropped to the floor and I actually went back to reread some parts to see if I missed anything obvious that would have told me this was coming. I didn't. The characters are what made this book for me. While it did take some time for her to grow on me, I loved the devotion Liv felt for her sisters. It takes a strong person to give up their dreams for the betterment of someone else and she did that. Yes, she had some frustrating wishy-washy moments with Will, but I understood where she was coming from. I can't fault her for not wanting to get sucked into her small-town life, no matter how much chemistry she had with Will. Will was pure gold, damaged or not. He too was supportive of those he loved and made sacrifices to help them. I fell in love with him nearly from the start. Liv and Will together? Damn near perfection. The chemistry between them leapt from the pages. The sex scenes were hot and the emotions were real. I can't ask for much more in a book. Damaged Goods grabbed me from the start and held onto me until the very last page. It was a quick read that I couldn't walk away from until it was over and, once it was, I wished there was more just because I loved the characters and their story so much. It was sweet and sexy and full of feels. The Outsider Chronicles series just keeps getting better and better and I can't see what Nicole comes up with next. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything I have read by nicole williams I have loved. This one included LOVED THIS STORY about LIv and Will. It was so sweet and I really enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
The dynamics of being a new adult can be complicated at best and down right overwhelming at worst. That time period of life makes some of the best stories and this author knows how to bring them to life. The characters in this story have real problems that I wish I could say are only found in books. But as a teacher, I'm often show just how hard young peoples life's can be. When those circumstances become overpowering, true character emerges. That what happens in this story. Put in the worst of situations, Liv is forced to make choices she would never choose. Giving up her own plans, she survives. But surviving was never the plan and Will has a way of seeing things differently. I adore Will. His character is not negative as I might have thought from the blurb. His life is far from perfect but his attitude is content. His actions and choices are good. His feeling genuine. He is a good man - determined and caring. I want to hug him and hold him. He means the world to me. As the story plays out, my heart is heavy but excited. I love these two together and I'm cheering for them. They need their forever. They deserve their happiness. I can't ask for more from a book than to want the best for the characters I have grown to love. If you've ever read this author, you know you need to grab this one. If you haven't then start with this one. It can stand alone and you will be oh so glad you picked it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While Liv could be a tad annoying, Will was breathtakingly beautiful. Secondary characters were enjoyable to the story.
csingh More than 1 year ago
I shouldn't be so surprised at how much I loved this book.  It is written by one of my favorite New Adult authors Nicole Williams.  Every time I pick up a book written by her I think I know what I'm going to get, but I'm wrong.  It's always much better, and Damaged Goods is no exception to that rule. I felt an emotional connection to Liv right from the get go.  I was astounded by her confidence and motivation to succeed.  I admired her drive to be independent and do the best she could with what she had, and I cheered her on.  When Liv was happy, I was happy. When she felt hopeless, I felt hopeless.  I completely understood why she'd closed her self off to men, especially those in her hometown.  Liv started life with a deck stacked way against her.  But she didn't let it get her down, and instead worked to make new odds for herself.  I absolutely loved her for dropping everything and being there for her sisters. She was a girl/woman herself and she took on so much responsibility and handled it well.  I really liked Will too and also felt emotionally connected to him.  He is...was something else. Honorable men are always something to admire, and if he was real, I'd probably make a play for him.  His attitude is just amazing. And the chemistry between him and Liv had me fanning myself. I saw how hard Liv fought to keep control of her life, including her interactions with Will and it hurt me to see it as much as it hurt her and him too.  I was really rooting they'd find a balance so that they could be together.   I had a really hard time putting this book down.  There was so much going on in the story that I couldn't, even when I had to.  I can honestly tell you, there was this twist, this big reveal, that I didn't see coming, and it completely blew me away.  As in my mouth was gaping open and I had to flip back to see the hints I'd missed.  It amazes me how gritty and hard Liv's story is,  yet so full of yearning and hope.  It once again reaffirms my conviction that love, hope, hard work, and determination can reawaken your soul, even when it seems like the world in conspiring to kill it and drown you in despair.  Bravo to Nicole Williams for writing another unbelievably awesome book I can't wait to add to my bookshelf. And whoever came up with that title deserves a raise!  It's brilliant!  To find out why, you're going to have to read the book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't live or hate this book. I felt like there were two unfulfilled lines to this story and they were distracting to me as I kept reading because they were never explained or acknowledged again. I connected more with Will then I did Liv - which is sad because the entire book is in Liv's pov. I didn't think it was an overwhelming beautiful story that left me with a hangover. It was just average to me.