Life Before Damaged Vol. 2 (The Ferro Family)

Life Before Damaged Vol. 2 (The Ferro Family)

by H.M. Ward

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Life Before Damaged Vol. 2 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward


Guilt ravages me, swallowing me whole. It steals my sleep and knots my stomach. I was the princess, the perfect Granz heiress, but no longer. That part of my life went up in flames, taking my future with it. 

What remains is a shadow, a girl with no future and a terrible secret. There's only one soul who knows the extent of my sins, and I can't shake his beautiful face from my mind. The memories of being near him that night are charged. They linger, but going after Pete is like trying to catch smoke in my hand. 

The pull toward this sexy man is unreal, and that's what I keep telling myself--the Pete Ferro I saw that night doesn't exist. There is no poet, no philosopher, no artist. He's a player and I'm his newest toy. 
Genre: New Adult Romance 
This story unfolds over multiple volumes 
Length: Approx. 130 pgs 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150052055
Publisher: H.M. Ward Press
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Life Before Damaged Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 304,324
File size: 731 KB

About the Author

H.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author, having sold over 5 million books since 2011. This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer's series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, HUFFINGTON POST, MEDIUM, and the WASHINGTON POST.

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Life Before Damaged Vol. 2 (The Ferro Family) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
ABbooks More than 1 year ago
I was so happy to receive an ARC for Life Before Damaged 2 from H.M. Ward. I enjoyed reading this book even though its entirety  is about Gina Granz, and  just the last page  you'll feel tingles and giddy from one little phrase from Pete Ferro.  Life Before Damaged 2 is a journal that is being read , but was written by Gina, so the reader would be introduced into Gina's life and her family and friends.  We are introduced to her father who is consumed with his business, Granz Textiles and finding who is responsible for his Warehouse burning down, little does he know that the guilty person is close by. Gina is pampered at home, her father calling her "Princess" and not taken serious by him when it comes to the business.  Anthony , her boyfriend  who  is becoming a doctor, and  works very hard at the hospital and long hours or does.he and does he love Gina or her dad?  Last , but most certain not least we meet Erin, Gina's best friend.  Erin is an artist who lives on her own and has been best friends with Gina for a long time, both from wealthy families. Erin encourages Gina to be less naive and to try new things, do new things and with that thought, Gina  starts a new chapter and goes out with Erin dancing.  I admit I did miss not reading about Pete Ferro till the end, but if he is at the end, that means Life Before Damaged 3 he will be in the beginning.  I enjoyed the way H.M. Ward has written this book where I found myself with emotions and feelings towards the characters; some too I could see being friends, some I could relate to, and some I could hate. Excellent writing, 5 star writing, bravo !!  I do recommend reading Life Before Damaged Vol 1 before Vol 2  and to read Damaged 1&2 first and than Life Before Damaged.  All books written by H.M.Ward and all books are 5 stars !!  
Angie_H80 More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to be given an ARC in return for my honest review. Part 2 of the Life before Damaged series was very good. It gives the reader a more in depth look into Gina's father, mother, and her boyfriend & her relationships with them. I am quite confused by the relationship with her boyfriend...I wanted to knee him in his groin & punch him in his face through the whole dinner & apartment scene. Lol. I very much enjoyed getting to know Gina & the other characters, just wish there had been a little more of Peter than just Gina's thoughts about him. Another cliffhanger that leaves me dying for more :)
D-B1 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, amazing, heart-wrenching, and fabulous sequel that I received free from the phenomenal, talented author H.M. Ward. Gina's guilt over her father's warehouse burning down is getting harder to hide from her family. Her boyfriend, Anthony, and soon to be fiancé makes time in his busy schedule for an important business meeting with Gina's father. Before Gina's father arrives, Anthony flirts outrageously with the waitress and sees nothing wrong with it. As soon as her father arrives, he moves closer to her and acts lovey dovey with her. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written, engaging & captivating love story of Gina and Peter Ferro.
RosieGo More than 1 year ago
***I received this ARC for a honest review**** Part 2 starts right where 1 left us hanging. Gina completely intoxicated by the presence and kisses of Pete Ferro. Gina can't get him out of her head. She fantasizes about him during the day and dreams about him at night. However along with the dreams are also the nightmares. This book is about Gina and what has been going on with her and her daydreams since leaving Pete's house that night. She is all over on what she should do. Should she tell her dad about the fire? Telling her boyfriend about the flirting with Pete confuses her. She just wants an escape. She doesn't want to be the perfect daughter. She needs an outlet. She finally decides to take her best friend Erin on her offer of a night out dancing. Gina could always escape dancing. Getting to this new club, she realizes that it is a swing dance night. Beyond excited, she learns the dance, gets drunk and then has some guy start feeling her up. On the dance floor, she accidentally gets released in a spin. Instead of hitting the wall with her face, she breathes in the scent that will never leave her senses. Looking into those amazing blue eyes, is the man who haunts her day and night. Unable to say anything except stare at this gorgeous man, Pete says the words she only wanted to hear from this man only. "Mind if I cut in?" You are left dripping with angst waiting to see what happens next!! The sex God is back! Holly creates such want and need in her books that you are left craving more. Waiting for that ice water while in the desert. Need more Peter....and I guess Gina can come along for the ride too.
LeslieA77 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I've found that there seems to be one book in each of Ward's serials that I don't care for. LBD2 is that book in this series. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading the back story of Peter and Gina. However, I felt like Gina's character is weak in this part of the story. We know from reading the Damaged books, this is not the case. Gina questions everything in this book and doesn't take a stand against her father, against Anthony or even against Peter (although she didn't really get a chance). Ward writes such strong female characters in her books. These characters aren't without flaws, but they're strong in the soul. You really don't see that with Gina in this book and I found myself disappointed in it. Fortunately, from reading Ward's other serials, I have faith the next books will redeem Gina's character. I would have also liked a snapshot of the Peter/Sydney dynamic. The premise of the first LBD book was for Sydney to learn about Peter's early life by reading Gina's journals. This book didn't have any of that as part of the story. I like to see it tied together. Overall, the book is worth the read to get the story line, but it wasn't my favorite.
Crystal_Z More than 1 year ago
Regina's life is just so out of control, out of her control more like it. She's living her life for her family instead of herself. She's even dating a guy who her father, Reginald pushed into her life. And from the looks of it Gina's boyfriend is only using her so her father can pay his school tuition and fund his research. I'm sure Gina knows but she is refusing to see it. He will not get intimate with her or show affection unless Reginald is around to see it. Regina is feeing guilty about the warehouse fire and flirting with Peter Ferro. She has strong feelings for Pete, who knows her family owns the warehouse she had a rave at that caused the fire, but she also knows he is a player/heart breaker. She is lost and Has no idea What to do.
DebiDG More than 1 year ago
INCREDIBLE! Holly has created a dynasty of hot men and determined women. Life Before Damaged 2 shows us the funny side of life. The side that has a young woman questioning her choices and how desperately she wants to be herself. Can Gina break the mold her parents see? Will Peter and Erin help Gina become the woman she's so desperately trying to hid away from! Funny, sexy and oh so clever, LBD2 is a must read!
Smcfarland13 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome book by H.M. Ward. This is the second installment of the tale of Peter Granz. It begins to set the stage to tell the tale of who Peter is and how he became the character he is. The book gives you insight to what makes him Peter. Keeps me wanting more. I can't wait for the next one!
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shootingstarr More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. I'm really enjoying getting the back story on Gina's life and the development of her relationship with our beloved Peter!!! In LBD2 we learn more about her family, friends and boyfriend, Anthony. We all know she ends up with Peter and after the encounter with Anthony, we know why he gets kicked to the curb!!! I can't wait for that!!! ...and LBD3!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the books, but they are to short and then seems like you wait along time for the next one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was least impressed with this book! It was soooooooooooo drawn out and didn't have much to it. A bit disappointing, especially when you are waiting for it and it was a little lack luster. I have read everything from Ward and loved 90%.
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ENA1 More than 1 year ago
Totally awesome.  I received an ARC for an honest review.  I loved it reading about Gina and finding out all about her, her parents and her friend  Erin.  Great read and very well written.  H. M. Ward does it again. It is a sexy love story about Gina and Peter FERRO.  If your a FERRO addict you will get a mini fix and if your not yet, I think you will be by the of this book.  I can't wait for the next book in the series 
LisaMiller More than 1 year ago
I received an advanced readers copy for my honest review, but I would have given anyway. I really love all of the Ferro series, I love how Holly is giving us Peter's story before it all went wrong with Gina. I can't wait to read the rest of the story. I'm dying to find out if Gina tells the truth about the fire, and about how bad Peter really was. I stop reading whatever book I'm reading when one of H.M.Ward's books come out, I just need to know what is going on with her books. When one of Holly' s books are due to come out, I just can't wait to read them. If you haven't read any of her books, then you are truly missing out. Go purchase one, you will be totally hooked from the beginning. Thanks Holly, for giving me the opportunity to be one of the first to read your books, I really love them.