Life Before Damaged, Vol. 3 (The Ferro Family)

Life Before Damaged, Vol. 3 (The Ferro Family)

by H.M. Ward

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Life Before Damaged, Vol. 3 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward


Money. Power. Sex.

If I can just hold on a little longer, if I can just survive my secret, maybe I can salvage my future, too. I don't deserve a second chance, but if I've got one, there's no way I'm wasting it on a player like Pete Ferro.

Genre: New Adult Romance 
This story unfolds over multiple volumes 
Length: Approx. 130 pgs 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150294172
Publisher: H.M. Ward Press
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Series: Life Before Damaged Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 334,200
File size: 611 KB

About the Author

H.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author, having sold over 6 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. 3 (The Ferro Family) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
addictedreader5 More than 1 year ago
My favorite one so far! Got to love Pete Ferro and he shows his face quite a bit in this one. The dancing Yep, that good. I love the scene at the party between Gina and Mrs. Ferro, fantastic drama there. And when Pete shows...I could just melt at the words that fly out of that charming mouth of his. Great addition to the series and can't wait for the next!
shootingstarr More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. WOW!!!!!!!!! Steamy dancing, bar fights, super-rejection, betrayal and sweet, sweet poetry! I absolutely LOVE Pete the bad boy, Pete the romantic. Swoon!!! Anthony...he's another story. He never changes. It's all about power, money & success with this guy. WHY is Gina with Anthony and what did she ever see in him??? Holly...can we PLEASE dump this jerk already?! :) And then there's dad...the insensitive businessman who doesn't value Gina's talents. Excellent book and jaw dropping cliffhanger!! I can't wait to hear more about their story.
JamieLyn More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. Totally loved this book!! In this book we follow Gina as she deals with the struggles in her family, with her boyfriend and her undeniable sparks with Pete Ferro. This installment left me on the edge of my seat!!! I can't wait for the next! Brilliant writing as always!
b_ls More than 1 year ago
One thing I learned for sure from this novella is that I need to learn to dance and my husband should come with me. Gina and Pete share a sexually charged moment on the dance floor together. I mean it ends kinda badly but, for a few minutes it is just them. In their own world with no worries at all. I really and starting to like Gina. We are witnessing her changing. For the better in my opinion. She is developing self worth and that is awesome! She is realizing that she deserves to be happy and recognized for her work. I think Pete is helping her realize some of that too. Will she ever come out of her shell and be herself? Not a lot of romantic time between Gina and Pete in this one. They have more conversation between each other then anything. Minus their steamy dance. I am really disappointed in Gina's Dad and boyfriend. They treat her like an object and not a person. Just some pretty arm candy to show off. I have a feeling she is going to blow up pretty soon.  This series is moving a little slower but, I feel like it needs to to fully understand Gina's story. It is important in learning why Peter is the way he is. This one is going to have some serious explosions pretty soon and I can't wait! 
RosieGo More than 1 year ago
***I received this ARC for an honest review*** How can you not get addicted to this series! We all know Dr. Peter Granz from the Damaged books, but seeing how Pete Ferro was....HOT!! Bad boy filled with emotions and words of poetry that melt you right where you stand. Gina and Pete are playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Gina can't seem to beat the pull that she has when it comes to Pete. Every time she is in his presence, she forgets who she is. But is who she think she really is, the person she wants to be. She is finally stepping outside the box of her sheltered world of being the perfect princess her parents present to the world. She isn't sure if what she wants to be that girl any longer. Getting a second chance at life after the fire has stirred something in her. Pete can't stay away from Gina either. He tells her it is to help keep her away from dangerous men this time, but once they hit the dance floor, all thoughts get swept away. Watching their movements on the dance floor is like watching a sex scene. Their lust towards each other is scalding. Things get interrupted once again, leaving Gina confused and frustrated. The Granz hold a party at their house, and Gina is required to play the perfect hostess and basically be just arm candy to her boyfriend Anthony. After being dismissed by Anthony, she storms away before making a fool of herself. While sitting alone outside, the man who occupies her thoughts shows up. Pete starts with his enticing words and Gina finds herself being more drawn into him. She is confused and feels like Pete is just playing with her. With everything that just happened with Anthony, she puts her game face on and tells him to leave her alone. Need more?? So do I!! I can not wait until the next book in the series comes out. What will Pete say? What will he do? Will he finally scoop Gina up and pull her away from the life she is accustomed to? Oh Holly, why do you torture us?! Well done! This is a series not to be missed.
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LeslieA77 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. I admit, I wasn't a fan of LBD2. I knew I would be reading critically for LBD3 because of it. This was a better book for me. We're starting to see more substance to Gina. LBD3 showed more strength from her. Sure, she has internal struggles because of the fire and her torn desires between Anthony and Peter, but that makes her more real. She's showing more of the strong woman role we've come to expect and love in HM Ward's books. Frankly, the strong female characters is one of the things that draw me to Ward's books. These women aren't without flaws, but they are intrinsically strong people. We see more of Peter in this book and there are hints to struggles he's having regarding Gina as well. We'll have to keep reading to find out more. I'm still hoping to see more heat and intensity between Gina and Peter. I think anyone who's' read Damaged is ANXIOUSLY waiting for that connection to build. We know it's coming, we just don't know when.
Crystal_Z More than 1 year ago
Wow, I so enjoyed this book! Every girl NEEDS a friend like Erin. She’s funny, loyal, and tells you how it is. Gina is having a hard time taking control of her life. She is guilt ridden by the warehouse fire and haunted by the mysterious Pete Ferro. He’s hot, oh so hot, then he’s colder than cold. Regina is drawn to Pete but every time they have a bonding moment he flips a switch and turns cold on her. The more I hear about Anthony, Gina’s boyfriend the more I do not like him. It is so obvious he is using Gina but for some reason she just cannot see it. This is another excellent installment to the Ferro series, I highly recommend Life Before Damaged. It has just the right amount of sexy.
DebiDG More than 1 year ago
Outstanding writing. Funny, sexy and drool worthy scenes continue to take you through Gina's journal. Gina's friend, Erin, makes an appearance and let me tell you it's EPIC! Anthony is still dangling around but the story opens up, the questions are building, Gina seems to be finding her strength. Is it Pete? Does he do this to her? Holly Ward...two thumbs up!
Smcfarland13 More than 1 year ago
Peter comes across more as the good Ferro/Granz we know him to be rather than the Ferro jerk he thinks he is. Although Gina begins to warm up to him a little and we see where the yummy Dr. Granz's interest in swing dancing comes in, Pete tries to be a protector again but goes about it the wrong way. For being a ladies man, it seems he has no game! I can't wait for the next book to see what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of the all of the Ferro family..... peter is one of my favorite..
chelleq More than 1 year ago
So far this series isn't cutting it for me like her series do. I think mainly because I'm disappointed that this story doesn't include Peter's POV. Gina is starting to really bug me because she doesn't up for herself. I have a feeling that her boyfriend is cheating on her. She needs to break things off with him since he treats her the same way her dad does. I hope that things start to pick up soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HM Ward has done it again! I have fallen in love with another of her series.? This is a great read if you like awkward situations and romance. I wish I had a more creative vocabulary to express how fun it is to read her work!
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Angie_H80 More than 1 year ago
Where do I start? I love the story, but I am having some issue. There is just not enough Peter in it for me, The times he's there are amazing & I'm on the edge of my seat but then he is gone for 3 chapters. I love Gina, I really do. I can't wait to see how she grows in all of this. I can't wait to see her let herself go when it comes to Peter. I love how we get to see a little bit of fire cracker in her in volume 3. I SOOOO love bad boy Peter. I can't stress that enough. Lol!! He is just delicious as a bad boy. I am loving the story & the angle I can see it taking, or knowing Holly, the exact opposite of where we think it's going. I look forward to the rest of the series & the exciting, "you have got to be kidding me" cliffhangers. A very enjoyable read that leaves me panting for volume 4!!!!
LisaMiller More than 1 year ago
want to start off by thanking H.M. Ward for being so generous in giving me an ARC for my honest review. I really enjoy getting to know Peter through Gina's journals, it also tells us what kind of person Gina was. I'm sure this is very hard for Sidney but it's probably just as hard for Pete to let her read them. Pete doesn't know if they will change her mind about her love for him, I think Pete is taking a big risk. We find out how Pete gets into swing dancing. Gina doesn't want to be one the girls that Pete gets what he wants from her and then doesn't want anything else to do with her, but her body and had aren't on the same page. To those people that don't like how short these books are, then wait to read it all at once, don't give H.M. 2 and 3 star reviews for it. We know that they are going to be short, that way we don't have to wait as long. Thank you so much for the life of Pete Ferro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Pete Ferro and all the Ferro men. This is another great book by a great author. I would recommend this book, and all of her other books.
ENA1 More than 1 year ago
Great read..... Hot sexy dancing and the mind struggle for Gina of Pete vs Anthony!  In this book you learn more about Gina and how the people around her see her.  H. M. Ward leaves you wanting more...... I can't wait for the next book..... Will Gina tell her secret?  Will she earn the professional respect she has worked so hard for from her father and others?  Will she settle with Anthony and what she thinks she is suppose to do or will she follow her heart and her mind?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another must have ferro book! More bad boy dancer, poet,bar fighting hunk!!