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ARC Review: ‘Damage’ by Natasha Knight

ARC Review: 'Damage' by Natasha Knight

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Blog Tour Host in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Damage’ by Natasha Knight

Damage

by Natasha Knight
Series: Collateral Damage #2
Published by Self-Published on October 15, 2019
Genres: Dark Romance
Pages: 272
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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five-stars

We're a match made in hell, Stefan and I.
He took me to exact his revenge. I went from being a pawn to my father to being a pawn to Stefan. The only difference is I have a ring the size of a boulder on my finger and a husband I don't want.
And the hardest part is I thought he was different. I thought I was falling in love.
I guess my father was right. I'm not a very smart girl.
Stefan is a powerful man. He doesn't play nice, not if you're his enemy. But I've learned one thing about my husband. He takes care of what's his. And I am his.
His enemies have become my enemies, but he'll never let anyone hurt me. He's fiercely protective.
It's the predator inside that scares me.

After reading Collateral and Natasha Knight leaving me hanging with that crazy cliffhanger, I was anxiously counting down to the second book in the Duet. I’m so glad I got a chance to read Damage because I needed to find out what was going to happen to Gabriela and Stefan. Stefan is all about revenge at first until he starts changing in the second book. The second book is full of so many elements, but the biggest was betrayal. I was not expecting to find out a certain character was behind the betrayal either. I was disappointed with that character, but then Natasha had to have a big secret come out in this book. That character made up for  the betrayal, but after so many incidents happened to both main characters.

There was also the tension between Gabriela and Stefan that made the book addicting. Gabriela was a fighter. Stefan was a true protective alpha. I loved these two characters, even if Stefan tended to come off as a jerk. There was a lot of secrets between the two characters and trust issues, but after a while truths were revealed. Stefan was not the bad guy that Gabriela thought he was originally. He became her hero, even if he told her he wasn’t a hero.

Natasha Knight had a lot of twists and turns in Damage that I had a hard time putting down this book. I needed to find out what was going to happen next. Before I knew it, I was finishing the book. Now, I need to read more from Natasha Knight because I enjoyed this Dark Mafia Romance that involved an arranged marriage.

 This book was definitely a fantastic conclusion to the Collateral Damage Duet.


Story Rating: 5 stars
Steaminess Rating: 4 stars
Standalone or part of series: Part of Duet and highly recommend reading in order.
Do I recommend this book? Yes.
Will I read other books from the author? Yes.
Tropes/Elements: Arranged Marriage; Mafia Romance; Age-Gap Romance; Betrayal; Lies
Hero: Powerful; Wealthy; Part of the Sicilian Mafia; Alpha; Scary; Sexy
Heroine: Abused; Damaged; Immature; Virgin; Prisoner

About Natasha Knight

USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

FranJessca

Owner/Reviewer at Book Lovin' Mamas
I guess I should type a bio here. I'm FranJessca or Fran for short. I'm the owner of Book Lovin' Mamas and main Reviewer. I've been reviewing books since I got out of the Navy in 2011. Now 8 years later, I'm still reviewing, but this time with my youngest sidekick.
When I'm not reading and reviewing, you can find me at my day job during the week and on the weekend taking care of our little farm.
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