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.
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I can't believe how this story started an ended a lot of info!! It was well delivered an I'm truly excited about this author she gave her all into this! She will be a fantastic author! I hope an wish for a book 3!! It would be well worth it! Hand down to this great author!!
What a great addition to this series. I really enjoyed this book even though it made me cry. I think a book that is so well written, that the reader or listener can become a part of it and "feel" the emotions of the characters is a book that needs to be shared with others. This is why I recommend this book. The series is not coming out very fast or audible is not getting them, I do not know, but this is a series that will be read often. A must for all wishlists.
"WOW L A FIORE HAS PACKED A LOT INTO THIS STORY"
Lucian is sexy, rich, gorgeous, successful, a womaniser and has a heartbreaking past because the love of his life, Darcy, devastated his life when they were in their teens. Now decades later, she's trying to make amends and hoping for more but he just wants revenge….. that is until he sees her.
First there's angst, then the chemistry kicks in between them, followed by forgiveness, sex, understanding, character development and finally a deep love. But along the way are terrible heartbreaking secrets, treachery, murder, plot twists, Ember and Trace's tearful sub story that has some trauma filled parts, shocks and surprises and lots of secondary characters. The romance built at a nice pace and then together they faced all the unfolding never ending dramas.
Best listened to after Book 1.
Worth a credit? It was a well written and enjoyable bitter-sweet love story that kept my attention as I was happily entertained for nearly 10 hours and it was only $7.34, yes $7.34… what a bargain so no need to spend those precious credits (but if I had then I would still be one happy listener).
"A Caterpillar turns into a spectacular Butterfly!!"
This is a very emotional listen full of soul deep love, mystery, action and loads of hot sex. This story will stay in my soul for a long time and i so hope there will be many more books to come in this wonderful series... :)
I have been a fan of L.A Fiore’s ever since I read Beautifully Damaged. When I learned that there was going to be another book in follow-up, I shook my little ass in a happy dance and pumped my fists in the air in excitement. I absolutely adored Beautifully Damaged and couldn't wait to get my hands on Beautifully Forgotten. This book picks up shortly after BD finishes – you could probably muddle your way through it without reading the first one, however I don’t recommend that. To truly appreciate this story, you need to hear it from the beginning...
Lucien and Darcy are on a path of re-discovery with each other. The more time they spend together, the more they come to see that they want to get back what they once had. Unfortunately, the same forces that pushed them apart want nothing more than to make sure things stay that way. Permanently. L.A. Fiore spins a tale of deceit and betrayal that spans generations. Each one is more complicated than the next and packed with more shock value than I knew how to handle...
"I'm in tears!"
Awesome from start to finish! I enjoyed how the story followed with multiple character storylines.
"Really Great Story"
I really enjoyed the story. However, the out of order flashbacks made it a little difficult to follow.
"Not Fiore's best work"
The story was very hard to follow. At times I couldn't even tell who was speaking. I enjoyed the plot twisting but the repetitiveness was a bit annoying. It felt like I was playing an endless game of clue while reading this book. Would not recommend this book.
This was a heart warming story. I do wish that authors didn't feel the need to use so many four letter words, but, other than that, I give it a thumbs up!
"3.5 Stars OK! Not As Good As The First Book"
Overall I enjoyed the book but there were parts I found a bit annoying. I have never read a book where chapters where given to the "Hero's" enemies. It bounced from present to 14 years earlier, 15 years earlier, 16 years earlier, then on to Trace, then Ember than back to Lucien then to Darcy. I can’t believe I am saying this but too many sex scenes. They all got a bit repetitive and seemed pointless. There so many characters it made the book very busy. Once you get past that stuff the book is OK and at $7.34 worth a listen.
3.5 for Amy Rubinate. She was good but some of her voices sounded the same and in this busy book you had to really concentrate to know who was speaking.
Nice romance novel! I would listen to it again. loved her first novel. Easy listening.
Great storyline and amazing characters with full spectrum of emotions. Super read.
Amy is a brilliant narrator love her.
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