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Damaged Love

Trust Series, Book 7
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One lie tore two lovers apart, breaking both their hearts. And even the truth might not be enough to mend their damaged love. 

When billionaire RAF Group Captain Lord Richard Smith lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, he made sure his fiancée, Giulianna, didn’t find out about it. He could not bear the idea she might honor her vows out of misguided loyalty. She deserved a chance at love with a man without that much baggage. All it took was one little lie to get her to move on.  

Giulianna Foreman spent the last two years throwing herself into her work as a pastry chef and joining the best event planners in England. When she learns her company has been hired to cater a posh weekend wedding at Richard’s family manor, the last thing she wants is to see her former fiancé again. But she’s dedicated to her job and determined to do it well - all while avoiding Richard at every turn. 

When the truth is finally unveiled, they’ll have to confront the massive wounds one little lie can inflict and decide if love can make them whole again.  

A heartwarming contemporary romance that will delight fans of The Sullivans and authors Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Jill Shalvis, and Jojo Moyes.

Damaged Love stands on its own, but it’s also part of Cristiane Serruya's Trust universe. If you like this stand-alone novella, you’ll love the rest of the Trust series!

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  • Cas
  • 18-11-2018

Wow

This was an awesome read of a man thinking he is saving his fiancé from heartache. What he doesn’t realise is that he fears she won’t want him after an accident with an ied whilst serving his country. With a little help from a brother the find that they can get over the accident and love just as they did before.
Narration was awesome too.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 04-09-2018

A great short story

Richard and Giulianna are both lovable characters although I did want to punch Richard after the pub scene but I’m glad he felt bad afterwards. Giulianna proved very early in that she could see past a deformity and that was with Stu and his eye patch. So loved this book. I also loved the dual narrative.

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  • Gillek2
  • 08-08-2018

Richard and Giulianna!

Just over two years ago Richard was a Commander in RAF until he lost both his legs. Not wanting his fiancé to be burdened by his injuries he told her he met someone else and ended things without telling her about his injuries.

Giulianna has been tasked with making the wedding cake and desserts for a wedding being held at her ex-fiance’s home. She hasn’t seen him since he broke up with her and she is not looking forward to seeing him again but it will be a boost for her company and besides he probably won’t want to see her either.

When the truth is finally revealed with this be their second chance or love or will Giulianna be unable to forgive him for not trusting in her love for him in the first place?

This is an emotional story about healing and forgiveness as they realize that the love they had for each other has never changed and the connection and chemistry between the two is intense. I thought the narrators did a great job of conveying the emotion through their voices. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

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  • Shyla Wright
  • 17-07-2018

Damaged

Christiane Serruya has done it again! This is in my opinion the best book in this series. Damaged Love is action packed, full of love and friendship. A little bit of everything for everyone. From start to finish I was consumed and captivated and then sad when it ended. A must read for all book fans! Well done.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-07-2018

great narrators

I've only ever listened to one audio book before so I don't have much to compare to, but I really enjoyed this one. this one has both male and female narrators, which I think made it better. The other one I listened to only had one female for the entire book. This, having both, made it a lot easier to follow. I wasn't sure about the accents either, if that would be difficult to understand, but these two weren't at all. I've read the book before so I knew what was going to happen, but I really liked being able to listen to a story that I already knew. if you've read cristiane serruya before, then go for this. even if you've never read this particular book before, I think it's worth a listen.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 20-01-2019

Second chances!

This may be short, but Damaged Love is packed with passion, grief, and second chances at a new life. I could not stop listening to Richard and Guilianna's tale. These two were together, in love and ready for marriage when Richard when off to war. Richard unexpectedly broke off their relationship. Now their paths cross again, and it's time for their second chance. Will Richard come clean as to why he left her? Will Guilianna take him back? Cristiane Serruya concocts these two with unmistakable chemistry. It's impossible not to want to see them together. Her ability to weave the intricate lives of military men intrigues me, as it is done with compassion and understanding of how their lives are affected both mentally and physically. This story in particular resonated with me, as we find Richard's lack of confidence and Guilianna's strength in her love for him. It's a beautiful story and was a great addition to this series.

Andy Creswell and Penny Scott-Andrews continue to impress me with their narrations of this series. They have a chemistry in their duets that rival that of the characters. Creswell is smooth as silk, and draws you into Richard's life and insecurities while Scott-Andrews gives Guilianna strength and vigilance. Truly a great listen.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 29-11-2018

Wonderful Second Chance to Love Story!

This is the book 7 in the Trust Series. This is a wonderful second chance to love story, and an emotional and outstanding listen. I totally recommend this Series! I loved Giulianna and Richard's story, and I loved their happy ending, so much deserved. Their story is amazing and beautifully written. Cristiane Serruya has an exceptional writing and she is one of my favorite authors. Andy Cresswell and Penny Scott-Andrews had done an amazing job with the narration. They both have a beautiful voice. I'm looking forward for more books written by Cristiane Serruya and narrated by Andy Cresswell and Penny Scott-Andrews. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.