Book Title: Flawed and Damaged
Author: Emily Krat
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date:23 July, 2014.
Two people haunted by their past…
The collision of two damaged hearts…
Meet Elizabeth Williams. She is at the airport on an important work assignment. If everything goes smoothly, after three years of hard work, she’ll get a promotion and a much-needed raise. Elizabeth is putting her life back on track after it was ripped out from under her feet four years ago when she lost her parents along with all her dreams. Standing here, she believes her life is going to change for the better any moment now. Nothing can go wrong, right?
Meet Ryan Price. He came to Moscow on business. Right now, Ryan is standing at the airport looking at a ‘present’ from his brother, judging by the sign a beautiful young woman is holding. Damn his brother for not cancelling this arrangement as Ryan asked.
Miscommunications and misunderstandings and a brilliant but painful love story begins.
There will be a scary flight, lovely breakfasts, long evening conversations, sharing a secret or two, discovering one another, a lot of laughter, tender moments and some tears, a fight and, of course, the I-am-ready-for-the-end-of-the-world kiss.
Somewhere along the way, they won’t be able to fight their feelings any longer.
For the first time in his life, Ryan will experience a different shade of lust. And for the first time in her life, Elizabeth will have to trust despite all of the times she has been hurt.
Will these two wounded lost souls find love, peace and comfort in each other or will they just break each other more? Is it a train wreck of a love story or a happily ever after?
This story is amazing. It could be described as one of the worst cases of mistaken identity with a twist….
Elizabeth’s last few years of her life have been very difficult, from the death of her parents, moving to Moscow and trying to figure out how to live, is a lot to ask of one person. She had no idea that on the day she thought she was up for her first break in her job, would be the day that she would met the one man that could change her life.
Ryan Price seems to have it all, but he has no idea how to have a normal relationship. His life is his job and that is about it, at this point. So when he decided to make the trip to Moscow to check in on his hotel and meet with investors he had no idea that his life was about to change. Upon arriving to the airport in Moscow, he could not believe his eyes. Before him was,
“the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen who is waiting for me, judging by the sign she is holding…I stand back and take in everything about her – long straight honey-blond hair that flows past the middle of her back, slim waist, medium breasts, modelesque figure. She is wearing a black suit with high-waist narrow pencil skirt with black high heels, which make her mile-long legs look fantastic.”
Throughout the book the Emily Krat has a way of describing what Ryan and Elizabeth are thinking to the point that you can picture it like you are seeing it for yourself. The story is told from the point of view of Ryan and Elizabeth, which makes for a very entertaining read with lots of emotion…
Elizabeth and Ryan have an immediate chemistry that neither one can deny or accept. They both are very broken individual’s and don’t know how to live. This story is a journey of self-discovery for both Elizabeth and Ryan. Many of the roadblocks they hit along the way could have been avoided with upfront honesty, but then we would have missed some of the smart-mouthed comments from Elizabeth that were quite entertaining.
This story makes you want to root for Elizabeth and Ryan and what they could have together. I loved Ryan’s brother Mark and the tight connection they have, Elizabeth’s best friend Nina is amazing and I hope that we learn more about her in book two as well as Mark. The cliffhanger made me want to cry and scream!!!! I do understand that cliffhangers are a necessary evil but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. J
Emily Krat thank you for writing such an emotional driven book that has an amazing storyline that hooks the reader in the beginning and doesn’t let them go. I can’t wait to see what is next for Ryan, Elizabeth, Mark, Nina and everyone else in the book…
Suddenly two hands grab me and yank me out of the water.
What the hell?
The shock from the unexpected movement causes me to draw a breath still in water and it gathers in my lungs. A second later my head is above the surface, and I start to cough.
“Elizabeth, what the hell?” Ryan’s voice is angry.
“Are you okay?” he asks as I fling my hair back from my face.
“Yea.” I am fine, more than fine. Ryan is holding me to him, his hands are on my bare skin.
Doesn’t he realize that his touch is lethal for me?
The water is crystal clear, and I can see right through it. Not bothering to hide it, I admire the glory of his naked torso – his lean, sleek-muscled chest, chiseled abs.
My hands are at his forearms, and I instinctively wrap my legs around Ryan’s waist. He seems shocked, but doesn’t push me away, he even hugs me a little closer to him. He looks confused, I would say even a little scared or angry. With the water dripping from his face, he is gazing intently into my eyes as if trying to find some answers there. I brush a stray strand of hair out of his face and run my hand along his cheek, feeling the stubble along his jaw line.
“Just tell me how you are,” Ryan pleads, his voice panting. I don’t know what comes over me, but I know I need to kiss him now. I may regret doing this later, but I know for sure that I will regret not doing it more. “Are you – ” I close the distance between us and press my mouth to his, not letting him finish his question.
His lips are just as I remember them – absolutely perfect.
Ryan is answering me with a deeper, more skillful kiss, persuading my lips to open for him. I do so without hesitation, and his tongue accepts the invitation as it starts sliding along mine in a beautiful rhythm.
Nothing has ever felt more right.
The taste of Ryan is even better than my favorite chocolate, and I wonder for a second if it’s addictive, too.
Ryan cups the back of my neck and draws me in even closer. And I run my hands up over his shoulders and twist his wet hair in my fingers, making him groan in my mouth. His sensual licks along my tongue make me forget everything, and I melt at the sensation of his lips moving against mine. I barely register a soft moan escaping my throat.
Ryan Price awakens every nerve, every muscle, every cell in my body. He flickers it to life and rouses an insatiable hunger inside of me. The hunger for him, for more of this.
Right in this moment, I feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I’m flying and falling at the same time.
The evidence that he wants me as badly as I want him isn’t just pressing hard against my stomach. No, the real confirmation is where our chests are pressed together – his heartbeat. It beats in an explosive frenzy that matches mine.
Always an avid reader who consumes whole books in a single day, Emily Krat is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page. For her writing stories and developing ideas for novels is a true passion and a dream come true.
Emily is a chocolate junkie, “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, and admirer of good music. She loves summer rains, warm blankets on cold winter nights, as well as traveling, sleeping in late, watching TV shows, cooking, and baking. When she’s not writing or rewriting, she loves spending time with family and friends.
Emily loves to hear from readers. To get write to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
08/03/2014 till 08/18/2014