BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR HM WARD
Money. Power. Sex.
The trifecta every man strives for and very few attain. I had these things and walked away from the endless stream of women, from the family fortune, from everything. It was all mine in a life long forgotten. The past can’t stay buried forever and hiding mine from Sidney is getting harder. I’m not the guy she thinks, and if she knows the truth I risk losing her.
The thing is, I feel those old ways pulling me back, and if Sidney is part of my life she has to know. If she doesn’t it could destroy us both.
The truth won’t set me free. No matter what my name is, I’ll always be a Ferro. But Sidney has a choice and I won’t steal it from her.
Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each
ASHLEY’S BOOK REVIEW: 4 Mystery Ferro Stars
Thanks to Holly Ward for the chance to read the ARC for Life before Damaged volume 1!
I was first introduced to Peter Ferro (aka Peter Granz) in Damaged. Peter was my first Ferro crush and continues to set the bar for any and all Ferro’s after him…and there are plenty of them 😉
This was the perfect way to go about writing Peter’s destructive story before Sidney (his current fiancé in Damaged). Us readers get to see how the past Peter wasn’t quite the endearing, caring Peter we all grew to love in Damaged. This volume just shows us glimpses of who Peter was before Sidney and how much of a bad boy he really was… Ahem…sex against the wall at the rave with some redhead… 😉
It starts out in present time with Peter and Sidney together and Peter has found Gina’s journals that she kept from when they were together. “Your past is different. You didn’t willingly, knowingly do bad things. I did. If you’re going to marry me, if you want to truly be with me and understand my shadows, my faults, and help me from slipping back into the man I was, you need to read these.” (Peter talking to Sidney about the journals). Then the book slips into Peter’s past life from Gina’s POV through her journals.
There were LOL moments, sexy moments and still that touch of mystery that always surrounds the Ferro family. Holly did not disappoint with this first volume to Peter’s past. I can’t wait to see how the rest of his and Gina’s story unfolds (even knowing the tragic outcome from readingDamaged) and to learn how Gina helped Peter form into a better man. This is a story about how two people are brought into each other’s lives by fate and how they affect each other in a positive way.
H.M. Ward is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling New Adult author, having sold over 5 million books since her debut in 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, and the WASHINGTON POST.
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