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REVIEW: Damaged Heart by S.M. Soto

Series: San Diegan

Author: S.M. Soto

Genre: Romance, Coming of Age, New Adult

Publication Date: August 20th, 2018

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See what our review team is saying about Damaged Heart

Letty's thoughts...

Normally in these stories, it's the man who can't commit or wants a relationship. This tale of broken people is a little in reverse. It's book three in The San Diegan series but you don't need to read the first two books. It can definitely be read as a stand alone. Sam is a broken woman who didn't grow up with any kind of love. Because of this, she never learned how to be loved or give love. She does have a good friend with benefits with Alex. As their relationship deepens, Alex decides he wants more but Sam just isn't able to give back. Does Alex have it in him to get Sam to change her mind? Is Sam too broken to let Alex in?

Rebecca's thoughts...

Soto starts you off on this raw story the horrific childhood of Samatha Faye. She's an unapologetic heroine for her choices because she feels its the best way to survive. She's not comfortable with love or decency because she was never shown none. Alex is the exact thing she doesn't want or need. He's rich, good looking and everything is easy for him. He's never had to make tough choices. But first impressions are not always the correct ones. When one of them is tired of playing the friends with benefits role and things start getting to real, its just the beginning. This is not a love at first sight. This is a tale that includes the most damaged heart can heal.

Yericka's thoughts...

From the start I knew my heart would get ripped to pieces. The raw and heartfelt writing is incredible. The characters and the story they deliver breathtaking. I enjoyed this book immensely. It's one that will not be forgotten.

About The Book

Happy ever after’s don’t exist for girls like me. For the past nine years, Samantha Paisley has been playing a tiresome game of back and forth with her longtime friend with benefits, Alex Clark. Growing up in a toxic environment, Samantha never learned how to love or how to be loved. So, when Alex tries to get closer to the fiery, foul-mouthed red-head, she cuts herself off from the only man she loves—not wanting to destroy the one stable relationship in her otherwise turbulent, troublesome life. But Alex will stop at nothing to have his woman by his side and in his bed, even if it’s the last thing he does.

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About The Author

S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).

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