We've spoken. We've flirted. But she won't let me close. She's guarding herself even if her face says she's the most approachable person I've ever met.
Damaged Intimacy is the first book in a Complete Contemporary Romance Series from Internationally Bestselling Author, Hanleigh Bradley.
Coming home to London, Tallulah is looking for a second chance, a fresh start. Her friends know something is wrong, but they have no idea what's she's running from.
Tallulah is not herself. The usually happy, bubbly excitable girl is faking it. Inside, she's a complete mess but she refuses to tell anyone why, choosing to keep it a secret, a secret that makes her skin crawl and leaves her crying herself to sleep.
She tells herself she'll be okay. That she can cope. She can forget about how damaged she is, forget what she's run away from. She's fighting to hold it together.
When she meets Jarrod, he's everything she's ever wanted. He's a hot, suited, motorbike riding, boss with a soft heart.
As perfect as Jarrod as, she can't date him. She's not the same girl she used to be and now she doesn't think she deserves what she once wanted.
Damaged Intimacy is the first book in a complete Contemporary Romance Series.
This is a story of bravery and overcoming immense obstacles. It's about choosing to trust again when your every instinct tells you not to.
"The friendship between these two is heartbreakingly beautiful. They both promise not to allow it to go further, but know deep inside that they both want more. Hanleigh's gentle writing and sweetness comes across through both of these characters." - Reading In Our Satisfaction
This is the first time I’ve read anything by this author. Honestly not sure about this book, on the one hand, I didn’t hate it but at the same time I didn’t love it. I think, for a novella, it just seemed to take forever to get to the point.
However, I did enjoy the plot line. It set the precursor for the rest of the series and hopefully we’ll get to see the characters personalities a little more. I felt they were quite stilted if I’m honest and I still haven’t really clicked with them. Haven’t taken them in like I love to do. I suspect once that happens I’ll love it.