#BookReview | #NewRelease | DAMAGED DESIRES by L J Evans @LJEvansBooks (October 26th 2020) #IndieAuthor #FromAshesTheresLife

Thank you very much to L J Evans for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.

๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŒบ ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™จ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŽถ NOW AVAILABLE!

“๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™จ๐™๐™š๐™จ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š’๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š.”

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โ€œ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™!โ€ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™จ ๐™จ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™ž๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ž๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™  ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ.

๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž ๐™’๐™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง has turned in her Washington D.C. insider badge, leaving behind the backstabbing ways and seedy politicians. When a friendly favor ends with the one man she canโ€™t have making her body sing in ways she hates to adore, D.C. isnโ€™t the only thing she needs to escape.

Navy SEAL, ๐™‰๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฎ, is all about honoring a promise to his dead brother, so accepting a dare from the long-legged force of nature tempting him isnโ€™t in the cards. Not if he wants to keep his only remaining friend and stick to the code he grew up on.

But retreat is impossible after Daniโ€™s new job puts her in the headlights of a fanatic, and Nash is called upon to protect her.

When the chase ends, will they be left shattered or will they emerge from the ashes together?

๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™งโ€™๐™จ ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š: ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™—๐™ง๐™ค๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ, ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ง-๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™Ž๐™€๐˜ผ๐™‡ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, ๐™™๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ก๐™–๐™ช๐™œ๐™, ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™—๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ. ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฉ?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a standalone, military romance about the triumphant healing power of love inspired by Green Dayโ€™s โ€œBoulevard of Broken Dreams.โ€

Donโ€™t miss out on GUARDED DREAMS, FORGED BY SACRIFICE, and AVENGED BY LOVE the first three standalone Anchor novels available now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

โ™ฌ “๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ & ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐“๐’พ๐’น๐‘’.”ย โ™ฌ


Dani has decided to put the job in politics behind her and start a new job (whatever that may be) after finally deciding she has had enough of the lifestyle.

Nash is trying to find himself after a mission went wrong that meant he lost his team and his temper has put him under review.

Right from the very beginning I was hooked by this book, the story was written well so the reader was not left hanging around with little action. I loved Nash and Dani’s characters, neither are shrinking violets and have strong personalities.ย 

The idea of including a Spotify playlist to read with the chapters in the book is brilliant and I cannot stop listening to the songs and be transported back to certain areas of the story.

Whilst I have never read any of L J Evan’s books previously I will now be reading her other books so I can fall in to the wonderful world she creates again and again. I cannot wait for the next in this series to be released so I can see what happens next!


Book Info:

Title: Damaged Desiresย 
Author: LJ Evans
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: October 26, 2020
Genre: Contemporary romance, military romance,ย 
Tropes: brotherโ€™s best friend, friends-to-enemies-to-lovers (frenemy)
ISBN: 979-8683456992
Format: Print and digital
Tag Line: โ€œFrom the ashes, thereโ€™s life.โ€

Author Bio:

Award winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. A former first grade teacher, she now spends her days reading and writing, as well as binge-watching original shows like The Crown, The Great, Veronica Mars, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she wonโ€™t do, itโ€™s pretty much anything that involves dirtโ€”sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis, which is exactly why LJ loves fiction novelsโ€”the characters can be everything youโ€™re not and still make their way into your heart.

Her debut novel, MY LIFE AS A COUNTRY ALBUM, was the Independent Author Network’s 2017 YA Book of the Year, and the debut series has won multiple awards including Romance Audiobook of the Year in the Indie Audiobook Awards.

Social Media:

Website | Bookbub | Amazon | Goodreads Page | Facebook Page | Faceboook Group | Twitter | Instagram | Pintrest

About The Anchor Novels:

The Anchor Novels from award-winning author, LJ Evans, are all standalone HEA stories about true friends, real “family”, and the dreams that we reshape as we go on this wild ride called life. With vivid, endearing characters who will carve out a special little spot in your heart, they are books you might not want to miss.

โ™ฌ “๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ & ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐“๐’พ๐’น๐‘’.” โ™ฌ

Other books in the Anchor Novels:

Guarded Dreams โ€” Eli & Ava, May 2019; https://amzn.to/2VAoNj1 

Forged by Sacrifice โ€” Mac & Georgie, October 2019; https://amzn.to/2oU2NAY 

Avenged by Love โ€” Truck & Jersey, April 2020; https://amzn.to/31ma5fZ 

Damaged Desires โ€” Dani & Nash, October 2020; https://amzn.to/2Ikz8HC 

Branded by Love โ€” Brady Oโ€™Neil, February 2021; http://bit.ly/BbaSljeGR 

Unmasked Dreams โ€” Violet & Dawson, coming in 2021; http://bit.ly/UMDljeGRย 

You can buyย Damaged Desiresย from the following booksellers

(and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK)ย |ย Amazon (US)ย |ย Amazonย (AU) | Amazon (CA)

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