Sunday, March 16, 2014

Romance Book Review: Bijou Hunter's Damaged Series

Author: Bijou Hunter
Series Connection: Damaged Series
Genre: New Adult, Erotic Romance, Violence, Contemporary

Purchase Link: Amazon

Damaged and the Beast

ISBN-13: 978-1484084328

The first in the Damaged Series, Bijou Hunter explores the world of a biker gang and the girls that fall in love with the men in the gang. 

Farah Smith couldn't wait to get away from the life with her father who was always on the run for the cops and the bad guys he owed money to. She finally gets to realize her dream and gets to go to college to become a school teacher. On the first day of school she meets Cooper Johansson. 

Cooper is everything that Farah doesn't want. She wants a respectable man who she can live the white picket fence American dream with. But as soon as Cooper sees her, he knows she's who he wants. 

Cooper is the rich heir of a motorcycle club. His dad was in charge of the town's crime syndicate and he was soon in line to take his dad's place. He could have any woman he wanted, but the minute he walked into class and met Farah he knew she would be his even if he had to stalk her to get her attention. 

This isn't a sweet romance story. Nothing about Cooper and his motorcycle gang friends is soft and cuddly. This story has a lot of grit and Farah has a lot of work out to get over her past and get started on her future. I find her character a little bit of a whiner, but I know she needs to be cut some slack because she's getting over a lot. Cooper is a little bit too cocky, but it makes for comic relief throughout the book. Despite all, I decided to read on in the series and see what else the author had to offer. I wasn't let down. 


Heir to the local motorcycle club and crime syndicate, Cooper Johansson is accustomed to taking what he wants. His newest conquest is college freshman Farah Smith.

When the tattooed bad boy reminds her of a rough childhood she desperately wishes to forget, Farah keeps him at arm's length. Yet, Cooper refuses to give up. He pushes her buttons, tears through her walls, and forces her to admit her feelings for him. What begins as lust soon builds into something more powerful than either expects.

Can a beast like Cooper heal the damage inside the girl of his dreams?

Damaged and the Beast is the first book in the Damaged series.

***Warning: This novel contains scenes of a sexual nature, violent themes, and coarse language. It is intended for mature readers.

Damaged and the Knight
ISBN-13: 978-1490946993

Tawny Smith was left behind to deal with her father, his violent moods and a life in danger when her sister left for college. Locked in a motel room, while her father ran off for to who knew where, men taunting her door, Tawny had no idea where she was. 

When her knight shows up at her door she would follow him anywhere. 

Judd O'Keefe has been sent by his boss Cooper to find his girl friend's sister. When he finally finds her all he can think of is getting her back to her sister before he does something stupid. She's a 17 year old girl and he's too old to want more from this messed up kid. 

Once Tawny turns 18 all bets are off. Judd stayed away as long as he could, but he wasn't sure his life as the club's enforcer was anything that he could bring Tawny into. With all she's been through she doesn't need him messing her life up more. 

I loved Tawny's tough girl attitude. She doesn't use her past as an excuse. When she finally gets back with her sister, she knows that she needs to pull herself together so she can heal and pick up the rest of her life. Judd is the silent hero and just as messed up as Tawny. They'll both have to work hard to help each other heal. 


After he saves her from certain death, Tawny Smith falls for her knight in shining armor.

Judd O'Keefe isn't an easy man to love. As an enforcer for the Johansson family business, he hides his heart behind cold walls built from a lifetime of pain. Yet, his angel Tawny awakens a desire in Judd more powerful than he ever imagined possible.

Can a man with blood on his hands heal the damaged girl of his dreams?

Damaged and the Knight is the second book in the Damaged series.

***Warning: This novel contains scenes of a sexual nature, violent themes, and coarse language. It is intended for mature readers.

Damaged and the Cobra
ISBN-13: 978-1492860044

While Lark has had a hard life as her mother moved from husband to husband and lived her selfish life without consideration of her children, she always tries to have a smile on her face. Being held under the thumb of her latest stepfather and having to deal with a creepy stepbrother isn't easy and when she meets Aaron she will do anything to get to know the sexy artist with a tattoo of a cobra on his neck. 

Aaron is Cooper's childhood friend, a member of the club he tends to stay off to the side running his tattoo shop that he co-owns with Cooper. When he see the lovely Lark at Cooper's wedding he falls instantly for her, but soon he realizes he'll have to get past her over protective family to get to Lark. 

This book is a lot more light hearted than the others, but that doesn't take anything away from the book. Lark lives with the guilt of losing someone close to her when she was child and has to deal with that to get ready to live her new life with Aaron. Aaron is a beautiful artist type, much more sensitive then the other guys we've met so far in the club and you just have to love him. 


Aaron Barnes has found his muse in Lark Foster. However, his inspiration is saddled with a domineering step family and the lingering guilt from a childhood loss. Once Aaron claims his muse, Lark embraces the fighter inside her gentle heart. When fate stands in the way of love, the only choices are giving up or taking what your heart demands.

Damaged and the Cobra is the third book in the Damaged series.

***Warning: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature, violent themes, and coarse language. It is intended for mature readers.

Damaged and the Outlaw
ISBN-13: 978-1494286187

Lark's beautiful sister Raven left town when things got to rough living with their overbearing step father. Thinking her loser boyfriend was the answer to her problems, she soon realizes that she can't run away from her own life issues and heads back home to Lark. 

Seeing Lark has a new boyfriend who is taking care of her and feeling out of place she decides it is time to find her way. She has banned men from her life and she decides to go on her own. She makes friends with the ladies from the motorcycle club and continues to check in with her sister. 

When she meets Vaughn, the outlaw cleaner of the group, her no man ban is lifted for a one night stand. Promising to be just friends with benefits, the two slowly turn one night into love, but Vaughn has a price on his head and he doesn't think his life will last much longer. That doesn't stop Raven from falling for him, but can Vaughn outrun his past and make a life with Raven. 

This book has a out loud laugh moments as Vaughn tries to come up with the best nickname to describe Raven. Also watching the two with their own messed up problems come together and deal with their struggles is quite an interesting task. Like with all the Damaged books, Bijou Hunter pulls the reader into the world of her characters and helps the reader understand that although these people are fighters, killers and criminals they live by a code and protect those they love.


After turning against his former MC, Vaughn Majors found refuge in Ellsberg. Years later, he remains a dead man walking, avoiding commitments and hiding his loneliness.

Raven Hancock refuses to fall in love again. Men are her poison and Vaughn is all kinds of bad news. He's also the hottest, funniest, sweetest bastard she's ever met.

Can Outlaw free himself from the dangers of his past and build a home with a girl able to see more than the blood on his hands?

Damaged and the Outlaw is the fourth book in the Damaged series.

***Warning: This novel contains scenes of a sexual nature, violent themes, and coarse language. It is intended for mature readers.

The next books in the series will be out beginning in May. 

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