Monday, July 18, 2011

Lauren Gallagher, Damaged Goods

Title: Damaged Goods

Author: Lauren Gallagher

Rating: Siren's Best Book Stone

Genre: Erotic Contemporary

Keywords: Graphic Language, Single Mother, Escort

Length: Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-994-2

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Loose Id


Reviewer: Cia


Jocelyn Rhodes is a single mother with a demanding career and a long-neglected libido. Frustrated with the dating scene and way overdue for some satisfying sex, she takes a friend’s advice and hires Sabian, a deliciously sexy escort. He’s well worth the money, and the sheets haven’t even cooled off before she’s ready to call him again.

The more time she spends with him, the more she realizes she and Sabian have important things in common. For starters, she’s a single mom, he’s a prostitute, so when it comes to dating, they’re both damaged goods. To most potential mates, Jocelyn and Sabian are in a category akin to dented soup cans, but if the two of them can look past each other’s respective dents, they just might find something they’ve both been missing.

But even if they do find that something, how on earth can she make a relationship work with a man who sleeps with other women for a living?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.


Damaged Goods by Lauren Gallagher was a great emotional read. Falling in love with the heroine Jocelyn and the Hero Sabian didn’t take too much time. I immediately related to the life of a single mother parent with little time to date and had great respect for the even keeled relationship she and her ex had to raise their children right. I don’t see many erotic romances with children in them and hope that more come.

Sabian is definitely more than just his choice of profession. I enjoyed getting to see the real him and the differences between the man’s alter ego and his personal self. He had so many layers that were pleasant to read. The story rocked and the passion kept me enthralled, more than that though seeing emotional bond build and strengthen in the oddest of situations, shows love is attainable even to those who feel that they are damaged goods. I love when titles of stories really tag a significant core meaning of the story. I can’t wait to read more works from Ms. Gallagher.

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