Friday, March 23

***BLOG TOUR & REVIEW*** Damien by L.A Casey

Title: Damien
Series: Slater Brothers
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy

What Damien values…

…Damien fights for.

Alannah Ryan had always suffered in silence, until that silence became so deafening she spilled secrets that she never intended to. At one point in her life, she yearned for adventure, a nail biting journey … something other than the mundane life she led. Her pleas were answered in the form of a tall, handsome heart breaker with a mop of white hair.
Alannah’s dreams for an exciting twist in her life were shattered because of a teenage mistake. One that has haunted her for over five years, and left her in pieces.
Damien Slater was the reason for every bad thing in the lives of those he loved most. A decision he made when he was just fifteen destroyed his brothers’ lives, and there was nothing he could do to change the things they had endured. Ruining them hurt, but ruining the only woman who wanted him for more than one night hurt a hell of a lot more.
Running away helped Damien heal, and returning to Ireland only caused Alannah more pain. Pain he intended to eradicate and replace with the passion he knew they both shared. Breaking down her walls was not the only challenge Damien faced. Another had plans of his own, and his intentions weren’t for physical vengeance, but something far worse.
Damien values Alannah above all else, and what Damien values, Damien fights for.

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Was it worth the wait?

Fuck yeah it was!!!

I'm still on a jittery high writing this review so excuse my rambling but when there's so much you want to cram in i can't help it!!!

Damien The baby of the family is finally home for good.  Alannah can't seem to let go of the past.  She wants to but she just can't.  She knows she's scared to let him back in again and refuses to be hurt again.  

A series of events threaten to break Alannah.  She doesn't know how much more she can take.  She feels like a coward but finds the only way to deal with her problems is to lock herself away and immerse herself in her work.  

With stress from her work, family and personal life she feels all alone and the one person she shouldn't want help from she starts to crave.  

Damien steps up to help Alannah and hopes in the process she can start to trust him.  There's a long slow road to travel but he refuses to give up.

This is soooooooo hard to write!!! I want to say so much but i can't because i hate spoilers and i don't want to spoil it for you!!! 

From the very first chapter a knot formed in my stomach for Alannah.  I felt her pain.  I felt the betrayal and it continued through pretty much all the book.  In past books i think the others treated her as though she was fragile and i felt i suppose angry on her behalf that she had been kept in the dark.  When some of the book shows you how she pulls away to sort herself out i can see why.  They all love her but i think they never showed her.  As the story progresses so do her relationships with everyone.  She starts to open up more and say what she feels rather than letting it fester.  This in turn opens them up to her.  

Her love for Damien i have no doubt would be forever even if she wasn't with him.  There was just something special about their connection.  She felt it and so did he.  His story is truly heartbreaking and his breaking broke me.  Although he had a big family, opposite to Alannah, he felt the same as her.  Alone.  He was separate from his brothers because they protected him just like everyone protects Alannah.

This book at times isn't easy to read.  The pasts of all of them are hard to take.  The revelations of more of their past had me in tears.  And Alannah's family issues twisted me up inside.

The emotions and feels are off the charts!  LA Casey seriously knows how to grab your emotions and put them through the ringer.

It wasn't all angst though there was plenty of comedic relief along the way.  Perfectly timed Alec pops in to make you laugh and smile.  His relationship with Alannah is hilarious.  I absolutely loved it.  I also loved seeing a different side to Kane.  His friendship with Alannah really made me smile big.  Also the Collins brothers make more of an appearance which is exciting me greatly!! 

All the babies!! I love seeing them all coming into the world and i seriously can't wait for them to grow and get their own books! lol

The story and plot kept me swiping those pages as quickly as i could so i could find out the end.  Seriously the end... gah!!!! Perfect! 

Absolutely loved every single word.  Every single character, and every single book in this series!

Highly highly highly recommend this series to anyone that will listen! 

5 glorious stars!! 

Reviewed by Kerry

“Little bastard,” Alec said, breaking the silence.
Everyone looked at him.
“What?” Damien asked.
“You’re a little bastard,” Alec repeated.
Damien looked at Dominic, then back to Alec and said, “Not understanding why I’m a bastard.”
“Little bastard.”
Damien’s lips twitched at Alec’s correction.
“Sorry, I don’t understand why you’re calling me a little bastard.”
Alec scowled. “Isn’t it obvious?”
“No,” everyone said in unison.
“Unbelievable,” Alec said with a shake of his head. “You’re a little bastard because you bought the woman a star. A fucking star. How the hell can we compete with that?”
The question was put to Kane.
“Buy your girl two stars?” he suggested.
Alec scoffed. “It wouldn’t be impressive since buying a star has been already been done by the little bastard.”
“You could buy me a black hole,” Keela suggested. “I get sucked into one whenever you start talkin’ so it’d be perfect.”

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L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time with her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humor and Irish accent as much as her books.
Casey’s first book Dominic, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both traditionally and independently published and is represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.

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