DAMAGE (Collateral Damage #2) by Natasha Knight
Release Date: October 15th
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We’re a match made in hell, Stefan and I.
He took me to exact his revenge. I went from being a pawn to my father to being a pawn to Stefan. The only difference is I have a ring the size of a boulder on my finger and a husband I don’t want.
And the hardest part is I thought he was different. I thought I was falling in love.
I guess my father was right. I’m not a very smart girl.
Stefan is a powerful man. He doesn’t play nice, not if you’re his enemy. But I’ve learned one thing about my husband.
He takes care of what’s his.
And I am his.
His enemies have become my enemies, but he’ll never let anyone hurt me. He’s fiercely protective. It’s the predator inside that scares me.
It’s midnight when we’re back at the house and I carry her to my room. She doesn’t resist when I strip off her clothes, her underthings still damp, and put her in the shower under a flow of hot water. I strip too and step in beside her and there’s no resistance when I kiss her. When I take her in my arms and kiss her as the water washes sea salt from us.
She opens to me and I cup the back of her head. I don’t ever want to stop kissing her. Don’t ever want to stop holding her like this.
When the water begins to cool, I switch off the shower and dry her then myself before lifting her up and carrying her to my bed. I lay her down and lie down beside her, shifting so I’m on top of her but keeping most of my weight on my forearms so I don’t crush her.
I slide one hand down and cup the mound of her breast. I run my fingernail over her nipple, and she moans into my mouth. When I pull away, it’s to look at her.
She licks her lips, reaches up to touch my cheek, slides her hand down to my chest and sets it against my heart.
We don’t talk. We don’t say a single word. Not for a long while. We just kiss and kiss and look at each other. And I can’t get enough of touching her. Tasting her. Can’t get close enough to her.
“Christ, Gabriela,” I start. “I want you.” I roll off her and onto my side to slide my hand down over her belly.
She cups my cheek, touches her mouth to mine. “Kiss me again.”
***ARC generously provided by for an honest review.***
Storyline: 5 stars
Characters: 5 stars
Heat Factor: 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5 stars
“This is us. I will always take. And she will always be made to give.” Stefan Sabbioni
Damage is book two in the Collateral Damage Duet by Natasha Knight. This duet was fantastic!!!!!
Damage leaves off where Collateral ended. Obviously, I can’t say much more as this story needs to be read without any spoilers but I will say that this story will dive deeper into the Sabbioni’s background and the corruptness that is happening within both Stefan and Gabriela’s families.
The story is riveting! Twists and turns. Drama. Betrayal. I just didn’t know what was coming or how everything would turn out at the end. The writing was flawless. Character development was perfect. I felt that both Stefan and Gabriela really grew a lot in this second book. You see Gabriela grow up and mature a lot. Where she was whiny in the first book, you see her evolve into the role of a mafia spouse.
You really see a different side of Stefan too. In the first book he was ruthless when it came to Gabriela, almost cruel at times, but in this book, you start to see that his feelings for Gabriela go far beyond what he thought was simply revenge on her father. You see a human side to him that you didn’t see in the first book.
Overall, this story is amazing. Worth reading! I’m not much of a mafia book fan but this story was so good. It had so much depth and detail. I will read this author again for sure.
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.
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