Title: Beautifully Devoted
Author: Gina Sevani
Series: The Damaged Series
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
That was all it took for bad boy Damon Black. He was addicted to the sassy Ariel Montgomery. There was no going back. He wanted to be the one to take all of her pain, all of her suffering away.
Damon had vowed to protect her, always.
His heart, body, and soul belonged to her. He was hers to cherish or hers to ruin. The challenge was, Ariel had a lock fastened around her heart, and he was searching for the damn key. We all have demons, hers were just a hell of a lot stronger than most. Damon didn’t know what their future held but he knew beside her was right where he belonged.
When Ariel Montgomery confessed her deepest, darkest secrets to Damon Black, she finally started to feel the chains that restricted her heart give way. He was the man she loved and who loved her unconditionally. Damon knew everything about her horrific past, a past that has held her heart hostage for years.
Life should have been perfect but Ariel was still haunted by the ghosts of her past.
Will Damon’s love be the key to open Ariel’s heart or will she allow the past to destroy the home she has finally found in Damon’s arms? Will she be strong enough to stay and fight for the future she desperately wants or will she make the biggest mistake of her life and walk away from a once in a lifetime love?
**Beautifully Devoted is a STANDALONE New Adult Romance that follows the characters introduced in Beautifully Damaged.**
“And you love me?” I asked, wanting to know after everything that had gone down that Ariel and I were still on the same page.
“You didn’t love me last night,” I reminded her.
She laughed, shaking her head. “I told you I would make it up to you.”
“Then make it up to me.” I smirked.
“As in now?”
“Time seems as good as any.”
“Come here,” she said.
I’ll be damned. Not this time, so I shook my head no.
“Do I really have to kiss your ass and come to you?”
I nodded my head yes.
Ariel crawled off the high bed and walked the few short steps between us. She stopped and gazed up at me.
I stared down at her.
A soft smile was on her lips. Ariel ran her fingers through my wet hair, massaging my head. It felt incredible. I lowered my head farther down to give her better access. She stepped closer to my body, and I kept my arms crossed. Her hands caressed over my shoulders, down my biceps. The muscles contracted and flexed on their own.
“You’re not going to touch me?” she whispered, but it was all I could do not to do just that.
I shook my head no.
“We’ll see,” she replied, wetting her lips.
That flash of pink had my stomach muscles tightening in anticipation.
Ariel trailed her tongue down my neck, back up to my ear, and sucked.
Shit! That feels good.
When she stepped back from me to undress herself, I almost lost it and reached for her. She was playing with fire. I’d once told her that, and she’d replied with “Maybe I like the burn.”
“Damon could touch a place in my heart and soul no one ever could.” ~Ariel
Gina Sevani blew me away with her debut novel, Beautifully Damaged, and there are really no words to adequately describe how very much I loved Beautifully Devoted!!!!
The book picks up with Ariel and Damon finally in a relationship. I knew any relationship Ariel found herself in would scare her and possibly cause her to run. However, I should have never estimated my Damon! He’s “beautifully devoted” to his girl, and he will never let her go!
“The thing was–and she would learn it fast—I would always chase after her.” ~Damon
There isn’t a lot of drama between the two of them which I LOVED!!! It’s more about Damon getting her trust him, and most importantly, herself! I was so proud of our girl; she really grows in this book. The book was highly emotional, and I shed tears of sadness and tears of complete joy! The sex between the two is off the charts hot, yet beautifully erotic! It’s sex filled with emotion and feeling, and isn’t that the best kind?
Sevani did an amazing job of including stories from the secondary characters, hopefully setting us up for their stories. And, the icing on the cake for me was Ariel’s relationship with her grandmother. It was so incredibly special and reminded me of my sweet grandmother and made me miss her. It brought back such bittersweet memories of the time I had with my own grandmother, so thank you from the bottom of my heart, Gina!
I am an avid reader, and I love nothing more than being pulled into a book and the characters to the point of forgetting real life for a bit, and Gina Sevani has now done this to me twice!!!! I have a feeling this isn’t the end for the characters, and I’m hoping and crossing my fingers that we will get Sean and Shay’s story. I didn’t think any couple could be hotter than Damon and Ariel, but Sean and Shay may give them a run for their money!
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Gina Sevani was born and raised in beautiful South Carolina. She learned quickly that she had mad love for reading romance, paranormal and everything in between.
One night, as she was trying to fall asleep fictional characters popped into her head and would not leave. Day after day she was running dialogue and creating stories while trying to perform daily tasks. Those amazing characters wanted to be heard.
As time passed, she kept them at bay convinced she didn’t have the ability to be an “Author”. But late one night, she sat down at the computer, deciding to see if her characters could come to life on the pages. When she finally took a deep breath, thousands of words filled the pages. Those incredible words gave her the courage she needed. They lead to both of her novels, Beautifully Damaged and Beautifully Devoted.
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