Damaged Like Us
Book 1, Like Us Series
Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.
Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet.
Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.
He is certified American royalty.
When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff's sexual fantasies.
Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated.
Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.
Let me start by saying that this was nothing like I thought it would be. I had like 10 different theories about what was going to happen and who certain characters were going to end up with and I only one came true. So much about this book surprised me (in the best way possible!).
This was such a solid start to the Like Us series. Krista and Becca managed to make me fall in love with every single character. I really hope this series ends up being more than 3 books because we need books about Janie and Sulli, and hopefully we can get more stories for the other characters.
There’s an ensemble of characters here, each one unique in their own way. Moffy, Janie, and Sulli lived up to all of my expectations. Moffy and Janie’s friendship was amazing to read about, it was one of my favorite parts of the book, so was seeing Moffy with his siblings. Sulli didn’t have as much “screen-time” as the other characters, but she is definitely one of the more interesting ones. Hopefully she’ll have a bigger part in Lovers Like Us because I would love to see more of her. Also, the Omega security team was amazing, especially Akara and Quinn. Also, shout out to Jack Highland, I already love you.
There’s a lot more that I want to say, but I’m pretty sure it’s all a spoiler. So I’ll leave you by saying you should definitely read this, and you should go in with zero expectations, because you’ll definitely be wrong.
I applaud the author first and foremost for writing a romantic novel based on two gay men. It was heartfelt, real and gave me so many feels. You could feel the love between Maxamoff and Zarrow even from the beginning. They really do love each other with everything they’ve got. Soo goooood!!!
The book could’ve been executed better. The book summary should’ve said that it was contemporary and homosexual. The book was way too long! The characters were dry and didn’t have great chemistry. The authors didn’t really get my attention with the characters.