Book Review: Damaged Like Us by Krista Ritchie

Damaged Like Us by Krista Ritchie is a heartfelt steamy romance that was sent down from heaven for those of us who were hungry for more after the Addicted Series ended. I guess it’s safe to say we are addicted… See what I did there? *Grins sheepishly*

“We can’t all be heroes,” I say matter-of-factly.
“If I’m not the hero, what am I?” 
I press my lips to his jaw, his neck, and against his ear, I whisper, “You’re a prince who wants to be a knight.”


All jokes aside, I was ecstatic to the point where I had happy tears rolling down my face after discovering the existence of this book. Thank you, Krista Ritchie. May you be blessed for your generosity. 

Even though it is a part of the Addicted Series, it is a completely different story stemming on its own and can be read without reading the other series. If you haven’t read the Addicted Series yet, honestly what are you doing with your life?! Go read it!! 

Maximoff lowers his voice. “The shade is called My Lips Against Your Lips, and it’s not coming off. Stop rubbing and let’s form a plan.”


In Damaged Like Us, we follow a successful young man, Maximoff Hale, who is fiercely loyal and protective of his family and content with the life he was born into along with all the complications that come with being famous. I really enjoyed reading Moffy’s character. He has a quiet strength to him highlighting his caring and responsible nature towards his family. 
Similarly, Farrow is strong and protective who doesn’t shy away from owning up to his feelings. He has no patience for nonsense and is open about what he wants… And who he wants. 

“Maximoff.” His deep voice pitches me from a fantasy.
I lift my eyes.
He smiles.
“What?” I combat.
Farrow bends a knee. “Are you thinking about the philosophical meaning of the world or are you thinking about fucking me in the ass?” 


From the very beginning, their chemistry is off the charts. Their romance is so fun and beautiful, it’s an absolute pleasure to read. Their love is selfless and they are perfect for each other. But there is a catch. Farrow is his bodyguard. Just the forbidden element of their romance adds so much intensity and emotions into the story.

The first book in the Like Us Series, Damaged Like Us by Krista Ritchie is a heartfelt romance that portrays the bond of family and friendship beautifully. 

We’re in this shit together, and we’re going to get out together. No matter what.


4.5/5 Stars.


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