Wednesday, October 30, 2013



With their past behind them and a baby on the way, life for Brady and Tori is finally on track. 

That is, until tragedy divides them. Unable to cope, Tori moves to Minnesota to be with her parents. 

Heartbroken and alone, Brady throws himself into his music. His career takes off and Tori assumes Brady left her behind.

After a chance run in with Brady’s brother, Tug, Tori makes a decision. 

One that leads to Irreversible Damage


I have been impatiently waiting for this book since Irreparably Broken ended. I even tried to get some info out of KJ in Vegas and she would only give me the bare minimum to only leave me hanging, while giving me that evil grin of hers. So as soon as I got the ARC in my hands, I just had to dive right into it. I lost a lot of sleep that night and I was a walking zombie at work the next day, but it sure as hell was worth it. KJ did an amazing job with Irreversible Damage. I loved it a lot better than Irreparably Broken. KJ was able to take me on the rollercoaster ride of emotions with each of the characters. I felt every single one of them. Even the ones I didn’t want to feel, I felt. The book was completely unpredictable, it had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. I kid you not I was not able to put the book down. I was fully obsessed.

Brady and Tori were dealing with a past that completely broke them both and they were learning how to move on from it together. With a baby on the way, they had to leave the past behind and move on. They were both living in Mexico, along with Liv and Harrison, Brady’s sister (also Tori’s BFF) and boyfriend. They seem to be happier than ever. Sometimes it is still hard for Brady to accept what Sheila had done to them all, but Tori is there to reassure him that it’s over and she can’t hurt them anymore. Tori has even helped Brady with his fears and Brady is now the lead singer of his band and they are doing great. Singing is a passion of his and it is clear to anyone who can see it. She has been nothing but supportive to him and is always by his side, even as pregnant as she is. The spark that they feel for each other still burns. And damn those pregnancy hormones! They’re hot for each other! Hot damn! It is clear that they love each other. Brady adores Tori completely. He doesn’t want to hurt her ever and always puts her needs first.
"My heart beats for you, don't ever doubt that." He says the words like he knows exactly where my thoughts had taken me. ~ Brady
When a devastating tragedy strikes, Tori shuts down and Brady distances himself. He doesn’t know how to be there for her. Thinking she needs time, he gives her space. Instead, giving her the illusion that she’s a distraction. He focuses all his time and energy on his band. Tori doesn’t know how to cope with it. She feels alone and is completely depressed. Brady has shut down on her. She doesn’t know what to do with herself, she has nothing left for her life in Mexico besides Brady and he doesn’t seem to want to be with her anymore. No one knows how to help her. She contemplates the idea of going back home to her parents.When a blast from Brady’s past comes back into the picture. She wants back in and she will stop at nothing till she gets Brady back. What Tori sees take place proves to be the last straw and sends her packing back home.

With Tori back at her parents, she’s getting her life back together. She’s back in school and she has a job. Not a day goes by that she does not think of Brady, but she must go on living life without him. She hasn’t heard from him since she left. He hasn’t come chasing after her. He must’ve moved on. Brady’s singing career took off and every minute of his time gets consumed by that. He’s famous and can have any girl he wants. Not a second goes by that he doesn’t think of Tori and the regrets he has. He should’ve gone after her, but he let the very best thing in his life walk right on out.

When Tori has a chance meeting with Tug, memories from the past come flooding in. After a little convincing, they go out to dinner. However, to loosen up some, they have a little too much to drink and one thing leads to another. When the one thing irreversible happens. We all know that Tug has always loved Tori, but Tori’s heart always belonged to Brady’s. But what happens when old memories come back, when you’re feeling vulnerable, and when you just want to feel again? There’s no turning back but how can you move forward?

Tori is faced with another tough decision. Can she give Tug the love that he wants from her? Or will her heart always belong to Brady? Or will this night be a night full or regrets for her? Will Brady realize that Tori is what makes him truly happy and go after her? Can Brady and Tori have another chance together? Will Brady be able to forgive Tug and Tori for what happened between the two of them? Will everyone be able to get past all this and move on? Will everyone finally be happy?

I absolutely loved this book! I’m going to be completely honest and say that you’re going to need some tissues while reading this book. KJ does toy with your emotions with this one. You never know what she will do. My heart broke for Tori. No one should have to go through the pain that she went through. Brady was amazing with her. I loved him for that. He just didn’t know how to deal with his own emotions on the situation as well. He was so used to bottling everything inside and shutting everyone out. When Brady shut down, my heart broke for him.It’s like when the tragedy occurred they both just gave up and no one fought for them. I wanted them so badly to be together. After all they had been through, they both deserved true happiness. I loved the fact that they can count on their family and friends whenever they needed them. Amazing job KJ. I can’t wait for Tug’s book. Write a little faster please.

This review was prepared by Jennelyn.

I received an ARC for my honest review.



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