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Beautifully Damaged by @laurapavlov2 is a Christmas and Holiday Book Festival Pick

Title: Beautifully Damaged

Author: Laura Pavlov

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Peyton Kroft was his forever, until the unthinkable happened. Walking away all those years ago had been the right thing to do, but he's ready to put the past behind him. Moving to San Francisco and hiring his first love, the city's top designer, is a good place to start. Yet it stirs up feelings he thought he'd long buried. Jackson Vance broke her heart. He took half of it with him on his way out of town. Picking up the pieces hadn't been easy, but more than nine years later, Peyton is living her best life. Coming face to face with her first love is not on the agenda. He is beautiful, broken, and everything she's ever wanted. The past still hovers like a dark cloud. But every dark cloud has a silver-lining.


“How long have you been dating the want-to-be mayor?” Her eyes widened.

“You can’t say things like that, Jackson.”

“I believe I just did. Why are you avoiding the question?”

“I’m not. We’ve been dating for six months. He’s a great guy.”

He slipped off his jacket and set it over the back of the chair beside them. His muscles pressed against the crisp fabric of his white dress shirt and she couldn’t look away. He tilted his head.

“Are you happy?”

“What’s with all the loaded questions? I don’t know. I guess I’m pretty happy.”

“Interesting answer.”

“Forgive me if I’m not answering to your desire.” She lifted her hands in dramatic surrender.

“Trust me. My desire isn’t the problem.”

With a frustrated sigh, she pulled her bottom lip between her teeth. His appearance shook the ground beneath her feet. Did he want to hurt her? Again? Had he come back to turn her life upside down?

“I’m teasing you, Peanut. Your answers are fine. This is going to be good. Us working together,” he said, a playful grin spread across his face.

Her breath quickened at the flirtatious tone. “You think so, huh?”

“I wouldn’t have hired you if I didn’t.”

“Why exactly did you request me in particular?”

“You’re extremely talented. No doubt about it. I want the best person designing my restaurant.” He was all man. Strong and powerful.

“Thank you.” She said, however, she didn’t trust him or his compliments.

“You’re beautiful.”

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My family loves the holidays! We always host a big Thanksgiving dinner for friend’s and family at our house and the following day we decorate for Christmas. My kids are grown but they come over first thing in the morning to start decorating. My husband gets to be in charge of the outside (think National Lampoon’s vacation) and I get the inside (think winter wonderland)!

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood:

Beautifully Damaged is a sweet second-chance romance that will make you both laugh and cry! It’s a great book to curl up with during the holidays!


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Runs December 1 – 31.

Drawing will be held on January 3, 2020.

Author Biography:

Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to a couple crazy yorkies. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after.

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Barbara Bettis

Sounds like an intriguing book, Laura! Best of luck.

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