"Flawed and Damaged" By Emily Krat
We meet Elizabeth while she is at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. She is there to pick up investors for the company that she works for. She wants a promotion and a raise, she has been with the same company for 3 years as a assistant. Ryan thinks that she is one of his brothers call girls, so he sends her away when they get to the hotel. She doesn't listen and sits in the lobby until he comes back down two hours later. She makes a mistake thinking that Ryan is one of the investors to the company and takes him to the hotel. She then finds out that she picked up the wrong person and loses her job. Ryan offers her a job as an assistant to Steven and he will pay her 20,000 dollars to work for him. She is hesitant to take the job but she needs the money for her grandmothers treatment. Elizabeth and Ryan leave to go to Paris to deal with the hotel there, Elizabeth has never been to Paris before she always planned to go with her parents after graduation. Ryan and Elizabeth become friends, Ryan can't believe that she sees the good in him when he has a black soul. Elizabeth says that Ryan is putting her heart back together. This is the first book in the Damaged Hearts series.
Elizabeth doesn't have a degree, she is originally from the US. Her grandmother has Alzheimer's she lost her parents at the age of 17 in a plane crash. She writes in her journal to her parents. Ryan owns Price Corp, he wants to tear his fathers company apart. He agreed to do as his father says as long as his brother Mark could be free. He doesn't do relationships. Nina is Elizabeth's friend and roommate, she encourages Elizabeth to take the job with Ryan and to live a little. Andrew has feelings for Elizabeth, is Nina's brother and he is an international lawyer. Mark is Ryan's brother, stepped up to the plate in Ryan's absence.
I loved this story, I loved that both Ryan and Elizabeth have their own demons to fight. I loved the story line. I loved how all the characters are well developed and they all go together. I wasn't able to put this book down. I loved Emily's style of writing. This is my first book by Emily and it most definitely will not be my last. I highly recommend this book.