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Are you ready for it? Damaged Desires is Live!


I’ve been awake for hours because… NERVES! I’m not sure I’ll ever NOT be nervous on release day. I can’t wait for you to meet DANI and NASH for real. Are you as excited as I am? I hope so.

Dani walked away from her Washington D.C. job, trying to forget what happened in an elevator a year ago. She’s spending a few days at her friend’s beach house when Nash shows up. She might also be a teensy, tiny bit competitive, and she just might end up challenging him to a “battle”…more than once.

Bodies, hearts, and souls end up feeling the pain.

Are you ready for it?

(BTW, did you hear the Taylor music when I asked that question? Ha. I feel like it’s sort of an anthem for release days.).

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I’ll be out and about on Facebook and Instagram today, maybe doing some giveaways, maybe just talking all things Dani and Nash. I hope you’ll pop into my Facebook Group, LJ's Music and Stories, and find out what’s going on.

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🌺 🎶 DAMAGED DESIRES 🎶 🌺 is a frenemy, military, brother’s best friend romance.

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“𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙙!” 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙖 𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩.

Dani Whittaker has turned in her Washington D.C. insider badge, leaving behind the backstabbing ways and seedy politicians. When a friendly favor ends with the one man she can’t have making her body sing in ways she hates to adore, D.C. isn’t the only thing she needs to escape.

Navy SEAL, Nash Wellesley, is all about honoring a promise to his dead brother, so accepting a dare from the long-legged force of nature tempting him isn’t in the cards. Not if he wants to keep his only remaining friend and stick to the code he grew up on.

But retreat is impossible after Dani’s new job puts her in the headlights of a fanatic, and Nash is called upon to protect her.

When the chase ends, will they be left shattered or will they emerge from the ashes together?

This broody, honor-bound SEAL and confident, daring heroine will make you laugh, tear your heart out, and slowly combust. Are you ready for it?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a standalone, military romance about the triumphant healing power of love inspired by Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”


Short and sweet today because I just wanted to make sure you knew Damaged Desires was LIVE, LIVE, LIVE! This is what some reviewers have said about it:

  • “This book draws you in, capturing your every sense, making you live and breathe each moment alongside these arresting, irresistible characters…

  • With prose as poetic as the song lyrics that usher in each chapter, the heart of this book sings a haunting melody that settles deep into the reader's soul.” ―BookAddict’s Reviews

  • “LJ, what have you done to me??... You have ruined me for other fictional couples.” ―Energy Rae

  • “LJ Evans is such a breath of fresh air. I love how she takes two damaged people and strips them down and puts them back together whole. It's such a rollercoaster ride of emotions.” ―L. Kees, BookBub Reviewer

GAH! This is me after reading them:

The beautiful things people have said about Dani and Nash’s journey has filled my heart. But, I’m a typical, ridiculously insecure author and wonder what YOU will think of their story, so I hope you’ll reach out to me and let me know.

In the meantime, I’ll be back on Friday with a COVER REVEAL for My Life as a Holiday Album, can you believe it’s almost here, too? My newsletters folks are getting a subscriber only exclusive scene for that story this Friday. Do you want it, too? See the sign-up link below.

Happy Reading and Stay Safe Out There!


♬ "𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒." ♬

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