After being kidnapped and held as a sex slave, she is struggling to come to terms with the trauma. Under the care of her sister, Daisy, Rose is recovering at the Hades Motel& Diner, owned by the Four Horsemen MC. When Rose is threatened by her former captor, she asks Duke for help.
Duke has been to hell and back.
After surviving an abusive childhood, dangerous black ops missions, and a couple stints in prison, Duke is reluctant to give a damn about anyone but himself. Despite his better judgment, he finds himself helping Rose. She touches a place in his cold heart, no other woman has. He reluctantly agrees to teach her self-defense skills. Together, they will make the man who held her captive pay. But he doesn’t count on what a temptation Rose can be. She wants to share his bed, have a sexual relationship on her own terms, but is she ready after the abuse she’s suffered? Or is she damned?
Damned begins with Rose trying to get on with her life after being kidnapped. Duke is the one who found her, and although she seems to have a strange attraction to him she isn't sure she wants to be any where near him. Until Duke starts to help her with her pain, and trying to move on from what happened. These two have a bond that no one understands, it seems to go beyond the age difference, and more. But when the threat comes back for Rose, Duke and everyone else must be on guard for her safety.
This book was really pretty good. There wasn't a whole lot of action in it. But there was a whole lot of awesome romance in it. I loved the relationship that developed between Rose and Duke. They were perfect together. I really loved this one. Now, I'm seriously looking forward to more in this series. Especially Shep's story. He's going to freaking rock!