Title: Written in the Scars
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Falling in love is easy.
Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.
And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.
The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.
Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.
Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope—sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.
When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.
Life’s not always easy. Love’s not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together … or break them apart.
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PRAISE FOR WRITTEN IN THE SCARS
“Locke has created magic!” - NYT Bestselling author SL Scott
“A book you must read—just keep the Kleenex close.” - NYT Bestselling author Melanie Moreland
“Written in the Scars is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I give it all the stars.” - author Rachel Brookes
“This book … one of the most emotionally powerful and beautifully written books I’ve ever read.” - BB Belle, Goodreads review
“A top read of 2016 … Impeccable and stellar!” - Dawn, Divas Book Lounge
“The words will seep into your soul.” - Books and Boys Book Blog
“What a beautiful book that left me in tears.” - Minxes Love Books
“There are no words to express how much this book affected me.” - Kristin, Book Lovers Obsession
I pull her into me, trying to put her, me, our life back together with my embrace. Her arms find my waist, and I hold her in the middle of the driveway, swaying back and forth in a moment I’ll never, ever forget. The feeling of my world careening back into focus, into the places it should be, nearly drops me to my knees with my girl in my arms.
“I should go in,” she says, looking up at me.
“It’s cold in there.”
She shrugs and I see her start to slip away from me again. Frantic, I struggle to find a way to stop it.
“Let’s go for a drive,” I suggest.
She looks at me warily.
“It’s just a drive,” I promise. “The house can warm up and then I’ll drop you back off, if that’s what you want. What can it hurt?”
“You won’t try to make out with me or anything, right?” she teases. “Because I know that look in your eye, Tyler Whitt.”
“Only if you ask,” I wink, opening the door to my truck and watching her climb in. Before I shut it, I lean in and whisper into her ear. “Hey, E.”
***ARC provided in exchange fo
r an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***
I don't even know where to start with this review...I have so much to say but no words seem to do this story justice.
Adriana has just produced her best book to date!!!
This was RAW and I felt it on every level. The characters spoke to me, the story sucked me in and everything was REAL.
I was lost in this book from beginning to end. This love story wasn't easy..but Love very rarely is. This couple's fight for their HEA was passionate and soul crushing but their friends played a massive part too. This was a journey that I felt privileged to take and I will definitely be doing a re-read soon.
Ty and Elin have a love that some can only dream of. Married life was going great for them until it turned bad and due to lack of communication and fear they drifted apart.
This is where the story starts this couple are not together but still very much in love with one another. Ty wants his wife back however Elin wants to protect her heart, She loves her husband fiercely but when he left he broke her.
This couple face life with their friends beside them all the way. Jigg's Lyndsey and Cord contribute this story perfectly. They see what this couple endure together and apart and they are the rocks that they need to help build a future.
But life throws this group another curve ball and things will never be the same for any of them ever again.
This book was powerful on so many levels but one of my favourite quotes was
"Scars stick around to prove you showed up in life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved."
Since reading this book this has become a new mantra in my life. It just sums up life so well and throughout the book it stuck !!!
USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.
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