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.
My Review –
4.5 Don’t Give Up On Love Stars!!
*I volunteered to review an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Give Me Books Promotions*
Thank you so very much Give Me Books Promotions!! I am extremely honored and grateful!! 😀
This was my second time reading Ms.Locke’s work and I really enjoyed it!! The concept of this story was different than what I am used to in a good way. It was full of angst and honesty even though true thoughts weren’t always spoken out loud. I hated what these characters went through and the pain that ate away on their hearts daily. Written in the Scars is about Elin and Ty who are one couple that’s love was damaged and its up to them to see if its worth repairing or not. This story shows that words can hurt but it showed that words can also mean everything especially when you are expressing how you feel. I was so glad both characters had their very own POVs so I could know both sides to their story and discover what led to the point that they are at today.
I liked the fact that it showed real struggles that both individuals went through and how your mind can be your enemy at times when it comes to the past. I pretty much bit my lip throughout the whole story due to being unsure of what the outcome would be for these two. It was heartbreaking, beautiful, infuriating, touching, and last but certainly not least very gripping. Love is never easy nor is it perfect , you have to work at it which I liked that this book showed that. I didn’t know if things could be fixed which had me on edge and my attention never wavering from my Kindle. Ms.Locke once again created a novel that uncovered what love really means. She showed that we all make mistakes but forgiveness is something that so many of us seek. I can’t wait to pick up more of her work as soon as possible!! One-Click it today and find out if love is worth fighting for!! 🙂
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“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
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.”
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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