My Review: Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

My Review:  Written in the Scars by Adriana LockeWritten in the Scars by Adriana Locke
Publication Date: October 20, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Second Chance Romance
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Synopsis

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.

My Review

Written in the Scars is a new standalone novel by Adriana Locke.  It is one of my favorite reads this year and is an epic second-chance romance novel.

“Life isn’t easy.  Love isn’t for the faint of heart.  You have to just put your fears aside and go for it.”

I love the concept of second chance at anything. But, to be given a second chance at  love is the most precious gift.  Elin and Ty had young love that was something one can only dream of.  As they grew older, life happened, and they began to grow apart.

I’ve only wanted one thing in my life – a family with a man I’m sure, even now, is my soul mate. If I can’t have that, what’s left of me? How do you replace that dream when it’s all that mattered?

The beginning of this book gutted me. I felt every tear, heartache, disappointment, and regret. From there, my emotions turned to continual water in my eyes, leaking down my face, and landing into a tissue.   To say I was moved is inadequate. I was twisted, shaken, and catapulted into a story that refused to let me go. In spite of their problems, Elin and Ty together was a spark of energy that couldn’t be smothered. Their fight to not only keep their relationship, but also build more than they had before was inspirational.

Beyond Elin and Ty’s substantial influence on the story development, they had friends and family that impacted the story in unforgettable ways; I will keep these characters close to me for quite some time.  Through them I experienced such raw and unbridled emotions.  Sometimes these skimmed over the surface of my heart, other times they were a sharp jolt, and then there were those times when the words went past my heart, straight to my soul, and ignited within me.

Written in the Scars was, in all things, a story of true love that doesn’t give up and finds purpose, even in tragedy. It is an absolute must-read.

…it’s the scars that make us who we are, that tell the story of the life we lived.

5 Stars

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