This book hits all the high notes! I LOVED it. Small town, second-chance romance; main characters dealing with both mental and physical pain; and an excruciatingly emotional event that changes all of their lives forever.
“It takes courage to love. But to have someone to love and to love you back is worth every bump in the road.”
Grab a box of tissues because you will need one for this story!!
‘Written in the Scars’ was a very emotional and ultimately heartwarming story of finding and keeping your one true soul mate. It was difficult to see how Elin and Ty were not together after all they had been through and the deep love they obviously carried for each other. Ty had suffered through a terrible trauma, and this very fast-paced book kept me turning the pages to see where their story would go.
“I miss her,” I sigh. “No matter what I try to think about, it’s related to her. High school. The mine. The lake.” My jaw clenches as I look at him. “Our lives are one and the same, you know? Everything we’ve been through in our lives we’ve done together. I held her hand at your parent’s funeral, remember your mom’s lemon pie every time I go through the produce section. I know she hates storms and love being there for her when she reaches out.”
“So fix it.”
I absolutely loved Elin’s and Ty’s circle of family and friends. I felt as though they were real people, and I felt their joy and their pain. ‘Written in the Scars’ is a good, old-fashioned, blue-collar small-town romance which is a wonderful change of pace from many contemporary romances out today. If you’ve never read a book by Adriana Locke, I highly recommend starting with this one (although I loved ‘The Exception’, too!). Elin and Ty’s story is loving, sexy, heartbreaking at times but ultimately incredibly uplifting.
“You know, it’s better to have a scar than a bruise.”
“Really? Why is that?”
“Bruises go away, Tyler. Scars stick around to prove you showed up for life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved.”
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)