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Review: Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

Written in the Scars Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Be warned that the following statements DO NOT detract from my affection for this story. I adored it. It was soooooo good. But I had a grievance and I HAVE to share it.

Am I the only one who sometimes wants to reach into a book and get in the character's face? Shake them? Slap some sense into them? That's how I felt towards Elin for the first 50% of this story. I wanted to tell her that being strong doesn't necessarily mean you have to be a bish. That in any relationship we have to accept the good and the bad. And that when you take the plunge and tie yourself to someone in wedlock, you don't quit at the first sign of trouble. You persevere. If your mate isn't someone you'd fight for, battle hardcore demons for, or love through the good, the bad and the ugly, you shouldn't be with them in the first place. Much less married to them.

Rant over!

This book wasn't about falling in love in the first place. It's not a fairy tale. Elin and Ty have been married for 7 years. The going got tough and they took a timeout. Or so Ty thought. It wasn't even two months when he was back to fight for his marriage when Elin was going on and on about them being over. Less than two months!!

Yeah, that's what I feckin said too!! Who does that??? Was I supposed to take that seriously???

Okay. Wow. Obviously my rant wasn't QUITE over.

This was a story about hope and most of all love. About finding the ray of light within the desolate darkness. About keeping love alive and strong. Building on it and nurturing it and believing that it is love everlasting. There are plenty of FEELS throughout this story and I especially loved the relationships between the five friends (Ty, Elin, Jiggs, Lindsay and Cord). I had a couple of moments where my eyes literally stung but luckily not a teardrop fell. I beat that ish back. But I think I can guarantee that you will fall in love with these characters too!

"Scars stick around to prove you showed up for life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved."

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