Thursday, 29 June 2017

NEW RELEASE & REVIEW: Battle Scars by Emily Goodwin

Title: Battle Scars
Series: Love is Messy Duet #2
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2017

They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes it does just the opposite. The pain festers, seeping deep inside and into your heart. By the time you’ve realized what happened, it’s too late and you’re left with a scar that will never go away. 
I’ve spent the last year hiding my scars, running from the man who gave them to me. What I thought was love turned out to be a nightmare that won’t end, even though I forced myself awake. Love isn’t real. Love only leads to heartache.
And then I met him, the epitome of tall, dark and handsome. Throw in some sexy confidence and a panty-melting grin, and you have the recipe for a broken heart. Only, my heart is becoming full again, being put back together piece by piece the more time we spend together. 
I’ve been down this road before and know it’ll end in two ways: we’ll ride off in the sunset together and live happily ever after, or we’ll crash and burn so hard neither will survive the wreckage.
I want to be hopeful, but history is damned to repeat itself. And I have the scars to prove it.

Caroline's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was a fab conclusion to Cole and Ana’s story.

“There’s really no denying it anymore, I’m falling for this woman, and I’m plummeting fast.”

Cole and Ana are still in a tentative place in their relationship, both fearful to rock the boat by pushing for something more, and also hiding details about their pasts.

“Wherever he is, is where I want to be.”

Ana is almost in a limbo state, in terms of her living arrangements, but when a face from Ana’s past comes back into her life, it affects not just her, but Cole, too. He realises that he’d do anything to keep her safe.

"You make me believe not only in love, but in magic."

This was a suspenseful and wonderful story as we follow Ana and Cole dealing with their issues and their deepening feelings, with a bit of danger thrown in. Both want to protect the other to the point that they might end up shattering their relationship. I really felt Ana’s fear and doubts, and I sympathised with Cole, as he tries to do the right thing. Everything is within his reach but he ends up making a mess of it!

This was an angsty, emotional, sexy read with a thoroughly satisfying conclusion. Totally recommend this duet!

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters. 

She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends. 

Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency. 


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