Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I knew this book would hurt me. Everyone warned me. But did I listen? No. I never do. I cried. So. Freaking. Hard.
I thought Ty and E would kill me. Honestly, I could feel the heartbreak and the desperation and the love these two shared. I could imagine that cute teenage guy coming up to the new girl and asking for some gum. I could picture this man fighting his way back into the heart of his wife. I could hear her sobs as she realized she couldn't do this--life--without him. I felt it all.
I don't know how much of my complete heartbreak--and laughter--comes from Adriana Locke's ability to write so perfectly or the outstanding narration from Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross. I'm a sucker for that duo, but there was just something special, something a little bit more with this book that had me a blubbering mess as I pulled into my parking spot at work.
I typically listed to books on my way to and from work. It's the only kid free time I have and so I have to fit my smutty romance books in during this time. Oh, how I wish I had finished this after my scheduled shift. I went to work with a tear-stained face and completely heartbroken. My co-workers were worried. And then I got to feel like a jerk for telling them I was an emotional wreck because of a book. Because Ty and E and Linsdey and Jigs and Cord completely broke me.
They broke me and they put me all back together into a not so neat box. But Adriana did put me back together.
I knew something had to happen. I knew it because fellow book friends don't lie. I knew it because you come to expect a certain amount of heartbreak in your romance books. I knew it because I knew I hadn't suffered enough.
Is my review confusing? Because it needs to be said that I love a good ugly cry book as much as I love a good rom-com. And I LOVED this book. Every character was perfect. They all played off of each other, they fueled the love and the romance, they were the story. They were everything.
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