Monday, February 10, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Scarred Beautiful by Beth Michele

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                         Title: Scarred Beautiful

Author: Beth Michele
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Love believes in second chances. Francis Heller lives with two truths. Love hurts and beauty is only skin deep. With midnight black hair, moss-colored eyes, and traceable curves, Fran is the picture of beauty and confidence...on the outside. But deep down she is tormented. Not just by the jagged scars that line her body, but by the horrible memories that cloud her mind and haunt her dreams. The ones that make her want to flee from herself and from the devastating pain. The ones that cause her to placate herself with sex. Anything to make her forget. But for Fran, there's nowhere to hide from the darkness that swallows her whole. Matt Dixon is the gorgeous brother of her best friend's fiancée. He's suffered losses of his own and isn't willing to let anyone in until his unexpected encounter with Fran Heller, the girl who challenges him and causes him to take a second look, not only at her, but at his own life. But Matt has scars of his own. Together can they help each other discover that second chances really do exist? That love doesn't have to hurt? Or has the damage they've both suffered cut too deep to ever heal? **NA/Contemporary Romance with language and mature sexual content.**

Book Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is a read that deals with abuse, so it's not for the heavy hearted unless you can take it. I've read such dark romance that I think I might be immune to these reads that brush upon the subject of abuse very lightly. I say that because this was just an alright read for me.

We start with Fran Heller who has been living in New York but goes to Los Angeles for a convention for work. While there, she runs into her best friend's fiance's brother, Matt Dixon... Did you get all that? What begins as a flirtation and good natured teasing becomes a whole new ball game. They both discover that they have each gone through some loss or something was taken from them. This is how they bond and grow as a couple.

Overall, I think it's a good read with a nice little HEA. It's definitely a 3.5 STARS out of 5 STARS. I think it's something that a lot of readers can read without being too deep, but the subject matter just felt too light for me. The book was very slow at times, but experience it yourself! Go read it and let me know what you think!

Read by Taryn Lee on January 29, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on February 10, 2014

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About The Author

I am a wife, a mom, an author, and a lover of all things chocolate, well, anything sweet really. While stuffing chocolate in my face, I enjoy reading young adult and new adult novels furiously, and spending time with my husband and two adorable children who keep me on my peppermint pink painted toes. Those same children who inspire me to tell silly stories that cause hysterical giggles to tumble from their bellies. I love to laugh and love to have a good cry, especially after reading a novel that stretches my soul, one that makes me feel, and lingers in the corner of my heart. I’m a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic, and I love to write about LOVE. I began writing when I was in middle school, penning anything from short stories, to poetry, and then later moved on to write children’s books. I have now endeavored into New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels and am loving every minute of it. My first novel, Love Love, was released in May, 2013.

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