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Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

Written in the Scars Book Cover Written in the Scars
Adriana Locke
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
October 20, 2016


Falling in love is easy.

Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.

And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.

The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.

Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.

Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope—sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.

When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.

Life’s not always easy. Love’s not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together … or break them apart.

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Maria’s Reveiw


“I’m yours, E. You’re mine. We are two people that get it right most of the time, but, on occasion, we fuck up.”


➦Those words from the quote… I can’t get over how true they are. Let’s face it, marriages are hard work and they aren’t perfect. It can be really really good, until someone fucks up royally and then it suddenly is bad. How much does it take then to fix the broken trust? We have our love but often life just gets in the way.

“Loving her is so damn easy. It’s as natural as breathing or the beating of a heart. It’s making life work around the love that’s hard.”

➦This is a story of Ty and Elin, two married people who drift apart due to some unfortunate life circumstances. Ty gets injured at a job and struggles with rehab while Elin is heartbroken over unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant. At one point it all becomes too much for Ty and during one of the many heated arguments he leaves. He doesn’t come back for weeks. Until he does.

➦It was very interesting to see how Elin handled the sudden departure of her husband. My heart really hurt for her. He comes back realizing he screwed up big time and it was very interesting to be part of the “marriage healing” process. I love reading about relationships in books and this really was enjoyable for me.

➦I was a little unsure about the ending to this novel due to the use of a subplot. However, after thinking about it I know two things:

1. I kept plowing through it at a speed of light until I got to the last page. (and that’s a rarity in itself for me these days lol)
2. I cried like a baby through the last 10% and I’m not even PMSing. Any book that gives me the feels is a good book… in my book. (ok that sounds weird.)

➦Give this one a chance if you like down to earth romances which don’t sugar coat reality and might make you feel a bit emotional. This one’s definitely a tear jerker but I was very satisfied with a HEA at the end.


Book Excerpt

I pull her into me, trying to put her, me, our life back together with my embrace. Her arms find my waist, and I hold her in the middle of the driveway, swaying back and forth in a moment I’ll never, ever forget. The feeling of my world careening back into focus, into the places it should be, nearly drops me to my knees with my girl in my arms.

“I should go in,” she says, looking up at me.

“It’s cold in there.”

She shrugs and I see her start to slip away from me again. Frantic, I struggle to find a way to stop it.

“Let’s go for a drive,” I suggest.

She looks at me warily.

“It’s just a drive,” I promise. “The house can warm up and then I’ll drop you back off, if that’s what you want. What can it hurt?”

“You won’t try to make out with me or anything, right?” she teases. “Because I know that look in your eye, Tyler Whitt.”

“Only if you ask,” I wink, opening the door to my truck and watching her climb in. Before I shut it, I lean in and whisper into her ear. “Hey, E.”

“Yeah?”

“Please ask.”


About the Author

USA Today and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.


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