Our Review: Battle Scars by Emily Goodwin

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Wild, steamy, roller coaster ride of a love story!


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.


Battle Scars took me on a WILD ride!  Continuing on from book one, Battle Scars digs deep into the love story of Ana and Cole.  I absolutely loved the connection these two had...they had a great respect for one another, which showed in the handling of one another's pasts, and the heat between these two could burn up the pages of the novel itself...if I were reading a paperback.  Hot, hot, HOT! 

And yet all at the same time, there was a slight hesitance from both as the memory of past heartbreak haunted them both.  Easily the back and forth of not knowing if they were moving too fast or if the other was the one would almost be enough to ratchet up the emotion...but Emily Goodwin threw in more drama that definitely kept me on my toes all the way through which I really appreciated!

I was so engrossed in Battle Scars that I read it in one sitting.  It is book two in the Love is Messy Duet, so reading Bad Things is kind of important in understanding the pasts of Ana and Cole as they are referenced throughout the entire second novel. 

Overall, I was pleased with this book.  I could have used a little more angst in it, but it absolutely has put Emily Goodwin on my radar for anything else she writes.

Lamplight Review and Promotion is giving Battle Scars 4 stars.

Review by Corrie H.

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