Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review & GIVEAWAY: "Scarred Beautiful" by Beth Michele

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Title: Scarred Beautiful
Author: Beth Michele
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
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.**
Review

Fran has been hurt by the one man who should have always protected her. Her father was a heartless bastard that tortured her and beat her mother. The mental scarring is worse than the physical and the physical marks are enough to make a grown man cry. She knows she'll never get the happily ever after. She felt it once and it was ripped from her grasp. Now she only allows the physical escape. Emotions not allowed.

Matt has the perfect life. He drives an Aston Martin. Lives in a plush house in a development outside of LA. He's successful professionally, well off, and an Adonis in the flesh. What happens when Fran, his future sister in law's best friend, storms in his life and flatly tells him he has a stick up his ass? Maybe his perfect life isn't so perfect after all. What's a life without excitement? Someone to share it with?

As the conference goes on and the pair spend more time together a torturous tale begins. Both have scars, deep and emotional to overcome. Both have experienced loss of loved ones. Neither having the family life anyone would wish for. Sometimes two scars can come together and close a wound. Healing it in the process.

It's rare that a book comes along with this level of emotions. Both Fran and Matt have been through so much and have deep fears attached to what they have experienced. The way the author weaves the details together and gives you enough to be hooked without knowing the whole story at once. This is not a book of instant gratification. Only talented authors can draw the details out the way Beth Michele has done in Scarred Beautiful. A touch of the lips, a brush of the cheek, enough to lead on to something you know will be beautiful and leave along the anticipation to see when and how it will unfold.

This is far better than a typical 5 star book.
It's the type of story that leaves you thinking of the small details
and dreaming of how you want the rest of their fairytale to end.


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About The Author
 
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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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