Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Scarred Love, by MS Brannon

"I am certain, without any doubt, she was meant to be in my life. We belong to each other. I spent too much of my time consumed with what everyone else thinks of my feelings for Darcie, but the truth is, it was always supposed to be this way." ~Reggie Evans

Darcie Claiborne spent several years of her young life living with a monster, always fearing what he would do next. Clasping onto her last ounce of hope, Darcie releases a scream. It’s her final attempt to live; to survive the villain of her reality. Sweeping her up in his arms, Darcie’s knight in shining armor rescues her from the hell she’s been living; from the stepfather she's feared for all those years.

Reggie Evans has been forced to grow up before he’s ready when his mother dies of an overdose, leaving him responsible to raise his younger brothers. One fateful night, Reggie jogs by an old, run down house and discovers a young girl clinging to life as she screams for help.

Three years later, Darcie is healing and always protected by the man who saved her, but now she's fighting with something she isn't prepared to face. The growing love for the man who saved her life three years ago, the same man who’s nine years older. All the while, Reggie fights to protect Darcie from the demons of her past and new ones of her present.

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content**

4.25 of 5 stars

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.  

I have to be honest.  I didn't even read the synopsis or look at the cover before diving into Scarred Love.  I was a little shocked by the prologue because I am more of a happy go lucky kind of girl.  This book is pretty dark and intense.  You see from the prologue that Darcie Claiborne has been in hell for most of her life and is being tortured by her stepfather.  I'm not gonna lie, some of this book is difficult to read, especially if you can't handle dark scenes that feature some sadistic asshole.  

All that being said, I really did enjoy this book.  Once Darcie is rescued from her horrible life, she really blossoms and turns into a fierce woman.  She doesn't take crap from anyone and I am happy to report that she doesn't play the victim and blame everyone else for the shit life she was dealt.  She is a fighter and doesn't let others push her around.  I lover her personality and her character.  

Reggie Evans will never forget the night he rescued Darcie Claiborne from the terror she was living in just 3 blocks down the street.  Darcie has always considered Reggie to be her knight in shining armor and he would do anything to keep her safe.  Even if he thinks he needs to protect her from him.  He is almost 10 years her senior, he shouldn't have those thoughts about Darcie, but the heart wants what the heart wants.  

A lot of this book takes place at school, which I love.  I always love some teenage drama!.  The secondary characters are great in this story as well.  I adore Jake, Jeremy, Drake and Presley.  The book definately would not have been the same without their wit and personalities.  

Overall, this is a great read.  If you want a book that has raw emotion, plenty of angst and drama but with some spots of happiness mixed in, you should give it a try.  Now I am on to read book 2 in the Sulpher Heights series, Tragic Love.  

No comments:

Post a Comment