by M.S. Brannon
Source: Provided by Author via Reading Addiction Blog Tours
Available as of June 6, 2013
Read: July 2013
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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**
M.S. Brannon has a way with words that will keep you enticed regardless of if you can guess how her story ends. It was dark, exciting, and captivating. A read you won't want to miss out on.
Darcie comes from a dark, tainted past. Rescued by Reggie, her life begins to brighten, but will she ever be able to move past the abuse, the darkness?
I loved each of the Evans brothers. In some way, they each held a special light in Darcies life. To say that Darcie was a rambunctious, foul mouthed devil would be an understatement. She was spunky and fearless.
The only reason this book isn't 5 hearts for me is because not 25% through, I could tell you exactly what was going to happen in the end. I kept reading because there were a few questions I wanted answered about Reggie's past and to see if my prediction was correct...it was. I loved that we have parts from Darcie's past, and some scenes from Reggie's point of view.
Overall, Scarred Love was a fun, exciting, and captivating read that kept me hooked regardless of my assumption on how it would end. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good romance and a girl with a dark past.
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