Available: Now Amazon/B&N
Type: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Pub
My Copy: Sent
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.
Elin Whitt is nowhere close to where she thought she’d be in life. Married to her high school sweetheart, Ty, life was supposed to be full of happiness, promises, babies and love. Adversities are supposed to make you stronger, not tear you apart. Unfortunately, when things get tough for Elin and Ty, he does the last thing on earth Elin expected….he leaves. Elin is left to pick up the pieces of her broken marriage by herself.
Ty Whitt loves Elin with all his being and has since he laid eyes on her in high school. After a serious accident, Ty feels himself going into a downward spiral. Not being able to work, not being able to coach his basketball team, the start of an addiction, Ty takes what he feels is the best way out. Ty is a man who loves his wife and wants a family with her and he cannot do that in his current state. So Ty thinks the best way to get his life situated is to leave. Step away, get his life together and come back.
This couple is everything. Elin is so determined to live her life the best she can, even if it means the love of her life is not with her. Ty knows that Elin is his life and does anything and everything to make his mistake right and save his marriage. He begins to show Elin all the reasons they are good together and how their love has not changed and will not die, even with all of the awful things that have happened.
I also thought all of the secondary characters were wonderful. Jiggs, Cord, Lindsay, Dustin and hell, even Pettis had such a role in this story. It was great to see all of the good, the bad and the ugly with everyone in this book. Nothing was held back, everything was given in this book. And just when you think Adriana can’t destroy your soul anymore, she goes above and beyond to top it.
“Scars stick around to prove you showed up for life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved.”
Written in the Scars is not just a book, it is the story of life. The story of love, sadness, misunderstanding, every single emotion that you can think of rolled into one AMAZING story. I can honestly say, without a doubt, this is THE story of 2016. You will never, EVER forget this book. I truly believe this is Adriana’s best work to date. After reading this book, I have taken a good look at my life and know what changes I have to make and exactly where I want to go with my relationships. It has inspired me to be a better mother, daughter, sister and most importantly, wife and to look at life like i never have before. Sincerely, no other book has ever made me think about my life like Written in the Scars has. This book will forever be a part of my life.
I highly, highly suggest one-clicking this book on October 20th! Make sure you have the tissues ready for the cry of your life!
I give Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke 5+++ stars!