Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke…Blog Tour & Review

Title: Written in the Scars
Author: Adriana Locke
Release Date: Oct 20, 2016
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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.




This book has left me an emotional mess on so many levels.  Ty and Elin’s story is one filled with angst, love, regret, hopefulness, and sorrow.  This book will leave you emotionally scarred.

“Life does pack a punch.  But it’s the scars that make us who we are, that tell the story of the life we lived.”

Ty and Elin’s journey is real life at it’s finest.  Every relationship goes through it’s ups and downs, good times and bad times.  But it’s how you react to those times that really tests your strength. 

This is a story about second chances and digging deep into your soul.  It’s also about loving people with your whole heart and loving them unequivocally.  Life throws you punches, you  just have to learn how to dodge them or sometimes learn how to heal from the pain.

The last bit of this book really hit me hard.  As the granddaughter of coal miner, I knew the risks every day that my grandfather took.  And each day, when he came home to my grandmother, was a gift to them.  Do not take people for granted.  Do not take life for granted.  Live every new day as though it’s your last.  Love every new day even harder than the day before.

“Don’t make decisions because you just want to end the pain.”

This book has different meaning for me than it will for most people.  But it’s a damn amazing story with a lot of meaning behind it.  It’s one book I will highly recommend to everyone to read.


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As soon as the call is ended, my finger is in his chest. “You lied to me!”
“Calm down,” he scoffs, clearly entertained by my reaction.
“I’m not calming down! She called you. The girl that you didn’t do anything with.”
I start to march to the door, but his arm is around my waist, dragging me into his arms. “Will you stop acting like this?” he laughs. “What’s wrong with you?”
My arms pinned to my sides, I struggle to break free. “You are what’s wrong with me.”
“Tell you what,” he says, resting his head on the top of my head. “Let’s make a deal.”
“I don’t deal with liars.”
“I don’t normally deal with lunatics, either, but I’m making an exception tonight, so I guess you can too.”
The complete lack of fear or frustration in his voice calms me a little. I stop fighting to pull away.
“Let’s go in and have dinner with our friends. Then we can go to bed and I will tell you everything you want to know about her.” He plants a kiss to the back of my head. “And if you’re a good girl, I’ll let you have my cock after we’re done talking.”
“I doubt I’ll want it,” I sigh, trying to not succumb to him.
“There you go, lying again,” he laughs. Swatting me on my ass towards the house, I reach for his hand. He laces our fingers together and we head inside.

happy barefoot couple at the kitchen, girl standing on tiptoe try to kiss husband

USA Today and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.
Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers. Join Adriana’s Facebook group here or Goodreads group here.

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  1. kathy valentine says:

    Shared on all my socials , great review courtney!

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