Thursday, June 29, 2017

Battle Scars by Emily Goodwin

Title: Battle Scars
Series: Love is Messy Duet #2
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2017
They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes it does just the opposite. The pain festers, seeping deep inside and into your heart. By the time you’ve realized what happened, it’s too late and you’re left with a scar that will never go away. 
I’ve spent the last year hiding my scars, running from the man who gave them to me. What I thought was love turned out to be a nightmare that won’t end, even though I forced myself awake. Love isn’t real. Love only leads to heartache.
And then I met him, the epitome of tall, dark and handsome. Throw in some sexy confidence and a panty-melting grin, and you have the recipe for a broken heart. Only, my heart is becoming full again, being put back together piece by piece the more time we spend together. 
I’ve been down this road before and know it’ll end in two ways: we’ll ride off in the sunset together and live happily ever after, or we’ll crash and burn so hard neither will survive the wreckage.
I want to be hopeful, but history is damned to repeat itself. And I have the scars to prove it.

I absolutely loved this book! I recently read that Emily was originally only going to write the one book in this series but the words just kept coming and it turned into 4! Hot Mess was the first of Emily's books that I had read and I absolutely loved it and this made me read so many more of them. We met Cole and Ana and got to see another side to Cole, which I have to say I was happy to see this side of him as I really didn't like him in the previous 2 books of the series! We have been able to see why Cole is the way he was and why he was so bitter, and with Ana we see that she has started to settle in to life in New York and is trying to give her relationship with Cole a go but unfortunately her Ex doesn't want to stay her Ex and begins to stalk Ana. I am not going to give any spoilers away but all I will say is that Emily ties up any loose ends that were in previous books and gives me the ending I was hoping for! The series is made up of 4 books (2 duets) the first 2 are Lexi and Luke's story and the 3rd and 4th books are Cole and Ana's story. You could read the last 2 books without reading the others in the series but they are so good I would totally recommend reading all 4!

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters. 
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends. 
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency. 


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