Author: Adriana Locke
Published by Umbrella Publishing Inc
Release Date October 20, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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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.
Title: Written in the Scars
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Photography: Perrywinkle Photography
Cover Model: Ghent Scott
Author: Adriana Locke
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Praise for Written in the Scars
“Locke has created magic!”
– NYT Bestselling author SL Scott
“A book you must read—just keep the Kleenex close.”
– NYT Bestselling author Melanie Moreland
“Written in the Scars is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I give it all the stars.”
– author Rachel Brookes
“This book … one of the most emotionally powerful and beautifully written books I’ve ever read.”
– BB Belle, Goodreads review
“A top read of 2016 … Impeccable and stellar!”
– Dawn, Divas Book Lounge
“The words will seep into your soul.”
– Books and Boys Book Blog
“What a beautiful book that left me in tears.”
– Minxes Love Books
“There are no words to express how much this book affected me.”
– Kristin, Book Lovers Obsession
Biting my lip, I watch him take a step towards me. Then another. Before I know it, his lips are at my ear. “Why in the world would I ever want another woman when I have you?”
I melt into him, both from his words and the relief of knowing he’s telling me the truth. “Ty,” I breathe, walking until my back hits the cabinets. “I don’t want to tell you to stop …” Moaning as his kisses turn into soft bites against the skin at the base of my neck, my hands find his back and press him into me.
Grabbing the cabinet on either side of me, he touches his lips to mine. Working my lips over with his soft, smooth mouth, I nearly turn into a pile of mush on the floor.
My jaw slacks and he wastes no time taking full advantage. His tongue swipes the inside of my bottom lip before leisurely dragging over mine.
My hands thread together at the back of his neck. I press him towards me, wanting—needing—this connection.
He presses against me, and I feel his solidness against my belly. My core flames, an intense burst with no build-up, just a red-hot fire that flows into the apex of my thighs.
With no warning, he stills. His mouth pulls from mine, his body retracting.
“Ty?” I ask, panting. “What the hell?”
Shoving off the cabinet, he reaches behind me. I follow his hand as he draws an envelope in front of my face.
The corner of his lip is upturned, his brows shooting upwards as well. “Let’s take care of this first.”