Title: Battle Scars
Series: Love is Messy Duet #2
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: New Adult Romance
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.
Battle Scars had everything - a sweet love story, heat, angst, and suspense. It was the perfect follow up to Bad Things and conclusion to Ana and Cole's story. The introduction of a blast from the past (no spoilers) was a great way to add tension and suspense to the story and really test Ana, Cole, and their relationship. Battle Scars was so real - as much as I HATE lack of communication and secrets in books, they're a part of real life. Seeing Ana and Cole each struggle with being open and honest with each other was agonizing and really made the book a page turner for me. You MUST read Bad Things before Battle Scars, but you don't have to read the first Love Is Messy Duet (Hot Mess and Twice Burned) before Ana and Cole's duet. However, I enjoyed Bad Things/Battle Scars so much, I will definitely read the first duet and look forward to reading more from Emily Goodwin. I give Battle Scars 3.75 out of 5 wine glasses.
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.