Sunday, October 30, 2016

BLOG TOUR WITH REVIEW - Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

Title: Written in the Scars

Author: Adriana Locke

Release Date: Oct 20, 2016Add to Goodreads –


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.

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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.

Review by Kristi Lynn

“Life isn’t easy. Love isn’t for the faint of heart. You have to put your fears aside and go for it.”

The is the story of Elin and Ty. This is not your typical love story. In this book, boy met girl, they fell in love and then life happens. Falling in love for these two was no problem and they did that years ago. But what happens when everyday life gets in the way? What happens when the person you thought you would love forever does something to shatter your heart? Is it too late for Ty and Elin or will they be able to find their way back and find the timeless love they once shared?

What I Loved About This Book
WOW!!! This book had so many feels for me and not in the typical way that most contemporary romance novels do. This is a good thing. This book was so very different for me then what is out there and I am so thankful for that. This was not just a book I read but rather a journey I took with Ty and Elin. In so many books nowadays you see couples falling in love or working towards that point. Everything is great and perfect. With this books you are going to experience some raw feelings and see the trials and tribulations that actual couples go through. This was a perfect couple who is faced with many things that will test them and their love. Like the quote above says, life isn’t easy and love isn’t for the faint of heart. I can attest to both of those and I think that is why I connected with this book on such a personal level. I do not typically cry in books, but I did with this one. I felt EVERYTHING these characters did. Speaking of the characters I loved them. Ty and Elin were fantastic. The secondary characters were amazing. You will become invested in them all and this is a mark of a fantastic book.

What I Did Not Love About This Book
There was nothing I did not love about this book and story. Well maybe one small thing but I cannot mention it without spoiling the story.

I highly recommend this book! Grab your tissues, get comfy and enjoy the ride. Get acquainted with a very real book. Adriana did an exceptional job with this one and I happily give it five rocking stars!!

Author Info:

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 She loves to hear from readers.

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