Scarred by Joanne MacGregor
“And he sees me, recognises me. Time stretches out slowly and sweetly like a piece of soft toffee. . .”
Scarred is a tender, sensitive story of hope and redemption.
Then he looks back into my eyes and this time his are full of deep revulsion.
While the book started off on a high and the words glide easily across the pages throughout, the plot was predictable, and I thought the twists revealed too early.
In contrast, it was the complex characters that stole the show and I loved getting to know them. The alternating PVO’s allowed insight into their thoughts and drew me in. I particularly loved the witty banter between Sloane and Luke that emerges in the latter part of the story.
Hell is the guilt that termites holes into my happiness. . .
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Life leaves you scarred. Love can make you beautiful.
Sloane Munster had the perfect life, until she didn’t. Now seventeen year-old Sloane is trying to reboot her life after a serious accident left her badly scarred and emotionally traumatized.
Starting her senior year at a different school, she recognizes Luke Naughton, a swimmer whom she once had a crush on, in her new class. But when she smiles at him, he glares back with revulsion and she’s sure he’s disgusted by her ugly scar. No matter how hard she tries to keep out of his way, life keeps bringing them together and despite misunderstandings and guilty secrets, the chemistry between them sparks. Meanwhile, tensions are mounting at their school where bullying is rife and Sloane is not the most deeply scarred person.
Sharp with bittersweet humor, Scarred is an intense, beautiful, compelling story of life, death, damage, and fighting for love against all the odds. — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.