Thursday, November 3, 2016

Written in the Scars BLOG TOUR + Giveaway!

Title: Written in the Scars

Author: Adriana Locke

Release Date: Oct 20, 2016

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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.

Christy's 5 star Review: 

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“Bruises go away. Scars stick around to prove you showed up for life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved.”

Talk about a book coming out and hitting you right in the feels… This book had me tearing up from the start and bawling like a baby by the end. And it felt so good! I love a good cry when I’m reading, especially if the ending is satisfying to me. Written in the Scars is an emotional read about a married couple fighting for their love. As the blurb says, Falling in love is easy. Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world. Thats what makes things so complicated for Ty and Elin. No matter what their relationship goes through, they can never quite manage to fall out of love with each other.

Ty and Elin are high school sweethearts who got together young, stayed together, got married, and essentially grew up together. They’re happy and in love, but things happen that are totally out of their control. It puts a wedge between them. Their relationship was so relatable to me. I think that is part of the reason their story hit me so hard. I could easily put myself in Elin’s shoes in a lot of ways.

I went into this story blind (I didn’t even know it was about a married couple LOL) so I’m not going to talk details here. I think it got me on a much deeper level because I had no clue what was going to happen. I will say that I loved both Tyler and Elin and their friends were amazing secondary characters. There was one especially that touched my heart.

Adriana Locke did an amazing job with this highly emotional, beautiful and gripping read. It gave me all the feels, and out of the few books of hers I’ve read, this one is in another league! If you’re looking for a read that has tons of heart, emotion, steam and just an all around stunning story, this is one I highly recommend!
“Maybe that's what love is, something so beautiful and perfect that you can only feel it.”

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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.

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. Join Adriana's Facebook group here or Goodreads group here.


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