Scarred by Love
Riley thought she was in love. She thought she found the perfect guy until his aggressive behavior became too much to handle and she ran.
Becoming withdrew from the world and hiding from the chance of loving again. Having four older brothers and a determined best friend she had no choice but to stand strong.
Over time Riley was able to open up once again. She had no idea that the one person she needed was right under her nose.
She was guarded and hesitant when it came to bad boys...after all it was a bad boy that shattered her once before.
Zander wanted the girl from the party. He wanted to be near her even though she continued to push him away. He couldn’t let go of the gorgeous girl with those stormy eyes.
They both had secrets they kept hidden from one another. They found it easier to talk to others than to confide in each other. Riley begins to realize Zander isn't who she thought he was and falling for the sexy voiced Lead Singer/Guitar player may be just what she needs.
They struggle through hard times and learn to trust again. But will the love that grows be enough to hold them together or will the heartache they suffer drive a wedge between them forever.
They could be toxic to one another or they could heal the wounds that run deep within their souls.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT AND IS MEANT FOR MATURE AUDIENCES
I am just going to start by throwing this out there… I want more books!!!! Hahaha!! I loved Riley and Zander, so a sequel would be AMAZING and also, spin-off books for her brothers Max and Carson. So, what do you say, C.A. Harms, does that sound like a plan to you? ;)
Okay, let’s start from the beginning.
A beaten up Riley managed to escape yet another drunken encounter with her current boyfriend, Parker…but not without quite a few physical bruises and emotional scars. She drove away to the one place she felt safe. Her brother’s apartment. Riley and Carson were extremely close so she knew he’d be able to help her. Except, Carson wasn’t alone that night. So when he saw that state Riley was in, he and his friends rushed over to Parker’s house. Suffice it to say that the police and Riley’s parents had gotten involved by this point.
Time had passed and Riley had healed physically. She moved in with her best friend Kate into a new apartment, and life was finally back to being good. It was time to go out and have some fun again…and so they did. Riley, Kate, and Carson went to a party where she came across the very hot, hot, hot, Zander.
“You have no idea how much I want to kiss you, Riley.”
God!!! Zander was dreamy!!!!!! He carried his heart on his sleeve, he was kind, down to earth, fun, and not to mention, HOT. He had been through a lot already. He knew what heartache really meant, yet he kept on living life as best as he could. You could tell that from that first day, he was a goner where Riley was concerned, and he didn’t stop until he got his girl.
Misunderstandings caused things to not get off on the right foot…not even close. However, little twists and turns kept bringing Riley and Zander together. Fate kept making sure they knew they belonged together. Until it finally happened.
“You and me…I want it Riley.”
Their connection and attraction went beyond what words can express. Simply put, Riley and Zander belonged together in every way. But see, Zander had a few secrets. Secrets that kept getting in the way of his relationship with Riley. And then, there was also Beth. God, did I dislike her!!! She irritated me beyond belief and I felt so bad for Riley! With her extremely snotty comments and actions, Beth kept putting Zander in difficult situations that definitely caused angst and drama throughout the story line.
“Zander held my heart in his hands and had the ability to break me.”
Riley and Zander had a few obstacles along the way…to say the least, but it was amazing seeing them come out stronger each and every time. They deserved to be together and they surely deserved a happily ever after. So yes, I finished reading with a huge smile across my face. The ending was a bit open, so I’m really hoping we get more Zander and Riley in the near future. And like I mentioned in the beginning, spin-offs are more than welcome too!! I want more of Carson and Kate and Max and Bree. =) Go one-click and meet Zander!
“This girl had my heart in the palm of her hand and I would spend my life making her smile.”
The Music of Scarred by Love:
Face Down -- The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus
I Hate Myself for Loving You -- Joan Jett
Don’t Speak -- No Doubt
Jar of Hearts -- Christina Perry
Black Eyes Blue Tears -- Shania Twain
Control -- Puddle of Mudd
Fighter -- Christina Aguilera
Call Me When Your Sober -- Evanescence
She Fuckin’ Hates Me -- Puddle of Mudd
S&M Remix -- Rhianna/Brittnay Spears
Addicted -- Saving Abel
Whataya Want from Me -- Adam Lambert
I Believe in this Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
I gotta Through This -- Daniel Bedingfield
Stormy -- Hedley
This -- Darius Rucker
When You Kiss Me -- Shania Twain
Fall for You -- Secondhand Serenade
Sad -- Maroon 5
About the author:
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two
children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it
is her favorite pass time.
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