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Love Scars

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3.44  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  31 reviews
They can heal each other’s love scars, if only they can see past them.

Traumatized by the violent loss of her family, Nora Deven has tried to keep everything "normal" for her niece Stacey, but now she's amassed so much student loan debt they might lose their home. When she's offered the chance to pay off her loans and pay for Stacey's college too, she jumps at it. Then Nor
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published June 12th 2013 by Beastie Press (first published June 1st 2013)
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Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
2 Stars

*Some spoilers included!!*

This is kind of awkward because the author contacted me and kindly gave me a copy of her book, and it sounded good so I thought I would enjoy it. So I went into this book like

But ended up like...

This book just had too many things I didn't like, and nothing I did like. Let me break it all down:

- Everything seemed really rushed and underdeveloped. I finished the book in about 2 1/2 hours, and it seemed like the author tried to cramp all these mini plots in befo
Karina Ramirez
Nov 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult, arc
2.5 - 3 Stars

This book was kinda hard for me to read in all honesty. I think i could've really loved the book, but it was way to rushed and just over the top for my liking. Like way over the top.

I think the storyline was interesting and it could've been a really great story, and I really think it could be with a few tweaks.

The way they met was so sudden like oh hey whats up, I'm gonna start screaming now and having a full blown anxiety attack and then have you kiss me and lets almost sleep to
Nicole Johnson
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review from the author.

Overall I liked the book. I however did have a few issues. Characters could have better development. I liked the story line. A lot of people have a problem with love at first sight situations. But because I'm a hopeless romantic. That doesn't bother me at all I believe you can see a person across a room and be immediately drawn to them and in that moment of course it's lust!!! But I've lusted a few people in my life and then been let dow
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5. stars

Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Nora is not your typical heroine , traumatized after witnessing the brutal massacre of her family she suffered from panic attacks. JD is a rich guy, wonder boy CEO of Bluemagick. When they met Nora can't believe how safe JD made her feel. She trusted him. When I started reading the book I thought this book has potential . But I was proven wrong about 20% into the book I felt that e
Nov 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was provided for an honest review:

I really didn't not like this book. I think the characters were very under developed, Nora is a creepy weirdo, and J.D. was just a jaded soul. The thing that initially threw me off with the book was how in the beginning of the book Nora was #TeamFrank, then in the very next 2-3 paragraphs she's #TeamBrad. Initially Frank was made to look like a great guy that wasn't intimidated Brad, then as soon as he speaks he seems to hate Brad. I dreaded finishing
Laura Smith
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and what a pleasure it has been to read this.

Nora isn't your typical college student. Oh no, she lives in the home of her now deceased grandmother, with her best friend and her niece Stacey, of whom she is the only surviving relative. After having witnessed the massacre of her whole family, including her brother, Stacey's father, Nora assumes all responsibility, emotional and financial for her niece, and wanting to provide her with
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
****I was given a copy of this book for a honest review****

I must say that I really liked this book. All the elements of a good story were present. I felt plenty of character development, sometimes I think authors go into too much depth and it becomes boring.

Nora is a young woman that lives with so much emotional trauma and feels the need to always put herself second. Through a life altering event, she is left as the sole guardian for her niece, Stacey, and her grandmothers home. She has sacrifi
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was provided this book by the author to give an honest review and I must say I was pleasantly surprise and really enjoyed reading it!

The story is based on college student Nora but she isn't your typical college student, taking on huge amounts of debt to support her niece Stacey who is about to embark on her own college adventure! She is her guardian and only living relative following the massacre of their whole family and until she turns 18 Nora refuses to work nights so that child protection
Catherine Arnaud
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
First I want to thanks the author for the ARC in an exchange for a review.

The plot of the story is good. Nora, a young woman, who lost her family tragically, and had to take care of her niece. She struggles to pay the bills and has a lot of debt, she is finishing her studies, but she sees no perspective. Until the day an opportunity to earn easy money appear, but she is incertain, because this opportunity means she has to face demons of the past.
Behind this task, a serious conspiracy against a t
Katelyn Broad
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.*
Nora is a self-proclaimed student-loanaholic, but not because she loves shopping. She's in major debt trying to take care of her niece Stacey after a tragedy that hit her family. So when she's offered a job that will pay off her student loans in just a few short weeks, she's hesitant but jumps on the chance to help give Stacey a better start in life. Then she meets J.D., a man with a secret that she just can't get out of he
Kimberly Morris
Oct 28, 2013 rated it liked it
So I wasn't really sure how I wanted to rate this book. I finally settled on a 3* because although I didn't care for the book it was still written well enough, well edited and all that. The tragedy at the end after the wedding was a little " ARE YOU KIDDING ME". I felt it was way do I put it......coincidental?....I'm not sure if thats the word I'm looking for or not. It just felt to unlikely to happen after what she had already been through so there for it felt very FICTION to me and I ...more
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
When asked for reviewers I read the blurb about this book and thought "This sounds like a good read." I was pleasantly surprised. Parts of the story seemed a bit rushed but overall it was a good story of overcoming your inner demons and honoring what is right. I loved the dynamics of the characters in this story. From the young Aunt Nora, our leading lady, to her best friends, her niece, and her love interest, JD. I wished that there had been more to the development of JD and Nora's story. It se ...more
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is little hard to review, the synopsis pretty much says it all.
Nora was witness to a something that no one should ever have to witness. Because of this she has custody of her niece and is scared to ever find love of her own.
J.D. has love scars that he has had a hard time getting over. Because of this he himself is scared to ever find love of his own.
But together they could heal. They are attracted to each other right from the start, as if they are soul mates, but they each fight the fe
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: author-review
**ARC**. I took a couple of days to write my review because I had to think about what to say. I gave 3 stars at the end but the beginning was closer to 3 1/2 stars. Nora was the usual heron with a sad past. She has been raising her niece and borrowing money to keep them a float. The perfect paying internship comes up, almost to perfect. In steps Brad- In love with Nora's best friend and roommate Lisa- and JD - the young billionaire. Everything is in place with chance meetings and a feeling of at ...more
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
First off let me say I received a copy of this book for Free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I am grateful she allowed me the opportunity.

Nora witnessed a massacre of her entire family six years ago. She's a fighter but she is very damaged as she should be, who could live through that and not be. She is trying to take care of everyone else as we'll as herself. She has a lot of baggage she is toting around.

J.D. Is a hot billionaire with a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas
Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a story about two damaged people, Nora, who watched her family get shot at the age of seventeen and has struggled since to raise her niece Stacey, putting her own life and dreams on hold to keep what little family she has left together and J.D who's love was betrayed and has since built a wall around his heart. Their first meeting is built on lies and subsequent ones just build on this, will they manage to get out from beneath the betrayal, can they actually have a relationship or are th ...more
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, 2-5-stars
* 2 - 2.5 Stars *

This book felt so rushed to me. I didn't understand the main characters deep feelings for each other. They met, Nora has a major panic attack, JD calms her down and then decides that is the perfect opportunity to kiss her. I just didn't get it. I felt like I was waiting for something to happen and nothing ever did. At one point there is a shooting and a couple of supporting characters die. It was so bizarre and out of the blue it almost felt like it was just added for drama. I a
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Loved this book! Goes to show you even two people who are awkward at love and relationships can work it out. JD is almost a hermit, Nora is so focused on finishing her degree and protecting her niece, nothing else matters. Having survived the horrible murders of her entire family, Nora is dead set on protecting Stacey her niece. She has been providing support for Stacey for so long that she has forgotten to live life. When JD and Nora get together, the story becomes super hot. Their attraction ...more
Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
I was given this book for my honest review

This book was about giving love a second chance and not being afraid of what can happen in the process. Two people that gave up on love see each other and it is love at first sight. Nora suffered a terrible loss by losing everyone in her family at one time. J.D Reider was a young guy so struck it rich at a young age by saying his tech company. Nora was in debt over her head and she had a way out but it was a way that she did not agree with. Nora had frie
Cassie Hess-dean
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nora has had one heck of a life. Her entire family was killed except for her and her niece Stacy. Nora gives up everything in her life to keep Stacy out of foster care. Lisa, Nora's best friend lives with them.
Brad is totally in love with Lisa but won't tell her because she has a boyfriend, Frank. JD, Brads best friend is in love with Nora. They have this connection but he is fighting it. JD helps Nora to deal with loosing her family & not blaming herself. JD has been keeping who he really
Hannah (Broc's Bookcase)
The description really pulled me in to this book, and it was a nice read.
However the story felt very fast, which made it loose it's believability a bit. No sooner had Nora and J.D. met, they were in love. It was a sweet romance, but extremely quick and therefore it didn't feel very real.
I really like the story of Nora's past and how she came to be the guardian to her niece. It was heartbreaking but interesting story and I loved the dynamic it created between Nora and Stacey.
The ending was defini
Aug 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: n-a, review, arc
"Received a copy in exchange for an honest review"

3.5 stars
I like the story though I didn't feel it that much. The writing was good though I have a problem with the Ack and Gah expressions of Nora and J.D. It's funny but annoying. And what happened to Frank was dramatic and overused in a lot of television or film. Though it was ok for me because I like Brad :D

What made me decide to give 3.5 stars was because the characters were interesting and funny. And did I mention that I liked Brad :D

Radhika Patel
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was okay. The story started off good but then got a little boring in the middle. I feel as if there were too many subplots and they were rushed towards the end of the book. I feel as if the characters were not developed all the way. I couldn't connect with them. The story had a lot of potential. And what happened at the end if the book just didn't sit well with me. I mean that's horrific for that to happen twice in one persons life, like seriously? The authors probably just did that to ...more
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well I loved this book, I liked the fact J.D kept his wealth quiet, i liked what happened to Nora's family even if a bit brutal, I kinda guessed what was going to happen but never guessed the 'extra' wedding guest, the book was a little short and was hoping for a sequel but the author ended it nicely, there is a second book " Breaking Brad" I will be getting and hope J.D and Nora feature in it,
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: the-rich, free
* A copy was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

While I enjoyed the synopsis, I guess it was over-selling the story. Everything is so fast, doesn't make sense at times and ridiculous to a point where I just skimmed the book. I guess some people like it, some people (like me) found it tacky and just plain weird.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought this book followed too much of a time line. While reading it I couldn't help but think I was reading GPS directions. It had very little depth but a lot of opportunity for it. I enjoyed the overall plot of the book but it lacked the originality to make it memorable.
Lesley Gold
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this series but glad I got it all at once as I'm not a fan of short novellas. Lots of demons being fought and conquered with a love story thrown in
Mary Fazzi
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book. Nora has a lot to work thru and with friends and a man have makes it work and faces her demons.
Jeanette Book-Reviews
Jun 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
3.5 stars
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
DNF at 80%

This was

It made no sense! wtf is going on? The plot is just so scattered, the writing is blotchy- it was so hard for me to figure out who was doing what and to whom.
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