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(The Anderson Brothers #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  303 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Sometimes, love comes with a price…

The past is always gonna try and bring you down, but you gotta fight. Fight hard for what you love. Fight to win is what twenty-two-year-old Dominick Anderson believes, but his life is a struggle. Growing up with an abusive father has made Dominick slow to love and trust, and he relies on his brother Kevin to keep him on a straight path.
Paperback, 313 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Marie Long
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Sacarred by Marie Long

The Anderson Brothers book 1. New adult contemporary romance.
Bars, nightclubs, tshirts with logos and on-night hookups. Angsty male voice written in present tense. Crude. Lots of references to T&A.

Narrated by Levar Ross who had a rough, flat dialog. Mid East coast. Not really pleasant to listen to but definitely representative of the male characters.

Neither new adult nor male 20ish perspective are in my line of preferences.
I read this as part of a reading challenge. I do

So at one point in this book, the hero gets a number from a woman he met in a club and gives it to his roommate as an apology of sorts. exSQUEEEEEEZE ME?!!!
Oh, what was he apologizing for? Well, his roommate asked him to go pick up a box of condoms for a threesome he was about to participate in. Roommate couldn't get them himself because he can't leave the women "unattended", his license is revoked...blah blah dumb dumb "I kept forgetting all week to go to the store after work, and now I hav
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love discovering new authors... And when they offer a unique story that hasn't been done over and over again? That's even better!

Scarred is so different from any new adult romance that I've read before. Dominick wasn't a manwhore frat boy, Denise wasn't a slutty heroine with a tragic past, there were no jealous ex-girlfriends, or stupid misunderstandings... Basically this was a new adult romance without all the overdone cliche's. But what really makes this one of a kind was the fact that it wa
2.5 stars
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At this point in my New Adult Project I'm ready to weep of joy whenever I come across a NA story with a diverse set of characters. Heck, give me a story where our two main characters aren't both white kids and I'll be happy. Scarred gave me the joy of having a diverse set of characters. I'd give five stars to that alone, honestly. I want to give this book props for bringing that to the table in this genre.

That said, Scarred, while overall a decent story, lacked i
Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I had the impression that this was an interracial romance. However after getting into reading it . I discovered it was not. I didn't stop reading it though. I can't tell you how long it's been. Since I've read an non interracial romance lol. Anyway I digress lol... Romance didn't start until about 40% left into the book. However I have no complaints. It was a good read, and it was free. It kept my interest. The lead and his love interest were dealing with similar issues. (Don't want to spoil any ...more
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Kristelle Elaine
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a digital ARC of this book from the author via NjKinny Tours and Promotions in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Thanks for the copy! All are my own opinion and is not compensated by any individual, organization, or company. This might contain minor spoilers.

First, I want to say that I really like the book cover. It’s amazing. Seeing the cover will make you think of what the book is about. I initially thought, Denise will be like a motorcycle chick, hot and deadly—literally
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, r2r
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Dominick is a good guy. He is tired of "playing the field". He knows he's ready for a real relationship. Then he meets Denise. Instantly Dominick knows she is the woman for him. Just as their relationship is blossoming Denise's ex comes around to try and get her back.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. As much as I love the stories with the bad boy and the naive, virgin girl, I really liked reading a story about two grown,
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual rating 3.5
Scarred was a intense, drama filled romance with dark issues. Good book to fill your time and with diversity. I look forward to the next installment, Scratched!

full review to come.
Julie Rimpula
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: diversity-ftw, owned, arc
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*I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Sweet and sexy at the same time. Scarred definitely went beyond my expectations. I've already said before that I'm quite picky when it comes to New Adult novels, but this book is among the few ones that I liked.

First, I liked the characters. Both Dominick and Denise are just genuinely nice people. Although Dominick has a terrible past, it doesn't make him a n
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All romance lovers
Recommended to Nikita by: Marie Long

Scarred is the first book by Marie Long and I am so happy to say that it wont be my last from her! :)
When I heard about the book, I was excited because I loved the synopsis but also a bit uncertain if I would like the book or not. This book was unlike any other new adult novel that I have read. There is romance, drama, emotional play and a bit of suspense.

The cover is good but I could not visualize Denise and Dom being like the actors on the cover. The bl
Léatitia Brière
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
(From my blog)

I got an Arc in exchange of an honest review so here it is !

This is the first book Marie Long published and I have to say this is a really good first novel. It's well written with moving and realistic characters. I think this is the kind of romance that is both deep and tender. I loved Dominick and I really enjoyed reading from his POV. He and Denise were really endearing and well, perfect for each other !

The author promised a great book boyfriend and here we have it ! Dominick was
Shelly Wygant
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a refreshing story in the fact that Dominick is a twenty one year old college student that is looking for a meaningful relationship and not a one night stand. He works hard in college and at his job. He has demons from his past that he is also dealing with. Denise is your average college girl who does not have a tragic past. She and Dominick don't even have an instant connection. They have to work on their relationship. I don't want to give away the story so I will say this is a refresh ...more
Laverne Brewster
A scar is the permanent evidence of an injury that has healed.

4.50 stars. This is a well written lovely story of two people who suffered similar injuries. Denise Ramsey and Dominick "Dom" Anderson attend the same college; but do not meet until Denise has car trouble, Dom who works as an auto mechanic offers to do the repairs. They have an immediate attraction, go on a date, Dom sparks Denise's interest in motorcycles since that is his means of transportation. Her former beau reenters her life, D
Debbie Hughes
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given this book to read for an honest review. Now having said that let me say I am so glad for the opportunity
to read this book. Marie Long has written a book that was a pleasure to read. I found myself unable to put it down.
I fell in love with Dominick and Denise. I hope there will be more books continuing their story and the story of the
other characters.

If you love reading young love stories, with the struggles and life lessons you will love this book. Marie Long brings
them to life an
Byron Washington
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

There are SERIOUS issues in this series of books. I mean, life altering actions that may be difficult for the average person to read about. They should be talked about though, because these evil things that we do to each other are a part of our world. They shouldn't be relegated to the darkness and shadows. If you choose this book be prepared, because it may wreck you.

Buy it, read it and learn to empathize.👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥👍🏾🔥
Luthermilla Ecole
The Best. Dominick was the epitome of sweet.
Crystal Pinson
3.5 stars. I haven’t read many male POV books, and that had me questioning if that was why I didn’t find this book to my taste. That may have something to do with it as it is difficult to relate to a male and their experiences in the dating world in their late teens/early 20s. However, I think it was more that everything in this book was an extreme that really bothered me. The core story I could get behind and I even found myself smiling when the main characters finally get on the same page. But ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own-read
Rating : 4.75 stars

The only reason this book wasn't a 5 stars was because I just wasn't completely in love with it , and it's not necessarily my favorite . I didn't like a little bit of insta love on the mans part but I got over that quick . I also didn't like Dom in the beginning, but I am so HAPPY that I continued on ! This was AMAZING so much , that you need it in your life NOW!

I loved this book so much ! I adored the writing of marie long , and she can really write characters that have ser
Amber Todd
I liked aspects of Scarred by Marie Long, but if I'm being honest I didn't love this book. I do wonder if listening to this book on audible skewed my views as I didn't care for the narrator. The back story to Dominik and his brothers was compelling and emotional, but the story being told came off juvenile and flat, in my opinion.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scarred But Healed

Dominick and his brother were once thriving in life and then one day an incident changed the trajectory of both their lives. Dominick was scarred, yet not totally damaged by the incident. His brother gave up a lucrative chance at a sports career, yet he came a successful recognizable DJ.. Dominick attended the university seeking a degree in engineering. His biker buddies called him genius.. He was a quiet soul hoping to survive his traumatic life after the incident. He mostly k
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cmcon2021
The storyline is a great concept. I just feel like it was rushed. When overcoming a difficult past I do not expect the characters to get together after one very awkward date. If Dom is slow to love and trust,I don't see him falling that fast for Denise.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Note : A Review of this book is up @ Readers' Muse

The book synopsis didn’t exactly jump out for me. It was just another routine from this genre, but I didn’t want to write off the book for some reason. I’m glad I didn’t. The story line is pretty much conforms to that of the summary, except that “demons” and Dom’s “past” are elaborated (of which I am not going to mention for it will be a major spoiler)

Characterisation: Simple and Neat

The characterisation was simple and neat. Writers normally ten
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the best things about being a blogger, is the opportunity to discover so many new and awesome authors. I'm so glad I got the chance to discover Marie Long.

Dominick has a dark and tragic past that he doesn't let define him. Although he still has flashbacks and nightmares, he still doesn't use it as an excuse to be a douche. There are no one and done incidents in his life, as he is on the hunt for a relationship that is meaningful. As soon as Denise comes in his life, he knows she's it. How
Nafisah Mason
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I like the ideas behind this book and I like the point of overcoming past obstacles to get to the good/better things in life. I have read others review and agree that some of the tone of this book can be a little off putting. However from a females perspective most guys are misogynistic. And men tend to view virginal women as a golden ticket to some idea of perfection. I did find Dom's character a bit stalker-ish but he himself says he was this way but he also had reason behind his action that t ...more
P.J. Post
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Besides enjoying it, the first thing that struck me about Scarred is that it feels real. Dominick and Denise read like people you know, trying to be good, trying to do the right thing - all while dealing with the overwhelming issues of becoming an adult, including coming to terms with their childhoods. The side characters are real too. They’re not just plot devices or talking heads to further the narrative. Their stories are as complicated and compelling as Dom’s, and his interactions with them ...more
evette w
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Really Good

I love when a writer gets the story just the way it should.This is a story of an extraordinary man who's looking for love from the right woman and someone to help him to finally release his demons.Dominick is the kind of man you want for your daughter who's fresh out the gate and looking for love.Denise is so just right for Dommick,that are two strong people who want to love.This is story dealing and handling some strong subject matter and the writer does a very good job.There are
Just ok. I really have no description of Dominick. Could have been better.
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it
There's this thing that's called talent, and I know that Marie Long is one of the few people who has this real and natural talent to write. I loved reading this story.

It wasn't just a book with hurtfull events and love. It was a real life story. I loved Dom, the abusive family isn't different from the other ones I read, buit I'm sure that if you read this book you'll be convinced that this bok is worth reading it.

I was reading this book just before I was going to travel and this book made sure
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Marie Long is a novelist who enjoys the snowy weather, the mountains, and a cup of hot white chocolate. She’s an avid supporter of literacy movements like We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Marie has shared a fondness and interest in the New Adult genre since its popularity boom in 2009. And now, as both a reader, and debut RWA author of New Adult fiction, Ma

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