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Graceful Scars

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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Graceful, the word itself was instilled into Tegan Carter’s head at an early age, but anymore she feels far from graceful. When her world is turned upside down she finds herself spiraling into the darkness without any light in sight, until Talon Fisher walks into her life.

Trying to find herself again, Tegan is faced with a dilemma she doesn’t want to encounter. But will h
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Paperback, 301 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Savannah Stewart (first published 2015)
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Sabrina
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book broke my soul and then somehow put it back together again.



Tegan was damaged by a past trauma but she worked at getting better and was so strong even though she didn't believe that. Dancing is her life and it was ripped from her after an attack at her studio left her scared to be there again. She thinks she can handle it on her own until Talon comes along and shows her that she needs help and that it's okay to reach out for someone else.



I really liked this story. Tegan had a lot to get
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Casey Bond
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Graceful Scars by Savannah Stewart
Review by Casey L. Bond

*I received a complimentary copy of Graceful Scars in exchange for an honest review. This is that review. I hope you enjoy!

Cover: Amazing. It’s perfect and sweet and sexy all rolled up into one amazing cover.

Characters: The main characters, Tegan and Talon (does it get any hotter than a guy named Talon?) are amazing. Tegan is trying to face her fears, work through them and generally does a crappy job at it until Talon comes along and sho
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Graceful Scars
By Savannah Stewart
4 stars

Graceful Scars was a wonderful read with a wonderful message. Tegan Carter is the owner of a dance studio where she teaches dance. After a traumatic event leaves her broken and “scared” she knows she needs to try to find her way back to the woman she was through dance and teaching.

When Talon Fisher stumbles into Tegan’s life with his spirited little sister, things start to finally look up for Tegan. The friendships that we see grow between Tegan and Zoey
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Jessica
Oct 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Note to self...do not leave books on your to read shelf long enough to build any anticipation about them. So this one has been on my shelf about the same amount of time as my last read. As a former dancer I adore any books with dance from classical ballet all the way down to stripping, the cover is lovely, and the alliteration of the authors name made me happy. Like my last read this one was a huge disappointment. Unlike my last read I have plenty of time to abandon it and start something new. S ...more
Becca
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars! - Graceful Scars is probably the perfect name for this book. The journey Savannah Stewart will take you on is hard and it hurts. It’s riddled with heartache and overflowing with emotion. Both Tegan and Talon have been through more in their short lives than anyone should in a lifetime and when life throws these two together they find a kindred soul in one another. I fell in love with Tegan and Talon and the way they made each other light up from the inside out. Savannah Stewart capture ...more
Dayreader Reviews
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Graceful Scars by Savannah Stewart is an emotionally charged book that pulled at my heart and had me with tears in my eyes from the beginning. Stewart takes a difficult subject, a terrifying situation and work through it with such grace and respect to the victim.

Tegan is an owner of a successful dance studio, she loves dance and has dreams of even being something more. That is until it is all ripped away. This makes her leave all of her dreams and everything she has knows behind. She closes eve
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J.C.
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Graceful Scars- 5 stars!!!
Reviewed for B.y.o.B

Tegan is a beautifully skilled dancer, who owns and runs a dance studio. Dancing is in her blood, something she's always been passionate about and now passes that passion onto her students. Her world is ripped apart on a tragic night, that changes the course of her life and completely closes her off from everyone and everything she loves, including her students and dancing. This story is absolutely gut-wrenching.
Although Tegan has the help and supp
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Taylor
Amazing story.

I was a little sketchy at first as to if I would really like this book and if I could get into it, but once I got a couple chapters into it, I found myself not being able to put the book down. I love how brave and strong Tegan was despite her insecurities and the hardship life threw at her, but she preserved and learned to love and live again.
Jade Emley
Oct 02, 2015 rated it liked it
3.75 HAPPY TEARS Stars

Amazing story of finding yourself after tragic loss.
Erin
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was such a wonderful, emotional read for me. The story opens with Tegan coming back to her dance studio months after a horrific incident. The only support system she has there, is her best friend Adalynn, who truly is the reason why the studio stayed afloat and helped Tegan work her way back. We should all be so lucky to have an Adalynn in our lives.

"I refuse to be sorry for saying I would switch places with you, because I would in a heartbeat! You're my best friend, Tegan! Don't you
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Angela DeMarco
Complimentary copy of this book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Tegan Carter our heroine is a strong beautiful skilled dancer, who owns her own dance studio "Graceful Moves." Dancing is her whole world it's all she ever wanted to do, she's extremely passionate about it something she now passes onto her students. One tragic night Tegan's life as she ever knew it would forever change her, leaving her completely devastated. She closes herself off for nine months from every
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Sanne Heremans
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog***

Somehow I knew I was going to be connected with this book long before Savannah even finished writing it. Sometimes your gut feeling just knows when something epic is bound to happen.

Savannah wrote a story that in a part was very close to my heart, I used to be a dancer once and I loved it with every fiber of my body and soul. But then life happened and I had to call it quits.

When you love something so fiercely and
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Katelyn
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

Graceful Scars by Savannah Stewart

Well, Savannah Stewart has done it again. I am completely in awe of this story and the meaning behind it. I experienced so many emotions during Graceful Scars, but was left feeling fulfilled and happy.

Tegan was such a relatable character. She owns a dance studio, Graceful Moves, and I love that her dancing plays such a big part of who she is. You can feel her passion deep down in your heart, and with the way Savannah Stewart beautifully strung her words
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Heidi
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.

Graceful, is so not the word that was instilled into Tegan Carter’s head at a very early age, but she feels far from graceful. Especially when her world as she knows it is turned upside down. She finds herself spiraling into darkness and without any light or hope in sight,

until Talon Fisher walks into her life.

Trying so hard to find herself once again, Tegan is faced with a big dilemma she does not want to encounter at all. But
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ByoBook Club
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Tegan is a beautifully skilled dancer, who owns and runs a dance studio. Dancing is in her blood, something she's always been passionate about and now passes that passion onto her students. Her world is ripped apart on a tragic night, that changes the course of her life and completely closes her off from everyone and everything she loves, including her students and dancing. This story is absolutely gut-wrenching.
Although Tegan has the help and support of her best friend, Adalynn, who even steps
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Janet
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Tegan Carter has loved to dance ever since she was a young girl. Opening her own dance studio with her BFF Adalynn as her assistant, life is rather graceful. That is until her world is turned upside down and is now spiraling into darkness without any light in sight. Even with the help of Adalynn moving on from this tragic event is difficult. After nine months of trying to put her life back together, she encounters Talon Fisher and he is the light she needs, but will she allow herself th
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Carrie
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL story!! Tegan meets Talon at just the right time, when she is trying to put her life back on track after a tragedy derailed her for a while. Their relationship is electric right from the start - you can feel the pull they have on each other, and Talon's heart is wide open for us to see, even when sometimes Tegan doesn't (and that is some talented writing, I think, because the story is told from Tegan's POV).

Talon's raising his sister, Zoey, and she has as much of
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Rebecca Austin
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Tegan Carter is trying to move on from the night she was attacked and raped at her dance studio, Graceful Moves, 9 months ago but is finding it difficult with constant panic attacks that overwhelm her. Luckily her best friend Adalynn is able to help her run the studio in her absence.

Talon Fisher's little sister Zoey has just started dancing at the studio while Tegan was away but sparks fly between Talon and Tegan instantly. Will Tegan allow herself to get closer to Talon and have a normal relati
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Niccisbookblog
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a combination of perfect, sweet and sexy all rolled up into one amazing story, it makes you think and feel.
Savannah Stewart did an amazing job with this book you feel every emotion running through the words.
Tegan's world was ripped apart one tragic night and her life was never the same, until Talon came along with his sweet little sister and helped Tegan to find herself again. Tegan finally begins the process of healing properly with Talon's help and friendship.
I really felt the co
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Rebecca Arbaugh
Great emotional read!

Tegan is a successful, young bussiness woman who has her own dance studio, Graceful moves. She loved dance and thought there was nothing else in the world, until one awful night where she fell victim to someone who took the life she never thought she'd get back. She was attacked and raped outside of her studio, her safe haven, by a man she didn't let get get prosecuted of his actions.
Fast foreword 9 months she's still dealing with the depressed state that stranger left her
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Rebecca Arbaugh
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tegan is a successful, young bussiness woman who has her own dance studio, Graceful moves. She loved dance and thought there was nothing else in the world, until one awful night where she fell victim to someone who took the life she never thought she'd get back. She was attacked and raped outside of her studio, her safe haven, by a man she didn't let get get prosecuted of his actions.
Fast foreword 9 months she's still dealing with the depressed state that stranger left her in. She still ran the
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Diane
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was fortunate to have received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. WOW! What a fabulous read! This is the first book I have read by this talented author, but I can tell you it will certainly not be my last. After reading the first few paragraphs of this book, I was hooked. Tegan Carter was a wounded soul who was drowning in a dark state of depression. The mere thought of a man breaking past her emotional barriers and touching her heart seemed a complete impossibility. Alas, T ...more
Roxie's Reviews
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Oh Wow So Sweet and Touching"
This book won my heart!. The story line is intense,but also so touching its incredible!. The characters are charming.
Tegan is a young woman who has her world torn apart one day when she is attacked and raped at her dance studio she owns. Now months later she is back at her studio trying to piece her life back together. Her Bf Adalynn has been running the studio for her. Tegan goes to the studio early to practice dancing. While there she has a melt done as a new sev
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Kristenflaget128
Oh this book!!! There are so many wonderful things to say about this beautifully heartbreaking story of having something so horrible happen to you and still being able to pick yourself back up and changing your life for the better!! Tegan is one of the strongest female characters I have read in a awhile! She concours things most of us can't even imagine going through let alone coming out the other side, and Talon oh my... He is simply breathtaking!! Not only do I love him and all he represents b ...more
Lisa Gerkey
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bad things have happened to Tegan. After being away from her work when she returns she meets Talon and his little sister Zoey. This isn’t a sweet romance. Talon is the real hero in this book because of his patience and how he is with Tegan. I don’t know if I really believe a 7 year old gets up and makes pancakes all on her on, but Zoey was a nice addition to the story. This book is tragic but yet the romance between Tegan and Talon is one you root for and can’t wait until they get there. I wish ...more
Talon
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Solid 3.5 read for me. This was a clean, straight to the point read. It wasn't sloppy and it was well put together. I really enjoyed this read especially since it's not what I would read most of the time.

I didn't feel totally connected to Tegan but that was okay. I loved Zoey and I wish I knew more about Tegan's best friend.

I really felt the connection between Tegan and Talon though (the two main characters. How awesome is his name?) I liked how patient and gentle Talon was of Tegan. Despite h
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Tanya Vought
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another amazing book by Savannah Stewart. I read it in all one sitting. It's short, emotional and well written.

You'll fall in love with Tegan and Talon. They are both two amazing people and when you add Zoey to the mix... it's hilarious, crazy and sweet.

You'll be sad, elated, excited and angered by this book.... All your emotions will come out while reading, for sure!

Graceful Scars is a beautiful story and I can't recommend it enough. If you love Ballerinas, Sweet Amazing Men, A Sassy S
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B. Maddox
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.

Graceful Scars is a heart wrenching page turner that will have you laughing, crying, and leave you wanting more. I wish I could give it more than five stars.

Savannah Stewart did an amazing job with this gem. She will have you hooked from the very start. I finished this book in less than a day.
This book is filled with love, friendship, and hardships that will take you on an emotional roller coaster.

Tegan and Talon need each oth
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Irayda Moran (Quezada)
This was a good read. I zipped right through it. It's definitely a very emotional read that deals with a very hard subject. (Note rape trigger)
I did feel the subject matter was very well written. Tegan's is a survivor. Enter Talon, yummy. He was great with Tegan and helping her move forward.
All the characters meshed well. I have to say if did like them all.
It's a good read, go grab it.
Happy Reading!
Jaime Whitley
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start out by saying that this was a great book. Be warned... It will drag your emotions out of you while you're reading it. Tegan is bright and talented but sadly suffers a life changing tragedy that she must find a way to overcome while be surrounded with a constant reminder of this event everyday. Talon's enters her life at just the right time and could be the one who could possibly help her heal. They both must face the highs and the lows together in order to build a life together.
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From the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky, Savannah likes to dabble in multiple genres.

She's a jack-of-all-trades and book-a-holic who loves music, films, photography, binge watching series, and traveling.

One of her favorite quotes is
"Love is the beauty of the soul."

She loves to hear from readers, so be sure to email her at: savannah@authorsavannahstewart.com

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