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Written in the Scars

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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, a
ebook, 1st Edition, 302 pages
Published October 18th 2016
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aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

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

I have been reading this book several times and even up until now, I'm still a mess. The first time I keep my hands on it, I dropped everything and stayed up in the wee hours not caring I have to sleep and wake up for work. It didn't even matter that I stayed all night sobbing and will eventually get to have a puffy and red eyes the ne
Mary Ruth
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5 (I wish Goodreads had more) STARS!

There are books that make you want to dream.
There are books that rouse hope.
There are books that make you all giddy and dream of the same kind of love.
There are books that turn you on.
And then there’s Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke.
A book that makes you want to LIVE.

Loving her is so damn easy. It’s as natural as breathing or the beating of a heart.

Elin Whitt knew enough about fai
Wit & Wonder Books
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing

You will be swept away by this emotional story of love, self discovery and redemption.

With each paragraph you read, the words will seep into your soul. Adriana Locke wrote such a phenomenal novel with real relatable characters who are perfect as they are flawed and a heartbreakingly beautiful plot. Love is not always easy, nor is it perfect. It will wear you down, tear you apart and restore your soul. How you navigate through the mine field
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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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 say
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"I'm yours, E. You're mine. We are two people that get it right most of the time, but, on occasion, we fuck up."

➦Those words from the quote... I can't get over how true they are. Let's face it, marriages are hard work and they aren't perfect. It can be really really good, until someone fucks up royally and then it suddenly is bad. How much does it take then to fix the broken trust? We have our love but often life just gets in the way.
"Loving her is so damn easy. It's as natur
Dawn Nicole Costiera
A Top Pick For 2016
Wow. I got a glimpse of Adriana Locke's soul with Written in the scars... It is pure, benevolent and maybe a bit scarred itself. To write a book this emotional, raw and realistic, it has to come from deep within an author.... I could actually feel Adriana within the pages. ( I hope that makes sense.) This is her best book to date... Her writing is impeccable and stellar. She continues to grow with each book written. Written in the scars is not just a love story. It focuses on
Chantal ❤️

"Bruises go away, Tyler. Scars stick around to prove you showed up for life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved.”
"Your heart will be more scarred than your back by the end of your lifetime. That is, if you live the right way."


Well this book sucked, but in a good and bad way. Let me explain, first it sucked because I was pissed at the hero and the whole situation, and then it sucked me into the story...stupid story!
I am an emotional m
Adriana Locke
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

Written in the Scars is a really good book. I loved how it focuses on an established relationship, a marriage. It’s not just about that pretty stuff that happens when you first meet someone. This is when s**t gets real.

I am a die hard Adriana Locke fan, she is a brilliant writer. Even if this booked sucked I would still read anything and everything she ever writes because I love her. Well, its a good thing I don’t have that problem because this book is wonderful.

She once again pro
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩

Be warned that the following statements DO NOT detract from my affection for this story. I adored it. It was soooooo good. But I had a grievance and I HAVE to share it.

Am I the only one who sometimes wants to reach into a book and get in the character's face? Shake them? Slap some sense into them? That's how I felt towards Elin for the first 50% of this story. I wanted to tell her that being strong doesn't necessarily mean you have to be a bish. That in
Nov 27, 2016 marked it as lost-interest-but-maybe-come-back
Well... I thought I was up for this angst-fest, but I couldn't go on. Frankly I was a blubbering mess for so long I was getting tired of crying! I skimmed ahead, and it looks like it would probably continue too! I enjoyed it, and I was captivated...but I started to feel the hope that I had in this couple working things out start to diminish, and that wasn't ok with me. I'm all for angsty books, but I need to feel that hope! I started to get really frustrated with the h too, which doesn't bode we ...more

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Jeannine Allison

Woah!! I was absolutely blown away by this! This is so much more than a second-chance romance. It's about love, life, forgiveness, sacrifice, family, and friendship. I don't remember how I became aware of this book, but I wish I knew because I'm incredibly grateful. From the characters to the writing, I loved this book! I've already added a bunch of this author's books and started stalking her on social media... Mrs. Locke, if you see this, please don't be alarmed... I'm harmless ;) I love disco
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TITLE: Written in the Scars
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 48
RELEASE DATE: 20TH October, 2016
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WRITTEN IN THE SCARS: In the 'Prologue - SEVEN YEARS EARLIER' it's been six years they have been girlfriend/boyfriend, High school sweethearts, to seeing these two love birds tying the knot. This is Elin and Ty's story, spoken in 'Dual Perspectives', married for seven years.

Falling in love is easy.
Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin with this book? First, I will say that this is my FAVORITE book of 2016 thus far. I can't imagine another book coming close. I loved Sacrifice by Adriana, but this book was at a different level of emotional for me. It was written perfectly and I never wanted to put it down.

This story touched my heart so deeply, I ached for those moments where the book would take me and surprised where it lead me at times. Adriana was able to take me into their story. Have you ever been in a
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book!! It is a sad one I definitely shed some tears at the end. This book is about Ty and Elin, they have been married for years and when going through a rough time Ty leaves. So the beginning of this story is Ty returning. There are a few flashbacks so we understand exactly what happen that caused them to fight and for Ty to leave! Their separation is not long I believe he is only gone a few weeks but the damage is done and he has to earn the trust of Elin. My heart brok ...more
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-heroes
This is the story of Ty and Elin who met in high school, married, and had real life problems that became too much. Ty decides that it will be best for both of them if he leaves for a while so they can both take time to think and get their heads straight. Little does he know that while he's gone for 43 days, Elin will suffer a loss that she's left to deal with on her own. Ty returns knowing that he wants his wife and his life back. Elin does not make it easy on him.

While I understood her reasonin
Olga therebelreader
Sexy and sweet just what you need and crave for in a book. Written in the Scars had it all….romance, laughter, suspense, drama and panty melting love scenes. All of the side characters were fabulous. It kept my guessing and on the edge of my seat, just to see how it all worked out. It’s a winner and a must read I would highly recommend. 5 stars.
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking for a story that had angst and a sweet, groveling hero and Written In The Scars delivered. Big time. This story was fabulous because of Ty, Elin, Jiggs, Lindsay and last but definitely not least Cord. Yes, Elin and Jiggs were sister and brother but the five of them were all family.

A work and personal accident slowly changed the lives of Elin and Tyler. They had drifted apart and failed in communicating with one another. They both made poor choices in their marriage, Tyler more than
Wil Loves Books!
This was a fantastic read/listen and a new favorite. This is my first Adriana Locke book but now I'm hooked. Beautiful angsty and emotional second chance romance! Love a hero that knows he screwed up, yet he's willing to do whatever it takes to get back his woman and won't take no for an answer. The dual narration on the audiobook is also fantastic. Loved it! 5 stars!!!! ...more
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
This book hits all the high notes! I LOVED it. Small town, second-chance romance; main characters dealing with both mental and physical pain; and an excruciatingly emotional event that changes all of their lives forever.

"It takes courage to love. But to have someone to love and to love you back is worth every bump in the road.” Grab a box of tissues because you will need one for this story!!

'Written in the Scars' was a very emotional and ultimately heartwarming story of finding and keeping
4.25 - 4.5 stars

I really liked this, I was after an angsty read and I got that in Written in the Scars. I love me a second chance romance, especially when it's about a married couple who are having difficulties in their marriage.

I'm not a fan of push and pull - ridiculous really given I love angst and second chances, that's me .... Miss Contrary! In this case it was pitched just right. I knew going in I was going to get pushing away by Elin after Ty walked out on their marriage weeks before. Th
"Life's not for the faint of heart...."

I'll let you in on a little secret, neither is this book. If I were asked to describe this book with one word it would be, powerful. There are so many beautiful and emotional themes in this story. Acceptance, redemption, friendship, selflessness to only name a few.

This isn't a story about new found love and making it happen. This is a story about true love and making it work. Ty's actions aren't a result of him not loving Elin. He does what he feels he has
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

They were both virgins because they met in eighth grade so they were like 13 and when he was 15 he already knew he was marring her. But when they met her friend told her he was a player? What the fuck? At 13?? I assume it meant he was a flirt, nothing other than maybe kissed some girls because come the fuck on they were not even at high school.

Anyway, I wanted more.

She told him the truth and they already reconciled, I was hoping he would wallow in self guilt and she in anger after that fo
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
EMOTIONAL I tell you. E-Motion-Al.
This book made me so sad but so incredibly happy. It's insane. A beautiful disaster. I cried and laughed and screamed at them for being so stupid and everything worked out. But it was a crazy train.

“It’s not just the words we speak in a moment, but the weight of words over the course of time that matters. The words you choose every day add up. You are the words you speak, whether that’s constructive or destructive.”

This book is so quote worthy like omg I lo
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Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This. Book. Here!!!! I'm not sure if I will be able to do it justice with this review, but I will try.

Written in the Scars was such an emotional story of finding the one you are meant to be with. The one that completes you in every possible way. The one that you see yourself with until the end of time. Elin & Ty had that love, yet something happened that caused them to lose sight of the beauty their marriage brought. They could only see the ugly.

To see the pain and hurt Ty and Elin were going t
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

Another emotional book that caught my eye and I thought the title was really catchy. I've never read Adriana Locke before but was willing to give her a try.

Tyler and Elin are high school sweethearts. They get married and try to have kids but it's just not working out. There's a lot of stress and then Ty gets hurt at work and things escalate leading to her making ultimatums and him taking her up on them.

I liked the story but I did think some things were a little over the top and overly
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, read-in-2016
***** 4 Stars *****

"Scars stick around to prove you showed up for life. That you lived. That you fought. That you loved."

Written in the Scars is a wonderful realistic romance that will touch your heart. Elin and Ty struggle with a lot of things normal relationships go through.

Finances, secrets, family, and physical challenges.

As a married woman, there were moments where I could seriously relate with Elin.

I loved the story and loved the characters. I can't wait to read more by Adriana Locke.

OMG! Okay, so you know how you think you are prepared to read a certain book? And to an extent you are! But what you weren't prepared for was the curve ball that the author throws at you in the end, the one that completely changes the dynamic of the whole story! I finished this story last night and let me tell you, I WAS NOT PREPARED! I was not prepared for the onslaught of EMOTIONS this book took me to. This story started with me SWOONING and immediately breaking my heart. And this story broke ...more
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USA Today and Washington Post 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

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