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Scarred by You

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Their past will become their future. Their scars will be reopened.

Clark Layton has the world at his feet. He is the CEO of one of the largest oil companies in the world and he has a fiancée most men would kill for. Then why, the night before his wedding, is he still thinking about everything he lost when he walked out on Dayna Cross?

Dayna didn’t intend to take the helm of
Published October 24th 2016
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Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Clark & Dayna. Dayna & Clark. Scarred By You, SCARRED ME! This novel from the lovely Laura Carter was PERFECTION!

Laura blast onto the scene earlier this year with the Vengeful Love trilogy, which was fantastic. So imagine my delight when Laura brought this beauty out. And what a beauty it is.

Scarred by You is a soul searing, heart scarring story of love, loss, pain, hurt, deceit and lies. Everything about this book was explosive. Everything about this book was intense. Everything about
Aug 14, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Their past will become their future. Their scars will be reopened.

Clark Layton has the world at his feet. He is the CEO of one of the largest oil companies in the world and he has a fiancée most men would kill for. Then why, the night before his wedding, is he still thinking about everything he lost when he walked out on Dayna Cross?

Dayna didn’t intend to take the helm of Subsea Petroleum. But events beyond her control left her no choice. And she can han
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I can imagine this story is just the tip of the dangerous iceberg when doing oil business in the Middle East. **Shivers**

Clark Layton remembers vividly how it felt to be with Dayna Cross. As the CEO of Layton Oil and the CEO of Subsea Petroleum, their business interests are the same, but their interest in each other is even stronger. But four years ago, Clark walked away from Dayna without a backward glance, a devastating blow that Dayna never truly got over.

Now that Clark's reentered her circ
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am really going to struggle to get this out of my head and onto here but I will give it my best shot..

Laura wowed us all with her Vengeful Love series that I will be honest I only picked up because the covers gripped me. I am so glad they did because I wouldn't have had the pleasure of reading those awesome books.

When I found out she was releasing Scarred by you I was sure it was going to be good but not THAT good! It's hard to beat your first novels but Laura did that effortlessly.
Her writi
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book I've read by Laura Carter. Having met her at a signing earlier this year she's been on my tbr pile for awhile so when I saw Scarred By You I was intrigued and had to read it. Considering it's a standalone it seemed like the perfect place to start.

This book offered something different. While it deals with CEOs, both Clark and Dayna are in the oil industry. I've not seen this before and I thought it gave the book a uniqueness and interesting angle. The plot surrounding the o
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Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Scarred by You
Laura Carter
4 stars

This was an extremely tough book for me to review as I've not read this type of genre in quite a while. CEO/Millionaire/Romance.

One dark evening I took to my bed, left my comfort zone and went in blind. And it was purely and simply because I'd heard good things about Laura Carter and wanted to see for myself what the commotion was all about.

So this is why people are shouting about this author... Boy can this lady write. Her words flowed so beautifully that the
Rachel Brookes
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scarred by you slayed me. Its as simple as that. Leaving me breathless, and desperate for more, I got lost in this heart wrenching story, and I invested my all into these characters, desperate for them to get their happily ever after. Laura Carter blew me away with this incredible story of heart break, second chances, and deceit and I couldn’t get enough. A five star read for me.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All is not as it seems

Such a great story , full of loves lost, betrayal, lies & murder . A Romeo & Juliet story in the world of oil. Great characters, some you'll love & some you'll love to have
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you like Dallas?

This is like a snippet of Dallas but UK Version with some steamy scenes and a happy ending. I enjoyed it 😀
Dnf 27%

I tried with this one, but it wasn't holding my interest, no spark or feels here for me.
Sarah Green
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a rollercoaster

Well, Clark certainly put Dayna through the mill. I was really pleased with how strong she was portrayed. Clark, the turd; it really took me a while to feel for him. Their journey though really was captivating.
Ann Walker
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, really enjoyed it. I loved the characters, story line and this book had twists which always get a thumbs up from me. I would totally recommend reading this book.
Katy Kitchin
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Katie Kearney
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Laura carter and I will definitely be back. This book is about second chances, secretes, love and forgiveness. Clark has always been the odd man out in his family never quite fitting in. Known for his player ways he finds that one special woman to fall for but he messes it up and breaks her heart. Dayna is a strong woman trying to make it in a mans world and doing it well! She's had devastations and losses. She falls for Clark but he ends up breaking her heart. In the e ...more
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Blimey what an emotional roller coaster this bad boy has just taken me on!! From meeting both Clark & Danya my head & heart have been pulled in every single direction, that at times i didn't know whether to love them or hate them for in equal measure.

Danya, after a tragedy involving her & her father life takes an unexpected turn, one that she is still reeling from. Now CEO of her fathers oil business, she seeks revenge & refuses to let anything, or anyone stand in her way - inclu
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay ...

I suck at reviews. Seriously. I'm not good at it. But I'll try. Cause I want to SCREAM! to the world how much I loved this book. (Bare with me. English is not my mother language)

My Story:

I just finished another book at 3am and I already knew that I had to get up at 7am. Yes ... When I finish a book on my kindle I'm used to select the book I want to read after, so I clicked on "Scarred by You" and that was a HUGE mistake. Cause ... it was 3freakingAM and I started reading. Only a coupl
Julie Kirby
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an incredible journey we are taken on.

We follow Dayna and Clark as they weave their way through a myriad of emotions, we join them after Clark cancels his upcoming wedding, making you instantly thing he is a scoundrel, but we learn out the truth and how its all for the right reasons.

Dayna, his ex-girlfriend finds out about the cancelled wedding, and from here on in she desperately tries to stay away not wanting to be a rebound.

They have a wonderful connection, and it was really heart breaki
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I won an advanced copy of this book as part of a giveaway hosted by Laura Carter - Thank you!*

I'm already a HUGE fan of Laura Carter's, I fell in love with her Vengeful Love series, so you can only imagine how excited I was to read her latest release, Scarred by You. This book is about Clark and Dayna, who are both CEO's in their family's oil business. They have a history together, but it's not all good. Scarred by You is about rekindling love that you thought was lost and dealing with outside
Louise Roach
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Laura Carter and I can tell you now it will definitely not be the last. I absolutely LOVED Laura's writing style. The words flowed effortlessly off the pages and before I knew it had been absorbed into the story so much, I was at the end of the book having completed an absolutely superb 5 star read. This book had it all, full of twists, turns and surprises throughout with a wonderful connection between the main two characters, which you really hoped would wo ...more
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Clark Layton and Dayna Cross are in competing for a lucrative new pipeline forcing them into a battle. The past hurt is deep between these two owners of rifle petroleum companies. Dayna never planned on running Subsea Petroleum but because of things out of her control it was the only option available and she sure is not going to let Clark win out on this new pipeline. Even though Clark is head of one of the largest oil companies and is about to marry a lady most men would kill for, he is just no ...more
Claire Cronin
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to this new standalone by Laura after reading her trilogy earlier in the year, and she didn't disappoint!!

Clark Layton is CEO of Layton Oils, having been groomed into the position by his father. He is a player, likes his women and his drink, has everything he could want, apart from the one woman in the world, and that's not his fiancee he's just dumped the night before they get married!

Dana Cross is CEO of Subsea Petroleum, having taken over after her father died. Sh
Caroline F
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a fabulous read!

“It wasn’t about other women at all. It was about one devastating woman.”

Clark Layton and Dayna Cross are both CEOs of their families’ respective oil companies. They also have some intense history between them. Clark has hurt Dayna immensely in the past, and now she hates him. However, when he calls off his wedding hours before the ceremony, it throws Dayna for a loop.

“My one and only regret was listening to my own doubts, bowing to my father once again, and walking away
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this because I absolutely loved the Trilogy laura debuted with earlier this year. Scarred by you is a standalone book and does not end on a cliff hanger.

I have to say I wasn't sure what to expect but I know I enjoy Laura's writing style so was happy to give this a go and see what happens. What I got was a gripping story with lots of different things going on. This is a really clever book because there is so much going on, personal relationships, business decisions, lies, deceit and hot s
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This was a great story from Laura Carter. It is the first book I have read by Laura but it won't be the last as I really enjoyed reading this one.

The story is about Dayna and Clarke. They had an affair a few years ago and now they are both business rivals. Clarke has just called his wedding off and Dayna and Clarke are both thrown back together. Neither really got over the spilt all them years ago but can rival be lovers and can Dayna trust Clarke not to break her heart again.

This was great re
Crystal Solis
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I went into reading this book not knowing the author or even what the book was about. All that I knew when I agreed to read and review this book was that my dear friend Kelsey Burns recommended that I read it, and if you know Kelsey and are smart you take all of her recommendations seriously. And was I ever pleasantly surprised; this was one of the better books that I have read in a long while that has come from an unknown, newbie author. Laura Carter sure does know how to wield her pen; the wo ...more
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Scarred by You follows the story of Dayna and Clark, competitors in business, ex’s in their personal lives and both unwilling to admit that feelings still linger for them both.

Dayna is an awesome character, she isn’t going to take anything lying down, and while there is things that happen to her that should have broken her… she stayed strong. Dayna is constantly trying to prove herself in the male dominated oil business. She is always under the microscope because of things that happene
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I was so excited to hear that Laura carter had a new book out and a standalone at that! I loved her vengeful love trilogy, so knowing I could read more of her work was great.
I can say I definitely I wasn't disappointed in scarred by you!

I love Laura's style of writing, from start to finish it just flows so easy. All the way through we get Clark and Daynas POV which for me really helps me connect with the characters, and connect I did. I felt for both of them so much throughout their story, and
Deborah E Kehoe
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dayna Cross and Clark Layton are rivals, each owning a large oil company, competing in that ruthless world. They are not only rivals in business, but they share a personal history. At two separate times in their lives, they had very passionate but brief relationships. Each separation more heartbreaking than the last. Laura Carter writes a realistic, gripping story about the intricacies of the oil business and a heartrending tale of two people who struggle to belong to each other, even though the ...more
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
A thrilling ride!

Clark Layton was on top of the world. The CEO of an esteemed oil company, he was days away from marrying his beautiful fiancee until he decided to throw it all away for her.

Dayna Cross is the CEO of a very profitable competing oil firm. Ever the shrewd businesswoman, she gets the chance to compete with a bid against the man who broke her heart.

This book was really good. It started off slow, but once i got into it, I was hooked. The constant back and forth between the two main c
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful, read from Laura a story that grabs hold of your heart and pulls you in to a story of love so deep that even during the worst moment of your life there is only one that you want, a love so deep that you question everything you are about and your entire life for one person even if this means heartache for you?

Both strong willed and stubborn and for Dayna her job in a mans world has made her tougher than most, but with a fire in her heart and a past that's about to become presen
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Laura Carter is the international bestselling author of the Vengeful Love series. Her books are available in English and Italian. Laura writes contemporary romance and women's fiction from her country home in Jersey (UKCI), where she lives with her husband and (gorgeous) dog. She loves all things romance, including paper hearts, flowers, chocolates and champagne (not necessarily in that order). If ...more
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