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A soaring career...
A fractured heart...
Left in shattered shards of stained glass.

Aspiring author, Callie Clark, finally achieves her most-coveted goal, landing a contract with a highly sought-after publishing company. Reeling from the pain of a broken heart, Callie puts her love life on hold.

Focused solely on her career, the dream she’s faithfully held onto becomes t
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Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published November 18th 2016 by Wallflower Publishing
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Stephie Walls It is a short story that kind of ties up Callie's story and possibly made way for Hayden to get a book at some point. :)
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Jacquie
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*****5***** Tear-Inducing, Incredibly Emotional Stars!

Holy Frickin' Moly, I LOVED this book!!! Stephie Walls is a new-to-me author and I really enjoy discovering previously unknown (to me) talent.....let me just say that with THIS book, Beauty Mark, Ms. Walls has shot right up to the top of my New Favorite Authors List!

Romance writer Callie is a very successful author who knows soul-shattering heartbreak, and she has built walls to protect what's left of it! She has her career, her fans and her
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Grey
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
10 hours. That's how long I was engrossed in this book. 10 hours during which I pretty much said, screw off, to the rest of the planet and lived in the world that Stephie created.

It wasn't always pretty...sometimes it downright hurt and I wanted to reach through my kindle and choke the shit out of a character...or two. But it was that good, that I couldn't walk away. No really, take it literally, I could not walk away without taking this book with me. I needed to know how it was going to end. I
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beauty Mark by Stephie Walls
4.5 stars!!!

“These are the moments that leave marks on your heart. Savor it, remember the details, sear it into your memory. This scar will be your story down the road.”


Stephie Walls really brings her ‘A’ Game with Beauty Mark. This book ticked all my boxes, I was hooked from start to finish and couldn’t put this book down. With characters in their thirties and forties, I was at home and I think it is this age group that resonated deep within and personall
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Blurb:
A soaring career...
A fractured heart...
Left in shattered shards of stained glass.

Aspiring author, Callie Clark, finally achieves her most-coveted goal, landing a contract with a highly sought-after publishing company. Reeling from the pain of a broken heart, Callie puts her love life on hold.

Focused solely on her career, the dream she’s faithfully held onto becomes taunting, and the higher she climbs, the faster she falls.

When tragedy winds itself
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D
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I think it's Stephie Walls' best yet. She drew me into the story from the beginning and wouldn't let me go until the end. Walls did a really good job of showing how love presents itself in different ways and sometimes you don't notice it even when it hits you in the face. There often, isn't a book where I find I enjoy all the characters (even the antagonists), however in Beauty Mark, they were all very well written and complexly developed. You really got a sen ...more
Liz
4.25 stars.

I really enjoyed this one! Angst-central. (view spoiler)
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Stephanie
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
In Beauty Mark we get two love stories, two heart breaks, one sort of love triangle, and a HEA. I have to say when I started the book I wanted it to go one way, and then things changed. I was happy how the book ended. It was definitely a ride!
Jennifer Juers
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Beauty Mark follows Callie Clark's personal life and her career. She quits her day job in hopes of being an author. She grabs her laptop, some change and sits down at the nearest Starbucks to start her first novel. It isn't right away that she meets the first man that will steal her heart and also crush it.

The first 20% or so of this book was kind of slow for my taste. I didn't really feel a connection with Davis. I enjoyed their passionate love scenes but that was about it.

Enter Liam.
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Jennifer
OMGAWD this book!! Amazeballs. This book is definitely a top read of 2016! This was the first book I've read from Stephie Walls and now she has got me stalking her! Beauty Mark had something that I just love in books, IT WAS FRUSTRATING AS HELL!! I wanted to slap a bitch! But oh lord I loved it! It made me mad, it made me swoon, it made me fall in love with the flawed characters. This book is one not to miss!!

This book tells the story of Callie Clark and her journey toward success. We start out
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Courtney LaSalle
Stephie Walls is a new-to-me author, who won me over with this unforgettable novel Beauty Mark! She definitely gained a new fan with me… The writing was stunning, the plot was different and daring, the characters were fun and easy to relate with! Beauty Mark is unlike anything in the romance genre (or any genre for that matter) that I have read before.
If you are looking for an unrealistic fairytale all nicely wrapped up with a bow, then this book is NOT for you! Stephie Walls takes us on a jacke
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Nikki
Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Hmmmm, I wasn't as blown away by this one as everyone else. I found the heroine so annoying, her venti, skinny, extra hot, ultra long winded coffee orders to her total lack of finding either man that attractive I just didn't really care by the end if she got the right man.
Quite frankly I felt Liam was a bloody saint to put up with her! I kept finding myself wishing he'd run off with Hayden!!! I much preferred her!! Another amazing friend who put up with Venti extra whip, ultra hot Callie!!!! (
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Nora Noll
I LOVED this book. I went back and forth with tears so many times. The characters were well developed and I could relate to them. I loved the deep friendship that Callie and Hayden had with each other. Doing anything they could to help the other through the good and the bad.

The one thing that I had a hard time with was Callie's obsession with Davis. I never particularly liked him and was so angry when he left. When he comes back years later, I had a hard time understanding how she would forgive
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Kristie Verdurmen
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stephie did it again, she has this way of pulling you in an making you feel for the characters. I couldn't relate to Callie, but still empathetic, I took this journey through love and life and so much heartache and felt what she felt.

I was not a Davis fan from day 1 and honestly still did not like him by the end of the book, but absolutely LOVED Liam, that guy stuck it out and loved Callie with all he had from the moment he laid eyes on her. Every woman will swoon over Liam, he treats Callie ho
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Angela James
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Roller coaster ride of emotion

Holy hell, what a freaking roller coaster ride that was! This book has so much depth and the emotions it invoked as I lived vicariously through Callie left me reeling at times. The sorrow, angst, and fear...the love and friendships, the unexpected twists that left my head spinning and my heart aching. I wanted to choke Davis and cheer to Liam while wanting to shake Callie and scream wake up hooker and take a look at what's right in front of you just like Hadley did.
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Tracy Dickson
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 billion *. Loved it so many. The characters where amazing as was the story. It's a proper roller coaster of emotions. Made me laugh, made me cry & mad me want to shout at my kindle. Brilliant. ❤❤❤❤ ...more
EscapeNBooks
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beauty Mark by Author Stephie Walls is a friends-to-lovers romance novel.

"He's the beauty and the sport, the beginning and the end. Everything about him leaves imprints on my life."

Callie was once naive and in love, but her heart was broken and she swore to never again open that door. Fast forward, and life has thrown Callie some curve balls she didn't expect, but the most significant one is discovering there is a man she can't live without.

"When I think back to all the scars I allowed to defi
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Ana Rita
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's always nice to meet new authors and is even better when their books can talk to us. Seriously, I am a bit radical, because if a book can’t captivate me in the first few chapters I think it’s not worth continuing to waste time, but when I get stuck just because of the first pages I know that that work promises.
Stephie Walls manage to do just that, grab me with such force that it was impossible to stop reading. The nervousness was present because you never know what can happen when you have a
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Jacquellyn
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow... What a freaking journey! I feel like I need to comment on 10 things at once.

So let's start by saying that this is kind of like 2 love stories in one. But not a love triangle. Although the drama might mix and frustrate you completely. This book has tons of angst, mostly in the last 25% or so.

I had a hard time with this heroines decisions. I thought the years and years she spend wallowing were ridiculous. But I tried to put myself in her shoes. I just couldn't wrap my brain around it. I th
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Elizabeth
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
MORE PLEASE!

No seriously, I wish there was more, I could have read this story for 3 more full length books. I almost feel a bit cheated with some of the time jumps!

GREAT story with a few twists I didn't expect. I didn't put the book down, even when I had both of my twins napping on me that afternoon.

We follow the journey of love, life and career of Callie, a woman written in such a raw real way it almost hurts to relate to her. I commend Ms. Marks from not shying away from what true pain can lo
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Nancy Reads
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beauty Mark had me hooked from the Prologue. Callie Clark had accomplished a good career in writing romance novels, lived in a house she adored along with her two best friends, and loved helping raise her friend's young son. What she hadn't been able to accomplish is getting over the heartbreak of losing her first and only love of her life. But after all this time, there he stood. She felt his presence before she saw him. The moment their stares meet---they had the same connection they always ha ...more
Stefanie Pace
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my first novel I read of Stephie's. I was absolutely blown away by the depth and emotion she was able to portray. Life kept breaking me away from reading on and it was torture. I finished this book feeling happy and wanting a second book for Hayden that would give us glimpse's into Callie's future.

Callie and Hayden's friendship was fun to watch. I love that they were always there for each other. I wish Callie would have listened to her friend sooner rather than later. (Heifer!) I felt l
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Christine
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2016
Beauty Mark by Stephie Walls is a rollercoaster of a journey about love and loss spanning over 12 years. This multi-layered romance doesn't follow the typical tropes and from the first chapter I was hooked. Callie Clark has always wanted to be a writer, though stuck in a dead end job in a cubicle she sets out on a plan to change her path. This is Callie's story of finding love, overcoming heartbreak and learning to let others in. I'm keeping my summery super short because I don't want to give aw ...more
Suzanne
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emotional. Heartbreaking. Brilliant. Stunning. Those are only a few words that come to mind with this book. In a lot of ways, I can relate to Callie and how her emotions were all over the place. I felt so much of her story mirrored my own life and I found myself engrossed in this book from the first few chapters.
I really enjoyed the ups and downs this book had. Not just the relationships but also watching Callie become an author and her struggles to fame. And Liam. Oh man. I want a Liam. He is
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L.A. Cataldo
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book. It really gets you onto that roller coaster of emotions. Buckle your seat belt and hold on!
Jenny B
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is such a beautiful love story between Callie and Liam. Callie is inexperienced in the whole relationship world and trying to work through the pain of relationships. Liam would do anything for his best friend, including waiting for her forever. The dynamic between Callie, Liam and her childhood best friend Harper is so endearing. There were many times I just wanted to strangle Callie for her behavior and choices. While this book was fairly predictable for me I loved all the details giv ...more
Misty Sulouff
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a rollercoaster of emotions. This is one of the best books I've read in a while. I couldn't put my kindle down once I started reading. We all go through heartache at least once in our lives. Everyone deals with it differently. Callie thought she couldn't live without Davis. Although she was successful in her writing, she wasn't really living. Liam was the best thing to have happened to her. With him, her life was happier and she started living again. I absolutely loved this book. I can ...more
Maria Angie Mendoza
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written, this story was so poignant, so angsty, it read like a true story not a fictional novel.
The story of Callie, Hayden, and Liam was deep, moving, and intense read of growth and acceptance!
Lourdes Acosta
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful journey of a mended broken heart. Love always wins.
Terri Handschumacher
Stephie Walls is still a fairly new author for me, I had the pleasure of reading Girl Crush. But, this one was a totally different side of this author. And it was a side that I absolutely loved and want more of.
Beauty Mark was a story that took me through an aray of emotions with each new chapter. I found myself falling i love with the characters. There wasn't a part that I did not love about this one, even when there was parts that hit pretty close to home for me. I found a comfort in the char
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Samantha
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was absolutely hooked on Stephie Walls' writing right from the beginning. This story had an incredible depth and I wanted to know so many things as I read. The characters were vibrant and I felt like I was there sitting amongst them much of the time.
The progression of Davis' behavior held me completely rapt. I had a burning need to know what would happen next, as well as a terrible sense of foreboding as I watched things play out. It made this story incredible to read.
All the pain that Calli
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