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(Scars #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  311 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Benedict d'Arcy has never had to worry about where his next meal was coming from, or whether he'd have enough to purchase the season's latest fashions. Growing up in the prestigious d'Arcy family meant comfort, stability, and a certain amount of lavish opulence. But when his beloved father dies, leaving his stepmother in charge of the family's assets, Benedict is demoted f ...more
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Published February 20th 2017
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I could not wait for this book to be over. I caught myself skimming time after time. A 20 year old heir to the company who proclaims to have been groomed from basically the crib should not think running away from his problems will solve them. Additionally, why wasn't the company freaking out about him being gone? And the reason he thought his stepmother killed his father...he though his dad was too young to die? Eh, there were so many implausible plot holes, I couldn't keep up with how many time ...more
Patrice Leonard
Mar 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 65%

I knew I was asking to be disappointed when I started to read this one and found out one of the MC's was only 20 years old. I don't read books with young MC's for exactly the reasons I DNFed this one. I would NEVER have even started to read it if the age of the MC was disclosed or at least given a hint to in the book's blurb, but it wasn't. Anyway, I was interested enough in the trope here to pick this one up. Even after I realized Ben's age, I still continued to read. I liked Kota wel
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
A cute book. I enjoyed the character of Kota. He was such a great guy. I was a little annoyed with Ben but I would justified it with his young age. But I was most annoyed with Kota's carelessness. (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Was ok

Kota and Ben was not as exciting as I thought it would be.
I was looking for more intrigue . I expected suspense and mayhem as the synopsis was suspected murder.
Other than that the connection was good.
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, m-m
A young man believes his father's death was planned by his stepmother so he plans to find out the real story. Ben runs away after hearing his stepmom and her possible boyfriend talk about their plans for the future. He runs out of fuel and meets Kota a police officer who takes him in and helps him find out the truth. There were also small editing issues throughout the book that took me out of the story as well in this book.
Raymond Mathiesen
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Slander by Avery Ford


An enjoyable mix of romance and thriller!

Benedict d’Arcy, Ben to his friends, is convinced that his young stepmother, Estelle, killed his father, but the evidence is thin and at best circumstantial. Setting out to prove his beliefs Ben gets in trouble and goes on the run. Along the way he runs into Dakota Owens, known as Kota, a small town police officer, who is intrigued by Ben (Ben's personality more than his story). Romantic sparks fly, but the plot deepens.

Avery Ford has created just
avid reader 1
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I was optimistic for this book. The premise of the story was interesting but the implementation was somewhat awkward and at times unbelievable.
I enjoyed Kota’s character for the most part. He was written as genuine and strong, smart and perceptive.
I did not connect with Ben at all. He was flighty, childish, foolish and clueless about almost everything he experienced in the book.
The spicy scenes were well done.
The epilogue was sweet and the addition of characters from Scars was nice.
I will read
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Ben is a young man who matured wise beyond his years who realized that the rich life wasn't for him and seeing his greedy stepmother wanting to get her hands on his father money wasn't going happen Running and meeting Kota was luck and a good thing on his part and knowing what Ben was going through having to run from what he knows was brave but in the end Kota and Ben fell in love with them having there happy ending
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

I found this book enjoyable. Ben and Kota were sweet.
harley  sanders
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A one sitting read

I couldn't put my tablet down once I started Slander. The exciting plot was riveting and the romance not too over the top.
I have a new favorite author.
Jenn C
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Too bad I really like Kota in Scar and want interested to read his storey. Just couldn't get over the holes on Ben's character and storey.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

Looking for a cute, adorable, a tad bit too sweet love story this may be the one. Both main characters seemed a bit naive but hey guess there is someone for everyone. Kota was just too overly sweet and understanding. Outside of the sweetness it was a cute enough story.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

Not sure if I've ever read anything by Ms Ford before, but I throughly enjoyed this one. Both main characters were well developed. ...and adorable. Just enough mystery to help move things along.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. M/M. I got through this one but I've enjoyed other books much more. Sorry.
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sexy and sweet and hotter than a firecracker is how I will always remember Benedict and Kato! I love a good mystery and this has MYSTERY and suspense along with lots of love. This book is so well worth reading and believe me when I tell you it is hard to put down! I would love to see more stories along the lines of Slander from Avery Ford! This one is a grand slam! Get it! Read It! You will enjoy it! No Doubt about It!
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-book-read
3.5 stars
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Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable second book in the series

I found this book quite enjoyable and was glad to see Kota get his HEA. Ben takes a bit of getting used to. He's a bit whiny and the premise is a bit hard to take. Without any evidence or incidents he believes his life is in danger and his elaborate escape planning seems over the top. Why not just leave with all his things and enough money to survive if he's going to go? So that first part is hard to swallow. But once we get Ben and Kota together the story
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