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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  40 reviews
I fell in love with the wrong girl—you could say.
She destroyed my career.
Set me up for her family’s crimes.
Then ran off into the sunset to become Queen of a criminal empire.
Time is supposed to heal all things. For me, time has done nothing but create a vengeful monster out for blood. Her blood. I won’t stop until she’s back on my turf, playing my game and surrenderi
Published April 13th 2021
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Rhonda Ziglar
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 PHENOMENAL STARS!! I absolutely loved this original and perfect in everyway. Scarlett and Trent have one heck of a ride to take you on. Get ready and buckle up, you are about to be thrown around with betrayal, craziness and lots of chemistry. A.M. Brooks has done it again with a page turning story that you can't put down. ...more
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Loving him never meant happily ever after."

Scar is a beautiful story of true love, revenge, and overcoming impossible situations.

Second-chance romances are kryptonite to me. They are poignant and heartbreaking, but the unending love there always captures my heart. Scar was definitely a tragic and romantic story, but it also had something different and unique to offer. Combining motocross, the cartel, and sting operations, Scar was a story I'd never seen before.

"It's hard to breathe when yo
Heather 'Confessions Of A Bibliophile' Creighton

❝𝑺𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔.❞- 𝑨𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒔
Scar’ by A.M. Brooks is a contemporary, new-ish adult, second chance romance. *SIGH* I feel like I have been waiting for Trent’s story FOREVER and Brooks did NOT disappoint. Brooks readers first met Trent in the ‘Hearts Duet’ (Hearts and Bruises & Hearts and Flowers), although ‘Scar’ IS standalone, and I don’t feel like you would be missing out if you didn’t, I would suggest checking out the ‘Hearts Duet’ (it’s a great re
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books
Apr 13, 2021 rated it really liked it



Star Rating : 4/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Trent

Heroine : Scar

Pace of the story : Fast

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 5/10

Triggers Involved : Past Trauma

Plot Summary :
Scarlett is a weapon created by her father. She doesn't know it, but he uses her in the worst way by making her seduce boys for his benefit only to destroy them later. One such target of hers was the boys she loved and then later destroyed.
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing

What a story! I absolutely loved it, filled with love, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness. It put me through some emotions, and I loved every second of it.

This book has such an original storyline with some twist and turns that kept me hooked from the beginning. It was everything I was expecting and so much more. A.M. Brooks made me fall in love with her work once again; the way she writes her stories makes you feel all the emotions the characters are going through.

Scarlet has never had a voice w
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" 𝒮𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝒶𝓈 𝒶 𝓌𝑒𝒶𝓅𝑜𝓃. 𝑀𝒶𝓈𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝒶𝓈 𝒶 𝓆𝓊𝑒𝑒𝓃 , 𝐼 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝒸𝒶𝓇𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝒷𝑒𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓎𝒶𝓁."
To begin with ,I loved the turn of events that took place throughout the story since, It added to my excitement and helped foreshadow the events that you might think will take place later on though they won't! While reading Scar I felt really sorry for Scarlet and couldn't blame her for the awful things she was forced to do. In fact, I appreciated that the autho
Victoria Weston
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book kept me gripped until the end. The story line was amazing and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough it was a great read. I really love the way that this author writes and cant wait to read more of her work. This book will have your emotions in a vice in parts and I was really feeling and rooting for them both after everything that had happened.

This is Trent and Scarlett's story and what a story it it to tell. When they both met they knew instantly that they had a connection it was ele
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
A thrilling, suspenseful story with a sexy romance. Part Motocross love story and part police procedural. A setup, the fallout, drug deals, cops and villains. I loved the Motocross backdrop and wanted more of that as young stud Trent falls for beautiful spy Scarlet. She suffered through a horrible upbringing that turns her into a instrument of destruction and puts her in a devastating position. Trent and Scarlet's love story is sweet and sexy until Scarlet is forces to make a decision in hopes t ...more
Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars for this heart-breaking story!

This book is different in the way that Scarlet, the female lead, is actually the bad guy. I really felt sorry for her as she is caught in a world she wants no part of. And I just fell in love with Trent ... he wears his heart on his sleeve. There is no guessing as to what he's thinking because he never holds anything back ... good or bad. I could not put this book down and read well into the wee hours of the morning to finish it. This is the first book I
Teresa Juckett (Give Me All The Book's)
"So, when is a monster not a monster… when you love her."

From the 1st page to the end this book had me on the edge of my seat as Ms Brooks book's usually have me anytime I get the chance to read them. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you know these people like a friend or whatever it is that you can identify with. This book did that for me Scarlet "Scar" had the misfortune of being born a girl to a father who sees her as a weapon to use against those who would turn against him. You
Emily Morgan
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Scar will be racing through my thoughts forever!

Stories like this are beautiful. Created out of horrible experiences, but we can't have the good without the bad. Scarlett was an amazingly inspirational character. Not that Trent wasn't fantastic...and a total hottie... but there's just something about having a strong female lead. In a world where women are still fighting to prove themselves, though there have been major strides, the stereotype that we're just not as great as men is still there. N
Morgan Fox
Apr 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book caught me off guard. There was a lot of information contained in this short novel. I felt like so much was introduced within the first several chapters that it could have been a story in itself.

Scarlett and Trent's story is both happy and sad. It is told through the viewpoint of both characters. There is a mix of present and past. I found myself completely sucked into their early love story and trying to figure out how they were going to work through their problems in order to have a
Camrynn Brown III
Honestly? This book was the shit!
First book by AM Brooks and i’ll be damned if it’s my last.
Scar might be one of my FAV woman of 2021, like..come on!
1. she’s written well! She’s written to be strong and powerful and queen of an empire everyone basically feels she has no place in.
2. She’s focused and driven for all the right reasons!
3. She’s written exactly how an 18 year old and 25 year old would be. The way she thinks, the secrets she chooses to keep and how she goes about them. She’s so youn
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
This author is swiftly becoming a favourite of mine.
She’s passionate about her stories. She makes us live in the characters shoes throughout the whole book. She makes you feel exactly what the characters are feeling.
I loved this book. 💯!
Did I mention that Selena is also featured in this book? I was so happy! SELINAS! And I love when the author adds a playlist to listen to while you read the book. So awesome!
Scarlet and Trent will scoop you up and bring you along their ride. Their ride is qui
Anne Milne
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author and now I want to read her back catalogue.

The book starts with a bang it is action packed and fast paced and at times took my breath away. I liked both Scarlet and Trent and there is no denying the chemistry they have, from the start I was routing for this young couple. From a young age Scarlet is a pawn to be used by her father he uses any means necessary to turn her into a tool he can use. I loved how the story is a love story wrapped in danger and betrayal
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Scar was my first read by this author and I am wondering why I waited so long to pick up one of her books. I enjoyed her style of writing as the way she tells the story nabbed my attention immediately and I was thoroughly entertained until the very last page. Seriously, that prologue had me gasping! Scarlet and Trent have that immediate connection but things are not always as they seem to be. Impossible situations lead to impossible decisions. With love, betrayal, secrets, and heartache, one won ...more
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Scarlet is the daughter of a Mafia boss who wishes she were a boy rather than a girl and he treats her in an unsavory and abusive manner. At an early age she decides she will be the son her father never had until she finds a way to end him.
Trent is a motocross star and on top of his game but has made enemies in the underworld. Scarlet meets Trent intentionally at a motocross match in order to get close to him and he immediately falls for her and they become inseparable over the months. Trent is
Alicia Andrews
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I ABSOLUTELY love A.M. Brooks and the wonderful books and adventures she takes you on. I first fell in love with her when I read her Midwest Boys series (if you have not read it yet then it is a MUST). So when she posted about Scar I was beyond excited as I was starting to have A.M. Brooks withdrawals. She did not disappoint with Scar. This book is amazing, the characters are outstanding and the story line/plot is OMG! This story is going to tear you up on the inside and keep you on the edge of ...more
M. Mendes Bookstagram
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow…Scar was very intense and has lots of surprises. Scar was very unpredictable and I have to admit to crying 😭 during parts of this book. Scarlet and Trent had a very hard and long road to get to their HEA. I have to admit that I did not see certain events coming. I was hooked from the first page to the last. I have recently found A.M. Brooks, author, and have absolutely loved reading Scar and the Midwest Boys Series. Scar has all of my favorite elements (twists, turns, things going sideways, ...more
Valerie (onemorechaptervi)
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was introduced to AM Brooks with her Midwest Boys series. One thing about her writing, is she has the unique ability to blend genres you would normally see depicted in more adult romance in a New Adult way flawlessly. Scar goes full send on a non stop rollercoaster ride of emotional wreckage and ruthlessness.

Scarlett grew up as the unwanted daughter of a cartel leader. Because she is female, she has more to pure, however she is not driven by power and greed. She only wants to keep her loved o
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You have to read this!

I'm a big fan of Brooks' Midwest Boys Series, I've even reread it but this book is in a league of its own!

This is a book of love, betrayal, passion and heartache. There is no denying that Trent and Scarlet belong together but it is far from straight forward!!
The connection between them was so believable, I honestly feel like I know these people! And the more you read, the more you learn and the more you just want to help! I'm a bit lost as to what else to say? I don't wa
Amanda Davanzati
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It has been a long time coming for Trents story, but it was well worth the wait! Scar was hands down exciting! Not one moment was it lacking.

Reading Scarlet and Trent was an instant chemistry. They had a long troubled length of years. Trent falls instantly for Scarlet but she is not all she makes out to be. She is determined to be free and unfortunately that comes with someone getting hurt. So much happens that you’ll wonder what happens next. I enjoyed the energy between the two, when they car
Kristie Galindo
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This book is Awemazing and filled with love, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness. Scarlett is forced into a lifestyle by her horrible father. In order to protect herself and others she does unspeakable and unforgivable actions...even against people she loves. While she’s on one of her jobs she meets Trent...the man she’s supposed to hate.

Trent is living his best life and has a job that he loves. He meets and instantly falls for Scarlett. Little does he know she’s is about to destroy his career an
Wendy Livingstone
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Scarlett is the daughter of a cartel boss, and she is forced into a life she never wanted, and she is tasked with getting to know Trent, find out his secrets, and then destroy him. The sparks fly between these two and the chemistry is off the charts and undeniable. Nothing as it seems in this storyline, but how will Trent cope with Scar’s betrayal? This is a beautifully written flawless story which is intriguing, action packed, and filled with angst, emotions, heartbreak, secrets, twists, danger ...more
Kathy L.
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was nerve-wracking and stressful, but it was good!

The story jumps from past to present and vice versa. It goes in-depth into the nitty-gritty details about each step that led to betrayal, heartbreak, and eventually a HEA. It had a great ending, but it was a rough journey for Scar and Trent. It felt as if their ending would turn out depressing or sad. So it was a good surprise.

I did skim a few times. I just felt the story would drag a bit here and there, but it was still enjoyable. But
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“OMG what a story! It ripped my heart and slowly put the pieces back. I absolutely loved the story. Between the betrayal, the feeling of revenge and love to forgive. It was brilliant! Refreshing in a new level and both Scarlet and Trent were fascinating.

My heart couldn’t resist what Scarlet had to do following his dad orders. A pretty face with killer abilities. Trent… sweet angels I’m so in love with that man. Since the very first moment I was hooked. He’s addictive, fascinating and so differe
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Scarlet's life has never been her own wrapped up in her fathers world as his puppet shes desperate to escape.
Trent and his team are doing well in the racing world and he certainly doesn't expect Scarlet to have such an impact on him.
Neither is prepared for the rollercoaster about to happen, she's trying to keep everyone safe, he's looking for answers.
When trust is broken can it ever be fixed?
I loved the characters and enjoyed the story.
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a compelling book. This author definitely knows how to create a web of emotions. Scarlet and Trent are a such great characters.There is so many emotions that these two create. The way the author writes this story you feel their emotions. Such chemistry between these two even though Trent wants to ignore but he can't. I actually loved all of the characters. Such a great book. I truly enjoyed reading it. ...more
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My third book by this author and I continue to be a fan!

Engaging, action-packed, emotional!

Wonderful character builds!

Trent and Scarlet's lives pulled me in and I was there every step of the way routing for their HEA!

The author kept me on the edge of my seat!

I read this story in one sitting; devouring every word, paragraph, page!

I loved it and would definitely be happy with more!
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really got into this book and enjoyed it Scar and Trent are like destined for one another... the chemistry between them ! I liked how it went from last to present and told it from beginning, to how it ended up, I loved the motor-cross in it to. The ending was good but I was expecting a bit different a way I could try to explain without giving it away it seemed to easy? I would of liked more epilogue on the ending.
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