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Beneath These Scars by Meghan March
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really liked it
bookshelves: abusive-past, dual-pov, secrets, stalker

I would like to say that I did not like Yvie/Yvonne. Not until the 85% mark thereabouts. A lot of the time she joined the exclusive club of TSTL. Many of us have suffered from abuse in our pasts, whether physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. And when what she suffered was described, damn did I feel for her. No one should have to go through that. But she survived people!! She came off as an empty shell because unfortunately she hadn't dealt with the trauma. There was no mention of therapy so I'm guessing she did some self-help. Didn't friggin work! She coloured everyone with the same brush. I get not wanting to get close to another man again, but she treated her friends like crap. She didn't allow them to even know her, much less get close to her. She was not a good friend.

She took the entire "independent woman" thing too far. Her pride kept getting in her damn way. We as people do not know everything about everything. But Yvie must have been the exception. Because whenever someone offered up help or a solution, she knew what she was doing. She didn't need them. Until about the 85% mark, I didn't want her to have a HEA. I wanted Lucas to find someone else. He deserved better than the disrespectful way she was treating him.

This book got a high rating from me only because of Lucas. I knew I would love him in his own book!! I appreciated the fact that he always always always kept it real. I love a straight shooter!

Least favourite line:

“Quit, Titan. You don’t need to go ghetto and throw down. I’m fine, and nothing needs proving.”
What?! Fighting is now classified as ghetto? Ummmmmm stereotype much?! Boxers are ghetto then. So are MMA fighters. And anyone involved in martial arts. And random preppy boys who had one too many at the club. Dumbass!!

Favourite parts:

“I’d sworn I’d never fall again—especially for a rich guy—but with Lucas, it hadn’t been a choice. He’d never made me feel like a possession to be owned. To the contrary, he’d made me feel like I was precious and worth protecting. I couldn’t hold who he was or what he had against him, because it was all an integral part of what made him Lucas Fucking Titan. And I loved him.”
This is when I finally liked Yvie. Before this I wanted to punch her in the face,

“ready for a forever where our scars didn’t define us, but reminded us of how far we’d come and what we’d conquered to be together.”
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
December 15, 2015 – Shelved
December 15, 2015 – Shelved as: abusive-past
December 15, 2015 – Shelved as: dual-pov
December 15, 2015 – Shelved as: secrets
December 15, 2015 – Shelved as: stalker
December 15, 2015 – Finished Reading

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