Sunday, 16 March 2014


Book: Scarred by Love

Author: C.A. Harms

Genre: Romance


Riley thought she was in love. She thought she found the perfect guy until his aggressive behavior became too much to handle and she ran.

Becoming withdrew from the world and hiding from the chance of loving again. Having four older brothers and a determined best friend she had no choice but to stand strong.

Over time Riley was able to open up once again. She had no idea that the one person she needed was right under her nose.

She was guarded and hesitant when it came to bad boys...after all it was a bad boy that shattered her once before.

Zander wanted the girl from the party. He wanted to be near her even though she continued to push him away. He couldn’t let go of the gorgeous girl with those stormy eyes.

They both had secrets they kept hidden from one another. They found it easier to talk to others than to confide in each other. Riley begins to realize Zander isn't who she thought he was and falling for the sexy voiced Lead Singer/Guitar player may be just what she needs.

They struggle through hard times and learn to trust again. But will the love that grows be enough to hold them together or will the heartache they suffer drive a wedge between them forever.

They could be toxic to one another or they could heal the wounds that run deep within their souls.


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*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I am going to keep this review a little simple and sweet just like Scarred by love.
I really enjoyed this story. It drew me in from the first couple of pages and I even finished the book in one day which is rare for me.
C.A. Harms does a great job with writing the story and helped you to fall in love with her characters, both main and supporting.

The story starts off with Riley.  A college student who was in an abusive relationship but chose to put an end to it after her ex-boyfriend took his rage to another level one night. She ran to the only place that she knew that was safe; her brother's house. We see as Riley tries to get over this traumatic experience that was done to her and also effected her family. Even though she was closed off for a little while, I really liked when she decided to stop feeling sorry for herself and get her life back. 

I really liked Riley's character. She was strong, caring, witty, loving but also had a lot of insecurities. When she falls for the bad boy from the party she didn't expect the kind and sweet person he turned out to be.
Zander knew that there was something special about Riley the first time he saw her at a party one night.
I loved that he came across funny, loving, a bad-ass at times and boy was this one sexy!!!!! He also had a lot of secrets and sometimes I felt like he doubted himself when it came to Riley as a result of his childhood family dysfunctions. Zander looked like a badboy but he was the sweetest thing ever. It was great to see a change for a man to be concern about the pace of the relationship and not focused on the undeniable attraction. 
The story also showed the relationship Zander and his best friend Beth shared. I thought they were too close for comfort. I wanted to punch Zander for not seeing everything his best friend was doing to his relationship with Riley.  
Overall, I enjoyed this story. I loved the ride it took me on. Zander's and Riley's relationship was tested by family members and even friends. Did they make it together? or did they let all the outside factors get to their relationship? You will have to grab this one to find out and trust me when I say you will not be disappointed.
4.5 stars



The Music of Scarred by Love:
Face Down  --  The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus
I Hate Myself for Loving You  --  Joan Jett
Don’t Speak  --  No Doubt
Jar of Hearts  --  Christina Perry
Black Eyes Blue Tears  --  Shania Twain
Control  --  Puddle of Mudd
Fighter  --  Christina Aguilera
Call Me When Your Sober  --  Evanescence
She Fuckin’ Hates Me  --  Puddle of Mudd
S&M Remix  --  Rhianna/Brittnay Spears
Addicted  --  Saving Abel
Whataya Want from Me  --  Adam Lambert
I Believe in this Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
I gotta Through This  --  Daniel Bedingfield
Stormy  --  Hedley
This  --  Darius Rucker
When You Kiss Me  --  Shania Twain
Fall for You  --  Secondhand Serenade
Sad  --  Maroon 5

About the author:
C.A. Harms

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two

children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it

is her favorite pass time.

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