*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Retuning home after serving two tours, Timber Nelson is haunted by his time in Iraq. He has been left with memories that he can’t forget, ones that he re-lives in his nightmares every night.
Katherine ‘Kat’ Pierce was a girl from his high school, one that his friends used to bully. Kat has a tough, feisty attitude, she’s a fighter, but something from her past had changed her and left her guarded.
Touching Scars was emotional and heartbreaking at times, but there was also compassion and love. Not wanting to give spoilers, all I will say is that Timber and Kat are two people who are lost and broken. Their pasts have left them both with demons, and nightmares that still haunt them.
“Looking at her now, one would never guess that she was nearly as broken as I was”.
“Before Timber, I’d simply existed in my life. I hadn’t been living it.”
I really liked Timber and Kat, they were such a great match. Their chemistry is hot and their passion hotter. They have great banter together. My heart went out to them as I started to learn about their demons and what they go through. I like that their relationship builds slowly, and that it’s one based on wanting to help, to protect, to heal each other and wanting to forgive in order to move forward with their lives.
“Kat was healing me from the inside out and she didn’t even realize it”.
“I had to let him in and be a part of my life and not be so guarded around him. There was no other way for me to describe how I felt around him but…safe. He made me feel completely protected.”
The storyline is told from Timber and Kat’s POV, and I really got an insight into what they both were thinking, their feelings, their vulnerability, their fears and their emotions. I loved Timber, he has that alpha side but he is also caring and gentle.
“Kat was someone I was falling in love with. It wasn’t a fleeting feeling that came and went. She gave me a new sense of purpose. It went above and beyond any hero mentality I’d taken on. She made life worth living. I wanted to heal her like she was healing me”
“I enjoyed being around him. He’d made me happier than I’d felt in several years. There was something to be said about the feeling of contentment, and he gave that to me.”
I loved all the secondary characters except for one whom I wanted to punch, but the others such as Mel and Beaver were funny and made me laugh so many times.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I have read Stacy Borel’s first two books, which I enjoyed, but I have to say this is my favorite. Again it was well written, with characters that I instantly warmed to and fell in love with. I loved the romance and the sexy moments. This was definitely one of those books that I didn’t want to put down, I was engrossed from the start. I liked the pace of the book and I loved the last 25% as the suspense and anxiousness that I felt kept me on the edge of my seat. No cliffhanger, just another sweet epilogue.
Touching Scars is a beautiful and touching story dealing with emotional trauma and overcoming it. I recommend that you 1-click today.
I'm a Coast Guard wife and currently a stay at home mom. I want to be a nurse when I "grow up." My incredibly handsome husband and I have been married for 9 years and I have 2 amazing children that keep life interesting.
I am an obsessive reader. I go through 3-5 books a week on my Kindle and I whole-heartedly support my indie authors. After reading well over a couple hundred books this year, I decided I might give it a shot writing my own book. I dabbled with a few ideas and finally settled on a story I know I'd personally read and I began the journey of creating Ever Enough. I appreciate all the support I've been given by my family, friends, and fellow indie authors. You've all shaped my view on life and books and I'll be forever grateful!
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