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Scarred by Love by C.A. Harms Blog Tour & Giveaway!

 

 

Scarred
by Love by C.A. Harms Book Tour

 

Jan. 27th Through
February 3rd

 

 

 

Book Title: Scarred by Love

Author: C.A. Harms

Genre:
Romance

Release Date: January 10, 2014

Hosted by:Book Junky Girls
 

SYNOPSIS:

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.

THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT AND IS
MEANT FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

 

EXCERPT:

 “I wouldn’t eat any of that if I were you.”
She turned so quickly we almost bumped heads. I pulled back slightly and her lips we so close to mine as she looked up into my eyes.
“And why’s that?”
Fuck Zander…pull it together. “Well look around the room. Do you see all these guys here?
“Yes.” Her voice was just above a whisper as she scanned the room before focusing back on me.
I took just a few seconds to look at her curious eyes, when I felt my heartbeat slow just enough, I continued.
“Well imagine that at least half of them have had their hands inside that bowl of
chips.” I paused for just a second allowing her to think about it. “And then
imagine that at least seventy five percent of those have used the bathroom
without washing their hands after.” Her nose wrinkled up in the cutest way. I
struggled with the chuckle I felt in my chest. “You see where I’m going with
this?”
Her nostrils flared and she took a deep breath. “Oh…that’s really gross.”
I couldn’t help it; this time I laughed. “Yep, it’s honestly pretty nasty.”
When she laughed and her eyes fluttered I almost lost it. Damn she was sexy. She wasn’t sleazy sexy…not at all. She was what my mom would have referred to as Beautiful sexy. She wasn’t throwing herself at me to gain my full attention. She was dressed pretty hot but yet covered up.
“You’re staring.”
Shit…I shook my head just a little. She had caught me. “Sorry, I couldn’t help it.
It’s your lips and your eyes.”
“Smooth.”
“What? You want me to lie?”
She bit her lower lip and I could see the smile pulling at the side of her mouth.
“You’re kind of distracting.”
Her eyebrows shot up as she stared at me.
“Oh, really? Would you mind explaining how I’m distracting you?”
I was mentally counting to ten. I so needed to breathe. My mind was racing. I was usually pretty relaxed around girls. I needed to climb out of my head…I was working myself up entirely too much.
Okay, Zander time to man up. I reached out and traced my fingertip across her
cheekbone just below her left eye. “You’re eyes remind me of the sky just
before it storms. That hazy blue color…it’s really unique.”
She watched me with no reaction, nothing. I let my hand fall back down and was
about to say something to break the silence when she broke out in laughter. Not
just a little giggle…I mean a hunched over heavy as hell laugh. Her eyes seemed
to gloss over and I watched in confusion. I stood in front of this gorgeous
girl watching as she continued to laugh at me.
“What?” I had to ask because I was lost.
Once she calmed herself enough to answer she spoke. “So does that shit really work for you? I mean that was a pretty lame ass pick up line.” She placed her hand on my cheek and took a step toward me. “Your eyes look like the sky right before the perfect storm.” Then she laughed again.
Fuck I was really bombing…big time.
I smiled, “I’m being serious. Have you ever fucking looked closely at your eyes? I’m not trying to spout lame pickup lines. I mean it.”
She pulled her hand back and I missed it instantly.
“What’s your name?”
Maybe I didn’t bomb as bad as I had thought.
“Zander…What’s yours?”
She brushed her hair away from her face and tucked it behind her ear. Son of a
bitch I was acting like such a pussy. She was so fuckin’ beautiful. She had me
forgetting how to breathe.
“I’m Riley and Zander it was really nice to meet you. Thanks for the laugh.”
She handed me a full bottle of beer and walked away. That’s right, she fucking walked away. I watched her disappear into the crowd of people. I watched until I could no longer see her before I hung my head and turned back toward to Beth.
When I
looked up she was laughing so hard she literally fell sideways into Mark’s lap.
I walked in their direction and flopped down next to her, “Fuck off Beth.
Seriously just fuck off.”
She patted my back, “What’s wrong Z…wasn’t she impressed?”
I shook her off, “I panicked.” I hung my head in defeat.
Her laughter broke out once more and I couldn’t help it, I laughed too. What the
hell was wrong with me? I know how to charm a girl. I had done it a million
times. For some reason Riley had me stumbling at every turn. She wasn’t a girl that fell for the everyday charm…she was tougher.
**JOSIE’S REVIEW**
*4 Stars*
This was a very quick read for me. The story pulled me in right after reading the second paragraph.  In the prologue, we get a glimpse of Riley’s abusive relationship with Parker.  Parker is a heavy drinker and is very violent. Parker believes Riley is his and he can have her anytime he wants.  Than one night changes everything for Riley, Parker’s violence took on a whole new level but she survived. 
“Stop being a bitch, Riley.  You act like we n ever have sec before.  Stop denying me what’s mine and relax already.” 
Riley and her best friend Katie decide to share an apartment close to her brother Carson and close to campus.  Riley is a tough cookie and bares the emotional scars from her relationship with Parker. She knows the type of guy she wants to be with and it sure as heck is not Zander. Riley is not looking for the bay boy, player type. But when Zander sees her a party, he decides to take a chance and approaches her. Riley sees him talking and hanging around with his best friend Beth and does not want this type of problem. She wants safe, secure and reliable. To bad she did not feel that way with Grant.  Zander is to die for, but when he sees Riley at the last place he expects, he completely loses it. 
“What does he have that I don’t Riley?  I mean you ran away from me so fast that night at the party because you thought I was spouting off cheesy pickup lines.  We had a moment at that party.   I know you thought so too….I could tell.” 
Zander’s best friend Beth was a tough one to swallow in this book. She gets Riley to give Zander a chance.  The only thing is Beth did not know Zander wanted more from Riley.  Riley and Zander fall for each other quick and hard, but Beth is his family and here is where the trouble starts.

“I like you Riley.  You’re different, you’re sweet and I really wanna spend more time with you.  You have no idea how much I want to kiss you, Riley. Damn.  Just one more kiss who the hell was I kidding?   One kiss will never be enough.”

I had an instant HATE for Beth. Can we all say MOLE TROLL BEOTCH? Yep because I wanted to jump in my kindle a bitch slap a TROLL.  My thoughts for Zander started to change also his mistakes were far too many for me. 

“Um…Z, no offense but Riley seems a little too prissy for today’s activities.  Are you sure she won’t cry the first time she’s hit?  Or break a nail or something?”

“Beth is my best friend, Riley.  That’s all we are, I promise.  I just need you to know that.  She’s like a sister to me.  Nothing more, you have nothing to worry about.  I want this.  You and me…I want it Riley.”

Zander to me was very blind to certain things, and he did not put his relationship with his girlfriend first. He was always justifying his mistakes.  Riley on the other hand she knew something was not right, but I loved that she did not always let Zander get away with things. Beth was only making these comments about Riley to Zander and more than half the time, I wanted to smack him.

“Don’t be such a pu**y, Zander.  What did you do?  Hand your balls over for her to hold on to?”

“F**k you, I deserve to me happy Beth…f**k I’ve been miserable for too f**kin long.”

“I miss you Zander.  We used to hang out together for hours and now I barely see you.  I miss our time together.”

 “I love you Beth…that will never change babe.”

 Does anybody find this entire conversation between best friends, A LITTLE TOO INTIMATE?? YEAH GOOD ME TOO!!

 Riley was my hero, she was not playing second fiddle to Zander and his BFF. I was stuck with how I felt about Zander and Riley’s relationship. I felt he needed more back bone when it came to his relationship with Riley and Beth, for me those are 2 different things.

“I came over earlier.  After I saw how relaxed you two were I realized that I could use some sleep too.  Talk to you tomorrow…I’m too tired tonight.”

“Damn it Riley.  You think what you saw was more than what it truly was.  You need to know it wasn’t, there is nothing but friendship.  Riley I need you to believe me when I say you are the only girl that I want.”

Ok you see, I fell for that too but how many times can you keep making the same mistake? When Zander’s biggest mistake cost him the girl he loves, will Riley stay and forgive him again? I mean would you? 

“Riley please I’m sorry.  I f**ked up.”

“Yeah it seems to be a reoccurring habit lately.”

“I know I screwed up more than once with you.  I know that at times I should’ve have listened to you instead of assuming the worst.  I also know that I keep apologizing but then I just screw up again.  I will tell you that I love you and you mean the world to me.  I’m gonna give you some time to hate me.  But I hope that doesn’t last…because I really need you to love me, Riley.”

Like I said in the beginning of my review, this was a quick read. It had a bit of angst, jealousy and some really good hot sex. I found myself frustrated at times reading this book. Overall I was happy with the way it ended because as a reader you could see there really was no choice.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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PLAYLIST:

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

BUY LINK:

Amazon

  MEET THE AUTHOR:

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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