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Thursday, June 23, 2016


:*´¨`* RELEASE DAY BLITZ*´¨`*:
By Bestselling Author Jaimie Roberts

I had the perfect school, the perfect friends—the perfect life ...

At least, that’s what I thought.

But you changed all that.

You are always there ... Always watching ... Always waiting in the shadows. You send me flowers and messages. You stalk me, trace my every movement... 
Until that one day, in a silly game of Seven Minutes in Heaven, when I finally get to feel you—have a taste of you ...

It left me wanting more.

One catastrophic day, my wish is granted.

Just past my eighteenth birthday, tragedy strikes and I watch my family die before my eyes. 

You are there. You rescue me. You choose my life over my older sister’s, and I hate you for that. I hate you for taking me and imprisoning me. You say it’s for my sake, but I know it’s for your own. You make me see that my life could be much worse without you in it... 

You make me see true darkness.

It is in that darkness you make me desperate for your presence, your touch, your caress. You make me need you... You make it impossible for me to live without you… And then, eventually…

You make me fall in love with you.

Secrets will always wound the ones twisted within their web of lies... But the ones I’m tangled in ... are deadly.

WARNING: Although this book (overall) is not a dark read, one chapter is an exception, and contains the following triggers: childhood sexual/emotional abuse with some intensity in one particular scene.


He pulls his head back leaving the lingering smell of spice invading my nostrils. It makes them flare violently, trying to take in as much of him as possible. Once he does pull back, he lingers for a moment and my heart beats rapidly against my chest. Can he feel it? Can he hear the boom, boom, boom sound thumping against my ribcage? It’s almost deafening me.

“Trust me,” he says, leaning in to touch my lips with his. At first he moves in slow, coaxing my mouth open a little. I suck in his breath, taking every morsel of his minty fragrance. I’m not sure why my body is reacting to his every move, but it’s almost as if it’s seeking out something, and that something is this mysterious patterned stranger standing in front of me coaxing my mouth open to meet his.

I'll admit that in the beginning I thought that SCARS was going to be like another version of DEVIANT because of a few similarities between the two books and well, if you've read DEVIANT, then you know why that would be a little upsetting - it's an amazing book but I'm still not over it. I was a touch frustrated for awhile, but the more I read SCARS, the more I realized that although they had one or two things in common, it was definitely its own book. And what an incredible book it was too! 

Lily was just as beautiful as her name was. She's beautiful and kind and full of light and love and purity. Lily is her own person - she's happy with who she is and she doesn't need to have the newest things or party hard - she's happy to just stay home of hang out with her close friends - Lily is totally my kind of girl. She's an amazing, strong heroine and I absolutely loved her! 

I also loved the hero - yes, he makes mistakes and he does some not-so-good things and he will make you mad, but he's not a bad guy. He's fiercely loyal and protected and devoted. He's the type of guy who would do anything for someone he loved regardless of the consequences for himself. He's wonderful and sweet and hard and rough and I completely fell for him! 

I don't think SCARS is one of Ms. Roberts' darkest books, but it's not the lightest book either. It has a dark, mysterious, seductive atmosphere that pulls you in and tantalizes you. It's full of temptation, secrets, betrayal, and mystery. It will stab you in the heart, make you gasp and cry and make you was to just sob and sob. SCARS isn't a picnic to read, but there is beauty and love and a hope to it that makes every pain, ache, and heartbreak worth it. 

SCARS is a standalone, it's told mostly from Lily's POV but we do hear from the hero, and she does get her happy ending. 

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.
In June 2013, Jaimie published her first book, Take a Breath, with the second released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer. She gets tremendous enjoyment out of writing, and even more so from the feedback she receives.
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More by Jaimie Roberts:
Until I Met You:
LUCA: You Will Be Mine:
LUCA: Because You're Mine:

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