Imperfect Women and Forever Yours are proud to bring you August’s installment of Book Crush Monthly! Every month we will bring you a new book review with chances to win ebooks! 25 winners will be chosen each month. This month our selection is Shooting Scars by Karina Halle!
*Jen received a free copy of Shooting Scars by Karina Halle in exchange for an honest review.. The opinions expressed are her own and were not influenced by the method in which she received the book.
Expected Publication Date: August 20th 2013
If you’re looking for a book that has flowers, rainbows, dancing unicorns and a happily ever after, keep looking. If you want gritty, in-your-face, New Adult badassery, then Shooting Scars should be your next read. I lost count at how many times I asked myself, “How does Karina come up with this stuff?”. This book is a roller coaster filled with twists and turns. Just as soon as you think you know where it’s going and what’s going to happen ~ Karina slaps you upside the head with a plot twist you didn’t see coming and completely changes course. To say Shooting Scars keeps you on your toes would be an understatement. Prepare to be glued to your kindle.
Shooting Scars is book 2 in The Artists Trilogy series. You’ll need to read book 1, Sins & Needles, first. Trust me when I say that book 1 was brilliant and a must read! I read S&N back when I first started getting into reading again and it blew me away. Shooting Scars picks us up where Sins & Needles left us off, mouths dropped wide open and minds blown.
Ellie Watt is the furthest thing from a girly girl. In S&N, Ellie is an absolute ball-buster. Her ruthless persona both scared me and made me root for her. I wasn’t sure how she was going to survive emotionally after the events of S&N. What we get in Shooting Scars is an emotionally busted up, vulnerable Ellie with a conscious. Can someone who is as scarred as Ellie is, really be changed for the better? After reading S&N, I wouldn’t have put money on Ellie being able to change.
Camden McQueen is still one hell of a tatted up, nerdy glasses wearing, revenge seeking ball of fire! (I think I might have a thing for nerdy glasses on a guy) He is full of regret and rage, a deadly combination. Being inside Camdens head in Shooting Scars (Brilliant move giving us Camdens POV!) is like being inside a tornado ready to touch down at any moment. It’s thrilling, scary and unpredictable. In Shooting Scars, Camden holds nothing back. His emotions are laid out for anyone with a pair of eyes to see. His devotion to setting things right and getting back what is his is scary and thrilling. The dangerous and ugly path he takes to carry out his mission will leave you feeling weak-kneed. You don’t want to look away for fear of missing what he’s going to do next. Camden McQueen steals the show in Shooting Scars.
And then we have the blood sucking, slimy, manipulating piece of crap known as Javier. His calm demeanor and controlling ways are both frightening and aggravating. His manipulation of Ellie is terrifying yet brilliant. Really, what else can you expect from a psychotic, murdering drug lord? If there is anyone in Shooting Scars that I just want to beat the crap out of, it’s Javier. Every character in Shooting Scars has depth, a purpose and is memorable. Even the secondary characters (Raul is a big bag of douche!) are written in a way that makes them stand out. Shooting Scars is a wild ride that will leave you on an emotional ledge from start to finish. Speaking of finishes, I need the 3rd book – Bold Tricks – like yesterday. Karina leaves us hanging, once again, with our jaws on the floor wanting more.
My rating: 5 – heart pumping, danger around every corner, kick you in your face -stars!
As a special treat – you can read Chapter 1 of Shooting Scars here.
About the Author:
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.
25 eBook copies of Shooting Scars by Karina Halle Sponsored by Forever Romance
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A big shout out to Paranormal Book Club for taking part in helping us promote August’s Book Crush Monthly Giveaway.
Ends at 11:59 pm EST on August 19th, 2013
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