Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Scarred by Marie Long Book Review

Sometimes, love comes with a price…

The past is always gonna try and bring you down, but you gotta fight. Fight hard for what you love. Fight to win is what twenty-two-year-old Dominick Anderson believes, but his life is a struggle. Growing up with an abusive father has made Dominick slow to love and trust, and he relies on his brother Kevin to keep him on a straight path. Dominick fights his demons every day, every night. Now a sophomore at the University of Washington and working a steady job at a mechanic’s shop, Dominick wants to create a better life and find the future his father never wanted him to have.

Dominick suppresses his identity and feelings until he meets Denise Ramsey. Smart, stunningly gorgeous, and sharing his love for motorcycles, Denise is everything Dominick longs for in a girl but knows he can never have. When a past love threatens her life and brings out Dominick’s suppressed dark side, he must decide if she’s worth the risk.
Scarred is your somewhat classic two damaged people meet each other and fall in love kind of story, sort of. The distinct difference is our main female character doesn't exactly come into the story damaged, rather she gets there by an unfortunate event. 

The one stand out bit in this story is the fact that our main character is male and he's the one doing all of the pining. He's showing all of the emotions, which I can't say I read a lot of.

 Dominick has had it rough and he's trying to find his way through life, by going to school and working--you know the things normal people do, except he struggles with his past every single day. Every single day his past tries to bring him down, and take him out--that is until he meets Denise Ramsey. She's like the shining light in his dark, dark world, and yet she has no idea that she is. 

Of course, they don't come together easy, I mean it wouldn't be a novel if they did. The story itself is pleasant, the characters are decent but I don't feel too strongly about it either way. Maybe it was the timing, or maybe I'm becoming immune to these kinds of stories. I'm not sure. The writing was good, the story was pretty well developed but I wasn't thrilled.

I'd recommend this one to readers who enjoy their romances told from the male POV.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read too many books with the male POV, but this does sound intriguing <3 <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections