Sunday, March 24, 2013

Scarred by J.S. Cooper

Scarred by J. S. Cooper

Everyone in Jonesville thought that Bryce Evans had the perfect life in High School: he was the Mayor's son, the quarterback for the football team, the boyfriend of the head cheerleader and had a 4.1 GPA. His acceptance to Notre Dame came as a surprise to no-one. However when he chose to enlist in the marines instead everyone was shocked. 

Lexi Lord was the quiet girl in school and kept to her small group of eccentric friends. She had no connection to any of the popular kids except for one incident on Prom Night when her path crossed with Bryce's. When Bryce enlisted, Lexi was the only one that wasn't disappointed and decided to send him anonymous letters as a way to feel connected to him. She stopped after a year because she felt there was nowhere for their relationship to go. 

Fast-forward four years and Bryce is back in Jonesville and once again he and Lexi cross paths. Only he's no longer the seemingly perfect man and Lexi's no longer the quiet girl. This time their relationship is quite different but both of them have secrets from the past and friends that threaten to ruin their chance at happiness together.

Amy's Thoughts: 
I think this story has so much potential. It was definitely a good read, I don't regret what I paid for it, but I have to say that it needs work. I think that the MCs could have been so much better developed. I found that it was difficult to grab onto a connection to Lexi & Bryce. 

I felt that it was kind of rushed. And there was a ton of monologue, almost too much monologue, & not enough dialogue. 

Lexi's relationship with her 2 best friends, is odd to say the least. While I felt a definite connection to Luke, it always seemed like Anna was on the outside looking in. The third-wheel. If this was the author's intent, she accomplished that perfectly. 

Follow up book is Healed - review to come! 
I would definitely read this book again when I want a short read. 

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