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The Starfarer (The Araloka Chronicles Book 2) by Petra Landon

Deepest Scars (Being Me Book 5) by Tricia Copeland


“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” ― William Shakespeare,

Romeo and Juliet A new job, new city, and new friends seem like the perfect solutions for healing Zack’s broken heart. A fiery red-head, with passion for all of his favorite activities, couldn’t hurt either. She seems perfect for him, and he's immediately drawn in. The romance blossoms, but Zack is side-swiped when he learns she's hiding things. Is the relationship worth salvaging or do her scars run too deep? Don’t miss Zack’s story in this Being Me series stand-alone companion novel!
Source: I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review.
Genre: Clean, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: February 22, 2018
Series: Being Me

Review

Deepest Scars is a wonderful, touching story about the process of moving on!

After college, Zack decided to move on figuratively and literally. Between working temporary gigs at local hospitals and a part-time trainer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, working out, hiking, and playing a variety of sports with his friends, Zack doesn't have too much time to contemplate his unrequited love for Amanda. However, he still bears the scars of being by her side as she battled an eating disorder and then losing her to his friend, Doug. Will those scars keep him from finding love again, or will he find someone, only to lose her too?

While this is a standalone companion novel, I recommend reading the first four books in the series because doing so will help you feel more connected to Zack and his journey. I know it helped me as I was interested to see another side of Zack that was different than the happy-go-lucky persona in the previous books, and I was happy to see how his character evolved from "partying college student" to "responsible young adult."

I loved the character development in this book! Copeland goes to great lengths to create multi-dimensional characters using rich character histories and intriguing external and internal dialogues. Even the secondary characters in the book are developed and interesting. It was easy for me to be drawn into the story and become emotionally invested in Zack and Liz. The setting is detailed and absolutely breathtaking! I used to live in the Southwest and Copeland's realism is brilliant. The different activities that are available to locals and visitors were accurate and made me a little homesick.

I really don't understand the ratings for this book. It is a captivating and well-executed new adult romance that demonstrates the long-term impact that addiction and illness have on the friends, family, and loved ones of a person who suffers from those issues; how moving on and living one's life is often the healthiest option for everyone involved.

If you are looking for a clean, intelligent, sensitive, and well-thought-out romance, I think you'll enjoy Deepest Scars by Tricia Copeland. If you're looking for a sappy, high-school-drama romance, this isn't the book for you.

About Tricia Copeland

Tricia Copeland, author
Tricia Copeland, author
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives with her family Colorado. Her newest releases are Deepest Scars, a new adult romance, and Lovelock Ones, a sci-fi novel. Her fantasy books include Kingdom of Embers, Kingdom of Darkness, and Kingdom of Honor. Her new adult romance Being Me series includes Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, and Being Me. Her first YA paranormal work Drops of Sunshine first appeared in Spellbound. If not on a trail, you can find Tricia at http://www.triciacopeland.com/, on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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