Monday, December 23, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Touching Scars by Stacy Borel

Title:  Touching Scars
Author:  Stacy Borel
Publication Date: December 24th 2013 (first published December 18th 2013)
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  Timber Nelson has recently returned home after serving two tours in Iraq. Suffering from PTSD, he’s a shadow of the man he was before his time in the military. Instead of learning to live with the nightmares he faced in the war, he drowns them in a bottle of Crown.

Katherine Pierce is an alluring woman with dark brown hair, tattoos, and a fiery attitude. Yet her history is one full of disturbing images that she’s been trying to run away from for the better part of six years.

Undeniable attraction between Timber and Kat reaches its peak and they both give in to the unquestionable pull.

Will Timber be able to save Kat from her past repeating itself?

And will they be able to soothe each other’s scars? Or will their old scars become new wounds?

This book is a stand alone.



I actually really enjoyed myself while reading this. Albeit, the pacing was slow and basically sticks to one steady speed, I still actually liked and appreciated it.

Touching Scars tells the story of two individuals who have been broken by life.

Timber Nelson returns home after spending two tours in Iraq a changed man. He struggles with PTSD and molding back into civilian life while coming to terms with the demons he left behind back East.

He meets up with Katherine "Kat" Pierce, who just so happens to be a girl from high school that his buddies used to pick on, and the sparks begin to fly. Only now, Kat isn't the awkward, shy teen she once was. Beautiful, confident, and feisty, Timber has definitely met his match with this sexy vixen.

But....Kat harbors a secret that could shatter a long time friendship. What could it be? And will it prevent Kat and Timber's budding relationship?

My thoughts: A lovely, lovely read!! These are just two individuals given a bad set of cards and trying to stay afloat of things. I found myself sympathizing with the both of them because each is going through a tough ordeal that could scar them for a lifetime if not handled delicately and right away!

Timber's situation, is pretty self-explanatory. I mean two words: military service. I'm sure all of you can guess the traumas he must face so I won't even elaborate on his situation in fear of lessening the impact of his story.

As for Kat, well, I can't really say much without totally spilling the beans on her. But I will say that she is a victim running away from her past. That is, until her past catches up with her.

So bam! There ya go!

A brilliant and touching story about healing, forgiving, and making the best out of life. :)

My Rating:

-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8

Where to get your copy!

No comments:

Post a Comment