Monday, December 31, 2018

Audiobook Review: Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

by Adriana Locke
Narrated by Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott

Falling in love is easy.

Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.

And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.

The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.

Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.

Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope—sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.

When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.

Life’s not always easy. Love’s not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together … or break them apart.

My review: 5 stars!
Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross are masterful at duet narration, and I always enjoy their work so much. I am always so happy to see Adriana Locke use them for her books- the Gibson Boys series and Landry Family series are great examples.

If you aren't familiar with duet narration, here's a quick definition of the two different style of multiple character narrations.

Duet narration = narrators alternating reading the male and female parts in a chapter.
Dual narration = narrators reading entire POV chapters.

Written in the Scars is so beautifully written- full of realistic emotions and such a fantastic story of redemption. As with all of Locke's books, her characters are well-developed and the dialog is believable and the story is overall just stunning.

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