- File Size: 238 KB
- Print Length: 87 pages
- Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 17, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N6MYMCY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,641,936 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Set up as diary format, Scars and Tattoos is sprinkled with Southern aphorism (livelier than a puppy with two tails, for example). I would not classify this as erotica, although there is explicit sex, it is much more about learning to be strong again.
Some of the author’s details are poorly researched (C-4 is stable and could not have exploded in the manner described for example), occasionally there is a little TMI (I could have done without the description (however sketchy) of the colon cleansing) but the story has some good bones to it.
The love story seemed to happen a little fast, but I guess it does sometimes for some people. But there were a few still a few disconnects. A man who has been married and fathered a child should not tell another woman he has never made love before, IMO. At least not without further information. There was not enough knowledge as a reader of Mark for us to feel comfortable in a first person narrative when sex occurred, especially when a story deals with recovery from intense spousal abuse
Although at first I felt the main character was focused a bit too much on appearance all that focus on appearance becomes somewhat of a metaphor of renewal as the story goes forward. In fact, those minor details I found annoying all disappeared as I read further.
When Eliza Jane confronts the scars from her past, the story drew me in, it hit notes I have felt myself as an abuse survivor. Then there was a big skip of 5 months, where we could have learned a bit more about how her boys adjusted to Mark, and how she dealt with her new career.
Bottom line though? I found it moving, and even though my abuse experience decades old, I found it healing. And I want to get a tattoo.
2.5 -3 stars
Scars and Tattoos started off really well; I was intrigued and my heart was literally pounding. However, sadly for me it went downhill quite quickly.
Eliza's past was interesting and the emotional and physical scars her marriage left were heartbreaking. However, the story became dry yet tedious and started losing my attention. I liked her interactions with Mark but they didn't have many and at times it felt unrealistic. There were too many characters which at times felt overwhelming.
This book sadly wasn't for me. The story felt rushed - this was a short book but it didn't flow well at times - too many things were going on.
Eliza's interactions with her family and friends are very interesting because they all demonstrate being there to help her overcome everything.
And when Mark appears in the story, things get really interesting. He also demonstrates that, despite all of her past, he's willing to love her and make her happy.
I liked the story and the characters, I just think it could have been developed a bit more, because several events were very fast.
I recommend reading this book.
For me this was not an erotic romance as categorized. Although there were a few descriptive sex scenes, the focus was more on coping with the abuse after her marriage.
This was a fast paced book and I didn't get a feel for who the characters were. They characters seemed one dementional with no very little depth. I feel that this story had many opportunities to expand on the characters but those opportunities fell short.
This was a good read but it lacked development and depth.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
I did not like this book. The flow of the story felt very choppy, chapter breaks were after each scene break it felt like. The characters were not fleshed out enough, I felt like you had seen Mark twice and suddenly there was this big revelation of love?
The sex scenes while very descriptive, were very out of place in this story. It almost felt like they were placed in to meet a quota of them.