Writing Style Rating: 🌟
UGH, flashbacks! I was not a fan of this. The book is split into two parts. Part one is the heroines POV and part two is the hero. That didn’t bother me, but the chapters jump between 1993 and 1995, I hated this.
Storyline Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I truly loved the story between Gabriel and Carrie. It was a beautiful and heartbreaking second chance romance. Two souls torn apart before they could ever really get started.
Gabriel is a kind and sweet soul. He is instantly smitten with the beautiful Carrie.
Heroine : 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Carrie is strong yet quiet. Though she is rich and seen by others as a princess that is not at all how she see’s herself. She is humble in her beauty.
Chemistry between h/H: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The innocence of how Gabriel and Carrie’s relationship starts there isn’t an overwhelming sexual chemistry but more a pull of two people meant to be together. Lots of feels.
Smut Factor: 🌟🌟
It’s hard for me with books that have an abuse trigger to give a true smut factor. I never want it to seem like I am giving a sexy rating to the abuse scenes. With that in mind, the scenes between Gabriel and Carrie are hot and heavy.
Overall Thoughts: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I enjoyed the story CD Reiss gave us in Pretty Scars, but because of my dislike for flashbacks it wasn’t all I thought it could be. I would have preferred if she would have made part one all the 1993 chapters and then part two flash forward to 1995. With that being said Gabriel and Carrie’s story wouldn’t be denied and pushed past my irritation with the flashbacks.
“A gripping, sensual and darkly romantic masterpiece.”– Frolic
Pretty Scars, Carrie Drazen’s long awaited love story from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, is available now!
In Carrie Drazen’s diamond-studded world, beauty is everything: a blessing, a commodity, and a curse. Her beauty got her past the velvet ropes and into New York’s high society, but it ripped her away from the man she loved and chained her to an unbearable life.
Then, in a single night, a song played by a mysterious and secretive musician carries her back to a past ripe with possibilities, when love could open any door.
Who is this anonymous performer?
How can a man she’s never met tell the story of a boy she loved with such precision?
She needs to know. But sometimes masks exist for a reason, and this unveiling could scar them both.
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About CD ReissCD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
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