Monday, 22 December 2014
REIVEW - Beneath the Scars by Melanie Moreland
Release Date: 14 October 2014
The sound of the ocean, the crash of the waves as they kick up against the sand and rocks—these are the only sounds Megan Greene wants to hear. She wants to leave the rest of the world behind, and find some peace. The offer of a private house on the beach, set in a small town in Maine, is perfect. Time to think—to be by herself. It’s all she wants. It’s the escape she needs.
Until she stumbles across the painting that seems to echo her own chaotic mindset. Until she meets the unfriendly artist behind the stormy painting and discovers his secrets.
All Zachary Adams wants is to be left alone. His canvases, and the unending scope of the ocean and sand, are his life. They direct him—fill his hours. Bring him focus.
Until she enters his life. She dredges up memories of the past—the haunting images he has hidden for years; the fears he has never shared. A story he keeps buried below the surface.
Can she make him see what he is missing? Can he trust her enough to believe?
Together they embark on a journey where their pasts collide and threaten to tear them apart. Will their fragile bond hold or wash away with the ebbing tide?
My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**
The description of this book pulled me in as it sounded intriguing and something that I would love and I was not disappointed.
The authors writing style pulled me straight into the story and I was unable to put the book down. Sometimes I was smiling, sometimes I was crying and sometimes I was pulling my hair out in frustration.
Yes there is insta-lust which can be annoying, especially as Megan has just come out of a really bad relationship, but it did work.
Both characters are damaged in some way, but Zachary is the one with the most issues to overcome and Megan always shows him patience and love as he tries to overcome his issues, however a spanner is thrown into the works when her ex turns up and spreads lies.
Megan instantly forgives the fact that he runs away, knowing it is because of his past, but she is still very much hurt and struggles to cope without him.
There is a lot of heartache, turbulent emotions and a bought of healing all tumbled together to give a punch of a story that just gets better the further you get into it. It is a little slow to begin with, but soon I was completely sucked into the book.
The ending had me on tenterhooks tears streaming down my face as I witnessed the transformation in Zachary.
A brilliant read.