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***Blog Tour,5 Star Reviews & Teasers*** Scarred By Love & Broken By Love By C.A Harms

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Title: Scarred By Love 
Author: CA Harms 
Genre: Contemporary
Publication Date: March 9, 2014
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Purchase Links:  Amazon US  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon UK  






Synopsis 


THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT AND IS MEANT FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. SOME LANGUAGE MAY BE FOUND OFFENSIVE.

Riley thought she was in love. She thought she found the perfect guy until his aggressive behavior became too much to handle and she ran.

Becoming withdrawn from the world and hiding from the chance of loving again. Having four older brothers and a determined best friend she had no choice but to stand strong. 

Over time Riley was able to open up once again. She had no idea that the one person she needed was right under her nose.

She was guarded and hesitant when it came to bad boys...after all it was a bad boy that shattered her once before.

Zander wanted the girl from the party. He wanted to be near her even though she continued to push him away. He couldn’t let go of the gorgeous girl with those stormy eyes. 

They both had secrets they kept hidden from one another. They found it easier to talk to others than to confide in each other. Riley begins to realize Zander isn't who she thought he was and falling for the sexy voiced Lead Singer/Guitar player may be just what she needs.

They struggle through hard times and learn to trust again. But will the love that grows be enough to hold them together or will the heartache they suffer drive a wedge between them forever.
They could be toxic to one another or they could heal the wounds that run deep within their souls.


My Review

Scarred by Love is the opening book in C.A Harms new series, and holy crap does this series start with a bang. This book was amazaballs!! I loved every minute of it and it had me from the first page. We are introduced to the Parks family and their close group of friends. This book centralises around Riley the only girl out of 5 kids. She is a wonderfully well rounded character that can be soft and girly or rough and tough. And Zander, the only question I have about him is where the hell can I find a Zander?? I loved the writing style in this book, Miss.Harms gives us both points of views throughout the entire book, which gives us the chance to see how each are dealing with life.


Riley is introduced to us in one of the worst scenarios you can imagine, she is in an abusive relationship and is in the middle of one of a beating from her drunken boyfriend Parker. After he stops she makes the courageous choice to leave. She runs to her brothers and they all surround her with support and love, along with one brother laying a beat down on Parker. Riley hides away ashamed that she let the destructive relationship go as long as she did. But months later she decides to own her life again. She moves in with her best friend Kate, who by the way I loved her too. She is the friend we all have or are to someone. 



One night they go out with Riley’s brothers to a party and that is where she meets Zander. Zander is instantly intrigued by Riley, he goes to make the moves on her and can’t believe when she brushes him off. Then with some serious misunderstanding about his friendship with his best friend Beth, Riley writes him right off. But then Beth comes to the rescue and explains that she and Zander are just friends.

When Riley is invited to the bar to watch Zander’s band preform, it is fireworks from the word go. Holy hell these two are hot together. But Zander is also trying to heal from his own loss. He lost his mom to cancer and is still carrying the burden of being the product of an affair. I love Zander so much he is an amazing man. Even though he has his moments of stupidity, he more than makes up for it with the way he loves Riley wholly and without question.

Riley and Zander’s relationship is put through many tests and angry words. They had me crying and yelling at my kindle over and over again. But the love and uber heat these to bring was totally worth the emotional rollercoaster I went through.

Along the way we are introduced to all Riley’s brothers and Kate even begins to date one of them Carson. Their story is in the next book of this series and holy crap if I thought I was emotionally drained from Riley and Zander,  Kate and Carson took me to a whole new level of a thrill ride.



Book #1 in the Series



★★☆ 5 Zander Loving Stars ☆★★

Review By Angela Deforge


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Title:Broken By Love
Author: CA Harms
Genre: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
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Synopsis 


Kate thought she and Carson had finally reached level ground. They had moved in together and were preparing for the arrival of their baby.

She never thought they would only be driven further apart by his withdrawn and distant behavior. 

Carson had always had his freedom, and for a moment, he thought he could still live that life.

Only Kate needs more. She can no longer pretend that what he’s willing to offer is enough.

By the time Carson finally realizes that Kate deserves a better life than he’s been giving her, it may be too late.

He may have finally pushed her away to the point of no return…



My Review

The second book in this series is Broken by Love, here we meet up with a very pregnant Kate and a disconnected Carson. We saw the way Carson was in the first book but he takes it to a whole new extreme in this book. The love that Kate felt from him is now gone, it forces Kate to make the decision to leave Carson. She moves back in with the happy couple Zander and Riley.

I was so heartbroken for her and wanted to junk punch Carson. But with her leaving him it makes Carson realizes the flaw in his ways. Carson makes it his goal to show Kate how much he loves her and wants her in his life with their baby. Now I will say as mad as I was at Carson he totally redeemed himself. Like I’m talking making your knees weak and saying the things every woman wants to hear. 




Kate is gun shy though and just doesn’t think love is enough sometimes. But really who could resist Carson once he decides to get his head out of his ass? Through shear will and love these two come back together and it is beautiful. I admit I got choked up and was Carson’s number one cheerleader.
We also get a better look and Max, another of the brothers. He takes asshole tendencies to a whole new level. He has a girl that loves him whole heartly but is tired of being pushed aside and pulled back in at his convenience.

Even after Carson proves his love for Kate and they think that their happily ever after is going to happen, more dark clouds loom. Kate was never close to her family and always felt like a second class citizen to them, but when a dark secret is revealed it will rock her to the core.

But through it all Carson stands strong with her and is ready to do whatever he needs to to bring nothing but happiness to Kate and their baby. I really can't say enough about the 180 Carson does. I tell ya if he had been the man he becomes from the word go I would be hunting down a Carson as well..lol.

This book ends us in one hell of a cliff hanger and I for one will be counting down the days to Max’s story. I will say though the best part of Miss.Harms writing and the way she tells a story is that even though each book centralizes around a different couple the others from previous stories are still ever present. I was so happy to get a glimpse into how Zander and Riley are doing and how their life is progressing together.

So really both these books are a must read and make sure you all keen an eye out for Max’s story. I know I will be waiting and hoping that it’s very soonJ


Book #2 in the Series



★★☆ 5 Keep Bringing On The Parks Boys Stars ☆★★

Review By Angela Deforge

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Book #3 Coming Soon!

About the Author

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.


She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.








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