Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blog tour & Giveaway for "Scarred Beautiful" by Beth Michele


Title: Scarred Beautiful
Author: Beth Michele
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance


~Synopsis~

Love believes in second chances.

Francis Heller lives with two truths. Love hurts and beauty is only skin deep.

With midnight black hair, moss-colored eyes, and traceable curves, Fran is the picture of beauty and confidence...on the outside. But deep down she is tormented. Not just by the jagged scars that line her body, but by the horrible memories that cloud her mind and haunt her dreams. The ones that make her want to flee from herself and from the devastating pain. The ones that cause her to placate herself with sex. Anything to make her forget. But for Fran, there's nowhere to hide from the darkness that swallows her whole.

Matt Dixon is the gorgeous brother of her best friend's fiancée. He's suffered losses of his own and isn't willing to let anyone in until his unexpected encounter with Fran Heller, the girl who challenges him and causes him to take a second look, not only at her, but at his own life.

But Matt has scars of his own.

Together can they help each other discover that second chances really do exist? That love doesn't have to hurt? Or has the damage they've both suffered cut too deep to ever heal?

**NA/Contemporary Romance with language and mature sexual content.**
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~About the Author~
I am a wife, a mom, an author, and a lover of all things chocolate, well, anything sweet really. While stuffing chocolate in my face, I enjoy reading young adult and new adult novels furiously, and spending time with my husband and two adorable children who keep me on my peppermint pink painted toes. Those same children who inspire me to tell silly stories that cause hysterical giggles to tumble from their bellies. I love to laugh and love to have a good cry, especially after reading a novel that stretches my soul, one that makes me feel, and lingers in the corner of my heart. I’m a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic, and I love to write about LOVE. I began writing when I was in middle school, penning anything from short stories, to poetry, and then later moved on to write children’s books. I have now endeavored into New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels and am loving every minute of it. My first novel, Love Love, was released in May, 2013.  
~Review~
 I loved this book so much so that I became sleep deprived because I just couldn't put it down. What happens when fate steps in and align the cards for Matt and Fran. It is about love, lost and friendship. Love is one that Fran and Matt wasn't looking for when they agreed to "hang" with each other for the time that she was in California, but fate has other ideas for them. Lost, because Fran lost her first love in a freak accident, she never thought that any man will see her for who she was beneath the scars that marred her body and soul, but again, she didn't realize the man that Matt was and how he was going to treat her like the queen that she is, she was afraid she would lose him. Friendship, the friendship that Fran shared with Peyton was one that was slow to growth, Fran wasn't one to open up about her past, but she had no choice but to give their friendship a chance. Matt and Caleb friendship, or I would like to call it familyship is one for the books. Oh man when I was introduced to Caleb's parents I thought that I was going to die laughing, this is the first book I read where the author didn't out a filter on the parents and I enjoyed it so much. This was one book that I ended with a wonderful sigh, because come on, what girl doesn't like a HEA. Also the sex scenes did not disappoint, I loved them, they weren't dirty and naughty just like I love them. Great writing and story telling by Beth, she knows how to captured her readers and I love that about a well written book.
~Excerpt~
“Hey, beautiful, is this seat taken?”
A voice attempts to snap me from my thoughts but I ignore it, until I hear it again.  It’s thick, it’s rich, and it’s throaty.
 “Yoo-hoo…beautiful.  Is it okay if I sit down?”
And when I look up, it’s sexy as hell.
Dear Lord, Sweet Baby Jesus, and an Oh My God all wrapped up in one.  I hope to hell my mouth isn’t hanging open right now.  He has hair the color of the night sky and eyes a deep brown, a square jaw, and lips with a contour so perfect it looks like they were hand-drawn.  Oh, and did I mention he’s cut.  Yeah, he’s cut—like ripped: strong, athletic build and a slim waist, a six-pack accentuated by low-slung jeans, and a white t-shirt that adheres to every single muscle, and I mean…every…single…one.
When I finally find my tongue and make sure it’s securely in my mouth, I speak.  “Sure.  Let me just move my bag.”
He grins, and then all bets are off—like full-on gorgeous off.  He’s got perfect white teeth and a captivating smile.  We’d make a good complement to one another.  I mentally scold myself for sounding like a dog in heat but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying the view.

When he reaches up to place his carry-on and briefcase in the overhead compartment, his shirt eases up and I glimpse the tiniest sliver of tanned, hard stomach.  If he wasn’t so close to me, I’d pull out the Jack Daniels because I definitely need a drink.
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  1. I LOVED this book! Do yourself a favor and read it! :-)

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