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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Book Review: Repented by Sophie Monroe

Repented
(Battlescars - Book #4)
by Sphie Monroe
Kindle Edition, 371 Pages
ASIN; B00V9JEEYE
Source: Ebook - Own

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Repented is the fourth book in the bestselling Battlescars series. Repented picks up where Conflicted ended, and will lead into Cracked: A Guilty Tendencies Novel, but is NOT a cliffhanger!

When everything in your life becomes Conflicted, and you're left with more than your fair share of Battlescars, you may become Afflicted. But, in order to rise above the chaos, it's best to be Repented.

Kevin, the lead guitarist of Battlescars, hasn't always been the good guy people perceive him as.

When secrets from his past come out of the shadows and haunt him, his world comes crashing down. Can he be repented, or will his old ways scratch the surfaces and ruin everything?

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This is Kevin’s story in book 3 Kevin’s wedding never happened and Bryn walked away. That was actually a really good thing for Kevin. Bryn was not meant to be with Kevin. Kevin slips a little with the sobriety but manages to pull himself up before he is in to deep.

Kevin picks up the tour bus for Jake and side swipes a girl named Bri. This author has a major issue with B names…. Brett, Bri, Bryn, Britt… to many for me to keep straight. Anyway Bri moves to Smithville in with her cousin Madison.

Kevin has a chance meeting with Madison and thinks he will never see the beauty again but he does and he thinks maybe this is fate.

My thoughts: 1st - Kevin cannot do (a little) cocaine and not have to go back to rehab. That sounds wrong to me. 2nd - Kevin’s parents are described as HIPPIES that are Free Spirited but they own a huge house and there is a Lambo in the driveway. NO… Hippies do not own huge houses or Lambo’s. I agree it makes sense that they own holistic and more NATURAL spas but I would never say they are hippies. I know hippies they are more, give all the money away to charity and I can live as a minimalist. I feel most of this is to unrealistic for me to really be in the moment with this story. Which is disappointing because I loved the others.

I also wish there was more background on Bri since some of the story was about Austin and Bri’s relationship. I wanted more on that story.

And what the heck happened to poor sweet Brittney. She was in book 3 got a job with the band as marketing and was never heard from again. Then we have the 3rd romance in the book with Peyton & Zach. All we see of Peyton is she is whinny and annoying and Zach is a horn dog who wants the rock star lifestyle with a chick waiting at home for him.

Rating: 2 Stars

I am hoping if there is a book 5 in the series that it will be a little better for me. This is a good series and don’t get me wrong most of the books are good.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Book Review: Conflicted by Sophie Monroe

Conflicted
Battlescars - Book #3
by Sophie Monroe
Kindle Edition, 224 Pages
ASIN: B00F7KLNFO
Source: Ebook - Own

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When you think about your life are there things you would reverse?
Derek Scott is the twenty-six year old drummer of Battlescars. With a past marred by tragedy, he has a hard time letting people in. He's also made his share of mistakes. Now, he's trying to come to terms with the choices he has made recently and what they mean for him.

When someone from his past comes back into his life, Derek thinks maybe he can get back on track. However, things unravel, leaving him more unclear than ever. When long kept secrets find him and force him to decide what really matters in his life, will he be able to choose a path - or will he always be conflicted?
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Derek and Joss were a match made in HELL. They knew this but tried to keep it on the Lighter side. Three problems with that; First is Derek and Joss have a real connection that goes way back; Second is Joss is Blake's little sister; Third is they are a lot alike and that spells disaster.

Derek and Joss take the plunge and try to keep the feelings out of it but that does not happen. They try to move on from each other and it proves to be very difficult. Derek has a lot of secrets and a lot of them come out in this story. You see way Derek is so shut off and guarded and way he does not do relationships.

Story was good. Joss is refreshing with her honesty. Brittney you feel bad for and hope her character gets a better ending down the road.  Derek is just a sad character and even though this story gives him a happier ending I still feel sad for the character. There is a little cliffhanger but nothing to bad at the end of this one.

Rating: 3 Stars





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