Falling in love is easy.
Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.
And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.
The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.
Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.
Through the tears, the second-guesses, and the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope - sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.
When Ty shows back up with a newfound determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.
Life's not always easy. Love's not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together...or break them apart.
A brand new standalone romance from USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke.
©2016 Adriana Locke (P)2016 Adriana Locke
I am obsessed with audio books! My favorite genre is erotica and romance -- there's just not enough hours in the day to enjoy ...
This story grabbed my heart and just didn't let go. The emotions felt so real I almost felt like I was right there with Ty and Elin and going through their marriage struggles right along with them. Adriana Locke wrote another poignant love story that leaves you satisfied yet still wanting more. The narrators delivered such a wonderfully captivating performance that I didn't stop listening until the very end -- one sitting.
I have listened to all of Adriana Locke's books that are available and I can't wait for the next book to be released.
Beautiful story of love and loss. Of working hard at relationships to enjoy the true beauty of love. It's about the goodness of people and sacrifices made. It's about friends and family; family by blood and by choice.
The narrators were stellar and made this story even better. They demonstrated the emotions you feel as a reader: sadness, anger, anguish, hope, love, sarcasm, fear, and devastation. A top performance by these two.
This was a re-read for me and was truly better the second time and that much more touching and emotional with audio.
this was an incredible journey....I commend Adrianna for an amazing story. the cast of characters was outstanding. we are able to identify with each one. The story was about a close group of friends as well as a married couple going through battles of life. Love, hope and a strong bond of friendship. I have to say the ending was a big tear jerker....I was saying to myself I can't wait for Cords story....True friendship was a big part of this HEA. I believe the hero was really Cord in this story. Typically and Elin were amazing soul mates. I recommend this book to anyone that can appreciate a soul searching journey of love.
This book is amazing and exciting, I laughed and cried with the characters. I listen to this book in two days because, I was unable to put it down. I am in awe for this book., you will not be able to stop. Loved this book, kai Kennicott and Wen Ross are among some of my very awesome narrators I just love listening to.
I love reading! You can find me at home at night with my face in a book or listening to books during the day while I'm working!
I would definitely listen to it again! A friend of mine had read this book and told me how much she loved it and that I should read it, once I saw it was on audible I thought I'd listen to it. I am so glad that I did! It was amazing!
There is this scene where Ty shows up at their house and starts making a scarecrow because it's what they do every year, you can tell he's trying and she is so torn with being mad at him/in love with him, but she still tells him he needs to stop. He tells her, “I’m not letting you walk away from me. If I have to spend the next ten years winning you back, I will. I’m prepared to do that. I promised you for better or worse, until death do us part. This is the worse part. I’m aiming for the better now. [...] Even if it takes me until the death part, I’ll try. I love you, Elin. I’m going to remind you of that until you believe it.” She responds, “It could take a long time. I don’t think your patience would last very long.” He tells her, “Probably not. So you should just give in now."
It's a great example of the push and pull that happens throughtout the book, but this scene and a lot of the scenes where the two are fighting are done phenomenally and with so much emotion in the audiobook.
I did listen to this book all in one sitting, I listened to it at a faster speed though so it didn't take the full time to get through.
Elin and Ty have been together since they were in high school and married for several years but we enter the book at a time where everything in their relationship has broken down. Ty had been injured from an accident on the job and wasn't working putting some financial strain on them. The two of them had also been trying to get pregnant for quite some time and already had a miscarriage putting more strain on their marriage. It seems that every time they are in the same room it ends up in a fight. At one point before the story begins Elin had gone to the bank to find out that Ty had taken out a thousand dollars and when she confronts him about it they have a blowout fight that results in her telling him to leave and he does. She didn't really mean it and is upset at how easily he could walk away from the life they had. The book (after a sweet prologue that shows a pre-wedding scene) starts with him coming back into town a few months after their fight.
I have to say that I loved this book. LOVED it! A lot of that was due in large part to the narration, which was top notch. Both Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross deliver a powerful performance from the fight scenes to the sex scenes and also the scenes that the two leads banter in. They show such passion when needed and also a lightheartedness in the perfect spots. They add layers to their characters, on top of an already solid and wonderful story. I also liked that Kai performed all of the female lines while Wen did the male lines. I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but ended up loving it once I was engrossed in the story.
This audiobook made me smile, laugh, cry (a lot), it made me Feel - a lot. I felt very connected to the story and the characters in it. The story is solid and sound, and it's not only believable but also relatable in a lot of ways. The struggles of marriage, of loving someone but being so mad with them it's hard to see past it, the way two lives are intertwined, the moments of falling in love, of having a partner to share life's moments with, and of feeling betrayed for whatever the reason may be. Trials and tribulations, love and heartbreak. This book has it all. I highly recommended it!!!
If you don't receive a clear message from listening to this book, you better check for a pulse. This book is phenomenal!!! The author, the narration, everything is just amazing!! WELL WORTH THE CREDIT!
Ty and Elin have this connection that you only dream to have yourself. We're taking on such a roller coaster ride with these two that you can't help but cheer them on. This book, this story hits hard and there is no way you can't be touched deeply from it. There are times I feel like screaming at Elin and want her to do what she refuses to and at other times I want to do the same with Ty. There's a point where your whole world gets turned upside down and from that point on I had tears in my eyes non stop. This is such a beautiful story and no doubt in my mind that it will stay with me for a long time if not forever. Written In The Scars is a must read but as I said make sure you have your tissues close by. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.
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What A Powerful! Raw! Emotional Story! Perfectly narrated! Kia Kennicott and Wen Ross's did an amazing job bringing all the emotions to life! I could feel the hurt, anguish, love and all the emotions the characters went though. By the end, I was in tears!!!!
Ty and Elin's story will not leave the listener untouched. This married couple takes the listener through the uglier side of a relationships, the side if survived, only makes a couple stronger. The emotions are real, raw and all over the place. One moment I was frustrated with the characters, the next I was happy, then I was sad, and finally I was left feeling bittersweet. You know you've listened to a well written story, when you feel all the emotions, and boy, did I felt them all.
Between the heart-wrenching plot, and stellar narration this was an unforgettable story! Well worth a credit!
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
Love This Book!! The Author did an amazing job and OF COURSE SO DID KAI KENNICOTT & WEN ROSS!! They should show all narrators how it's done!!
Mom of 3. Voracious reader and listener. If I don't have the ability to pick up a book, then I grab an audio book.
I can't even imagine that the print version is better. I say that only because I'm pretty sure this is Kai and Wen's best performance to date.
McCurry! OMG. Cord is my absolute favorite character. He brings an extra sense of family and love to the story. He brings the laughter. He is the brother this quad never had.
Everything, as usual. I felt like I was standing right there witnessing everything as it happened. I thought I was friends with Elin, I felt like I knew TY. I could vividly picture Ty walking up to the new girl in school and asking her for gum.
There were plenty of moments, but the letters are what moved me.
Read it or listen to it. Doesn't matter. Just pick it up and get started.
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