Title :

Silent Scars

Author :

Ada Frost

Series :

Surviving, #4

Release date : 28th November 2015
Rating : 5 +++ Stars
Blurb :

Her Man. Their Hero. His Pain. What happens when you pray for death and you’re ignored? You have to live.You have to survive.But what if the last thing you want is to take your next breath? To the world, Ryan is a hero, an ex-marine, brother, son and protector. He has devoted his life to keeping others safe. He will do anything and everything to ensure his loved ones are protected, even if that means destroying his very own soul. After an explosion on the battlefield ends his career in the Marine’s, Ryan is sent home with an honorable discharge. But the war hasn’t ended for him. He is home, he is free and he’s breathing, but he’s dead inside. He wants nothing more than peace, but the nightmares in his mind will not grant him that. They taunt him, tease him and torture his waking moments. The darkness within him is slowly consuming him, blackness has seeped into his veins and is rotting his core. Ryan is a man on the edge of destruction. For once he is the one in need of saving. He needs a saviour. He needs her. Ryan is commissioned as a bodyguard to Aloura Cavendish. When he initially meets her, he believes her to be a spoiled rich brat, wasting his time. But the fire inside her astounds him. When he pushes, he never expects her to push back. When he runs, she chases. For the first time in his life, Ryan has a protector willing to fight his demons. The only problem – he is too afraid to release them.

Review :

Yes sure – I know – I read sooo many books and have sooo many favorite authors that it really does not count if I say “yeeeah I got an ARC of one of my favorite authors” – but still


It is always the same exciting feeling – it never gets old … and I would like to thank Ada Frost for the wonderful 48 hours she allowed me to spend with Ryan …
Some authors have a talent to create characters that you would love to extract from the pages to bring them to life. After finishing “Silent Scars” it took me a while to sort through my feelings.. no actually that is not true .. I knew what I was feeling but I wanted to enjoy it a little longer without having to analyze it to write a review.
I am not sure if quoting from an ARC is wise – but I doubt that the author would change or remove the line I am about to share with you … This was the precise moment my heart broke …
“What does it tell you when even God rejects me?” I offered him a weak smile and turned to leave.
I left without answering because it was obvious. I wanted to die and I wasn’t even granted that peace.
Still I do not want to voice out loud what I was feeling when reading that book – and it was a lot – believe me and all of it was pleasant.
So much in fact that I totally ignored that it was quite early when I figured out the “big question of the who” and I also ignored that the “reasoning for the why” might not have fulfilled my needs….(normally)
Because those two leading characters fulfilled every need a reader could have in a book. The plot was only sort of accompanying those two on their journey – for all I care – you could have placed them in an empty room and it would have still been good.
Which is an interesting feeling for me – as I usually always deduct points if a plotline is not like expected or has holes in it – and for me to even consider not needing a plot at all #laughing
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