Hi. My name is Jordan. I never had the perfect life as a child but I wasn’t abused. More like confused. I grew up in one crazy family, but they only made me the person I am today. Well, let’s just say that they built the mold until I was sixteen.
Life has a way of smacking you around sometimes.
My life, after sixteen; well let’s just say that I was sucker-punched. How many rounds do you think I can take or will I just cut and run the minute the whistle sounds?
I am scarred, alone, and vulnerable; fighting everyone, including myself in self preservation.
Will I find redemption, my own peace of mind?
Scarred is a story about a troubled young girl who suffers almost unbearable loss beginning at a young age. She loses someone very important to her and finds herself numbing the pain through meaningless sex and drug abuse. The story begins in 1991 and ends in 2012. It chronicles her life through its highs and lows, and she does have her share of lows, but she always manages to pick herself up and go on. When she is just getting out of high school, she meets a young cop, Gavin. The two begin a hot affair, but Jordan isn’t ready for commitment yet, so she runs. However, Gavin isn’t about to give up on Jordan. Will they ever find their HEA?
Scarred had so much potential to be a 5 star read. It addresses some very important issues, such as loss and drug abuse. It is done in a very raw, realistic way, but I felt like parts of the story were rushed. I do realize that it is a book that takes place over a long period of time. However, I think it would have been better if there was more detail during the important parts of her life. There was a good bit of time described when she is undergoing treatment for her addiction. In my opinion, more time should have been taken in detailing her relationship with Gavin since he plays such a big role in the book. With all that said, Jordan was a character readers will not soon forget. There are times I didn’t really like her because of the choices she made, but other times, I loved her. She has a tenacity and determination not many people have especially when life knocked her down as many times as it did.
I will be reading the next book because it is from Gavin’s point of view. So, I am curious to see their relationship from his perspective. He really does love her, and I hope they finally get their HEA.
Jordan has had a rough childhood and just when things are looking up, at age 16, a tragic event sends her on a downward spiral. She is on a path of self-destruction with drugs and sex and doesn’t care enough to change until she’s given no alternative. About a year later, on a night out with friends, Jordan meets the one who will change her life yet again, Gavin.
Gavin is a local police officer and even though there is a 5 year age difference, he and Jordan are drawn to each other. They start dating and grow closer together and neither have ever been happier. But Jordan gets into a bit of trouble and rather than put Gavin’s job in jeopardy, she decides to leave town.
5 1/2 years later, Jordan is back in town and when she and Gavin cross paths, even though they are with other partners, they are unable to deny their feelings for each other. But circumstances prevent them from truly being together. Will Jordan and Gavin ever get their chance to be together or is it too late for them?
**ARCs were provided by author for an honest review**
After stressing myself out for most of my life and obtaining three engineering degrees, I decided it was in my best interest, for my health, that I uproot the family and move to the east coast of Florida. Then add to that the fact that I refuse to work in the engineering field rather I wait tables at a local restaurant and write books in my spare time.
I am married with two teenagers and a very spoiled pit bull but we love living at the beach year round. The family enjoys boating, swimming, fishing and more while I enjoy being around lots of different people at work as well as stay in shape with all the running.
I love Rock-n-Roll music and spend a lot of time at concerts around the region. I also love riding Harley motorcycles and can be thought of as the redneck type.