“SCARRED BY LOVE” by C.A. Harms ***Giveaway & Review!!!***

Scarred By Love by C.A. Harms

Jan. 27th Through February 3rd



Book Title: Scarred by Love

Author: C.A. Harms

Genre: Romance

Release Date: January 10, 2014

Hosted by:Book Junky Girls



Riley thought she was in love. She

thought she found the perfect guy until his aggressive behavior became too much

to handle and she ran.

Becoming withdrew from the world and

hiding from the chance of loving again. Having four older brothers and a

determined best friend she had no choice but to stand strong.

Over time Riley was able to open up once

again. She had no idea that the one person she needed was right under her nose.

She was guarded and hesitant when it came

to bad boys…after all it was a bad boy that shattered her once before.

Zander wanted the girl from the party. He

wanted to be near her even though she continued to push him away. He couldn’t

let go of the gorgeous girl with those stormy eyes.

They both had secrets they kept hidden

from one another. They found it easier to talk to others than to confide in

each other. Riley begins to realize Zander isn’t who she thought he was and

falling for the sexy voiced Lead Singer/Guitar player may be just what she


They struggle through hard times and

learn to trust again. But will the love that grows be enough to hold them

together or will the heartache they suffer drive a wedge between them forever.

They could be toxic to one another or

they could heal the wounds that run deep within their souls.




My Review:

A beaten, bruised and battered Riley has finally started to live again. It had been months since she knocked on her brothers door, terrified, scared, bloodied. It was time and her best friend Kate was going to be the one to help pull her out of this slump. On the other hand, it could Zander that could do that. But right after he hit on Riley, he was dancing with another beautiful blond.  Riley had really had it for sure!  Men were not worth it!  This story was so wonderful and sweet. It had so many moments where I was biting my lip saying to myself, “It has to be NOW! This is time for her to make her move!”  And the author held back again….aaahhhhh.  But it was so worth the wait. So many unspoken secrets to get in the way. So many twists and turns that left me with my jaw on the floor!  I fell in love not only with Riley, but her friends and her brothers.  I jumped into the moments with Riley and her quest to find love.  The evil brother and the truly good one.  Hang on ladies!!  You are in for a ride! (in the best sense)!

Thank you C.A. Harms for keeping me on the edge of my seat and running my heart from my toes to head!  I loved the “Scarred by Love” book!  10 out of 5 stars from me!!

 Meet the Author:

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted

reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a

lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently

she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending

time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her

kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.


Playlist – feel free to use:

Face Down  — The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus

I Hate Myself for Loving You  —  Joan Jett

Don’t Speak  — No Doubt

Jar of Hearts  —  Christina Perry

Black Eyes Blue Tears  —  Shania Twain

Control  — Puddle of Mudd

                                                                Fighter  — Christina Aguilera

                                                                 Call Me When Your Sober  —  Evanescence

                                                                  She Fuckin’ Hates Me  —  Puddle of Mudd

                                                     S&M Remix  — Rhianna/Brittnay Spears

                                             Addicted  — Saving Abel
                                                                  Whataya Want from Me  —  Adam Lambert
                                                               I Believe in this Thing Called Love (The Darkness)

                                                        I gotta Through This  —  Daniel Bedingfield

                                                          Stormy  — Hedley

                                                              This  — Darius Rucker

                                                            When You Kiss Me  —  Shania Twain

                                                     Fall for You  — Secondhand Serenade

                                                    Sad  — Maroon 5


 “I wouldn’t eat any of that if I were you.”

She turned

so quickly we almost bumped heads. I pulled back slightly and her lips we so

close to mine as she looked up into my eyes.

“And why’s that?”


Zander…pull it together. “Well look around the room. Do you see all these guys


“Yes.” Her

voice was just above a whisper as she scanned the room before focusing back on me.

I took just a few seconds to look at her curious eyes, when I felt my heartbeat slow

just enough, I continued.  “Well

imagine that at least half of them have had their hands inside that bowl of

chips.” I paused for just a second allowing her to think about it. “And then

imagine that at least seventy five percent of those have used the bathroom

without washing their hands after.” Her nose wrinkled up in the cutest way. I

struggled with the chuckle I felt in my chest. “You see where I’m going with


Her nostrils flared and she took a deep breath. “Oh…that’s really gross.”

I couldn’t help it; this time I laughed. “Yep, it’s honestly pretty nasty.”

When she laughed and her eyes fluttered I almost lost it. Damn she was sexy. She wasn’t

sleazy sexy…not at all. She was what my mom would have referred to as Beautiful

sexy. She wasn’t throwing herself at me to gain my full attention. She was

dressed pretty hot but yet covered up.

“You’re staring.” Shit…I

shook my head just a little. She had caught me. “Sorry, I couldn’t help it.

It’s your lips and your eyes.” “Smooth.”  “What? You want me to lie?”

She bit her lower lip and I could see the smile pulling at the side of her mouth

“You’re kind of distracting.”Her eyebrows shot up as she stared at me.“Oh,

really? Would you mind explaining how I’m distracting you?”

I was mentally counting to ten. I so needed to breathe. My mind was racing. I was

usually pretty relaxed around girls. I needed to climb out of my head…I was

working myself up entirely too much.

Okay, Zander time to man up. I reached out and traced my fingertip across her

cheekbone just below her left eye. “You’re eyes remind me of the sky just

before it storms. That hazy blue color…it’s really unique.”

She watched me with no reaction, nothing. I let my hand fall back down and was

about to say something to break the silence when she broke out in laughter. Not

just a little giggle…I mean a hunched over heavy as hell laugh. Her eyes seemed

to gloss over and I watched in confusion. I stood in front of this gorgeous

girl watching as she continued to laugh at me. “What?” I

had to ask because I was lost. Once she

calmed herself enough to answer she spoke. “So does that shit really work for

you? I mean that was a pretty lame ass pick up line.” She placed her hand on my

cheek and took a step toward me. “Your eyes look like the sky right before the

perfect storm.” Then she laughed again.

Fuck I was really bombing…big time.

I smiled, “I’m being serious. Have you ever fucking looked closely at your eyes? I’m not

trying to spout lame pickup lines. I mean it.” She pulled her hand back and I missed it instantly.

“What’s your name?”

Maybe I didn’t bomb as bad as I had thought.

“Zander…What’s yours?” She

brushed her hair away from her face and tucked it behind her ear. Son of a

bitch I was acting like such a pussy. She was so fuckin’ beautiful. She had me forgetting how to breathe.

“I’m Riley and Zander it was really nice to meet you. Thanks for the laugh.”

She handed me a full bottle of beer and walked away. That’s right, she fucking walked

away. I watched her disappear into the crowd of people. I watched until I could

no longer see her before I hung my head and turned back toward to Beth.

When I looked up she was laughing so hard she literally fell sideways into Mark’s lap.

I walked in their direction and flopped down next to her, “Fuck off Beth.

Seriously just fuck off.” She patted my back, “What’s wrong Z…wasn’t she impressed?”

I shook her off, “I panicked.” I hung my head in defeat.

Her laughter broke out once more and I couldn’t help it, I laughed too. What the

hell was wrong with me? I know how to charm a girl. I had done it a million

times. For some reason Riley had me stumbling at every turn. She wasn’t a girl

that fell for the everyday charm…she was tougher.


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