Living in a quiet, controlled world, Brad Cummings does everything he can to not dwell on his traumatic past. Staying hidden, unaware that fate is about to turn his life upside down. A new neighbour has Brad questioning everything about his life and his feelings. Coming to terms with his new life, Brad has no idea something sinister lurks, watching and waiting to steal his happiness and drag him back into the horrors of his past.
Martin Clegg was dissatisfied with his life, he finds himself drawn to a small island off the Irish Sea, but the draw to the mysterious house across the way is even stronger. A new business, a new house, a new neighbour who just may be the reason for the pull Martin felt. Everything about Brad calls to Martin, but Brad's past seems to stand between them. Can Martin protect his heart when he is also worried about protecting Brad from the evil that surrounds them?
Guardian cats walk this earth, there to protect—if you are fortunate enough to be blessed by the fates. Princess is one such cat. As far as Brad knows, she is his quirky little cheeky black cat.
Princess is sworn to hide her secret about her real nature. But when Brad finds himself in danger Princess breaks all the rules that govern her. Will there be consequences for her actions, only time will tell.
Warning: Seeing Beyond the Scars is only for adult readers as it contains, scenes of a sexual nature between two consenting adults.
There are no cliffhangers but it does connect to the up and coming second book in the series and does have a HEA ending.
@JPSayle69, @debbiereadsbook, #M_M, #Fantasy, #Romance, 3 out of 5 (good)
This book is undeniably Avril Ashton; her men love with an intensity I rarely get to experience. It's raw, brutal and beautiful. And no one can make criminals likeable like she can ;-)
Kiss Your Scars does have references to some really nasty shit in Renzo's past, but it still didn't quite pack the emotional punch I've gotten from most of her other books. It's still a great read and I cannot wait to get to know Renzo's friends in the next series.