Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We've all read them and we've all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn't touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn't admit that the meaner the man, the further we run... Towards them! *sigh*
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Scooting Scars is a book that both Javier and Camden fans are going to love! Some teams may even cross the tracks to the other side. But for me? I'm a through and through Javier fan. There is no swaying me. I know Javier is a ruthless son of a bitch bastard who would probably cut his own mothers throat if it helped him in the end. Believe me- I've heard it all. But...
Javier. Owns. Me. Plain and simple.
I know... I'm sick, but screw you because I LOVED it and LOVED Javier! I got me some good old hot as sin latin lovin' in it too! I can't even begin to talk about Ellie and Javier's chemistry. It's crazy intense! THANK YOU
Shooting Scars continues exactly where Sins & Needles left off. And thank heaven for that! I'm not a huge fan of the going back and forth crap, I want the story to actually progress goddammit, not drag me by my hair over rocks and piss me off for it to only move like a week or so. Luckily, this one moved. Though not as fast as I would've preferred but I completely understand why it moved at the rate it did. So I really can't complain.
I knew I was going to see a side of Cam I'd never seen before. I knew there was a good possibility I could fall for him. I knew I was going to watch Cam fight and struggle for Ellie. I was prepared for it all, but what I wasn't prepared for was the little twists and secrets that came out! I honestly don't think many will even see what's lying underneath their nose if they don't pay attention carefully. But I did and I was like WHOAAAA!!! I cannot wait to see the final installment of this series. I can only imagine what will take place. Actually, I can't even imagine. Every time I do I'm just blown away by what happens, so I'll just have to wait.
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would truthfully. I wouldn't say it was a favorite in the series, but it definitely exceeded my expectations by a lot. A LOT. I know...you're probably like, what the hell is wrong with you? Well, like I said before, I'm Team Javier (obsessive much?) and since I knew this was from Cam's point of view, I was hesitant to read it. I really didn't care to read his point of view quite honestly, but I was pleasantly surprised by it.
The only time I felt that Cam goes balls to the wall crazy was at the very end. I felt what he felt: the rage, the drive, the emotion and I was like, daaayyyuummmmm! But sadly it wasn't enough to win me. He just doesn't have the passion I need. Now if he could bring it in Bold Tricks... who knows? ;)
Once again, Karina Halle has lured me into a gritty world of loving lies and backstabbing romance. She writes the most alluring characters and one hell of a story line I've ever read. Her voice is lyrical and raw- and I can't get enough of it.