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Published by Arctic Circle Press on November 11th 2016
Genres: M/M, Romance
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“Life’s never going to be the same again.”
Josh’s life has been nothing but a struggle. The last three years, however, have been better. He’s in a committed relationship, he’s got several new friends, and his family. Everything’s good—but it’s all shattered when his stepfather’s released from prison. Everyone says Josh’s being paranoid, and maybe he is, but what if his stepfather is out to get him?
Damian leads a content life, with his career and his relationship. Medical school keeps him busy and he’s unaware that the one person that can make Josh spiral backwards into destructive behaviour is rearing his ugly head again. That is, until it has near fatal consequences.
This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone. However, it is best enjoyed if you’ve first read Scarred. It’s a full-length novel and it ends on no cliffhangers
We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.
Book Review: 4 Stars
*** In order to be able to fully understand “Wounded”, you should have read “Scarred Souls” first. ***
In this fourth book in the Scarred Souls series we learn more about Josh and Damien, the couple from “Scarred Souls”. As not to spoiler anything, I will keep my review short.
“Wounded” was not a romance for me. There was the influence of the relationship between the MC Josh with Damien, but it was not about said relationship. In this quasi-sequel we see what happens after their precarious happy ending and when reality comes crashing back in. It was more a tale of standing up for yourself, fighting and friendship. But that’s ok, I liked it despite.
In this book cutting (self-harm) and rape is a huge issue. But even if the cutting may be relatively graphic, there is no explicit sex in this book. The rape is hinted at, not detailed described though. But I would say that people who are sensitive to this subject should be warned.
TT Kove writes very emotional stories about pretty realistic problems. Her writing is flawless and I choked up a time or two. Her characters are adorable, I would like to be friends with them in real life, too.
All in all, I rate “Wounded” with 4 stars and can recommend it to everyone who loved “Scarred Souls”.
*** Thank you TT Kove for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! ***
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