Scarred Souls

Scarred Souls On a cold wet afternoon Damian stumbled across a young man huddled beneath a tree crying his eyes out He s got than enough problems of his own but is compelled to give the bloke a place to crash for

  • Title: Scarred Souls
  • Author: T.T. Kove
  • ISBN: 9781620045428
  • Page: 252
  • Format: ebook
  • On a cold, wet afternoon Damian stumbled across a young man huddled beneath a tree crying his eyes out He s got than enough problems of his own, but is compelled to give the bloke a place to crash for at least the night.Josh is used to being alone, and most days it s easier than trying to deal with people who can t, or won t, understand him When Damian takes him inOn a cold, wet afternoon Damian stumbled across a young man huddled beneath a tree crying his eyes out He s got than enough problems of his own, but is compelled to give the bloke a place to crash for at least the night.Josh is used to being alone, and most days it s easier than trying to deal with people who can t, or won t, understand him When Damian takes him in for the night, Josh assumes it s gong to be one go round of sex and get out in the morning.Neither of them expects the friendship that develops, and they re far from prepared when friendship starts to turn into .Warning This story mentions abuse and cuttingThis edition has been heavily revised and expanded

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    1. ACTUAL RATING 2.5 On his way home on a cold and rainy night, Damian notices a young man who is visibly upset. He takes the young man to his home to dry off and get some rest. While Damian is helping Josh get settled, he realizes Josh is a cutter The next day they part ways, but neither of them can forget the other. Josh shows up at Damien’s job wanting to talk to him and eventually explains everything. Josh was abused, physical, mentally and sexually by his monster of a stepfather, who is now [...]

    2. Review posted at The Armchair Reader.3.5 starsWhen I read Reunited by TT Kove as part of the Kiss Me Quick collection earlier this year, I liked the story but most of my complaints were about the history of the characters and how I didn't get to know them at all. This story is that history, a prequel focused on how Damian and Josh met when they were much younger and a little more about their respective mental health issues, which is at the center of their relationship and both stories.Damian has [...]

    3. 2.5 starsThis book was sad, painful and depressing with just a slight ray of hope at the end. I normally like angsty books but this one wasn’t fueled by sexual lust and chemistry. This book had characters that were tormented and lived in the depths of despair. I applaud the author for this story even though it was rather heartbreaking to read. I kept reminding myself that there are people living in pain like this and I am glad someone is giving them a voice. Damien was interesting as a charact [...]

    4. 3.25 starsI really like the author's writing style. This is my second book by her, and as usual the writing flows nicely. Reading this, I felt like I stepped into the middle of the story based on Damian's and Josh reaction towards each other. They meet and it's not a care in the world about getting to know each other. I really liked Damian as a character, I mean he's 18 years old, but he seems so much mature. He went through a traumatic experience as well. When it comes to his history, I think t [...]

    5. 4.5 Heart Review by CarissaNo life is perfect, but Josh’s life is barely even liveable. Even after the man who raped and abused him is sent to prison, Josh can’t seem to escape the fear and loathing that that man brought into his life. When one day it all gets to be too much, Josh disappears from his home, and winds up under a tree, wet, alone, and pretty much at the end of his rope.When Damian stumbles upon Josh, he doesn’t know what to do. But he knows that he can’t just leave the guy [...]

    6. Warning: if you love sunshine and rainbows then this book is not for you.Whew, this took me awhile to finish and not because of the writing, not the story those were both awesome. The subject matter just broke my heart, these boys made their way into my heart so to see them hurting was really really hard.Both Josh and Damian had horrible horrible childhoods, they meet and start dating and find themselves dealing with issuesJosh's Borderline Personality Disorder and Damian' s asexuality and it's [...]

    7. Enjoyed this prequel to Reunited. While it was nice to get more information on Damien and Josh's history, as with Reunited, I felt this story had more to tell and could have been longer. This segment tells briefly of their beginning, but leaves much unknown leading up to the events in Reunited.

    8. Note: Review of first two books of the seriesScarred Souls and Inked Souls might be part of the same series but they couldn’t be more different when it comes to the tone of the two tales. This isn’t a bad thing and in fact shows the strength of the author in being able to successfully depict two very different relationships.Book one features Damian and Josh, both very damaged young men with horrific pasts. They meet when Damian sees Josh crying in the rain and invites him to sleep with him. [...]

    9. Scarred Souls is one of those rare reads where not connecting with the main characters was a good thing. Why? Because both Josh and Damian bear major scars – emotional and physical – and not connecting with them was paramount for my sanity. Not connecting with the characters did not keep me from feeling their pain, their frustration, their calm, their happiness, or their love, it just kept me from feeling them with the same intensity that they did, especially Josh. Scarred Souls is an extrem [...]

    10. I so hate doing reviews like this. I much prefer to write glowing reviews about books that I really adored. I love sharing books that touched me, and sadly this book was so far off the mark I don’t even know what to say.Scarred Souls had a few subplots that I think could have been really incredible. First, it dealt with severe mental illness and cutting. I love books that compassionately handle real world afflictions, so if I were to name something about this book that I could have loved that [...]

    11. Scarred Souls (Scarred Souls #1) by TT KoveM/M learning to acceptTriggers: Suicide, self-harm, abuse, attempted murder, PTSD, severe Mental Health issues4.5 starsI was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.Let me start by saying that the trigger warnings on this book are very real. There is an extensive amount of self harm in this story. This book is full of sadness, angst, trouble and in the end, a companionship that works. This is not a true love story in the sense. I am [...]

    12. This book hurt to readEverything that happened to Josh and Damien was so painful I could not even imagine. Let me say that this book has things in it that will be hard for some to read. I know I had a hard time reading this. Between crying and being so sad for this characters after everything they had been through. Josh he was hurt so bad by someone close. He has a borderline personality disorder along with the depression and the cutting. Damien who is asexual and had something horrible happen t [...]

    13. ***arc kindly provided by netgalley, thank you!!!***what a beautiful book!!! omg, don't get me wrong, it was really hard to read because of josh's issues mainly, but it was a very touching and beautiful book despite it all showed, that there is more to a relationship than the superficial things like sex, having fun and good times together. it shows, that even if you've never searched for it, as soon as you found your other half of your soul, life can throw you curveballs all the time - it's ok, [...]

    14. 4.5I really enjoyed this story. Is enjoyed the word? It was a bit emotional and some parts were pretty hard to read (in the sense that they were difficult scenes, not that the writing was difficult). But yes I enjoyed the book. I thought the angst was off-set really well with some very nice moments and a lot of hope, as well as curiosity about the characters, especially Damian's past. I read somewhere (I think on Kove's blog) that maybe Josh wouldn't seem too likeable or sympathetic, but I found [...]

    15. I received this book free for an honest review.This is a solid 5 star read for me. It's a very dark subject and its not like one of the MCs is "normal" either. Both Mcs have mental health problems and dark pasts. Also the main supporting characters also have dark pasts that is hinted at.I think the research done about the mental health problems has been done well. The subject has been portrayed in a very real way nothing was glossed over with Josh hence why it was a dark subject. Many books with [...]

    16. This is the prequel to the story Reunited, a story which I had issues with due to the amount of information (or missing information) that was crammed into a short space. While this prequel sheds some light on the backstory of Josh, it completely threw me by adding a horrific history to Damien, something I would never have suspected. This is the very short story of how Damian and Josh met, through a therapy group. Josh has a history of cutting, and it’s pretty severe. He has been sexually abuse [...]

    17. I was given this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.This book was in the most part very depressing. The angst in this book was very excessive and the author was able to make it very believable. It was very hard to read and I had to take several breaks but I just had to remember that the people in this world go through these issues are real and they deserve to be heard. This book basically had no sex just a touching intimacy. This to me is what made the book so believabl [...]

    18. Some scars don’t heal even with loveDamian found Josh alone, cold, soaked through and crying, and could not leave him. Josh is broken, victim to mental illness from years of abuse, he feels a connection to Damian but suffers from insecurities. Damian too has suffered and has issues about being touched, he also lacks social skills, however he feels different with Josh. Damian and Josh work through Josh’s wild mood swings attempting to become closer and form a relationship. This is definitely [...]

    19. this was a short story of Damian and Josh it was a story of two people that have decided that maybe a relationship wouldn't be so hard if they did it together. you start with Damian is going to group therapy and he see a young man that walks in and catches his attention but not for the reason you would think. then as he leaves work he finds this same guy sitting in the pouring rain for what ever reason he is drawn to him. he walks over and see that he has been crying. Damian is so shocked at wha [...]

    20. This is a very interesting short story. I guess its a prequel to Reunited which I haven't read.Damian goes to group at the request of his therapist and he hates it. As he is leaving Josh walks in not realizing its over. Later that night on his way home Damian sees Josh sitting in the rain and brings him home. They end up opening to each other about their pasts and thus their relationship begins.I think this would make an excellent book and wish it had been longer. I wouldve like to known the det [...]

    21. ~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads Review Team~Please heed the warnings for this book. I don’t mind reading books with serious subject matters and I always appreciate the warnings. However, this book just depressed me. I had to stop reading several times and go to another book because it was making me honestly depressed. I couldn’t connect to any of the characters and I didn’t feel any connection with the characters themselves either. Each chara [...]

    22. The new series will release in May, with the rewritten Scarred Souls to start it! It has almost no part of the original short story left in it, so this is a completely different book with a completely different plot. It's darker, it's a lot longer, it's in 1st person POV, it deals with heavy subject, and one main character is asexual. I hope you will enjoy it once it's out, because I'm real proud of this book! <3

    23. The title describes it all. I liked that although Josh and Damian were scarred for life in- and outside there is still hope they can have feelings for another person. I don't believe in "love cures all" stories but I think that to find a person who supports you goes a long way. Those boys understand understand each other and know the other's pain. Maybe they can find a little peace over time. Must read the sequel soon ;)

    24. Really liked this prequel to Reunited. In this story we get more background information on Damian and Josh. We get a view into the haunting abuse that Josh endured and how he met Damian. We also discover why Damian is cut off from people with the exception of Josh and his friend Silver. I would really like to read more of Josh and Damian's story. I find both of them compelling and I liked Silver too!

    25. I'm not sure what to think about this short story because it was too short to have some critics opinion but as I understand this is prequel of "Reunited" so if I'm looking like that, it was good start and introducing of further events. Writing stile is good and I must say that I was interested enough to read "Reunited" as well.

    26. Book provided by the author.3.5 starsWow those are definitely some emotionally scarred souls. I can't imagine the pain and suffering they have endured. I would have liked it to be longer as it seemed to be over just as the story was starting. I'm looking forward to reading more of their story in Inner Demons, the 4th in the series

    27. Wow! This was even darker and more disturbing than I expected. It should most definitely come with strong warnings. Not only do we witness multiple episodes of cutting but also we sadly witness on page, graphic suicide. Honestly, had I known that I would witness that I would not have chosen to read this book.

    28. Interesting story about troubled teens. Very realistic with language and behaviors understandable for the situations described. This is a prequel short story that is fast-moving and to the point quickly. If the novel is written in the same manner, it should be good as well.

    29. Not well writtenThis book has been written in a somewhat juvenile manner. The story is so easy to follow, and so predictable that you can skip over many pages and not miss anything. There is a great deal of repetition, and the two protagonists, one of whom is in pre-med, speak as though they are pre-teens.

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