REVIEW by Brandy: Scarred by J.S. Cooper (@JSCooperauthor, @romancebookworm)

Everyone in Jonesville thought that Bryce Evans had the perfect life in High School: he was the Mayor’s son, the quarterback for the football team, the boyfriend of the head cheerleader and had a 4.1 GPA. His acceptance to Notre Dame came as no surprise but when he chose to enlist in the army instead everyone was shocked.

Lexi Jones was the quiet girl in school and kept to her small group of eccentric friends. She had no connection to any of the popular kids except for one incident on Prom Night when her path crossed with Bryce’s.

When Bryce enlisted Lexi was the only one that wasn’t disappointed and decided to send him anonymous letters as a way to feel connected to him. She stopped after a year because she felt there was nowhere for their relationship to go.

Fast-forward four years and Bryce is back in Jonesville and once again he and Lexi cross paths. Only he’s no longer the seemingly perfect man and Lexi’s no longer the quiet girl.

This time their relationship is quite different but both of them have secrets from the past and friends that threaten to ruin their chance at happiness together.


If you know anything at all about me, it is that I can never have enough books. I read the blurb on this one and dived in. Bryce feels responsible for the scars that Lexi has on her soul and the death of his best friend. He turns down a full ride to Notre Dame and enlists in the military. Four years later, his demons still ride him all the way back to Jonesville.

Lexi has always know that she was the plain jane of her school but with her best friends, Luke and Anna by her, it didn’t matter. She has always loved Bryce from afar and when he enlists in the marines, she takes it has her chance to show him. She begins to write anonymous letters to him.

This story tells the action from both Lexi and Bryce’s POV. This allows us to see that Bryce and the popular kids knew who Lexi was. The envied her grace and her relationship with Luke. Lexi seems hung up on living up a fantasy that she has built around Bryce but her thoughts drift back to Luke.

This book ends on a cliffhanger but the sequel comes out on March 22, 2013. Guess what I am buying?

I bought this book for my own enjoyment!

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