Wednesday 19 July 2017


The Scars Between Us
By MK Schiller
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Embrace


In The Scars Between Us by MK Schiller, losing those she loves has been hard for Emma Cooper, but it's not going to stop her from honoring the promise she made to her late mother. Finding Aiden Sheffield is easy, but convincing the guy to take a trip with her to Linx, Texas proves difficult. Yet, when he finally agrees, they make a road trip out of it. But neither expected their friendship to go beyond more than just friends. However, when they finally make it to Linx, Emma finds her life turned upside down when the secrets Aiden is keeping finally come to light. Will he be able to protect Emma, or will they both suffer the consequences of Aiden's past?

What a wonderfully-crafted, attention-grabbing, emotionally-intense read Ms. Schiller has penned in this story, which had me enthralled from the beginning due to what the heroine is going through. Since Emma doesn't know anything about Aiden, why her mother wants him to travel to Linx with her, and how she's going to convince him to go if he says no. However, it was from the moment that Aiden and Emma were introduced to each other where this story really started to come alive, as their chemistry is instant; chemistry that neither expected and once Emma discovers how her mother knew him, it made me eager to discover what other secrets Aiden was keeping.

As for the dialogue, it was well-written, compelling and the perfect combination of intense moments and teasing banter, because of the twists and turns this story takes and the growing relationship of the main characters. The question of will-they-or-won't-they explore their chemistry had me reading quickly, determined to discover who would give in first. Will it be Emma or Aiden? Moreover, both the main characters were incredible and I loved Aiden for doing his best to protect the heroine until the moment where it was palpable that he'd have to reveal everything to Emma. Will she be able to handle the truth? I also liked how strong and brave Aiden was because of all he's overcome when it comes to his harrowing back story, which readers get a dose of perspective from through the hero's nightmares.

While the heroine, she's resilient and I enjoyed how determined she was to follow through on the promise she made to her mother, even when her world is shattered by all that she learns from the hero and going to Linx. I also liked how courageous she was in whatever she had to face to have a future with Aiden, because he needs her just as much as she needs him to heal from their pasts. However, what I liked most about the heroine is how she never loses faith and that she can still see the best in people, even after they've failed people that deserve to be protected.

Overall, Ms. Schiller has penned a splendid read in this book where the chemistry was alluring, the romance wonderful, the ending completely satisfying and which is a story definitely worth reading. The way this story ended had me on the edge-of-my-seat due to what the main characters face towards the end that left me uncertain whether they'd come out on top against a very bad man that was determined to hurt them both, because of things that happened in the past. Yet, in saying that, I really loved how things turned out for Aiden and Emma. Since after all that they've been through they deserved their happy ever after more than anything. I would recommend The Scars Between Us by MK Schiller, if you enjoy a story where the couple help to heal each other from their pasts or if you enjoy stories by authors Julie A. Richman, JA Huss, Karina Halle and Emma Scott.

Emma Cooper is determined to fulfill her mother’s dying wish to scatter her ashes with Aiden Sheffield in Linx, Texas. Just one problem. Why Texas and who the hell is Aiden Sheffield? The only clue is a faded piece of her mother’s stationary. Emma imagines Aiden is a former love of her mother’s, but when she meets the beautiful, damaged stranger, she realizes her assumptions couldn’t be more wrong. He’s hot and young. And Emma is as confused as ever.
Aiden Sheffield would rather go to hell than Linx. Who does Emma think she is disrupting his carefully built life? The last thing the Marine needs is to slice open the sealed wounds of his painful past. Yet, as he gets to know the lovely Emma, a woman who manages to smile even though she’s lost everything, he changes his mind. He will not let her go to hell alone.
But neither is prepared for the devastating evil waiting for them at the end of the road. It might just destroy them.


Aiden’s smirk widens. “I’ll bite. What’s an Angler fish?”
“They are a rare species. They live very deep in the sea and have extremely long dorsal fins. They use that organ to attract prey.”
“Well, I definitely have a long organ and it attracts a good deal of prey.”
I elbow him. “I’m serious.”
“Your knowledge of creatures is astounding.”
“I did watch a great deal of the Discovery Channel as a child.”
“Lucky for me, I get to benefit from your vast education.”
“Anyway the Angler is not a happy fish”
“No, it’s mate-less, doomed to live a life alone weaving back and forth in the darkness of the sea.” I zigzag my hand to mimic the motion. 
“Isn’t it?”
He leans towards me, the scent of his spicy cologne circling me. “What are you doing, Cooper?”
“Just making casual observations.”
“There’s nothing casual about it. You’re slut-shaming me and in a really weird way.”
I almost choke. “What? No I’m not.” I replay what I’ve said. “Shit, I am. I’m slut-shaming you. I’m sorry.”


MK Schiller is a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. In the dark of night, she sits by the warm glow of her computer monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the food that is! She started imagining stories in her head at a very young age. In fact, she got so good at it that friends asked her to create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their affection as the hero. She hopes you enjoy her stories and find The Happily Ever After in every endeavor. M.K. Schiller loves hearing from readers. Find her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @MKSchiller, and visit her website at


1 comment:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of New Adult romance, but this book sounds like something I want to read.