Review: Shadows of Scars & Sorrow by Mary E. Palmerin

Review: Shadows of Scars & Sorrow by Mary E. PalmerinShadow of Scars & Sorrow Part 2 by Mary E. Palmerin
Genres: Erotic Romance
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Everett Brown has secrets. Secrets that Lyla has been waiting for him to tell her for months. He has successfully evaded them, but Lyla is becoming impatient.

With the vicious attack of his beloved still fresh in his mind along with the painful loss he feels, his emotions play a battle against one another, testing his strength and ability to hold himself together.

Will the secrets that he keeps jeopardize his relationship to the woman who has his heart? Or will he learn to cope with memories that resurface with a vengeance and move on to the next phase of his life... marriage.

In this second installment of this beautifully tragic series, Everett Brown will face the family he thought he knew, a past he tries so desperately to disassociate himself from, and the potential for his life to be turned upside again. But is he strong enough to make it through another nightmare?

With Michael Thomas and Davis Moore still free, justice has yet to be served. In this whirlwind contemporary erotic romance novel, this young couple's relationship will be tested with several wicked curve-balls and twists that even they aren't prepared for.

REVIEW: Shadows of Scars & Sorrow Part 2 is written in Everett’s POV. While we got to see a very much in-love Everett in the first book, in this installment we get a glimpse into his mind where his concerns, sadness and sense of loss are all too real.

After the events that almost robed him of his beloved Lyla and that finally took his unborn child, his only desire is to be able to move on and start anew. A lot has changed in their lives, he left Chicago behind and moved with Lyla where they are starting a new life with as much normalcy as they can, while trying to find a way to put Michael behind bars and while still living in a state of alert until David is found.

Everything takes a turn when David is found dead, now Everett needs to make sure Lyla doesn’t fall back into depression and hurt herself, because nothing that has happened to he is her fault, but he knows she is strong and he will always be there for her.

While I really loved the first installment of Shadows of Scars & Sorrow, I can’t say the same about book 2. I think Everett’s character felt weaker than it did in book one. Though I like a  character who can accept his weakness and even cry,  I prefer a character who can keep his world steady for the woman he loves. I felt he was a bit too caught up in a secret that wasn’t really a secret, there wasn’t really much need for the drama that started developing between him and Lyla.

He cried very often, yes his loved for Lyla was strong but that much crying turned me off. There were times when the details and description of things was overwhelming and other time there was a lack of it. The sex between Lyla and Everett was hot, there is no complain on that regards, I just think this book lacked a lot of action, the plot wasn’t very strong and overall it came short in comparison to book one. I really wanted to enjoy it more but I just think Everett went about his problems the wrong way. The author does a great job giving us glimpses into the characters emotional turmoils and pain. Mary Palmerin has an unparalleled ability to dig deep in the heart and bring emotions that will stay with you for a long time.

Do I recommend this book? Yes
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Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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