Battlescars, by Sophie Monroe


Aubrey Thompson is a twenty-three year old flight attendant for her dad’s small commercial fleet. She’s a sarcastic smartass that has no problem telling you where to go. She also despises rock stars…but that’s all part of the story. Her Granny Jean is spy and will have you laughing out loud.

In comes Jake Parker, the twenty-five year old lead singer of Battlescars. His reputation is the untamable bad-boy. He’s completely “balls to the wall” in everything that he does. Two days after returning home from a month long tour across Europe he gets a visit from Bruce, an executive from the record label. He informs Jake that Battlescars is going back on tour for three months. What
everyone doesn’t know is that Jake is worn down and sick of the same old shit.


His record label hires Aubrey’s dads company to fly him around for the last minute tour. In order to keep her dad’s company afloat they will have to learn to play nice. When Jake first meets Aubrey she refuses to even acknowledge his existence. He sees her as refreshing and a challenge.


Both of them have some pretty heavy scars from their pasts holding them back. Can Jake get Aubrey to let him in? Or will she shoot him down based on his outlandish reputation? Will her fear of getting hurt again keep him out for good?


Are the two of them a match in heaven or hell?

 

                What happens when you take a Rock Star, a flight attendant and an 80 year old woman who rocks leopard print?  Well minus the confusion that I’m sure you are having right now, you get some of the characters in Sophie Monroe’s book Battlescars.  While during this book, there are parts that will have you laughing out loud (and you know I’m serious about that because I didn’t just put lol), there are also parts that will tug on your heart strings and make you almost cry alongside the characters.
                One big thing that I did love about this book is even though the main female character, Aubrey, has tattoos that does not make her some rebel or a woman who is seeking attention.  (That is something being a woman with tattoos I enjoyed, just cause you have them doesn’t mean you got them for attention!)  Aubrey’s character was written in a way that you could connect with her on many levels to an extent.  The things that she had been through in her life, even though she let it run her life, she doesn’t advertise what had happened to her.
                Jake’s character was… confusing at first in all honesty.  He ended up being nothing at all what I excepted, which was amazing to me during the reading!  His appearance was another thing that I completely enjoyed because, once again, just because he is a rock star and has tattoos doesn’t make him some horn dog!
                There were a few quotes from this book that stood out to me while reading this book and I figured I would share them with you!!!
                “And what happens when I finally decide to let him in, and he tells me that he doesn’t feel the spark that I feel?”
                “Then you Taser him and ask him again when he wakes up.”
                “So you took something tragic and turned it into something beautiful.  With the tattoo’s, I mean.”
                “I guess that’s how I see it.  I did it so that I could see beauty instead of pain.”
                All in all, I have to say that I enjoyed this story immensely, and I think that Sophie did an amazing job writing about certain topics that could be horrible.  She made them into a way that you learn and you can grow from them as well.  Also, she was able to throw out the stereotype that just because you have tattoos that means you’re a hardass.
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