but underneath the perfect exterior are bruises left behind by a monster who
claims to love her.
Damian has a troubled past of his own. He vows to steer clear of
love, that is until he meets Lilah–a woman whose secret is slowly consuming
her. One look and he knows they’ve met before but he doesn’t know where.
Determined to help her escape the violent relationship she can’t seem to leave,
he befriends her, vowing to keep her safe, but protecting Lilah comes at a
When their attraction turns into passion and their secrets threaten to tear
them apart, will they fight for one another? Or will their demons swallow them
Fragile Scars is a steamy contemporary romance with suspenseful undertones. It
contains strong language, sexual situations and references. It is the 1st book
in the Fragile Hearts series. All the books in the series are standalone
romances with a different couple, but past couples and characters do make an
appearance in later books.
Author Note: Below is a trigger warning for those who may need it.
Please stop reading now if you don’t want one. This story contains graphic
violence and sexual assault, which may not be suitable for some readers.
Storyline: 4 stars
Characters: 4 stars
Heat Factor: 4 stars
Overall Rating: 4 stars
Fragile Scars is Book 1 in the Fragile Hearts Series by Lilian Harris. This author is completely new to me and I really enjoyed this story. This is also her debut novel!
Haunted by his traumatic childhood, Damian has devoted his adult life to helping others and staying out of relationships. When hassled by his buddies to go out one evening, Damian finds himself enraptured by a beautiful woman at the bar with a feisty attitude making him question every promise he’s made about his no relationship rule.
Lilah has spent years in a troubling relationship. Her college sweetheart is really Satan and spends his time physically and verbally abusing her. Stuck in a toxic relationship and having leverage against her, Lilah is trapped. Deciding to go out for a girl’s night out she is mesmerized by the handsome guy at the other end of the bar, the guy who just bought her and her friend a drink and sent a note on a napkin over to her. Instead of shooting flirtatious smiles as a thank you to her mysterious drink buyer she sends back a middle finger salute.
When fates collide and bring Damian and Lilah together again, Lilah discovers that maybe that Damian is what she needed all along… maybe he can be the hero she needs.
This book was very well written! The story flowed and had substance. The characters were developed and carried their own personas which readers will be able to relate to. This book does deal with subject matter of physical and verbal abuse and should be read with that in mind for readers sensitive to these topics.
a love of writing began with a love of books. From Goosebumps to romance novels
with sexy men on the cover, she loved them all. It’s no surprise that at the
age of eight she started writing poetry and lyrics and hasn’t stopped writing
born in Azerbaijan, and currently resides in Long Island, N.Y. with her
husband, two kids, and a dog named Gatorade. Even though she has a law degree,
she isn’t currently practicing. When she isn’t reading or writing, Lilian is
baking or cooking up a storm. And once the kids are in bed, there’s usually a
glass of red in her hand. Can’t just survive on coffee alone!