New Release + Review: The Scars I Bare by J.L. Berg

The Scars I Bare (By The bay Book Two) by J.L. Berg

🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Julia!

Julia’s Review:

The Scars I Bare is a mesmerizing story about two people who believe they are completely broken and how love healed them. Where do I begin with Cora and Dean? They were both so amazing. After a ferry accident that cost Dean his arm, he’s not really living anymore. He goes through the daily basics but doesn’t truly live life. Cora is escaping an abusive marriage and finds herself in Dean’s path. Cora has a gorgeous genius for a daughter, Lizzie, and she is just trying to get her life back on track and be the best mom she can be. Cora has been living a lie, Dean has been living a lie. Together these two broken shells find the power to heal themselves and each other.

This was such a great love story that hits close to your heart. The love and family dynamic was strong. Lizzie brightens this story up, she’s a joy to read and really helped Cora and Dean find each other. JL Berg’s writing had me captivated and the characters were perfect. I felt like I was part of the family while reading this. I hate it had to end, I was so invested in Cora, Dean and Lizzie’s story that I didn’t realize the time and how close I was to finishing. I wish I could have stretched out the story. This will be a book I envy everyone reading for the first time. I just wish I could read it again from page one and experience it for the first time again. I loved it and see a reread in my near future!


The Scars I Bare by J.L. Berg

Publication Date: March 12th, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Every scar tells a story…

Some are etched on the skin, for the whole world to see.

Others are buried deep, so deep, only the heart can truly find them.

Dean Sutherland was the quintessential guy next door. Strong and dependable, with a heart of gold, he knew exactly where his life was headed. Until one fateful night at sea ripped away everything. Now he’s adrift, a man without a purpose.

Cora Carpenter thought she had the perfect life. A successful career, an affectionate husband and a daughter who adores her. But soon that perfect world is crashing down around her, and she’s in need of a fresh start. Moving to a remote town on the coast of North Carolina seems like the perfect plan. That is until she finds herself face to face with a kindred soul from her past.

Dean and Cora have more in common than either are willing to admit. Both deeply rooted in their pain, they can’t help but find hope in each other’s eyes and passion entwined with every touch. But can two broken hearts make a whole?

Will the scars they’ve bared to one another poison their happily ever after, or can love truly heal all?


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Meet J. L. Berg:

I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for over a decade, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows. It’s magical!

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters and two rescue pups I like to call my “coworkers”. I’m obsessed with chocolate, minions, anything Harry Potter and I love to watch re-runs of Friends and Gilmore Girls!

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