Healing Scars & Goodbye, Trey by Audrey Ravine
Available Now On KU
After her marriage unravels, Tyler Thomas returns home to Georgia with her young daughter. Defeated and disillusioned from years with a heavy drinking and unstable husband, she begins to pick up the pieces of her life and tries to heal from the abuse. Home feels safe to her. Especially after her ex, embittered by his shattered dreams of being a professional football player, spewed threats for years and placed the blame of not making the NFL draft squarely on the shoulders of his high school sweetheart, Tyler, and her pregnancy during their college years.
Zac Jacobson, the local veterinarian has carried a torch for Tyler since moving to her high school as a junior. Now the beauty he remembers has moved back with her young daughter. He’s fighting demons of his own, suffering from PTSD after an injury forced him to medically retire from the Army. Tyler gives him an unexpected glimpse of hope to heal his inner demons.
Just when it seems the two may heal and blossom together, Tyler’s vindictive ex-husband allows his shattered dreams to twist his logic, he unfolds a plot to take Tyler away from her new beginnings. Zac sets out to save her, pulling his resources to find Tyler, who have become his salvation.
A story of broken dreams, and the healing power of love, Healing Scars will draw you into the complex lives and the imperfect souls trying to hold on to the best parts of themselves as they struggle with what life has dealt them.
Ari’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Healing Scars is a sweet slow burn, military romance with tons of feels! I’m quickly learning that Audrey Ravine can pack so much emotion into her novels and it makes for a great read.
Healing Scars deals with PTSD and isn’t my typical read since it isn’t something I’m super familiar with, but was such a fantastic read and Audrey Ravine’s writing makes it so easy to relate to the subject matter or at the very least understand it and connect with it. Zac was amazeballs. He’s just such a great guy and wanted to wrap him up in goodness and never let anything bad hurt him. Tyler was equally as fantastic. The girl has been through hell and back and has such strength and I couldn’t feel anything except for admiration for her. I loved these two together. Both people who have been through hellish experiences in their life and come out stronger on the other side even if they can’t see it sometimes. Their chemistry was sizzling and I just needed them to freaking be together or once again I was going to riot.
Emotional, beautiful, and wonderful story. If you like a tons of feelings in your romance and characters you can’t help but cheer for and love, then get Healing Scars immediately. 5 stars.
For soldiers, the fight is not always on the battlefield. Sometimes the hardest wars are waged within.
As a former elite sniper for the Army Rangers, Trey Hicks has learned to thrive under pressure. He fought through deserts, cleared entire Afghan towns, and saved his friend’s lives.
But no pain would compare to the letter received from his his wife—leaving him broken and abandoned.
Now she’s the maid of honor at his sister’s wedding.
With the wedding drawing closer, Trey faces the undesirable prospect of showing up alone. The last thing he wants is to face his ex-wife again. Or worse yet, for her see how damaged he still is.
While he ponders his dilemma, fate walks through the door of his tattoo parlor. Sipping an iced coffee through a straw between her pouty lips and curves for days, Jane–overworked nurse by day and party girl at night–is everything his ex wife wasn’t. She’s exactly the type of date he needs to prove that he’s over his ex once and for all.
As their friendship blossoms, Trey realizes there’s more to this girl than meets the eye.
Jane may be more than just a date. She could be his redemption
Goodbye Trey is the second book in the Healing Series, but can be read as a standalone. It is recommended for readers 18 and older.
Ari’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Goodbye Trey was my first book by Audrey Ravine and since I can’t say no to fake relationship storylines, I had to read this. It was great.
Trey was a sweetheart and my heart ached a little for him. Love is to him a four letter word after his ex did a number on his heart and he isn’t looking to repeat that mistake. Unfortunately his sister’s upcoming wedding is happening and his ex-girlfriend (her best friend) is going to be there. Instead of going alone he decided to have someone pretend to be his his girlfriend. Enter his old hookup buddy, Jane. They agree to no-strings, but soon they find themselves completely tied up in their feelings.
Omg this story! No one told me I was going to tear up. Gah! My heart just felt for Trey. He’s such a sweetheart and his poor heart is so bruised that I just wanted to smack him and then make it okay. Jane broke my heart too. She’s fallen into being the girl who’s a good time to hide her hurt. They’re both so perfect for each other and so blind to it at the same time. I was going to riot if they didn’t get their HEA. I liked the story, I loved the characters, and I’m excited for more from the author.
About The Author:
Audrey currently lies in Washington DC with her husband and three small children. She is a baseball fanatic that teaches ninth grade history when she’s not playing chauffeur, maker of meals, keeper of the schedule, kisser of boo boos, or couch cuddler.
Audrey strives to add a laugh and a little lust to your day with her entertaining, slightly sad, stories and characters. Many of them have to adapt and overcome many challenges along the road to happiness- like who of us doesn’t.