Scarred (Scorching Soldier's #1)
"Your lips burn and soothe me at the same time."
"Maybe you can soothe my heat for you..."
Broken ex-army officer, Gage Mayard, yearns to find the good in his life. He's scarred. He's alone. There's little he cares about, and it's only so much time before it drives him into the darkness forever.
When Gage lays eyes on a beautiful girl that glows throughout her being and brightens his life, he knows he'd risk everything for her. But his scars have made him second-guess if he's right for her. He can't help thinking that maybe she deserves better.
Zoey Conrad has always found solace in fixing people, and Gages desolate expression draws at her heartstrings. She see's a strong man, combating adversities and hopes to make him see the good in himself. That his scars don't define him, but are a part of his whole. That she can love him and find him attractive with his scars, not despite them.
Will his wounds stop him from pursuing the one good thing he craves, or will it burn them both inside out?
Cover by @-trilxgy