REVIEW: Scars (Marked 2.5) by Elena M. Reyes

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Thrown away.


Every single one of those could be used to
describe me. They can tell you my story—my sad past—without a single
syllable passing through my lips.

I hate them—those who lied to me. They
claimed to love me, but in reality they used me when convenient. My
parents. Sister. And now Talan. Loving them has left me empty. Sad.


Not anymore. Screw them. My love has turned
to anger…hate. Now, what consumes me is the urge to destroy, to force them
to see what they wrecked with their carelessness. My name will never be
forgotten. Not after I have my revenge.

His tears will be my ultimate

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“You have three minutes to pull your nasty ass up and get out that door.
Three, Janice, or I call the cops. Your call.” Talan laughed and pulled
Maya in closer. He didn’t give a shit that I was bleeding on the floor and
looking up at their blatant display of affection.

Deep down, I knew this was all an act on his behalf. He wanted me, not her.

Why continue this lie?

When I decided to come over to his house tonight, things played out
differently in my head. He was supposed to pull me into his arms and make
me feel what I needed to survive. Affection. This wasn’t an empty
infatuation on my behalf. I needed him. More than she ever would.

I’d followed Maya down to the Seaquarium last night. There was something
big going on. The parking lot was full, and it wasn’t with tourists.
Everyone wore their uniforms, looking excited as they chatted on their way

Talan should’ve been alone. This had been my one and only shot to make him
hear me out without her interference. Her bullshit lies.

If only I’d come right then.

Instead, I answered Mother’s phone call. Spent hours listening to her
prattle on about how I needed to let the good Lord in, how he would help me
release the demons that she and Daddy dearest created. The ones they denied
having anything to do with.

It was my fault. Every goddamned thing wrong in our family’s life, my
repentance would solve. Fuck the fact that my life was crumbling around me.
It was too late for her to give a shit. Just another instance where her
fucking existence ruined me.

Maya turned around in his arms and pulled his face down toward hers. “I
want her gone and you naked in our bed upstairs.”

My stomach rolled at the sight. He was letting her touch him—enjoyed the
jealousy that coursed through my veins. Neither watched as my hands
clenched into tight fists and my fingers dug into the skin there. How the
blood that ran down my lips boiled with hatred. Still, I loved him.

He ground his hip against her, and she moaned. The outline of his hardened
cock could not be hidden, nor could the shiver than ran through me be
stopped. It should be my body he used—took his pleasure from.

I’ve felt that glorious dick inside me. Was made to feel alive by every
ridge—its every pulse.

“Are you going to punish me?” He smirked down at her, eyes heavy with lust.
For the first time, a small ripple of hatred flowed through me at the sound
of his voice.

Why was he doing this to me?

“No.” Maya reached up and nipped his chin. “Just going to teach you a
lesson in ownership.”

She walked away then. Never looked back toward the woman she assaulted and
left on the ground. I was made to feel unworthy. There was no concern in
her for me, just a cocky sway to her hips as she marched toward his room.

“You heard her.” Talan stood across from me now, door wide open and his
arrogant smirk firmly in place. “Get the fuck out, Janice. There’s nothing
left for you here. Just go.”

When the fuck did he move?

“Baby, please. Don’t do this,” I begged him one last time as I stood and
wiped my lip. Couldn’t he see what his carelessness was doing to me? How
he killed me with each word that left his lips? “I don’t deserve this. Not

His head tilted to the side, an inquisitive expression on his face. “Again?
What the fuck do you mean, again?”

Ignoring his question, I walked closer. This was not the time to delve into
a part of me—a part I couldn’t get a hold on. My hand reached out to grab
him, yet he pulled back. Talan’s handsome face was full of the disgust he
felt at my mere presence

“All I need is for you to love me. See me again.” The room began to feel
small, the walls and the truth I’ve ignored closing in on me. My fantasy of
happiness began to crumble like a stack of cards blown by the wind. Fuck.
My chest hurt. “Please.”

It left me as a strangled whisper. My final plea. Talan had to realize that
only he held the key to my sanity.

He shook his head and sighed. “No. No more. I never gave you hope, nor did
I promise you a possibility for more. You did this to yourself.”

He made his choice.

There was nothing else to say.


“Okay? Really? Just like that. After all this…” he waved his hand around
the room “…bullshit!”

How fucking dare he treat me like this? Like a nuisance. “You know what,
Talan? Fuck you and your little whore.”

This time, it was he who took a step closer. “Watch your goddamned
mouth,” he spat with venom. Fear crept in, building within my gut, but I
stood firm. He wasn’t going to intimidate me.

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Dawn’s Review

I was given a copy of Scars for an honest review and boy does it not disappoint. I’m giving it 5 kisses. Elena has done it yet again. While this is book three ( technically 2.5 ) in the Marking series, this book is all about resident Witch ( just switch the W for a B ) Janice. In the Marking Him and Marking Her Janice has caused all kinds of trouble for Talon and his Bitty. I was very pissed at Janice and Elena for obvious reasons, but after reading Scars. Elena finally lets us in on why Janice is the way she is. She’s still evil and right out wanting to make everyone unhappy, but there is reason and purpose behind it. I admit I wasn’t ready to read Janice’s story at all, but I’m glad I did. Scars gives us everything Elena has given in each book she’s written to date. She opens this book with a semi hot sexual moment between Janice and one of the two guys she will be involved with. I don’t want to give anything away, just go get your copy and read for yourself. I absolutely love Elena and these wonderful characters she has given us and Im waiting patiently for whats to come in the future from her.

Dani’s Review

Holy Crap! I do not know where to start with this Scars!

JANICE? Really, Can the chick not get a damn clue? How many times do you have to be turned away before you actually accept the damn answer that Talan has given you so many times before! NO!
I want to throw something at this crazy persons head so she can freaking realize this already.

There were quite a few times that I hid my face behind the cover of my kindle because I was afraid of what she was going to do!

Jamie tries to center her, but in my eyes she is broken beyond repair!

I cannot wait for the next installment!

You’ve done it again Elena.

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About the authorElena

Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami
Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her
beloved flip-flops, she would.

As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it
was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get
her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade
year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program
and write an essay on what they’d learned.

Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of
pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to
write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her
husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and
letting her characters grow.

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