Series: Battlescars #2
Published by Self-Published on May 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Fresh off tour Blake Potter, the sexy bassist for Battlescars, is in Smithville, Ohio to work on their next album ‘Coming Clean’. Still pining after Aubrey’s best friend, Piper, it’s going to be harder than he expected to see her back with her long-‐ term boyfriend, Cole. He’s trying his hardest to forget her, but not matter how hard he tries to stay away circumstances keep bringing them together. Being burned before, he refuses to let it happen again. He’s still struggling to let go of Rowan, the girl that made him the way he is.
Piper is fighting an uphill battle of her own. She’s working her ass off trying to make a name for herself as a tattoo artist. Her long-‐term boyfriend, Cole, was recently discharged from the Marines turning her world in a way that she never expected. When he begins leaving for days at a time Piper starts struggling to help him pick up the pieces. She calls the one person that might be able to help, Blake. He becomes the friend that she needs no matter how much it’s killing him.
What will happen when one phone call changes everything for both of them leading them in a path that neither anticipated? Pasts will come out of the shadows and threaten to ruin everything.
First off I want to say that I enjoyed Battlescars and was looking forward to this second installment. For me, Afflicted was a very fast read which is a good thing for those having limited reading time but after finishing it this afternoon I would have to say I was quite disappointed with most of it.
I disliked how Piper couldn’t make up her mind all throughout the book. The back and forth indecisiveness got so tiring I just wanted to fast forward and be done.
I would have to say that Blake was amazing! I loved him for his never ending patience, his passion and the romantic ways that he showed that he truly loved and cared. I thought the guy was perfect but on the other hand it made me even more annoyed with Piper with all the crap she put him through.
“My hearts beat for you. I’ll never ask for anyone but you, only you.”
Although we do get a much needed happy ending I was a little perturbed that the main reason that they finally decide to move forward was the surprising news that they got in the end.
The good thing about this book was reading more about Jake and Aubrey and how their relationship is progressing. Again Granny is just as adorably outspoken as she was in the first book. Always loved her!
Despite my disappointment, I still am looking forward to reading more into the series. Hoping the rest of the band gets a good HEA like the first two couples did.