Graceful, the word itself was instilled into Tegan Carter’s head at an early age, but anymore she feels far from graceful. When her world is turned upside down she finds herself spiraling into the darkness without any light in sight, until Talon Fisher walks into her life.
Trying to find herself again, Tegan is faced with a dilemma she doesn’t want to encounter. But will her scars keep her from allowing herself a second chance at a normal life, or will she continue to free fall into the darkness?
Graceful Scars by Savannah Stewart is an emotionally charged book that pulled at my heart and had me with tears in my eyes from the beginning. Stewart takes a difficult subject, a terrifying situation and work through it with such grace and respect to the victim.
Tegan is an owner of a successful dance studio, she loves dance and has dreams of even being something more. That is until it is all ripped away. This makes her leave all of her dreams and everything she has knows behind. She closes everything off, and completely shuts down- for nine months!
I want to mention Tegan's best friend before I get to Talon. Adalynn is a great best friend, she has been there for Tegan from day one. This is the sign of a true friend, they do not leave you when the chips are down. Adalynn also gives her tough love. She clearly loves Tegan like she is her sister and treats as such. We all needs friends like Adalynn in our lives.
Talon Has just moved to town and he has custody of his little sister. He walks in the studio her first day back and fate plays a little part in their lives. Tegan struggles with deep emotional issues and Talon is unbelievably understanding. This is a top notch guy ladies, the kind we all dream about. He is hot, responsible, caring, patient and did I mention he is hot. This is the kind of guys you would take home to your parents.
Who knew that they both had scars to be healed. Sometimes it is so hard to let go of our scars and things that haunt us. Tegan has come a long way in nine months but she has only scraped the surfaced of true healing. She so desperately wants to have something close to normal again. Talon wants to be the one to give her that normal. They just have to find the right dance to make it happen.
Stewart puts her whole heart and soul in this book, you can feel the agony her character goes through. This book is completely different than her other books. I'm so impressed with her growth as an author. Savannah Stewart writing skills get smoother with each book she writes. Original ideas with smooth transitions take an upfront seat to indie greatness.
I give Graceful Scars 5 stars