Title: The Scars Between Us
Author: MK Schiller
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Emma Cooper is determined to fulfill her motherâs dying wish to scatter her ashes with Aiden Sheffield in Linx, Texas. Just one problem. Why Texas and who the hell is Aiden Sheffield? The only clue is a faded piece of her motherâs stationary. Emma imagines Aiden is a former love of her motherâs, but when she meets the beautiful, damaged stranger, she realizes her assumptions couldnât be more wrong. Heâs hot and young. And Emma is as confused as ever.
Aiden Sheffield would rather go to hell than Linx. Who does Emma think she is disrupting his carefully built life? The last thing the Marine needs is to slice open the sealed wounds of his painful past. Yet, as he gets to know the lovely Emma, a woman who manages to smile even though sheâs lost everything, he changes his mind. He will not let her go to hell alone.
But neither is prepared for the devastating evil waiting for them at the end of the road. It might just destroy them.
âMay I help you?â he asks, his smile tight like itâs forced. Struggling to find my voice, I finally respond. âAiden Sheffield?â âGuilty. Are you here to adopt?â âNo.â The pit bull whines at that. Without taking his eyes off me, Aiden pulls out a plastic bag from his pocket and throws him a treat. Unable to keep staring at him, my gaze shifts down. I get a good look at Aidenâs pal. The dogâs tail wags, but only one of his ears perks. The other ear is completely missing, and the poor boyâs jaw is misshapen. Aiden draws my attention back to him. âYouâre making my pack nervous.â
Thatâs exactly what they look likeâ¦a pack. A family where he is the alpha. All the dogs have now come toward the fence, sitting in a straight line. They seem calm but curious as they flip their heads between us. âThey donât look nervous.â
âThey are. They can smell your fear. They wonât hurt you.â
âThen what are you afraid of?â
He smirks, moving forward so we are only inches from each other, separated by the chain-link fence. His gaze lingers on me, far too long for comfort. He smells masculine, of soap and sweat and something distinctively him. âWho are you, mystery girl? Too old to be selling cookies, too young to be from the Gazette, and too innocent to be spouting religion.â
âIâm Emma Cooper. Angelaâs daughter.â Itâs a flicker in his features, but I catch the scowl before it disappears. The dogs start surrounding Aiden and stare at me with suspicion. Itâs as if they are protecting himâ¦from me.
âWhat do you want?â His tone is curt, almost demanding. I shift from foot to foot.
âCan we talk?â The dogs stand at attention now.
âGo to the house and wait for me.â He snaps the words like a command.
Not knowing a word of English, MK Schiller came to America at the age of four from India. Since then, all sheâs done is collect words. After receiving the best gift ever from her parentsâher very own library cardâshe began reading everything she could get her greedy hands on. At sixteen, a friend asked her to make up a story featuring the popular bad boy at school. This wasnât fan fictionâ¦it was friend fiction. From that day on, sheâs known she wanted to be a writer. With the goal of making her readers both laugh and cry, MK Schiller has penned more than a dozen books, each one filled with misfit characters overcoming obstacles and finding true love.
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