You know how sometimes when you first see a book cover or read the blurb; there is electricity you might get? It’s not unlike those attractions we have all read about. That is exactly the reaction I had as I started to read Scorned and it never let up. From the moment, I saw the stunning cover and read the synopsis for Scorned, I was hooked.
S. L. Scott has a done an amazing job of weaving this story and giving the reader a glimpse at who Jules and Dylan were 3 years ago and who they are now. In a short amount of page space, she allows us to develop the appropriate levels of empathy and emotional investment in the characters.
The beauty of a serial (Yes, I do have a hate/love relationship with them – in that I hate that I love them so damn much) is that while the books are shorter, they give the reader a chance to really appreciate the story that is being constructed, as well as builds that level of anticipation (because you DO remember what Mr. Grey said about anticipation, right?) that makes you want to get your hands on that next book.
Since it is the first installment, I am really trying to reserve judgment on the characters. My heart breaks for Jules because her pain over the loss of the relationship is only slightly healed. I guess it’s Dylan who I am trying really hard not to judge. His side of this story and how it plays out/rolls out across the series is to me, going to be interesting. But mostly I want to see how things turn out for Jules.
I can’t wait for September 8th to get answers to the questions that are rolling around in my head. I am going to go back and do something I rarely do, which is highlight while I read.
Get Scorned on your devices ASAP and just hang on.
S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.
Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.
Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.
Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.
She welcomes your notes at firstname.lastname@example.org.