Pretty Scars Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In Carrie Drazen’s diamond-studded world, beauty is everything: a blessing, a commodity, and a curse. Her beauty got her past the velvet ropes and into high society, but it ripped her away from the man she loved and chained her to an unbearable life.
Then, in a single night, a song played by a mysterious and secretive musician carries her back to a past ripe with possibilities, when love could open any door.
Who is this anonymous performer?
How can a man she’s never met tell such a precise story of a boy she loved?
She needs to know. But sometimes masks exist for a reason, and this unveiling could scar them both.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 16 minutes|
|Narrator||Emma Wilder, Teddy Hamilton|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 19, 2019|
|Publisher||Flip City Media|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #55,558 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#4,008 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#8,394 in New Adult & College Romance (Books)
#30,818 in Contemporary Romance (Books)
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When we meet her, Carrie is a student at USC (that’s the one in southern California, not the one in South Carolina), majoring in psychology. She meets a violinist, and each immediately is intrigued with the other. CD Reiss does not make their romance an easy one, but she does make it passionate and tempestuous (as one does when you’re a Drazen or in love with one).
Reiss moves back and forth between Carrie’s present and her past. So you are aware of the outcome of her relationship with the violinist, which makes your reading experience all the more intense. Parts of this book take your breath away, parts seize your heart, and other parts make you squeeze your thighs together.
If you are not familiar with the Drazens, you will be fine. I jumped into this family not having read Songs of Submission, but then I read those books as soon as I could. So you can read this one with no prior Drazen knowledge. But then you will find yourself hooked, and you will race to read the other books in CD Reiss’s extraordinary series.
As for Pretty Scars, it will entangle itself in you, making you rip through its pages. There will be times when you want to hurtle your book at CD Reiss, but rest assured, dear readers, that when you turn the last page you will want to take her out for drinks and bask in her glory.
Beautiful girl meets a young, talented musician and the sparks fly immediately. But he doesn't fit the mold for the type of man her overly controlling father will make sure she ends up with. Image is everything in the Drazen family. Declan Drazen makes sure of it. No matter what is happening behind the scenes, he will make sure the world knows the Drazen family is an unbreakable, unstoppable force to be feared. And if one of the Drazen children doesn't agree with that, well....that's just too bad.
C.D. is a master storyteller, and readers who have been waiting with baited breath for Carrie's story will be swept away by the lyrical prose that is intricately woven through the fabric of this book. Told in present and past chapters, we learn exactly who Carrie is and how she feels about the status her father has placed upon her in the family. Often touted the "most beautiful" of the Drazen girls, Carrie is well aware of exactly what her looks can do for her. On the flip side of that, she also feels the huge constraints she's made to live within and the burden of familial obligation in further strengthening the Drazen brand.
Carrie and Gabriel together were magic. Their love was so all encompassing. They were like the most beautiful notes in a piece of music.
"There are notes that go together. Play them alone and they're fine, but play them together and it makes music. No matter the instrument or what part of the world you're in, they're linked by a chord. That's us. We were waiting for the moment the world put us together. I can't unhear us now."
I truly rejoiced with every chapter of Carrie and Gabriel together, they just made the most beautiful music. There were plenty of chapters that made me want to strangle a certain family Patriarch. I swear, with every Drazen book that comes out, I find a new level of hatred for Declan Drazen. Dude just makes my blood boil.
This is an intensely emotional book. For those who have read the other Drazen books, you will pick up on little tidbits here and there that coincide with events in the other books. If you are starting with this book, you will no doubt want to go back and devour the other books so you can properly meet the side characters from this book in their own stories.
I am a greedy reader, so I hope we will see more and more of Carrie's life in future Drazen books!
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I loved this story most of all and I've read all the Drazen novels. Superbly crafted, interlinking stories. Each book makes you want to discover the story of the other siblings you meet in each. Start at the beginning or start here but definitely read them all. No regrets.