Not every love story begins with a fiery explosion of lust.
Some are tiny embers of hope that smoulder slowly until the stars align…
I'd been living in a bubble.
It was meant to protect me from the things in life that hurt.
I could live, I could laugh, but at least I didn't have to love.
Loving was dangerous and I would never do it again.
It was working just fine, until the bubble burst.
It let in danger.
It let in light.
It let in…him.
Unknowingly I'd been living in the dark, feeling my way.
He filled my world with starlight.
He showed me how to move on to the next level.
He made me feel again.
I thought the wounds from the past would never fully heal,
But perhaps they only heal when the time is right.
Sometimes you just have to thank your lucky scars.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's been more than a year and a half since I last experienced the awesomeness that is Kerry Heavens's writing. However, I thank my lucky stars, because that awesomeness is back! It comes in the form of a uniquely haunting and hopeful story about two strangers who literally bump into each other and whose stars slowly but surely align as their years-old wounds begin to heal. If you've never read anything by this author before, may I humbly suggest--seriously insist!--that you make Lucky Scars your initial foray into her writing? This was more than a friends-to-lovers romance--this is what a modern classic of a love story reads like, and it continues to stay with me days after. There are slow burn romances that are so agonizingly slow that the urge to skim can be difficult to resist. Then there are those slow burn stories that entice and at times lull you into a state of complacency before the heart-tugging begins. By then, there's no turning back because you're already invested--just like in the case of Bea and Ziggy, Kerry Heavens's Sparkles and Starman. I was all in with these two, and goodness me, but how they're tale of loss and love and truly living again got to me. I read this novel in one sitting, and by the time I was done, I wanted to give it another go, this time, with a tissue or two on stand-by. Heavens brought an original spin and creative touch to a well-worn trope and her readers are reaping the rewards. Lucky Scars is a 2018 top read. Five-plus stars. ♥