Afflicted (Battlescars #2) by Sophie Monroe

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Synopsis

Fresh off tour Blake Potter, the sexy bassist for Battlescars, is in Smithville, Ohio to work on their next album ‘Coming Clean’. Still pining after Aubrey’s best friend, Piper, it’s going to be harder than he expected to see her back with her long-­‐ term boyfriend, Cole. He’s trying his hardest to forget her, but not matter how hard he tries to stay away circumstances keep bringing them together. Being burned before, he refuses to let it happen again. He’s still struggling to let go of Rowan, the girl that made him the way he is.

Piper is fighting an uphill battle of her own. She’s working her ass off trying to make a name for herself as a tattoo artist. Her long-­‐term boyfriend, Cole, was recently discharged from the Marines turning her world in a way that she never expected. When he begins leaving for days at a time Piper starts struggling to help him pick up the pieces. She calls the one person that might be able to help, Blake. He becomes the friend that she needs no matter how much it’s killing him.

What will happen when one phone call changes everything for both of them leading them in a path that neither anticipated? Pasts will come out of the shadows and threaten to ruin everything.

 

Amanda’s Review:

AMANDA’S 4 1/2 HEARTBROKEN STAR THOUGHTS!

So like everyone else who read Battlescars, I couldn’t wait for more Piper!  Who doesn’t love a female tattoo artist who is sexy, strong, badass, and hilarious!  I know I do!  Add in some of Mr. Blake Potter and you know you are in for one sexual tension filled ride!!!  I loved them as a couple and Blake definitely gave MY Jake a run for his money!!!
“What?  They have so much sexual tension going on that it’s making me horny for crying out loud.”  ~Granny
Blake is the sexy as sin bassist for Battlescars!  The band just got off tour and are back in Ohio living in Jake’s guest house working on their new album.  Blake is still completely hung up on Piper and is having a hard time being around her knowing she is back with her long-term boyfriend, Cole.  After being left heartbroken in the past he has refused to get attached to another girl, but Piper snuck up on him and he never expected to be so captivated by her.  But he will not be burned again, he don’t think he can handle it!
“Life’s a bitch, ’cause if it was a slut it would be easy.” ~Granny
Piper is just trying to stay afloat, but everyday she is struggling a little more to keep the pieces together.   Her boyfriend Cole was recently discharged from the Marines,  and since he came home her world has been turned upside down.  Cole is having a hard time adjusting to being a civilian and dealing with all of the emotions inside his head.  He begins leaving for days at a time without telling anyone where he is going.  He is killing Piper’s soul piece by piece without even realizing it.  One night when he leaves and Piper is scared of where he may have went, she calls Blake to help her find him.  Blake becomes the friend she needs without hesitation, even though it is killing him because he is in love with her!
 
“My heart beats for you.  I’ll never ask for anyone but you, only you.”
Soon everything starts to fall apart with Cole, and Piper can’t deny how she feels about Blake any longer!  But with one phone call, everything comes crashing down!  The choices made can’t be taken back and their pasts come out and threaten any chance of a future!  I was so back and forth on who my heart was breaking for.  My heart broke for Blake… and then it shattered for Piper!!!  This was an emotional ride and I loved it!  Can’t wait for more of this series… but I think I am still Team Jake!  You get more of all the characters I am growing to love more with each book… especially Granny!