I may not have agreed with all of them, but I understood. As with any Karina Halle novel I have read, Shooting Scars deserves so much more than the measley five stars you can rate it. I'm a through and through Javier fan. Having well-developed characters is my one number pre-req for favorite books. Go grab it readers, enjoy. We venture in more treacherous waters in this book: A Mexico setting that feels real with a constant hint of danger that's somehow thrilling the whole way through, and the drug cartel that's getting involved with which we get a prelude of the shit storm to come.
She made me feel immediately at home, which was a bit jarring considering what Gus had told me about her. He got up, pushing his chair back and leaning on the table. What do we have here??????? Up until the last ten pages of this book, Shooting Scars was a five star book for me. And he offers her one clusterfuck of a deal. I got me some good old hot as sin latin lovin' in it too! Ellie: She has really grown from her grifter past and is dying to become the best version of herself. Readers will love Camden McQueen going total vigilante.
I felt what he felt: the rage, the drive, the emotion and I was like, daaayyyuummmmm! I had to fight the Javier feels. Shooting Scars was just as riveting if not more so than the first books. I hated him for his callousness. I screamed, I laughed, I cried twice , I was devastated and hurt and pissed and utterly satisfied. She's been on the run from him for six years and now he's finally caught up with the only woman he ever loved.
He had the hardest choices possible in front of him and I didn't envy his position. Let's meet our morally questionable cast. He has plans for her that are more treacherous than anything she has ever done. I shot Gus a look to keep quiet but he ignored me. I felt for her, kind of.
I have to wait until the next book to make my choice. And my girl parts are showing their true slutty selves. In short, she'll read anything. Tough as shit , never to back out. Her characters always feel a little older, a little more experienced at the end of each book than they did at the beginning. A Dangerous Kind of Love.
And then we have Gus. She loves reading books, blogging about books, chatting about books, and smelling books. I'm not sure if, not having read the prequel, I would have completely understood Ellie's state of mind in this sequel in regards to her reactions towards Javier, both emotional and physical. So if Ellie is able to give him that final piece of him so he is finally able to find some sort of peace, why not, right? They really are a funny thing. And that has most definitely changed Ellie as a person. This was like three years ago.
The funny thing is, I actually can picture him doing some things he did like torturing one of Javier's minion with his tattoo gun that was crazy entertaining and gross at the same time! It was like watching the devil say it himself. Some teams may even cross the tracks to the other side. Let's get down to business. Their pain, their despair, their sadness, their fears. I was really worried that she would fall back in to her old life.
I look forward to seeing where she goes with this in the third book. Thankfully, Camden has the help from from one of Ellie's old family friends. Camden McQueen can't forget Ellie Watt. But the whole time she is so strong, even through her mistakes and mishaps, I love Ellie. The characters and relationships are so complicated in a good way that reading these books is a journey through so many different thoughts and emotions.
Ellie has left with Javier, seeing no other option in front of her and for once putting her wants and needs behind those of the man she leaves behind. Camden is entirely fueled by revenge, and I just could get a clear sense of his love for Ellie anymore, which was unfortunate. And I can get mine. Sie denkt ehrlich, dass Camden jetzt glücklich mit seiner Familie werden kann und sieht damit die Zukunft, die sie sich wünscht, als verloren. Fans of her Artists series will not be disappointed with this second installment and will no doubt be left panting for the third.