Ty and Elin have been a love match from a young age and though their love for one another is true and strong, the countless tragedies that befall them become too much to bear thus leading Ty to walk out on Elin. Being apart for those couple of months allows both of them to think through the worthiness of their marriage and their love for one another. When Ty finally returns home, he’s set out his mind to win Elin over. I felt like Ty expected Elin’s forgiveness to come too quickly and too easily, never quite allowing her to work through her feelings of abandonment and resentment. To be frank, Ty annoyed me during so many times in this book. I was frustrated about how overtly confident he was. Like, he was given free rein to just walk back into her life, as if nothing had happened. Gosh, I wanted to bad for Elin to make him work to regain her love and her trust. I wanted to feel that push and pull so badly!
However frustrated I felt in that regard, it can’t be denied that when Elin and Ty came together, they were sweet as honey. I loved how Ty would tease and prod her to lighten the weight on her shoulders. You could feel just how much they adored one another through their interactions; be that arguing or making up. I couldn’t get enough of the flirty feel that went on between them. It made me feel young and in love.
The last few chapters of this book brought on some major emotional punches to the gut which was a nice touch in my opinion. I also thought that the author wrapped up their story nicely. Bittersweet to say the least but it ends with such a meaningful message about love and life in general.
Written in the Scars is a roller coaster of a read with a set of characters who have issues many of us could relate to. A story of the ups and downs in relationships and the ultimate fight one is willing to go through in order to save a worthwhile and lifelong love.