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Romancing her might be his toughest battle yet.
She’s so young, so full of life…
I couldn’t let her die…
Even if she made the world’s worst coffee.
Emily Garret never asked to be rescued, let alone by a walking JCrew ad whose idea of fun is probably managing his stock portfolio and watching the nightly news. Then again, she never thought she would wind upside-down in a ditch after a night having a little too much fun.
Reece Montgomery never planned on being anyone’s hero, especially the foul-mouthed, bleach-blonde barista from the local coffee shop. He thinks there’s more to Emily than her tattoos, and lip ring, but getting close means letting her into his past and meeting his ghosts.
And he’s not sure she’s ready for that battlefield.
"Very relatable and complex characters that engage you fromthe start and have you rooting for them til the very end." -Katrina B.,NetGalley review
"The chemistry was off the charts and I was quickly turning the pages tofind out what would happen next. Great read!" -Once Upon An Alpha
"Very touching book." -Maria C., Goodreads review
"Awesome banter interlaced with well motivated inner dialogue put Gibsen'swriting in a well deserved spot from me." -She Reads New Adult
"Seared On My Soul was an emotional, tug-of-war type of romance that willleave you very satisfied." -Marie's Tempting Reads
"I thought this was a beautiful story about healing and love...Didn't wantto put it down from the second I picked it up!" -Short and Sassy BookBlurbs
"This story had a good mix of angst, drama, romance and steam."-Amy B., NetGalley review
"I connected with this book brilliantly, especially Emily." -Lost toBooks
"The author plays these two off each other like a well tunedviolin. The backstory works perfectly, the plot line is straightforwardand the characters are deeply developed." -Lori Z., NetGalley review
"Seared on My Sole was a great romance filled with friendship, love andhealing." -Deanna, Goodreads review
"You will feel Emily's stubborn ways, and her directionless life. You'llpanic with Reece about dark corners and lost friends. Their ride isn't for thefaint of heart, but it's a ride so worth taking!" -Victoria T., Goodreadsreview
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'Seared on My Soul by Cole Gibsen is the story of Emily Garret and Reece Montgomery.
Emily is working at a coffee shop at the age of 21 and has a drinking problem. Not to mention that she feels a failure and th... ...more
*Cue that awkward moment when you wrote the review over a month ago and forgot to post it. Oops!*
A broken soldier and a broken girl. How could these two possibly fix each other?
The entire time I read this book, I felt so strongly for Reece. I'm not sure what it is, but books with a veteran (esp... ...more
**Seared on My Soul generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
**Review may contain mild spoilers, reader beware.**
4 "Don't let me go." Stars
This was my first Cole Gibsen book and certainly won't be my last. The premise and plot of the story kept me glue... ...more
Seared on My Soul was my first book by Cole Gibsen and, as always with new authors, I went into it hoping for the best but a little afraid of what I might find. What I found was basically pure gold. This book sucked me in from the very first page and compelled me to read it—even when I felt like... ...more
ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
4^^^^ stars from me
This story is about two broken souls, one retired vet fighting his demons who jump through his memories and a woman who constantly fights herself and making one mistake after another and also been wounded b... ...more
Title: Seared On my Soul
Author: Cole Gibsen
Publisher: Entangle Embrace
Release Date: June 27th, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count:230 pages
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
She’s so young, so full of life…...more
I couldn’t let her die…
What a good read. I had to read till finished.
Very touching book. How two broken people find each other and kinda in a round about inspire each other to find themselves and heal.
Reece and Emily can't be any more different, but in ways so much the same. Emily is a little lost girl that just wants... ...more
This is a sweet and emotional story of two people - Emily Garret and Reece Montgomery. Of two people who are going thru some really tough times . Emily works at a coffee shop and she has a drinking problem and doesn’t know how to get help. One night while out, she has too much to drink and lets s... ...more
** I received this Ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in anyway. **
Reece and Emily's relationship starts off with a bang and doesn't slow down one iota throughout the entire story. From the beginning, I felt like Emily was someone who... ...more
There is nothing I love more than a good story about broken people who somehow seem to put themselves back together again when they meet the other half who completes them.
Emily Garret is a feisty chick who is broken and not looking to be fixed. She knows she has issues, she sleeps with strange me... ...more
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a quick read with no wasted words. There were several instances of __ month(s) later. I kind of respect that the author didn't force us to sit through endless pining, weeping, and self-pity.
Reece was a wo... ...more
This was my first Cole Gibsen book and wow what a book!
Emily is an immature woman who is basically spiraling out of control, flitting from one thing to another to just enjoy life. Or so she says. Reece ends up saving Emma (you have to read it to find out from what).
Reece and Em's story is power... ...more
Emily wasn't very likeable at first. She is deep in the midst of alcohol abuse and all that comes with it. She is horribly judgy and on the road to ruin. Even after something awful happens I didn't see the turn in her just yet. She hadn't hit that bottom. Don't get me wrong. I ended up liking her... ...more
Emily, like a lot of people, feels like she's just drifting along in life, no direction, not even an idea of where she's heading. She thought once she tasted freedom, she'd fully embrace it, relish it even, but it's not all she'd thought it would be. She actually misses her protective older broth... ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Emily Garret is a 20 something who isn't really sure what she wants to do with her life. She spends her days serving coffee and her nights having one night stands. Reece Montgomery is a war veteran who spends his days teac... ...more
The synopsis was intriguing but once I got into the story I realised that the little snippet that the synopsis gave was far from enough. This was more beguiling than I thought it would be.
Reece and Emily were both drowning in life, both suffering with their own personal demons but would... ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed Seared on My Soul. This is the story of Emily, the BFF of Ashlyn and sister of Lane, whom we met in Written on My Heart. The things I found lacking in Ashlyn and Lane's story just weren't a factor here. I fell in love with Emily in the previous book so there was no need for t... ...more
Emily may be a strong woman who looks like she doesn't care what people think on the outside, but on the inside she's a little lost. While her friends have found their loves and paths in life, Emily is stuck with one night stands and a dead-end barista job. She's completely happy with her lifesty... ...more
Emily Garret is a free spirit by choice, she's traveled the world, and indulged in a lot of pleasure's that most are too scared to get close to. She is damn proud of all she has done, however, her family is not, they've already lost a lot, and can't bring themselves to accept her lifestyle choice... ...more
"Seared On My Soul" hit every note of emotions that you could have experienced and the gamut of steamy and romantic sexy scenes. Cole Gibsen is an author who I've been wanting to read for quite a while and I am so glad that I got the opportunity to read this novel! The heroine, Em Garret, is stuc... ...more
4 of 5
ARC provided through NetGalley for an honest review.
Adult Romance (Contains Military Flashbacks & PTSD)
Emily Garret is “foul-mouthed, bleach blonde” 21 year old woman who works as a barista at a local coffee shop and has no plans for the future. She is a failure. She turns to sex, party... ...more
Well meaning parents who appear to be domineering can have a big impact on their children's lives.
Reece escapes death whilst serving in the army. He is now back home and carries guilt around with him. "It should have been me". The guilt and flashbacks stop him from moving on.
Emily is a barrista... ...more
In 2015, we meet Ashlyn and Lane and now in 2016 , we are meeting Reece and Lane's younger sister Emily. Emily has always been the type of girl that flitters around in life, the one with no direction and the one who seems to consider herself a loser as she can never finish what she starts as she... ...more
Everything happens for a reason, maybe we meet someone because of what life throws us our way. This is so true in the case of Emily Garret, who has given up on life and what it means to her. One fateful night, after throwing caution to the wind, Emily winds up in accident, only to be saved by Ree... ...more
Cole Gibsen is a gift to the writing world, she really is.
Her books have a certain… Charm. A pull. Once you start reading you can’t stop and even though the characters’ lives were so far off my own, I still found myself relating to Emily. I guess that’s one more thing in Cole does well (besides w... ...more