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Beneath the Scars

Narrated by: John Lane, Tatiana Sokolov
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Summary

The sound of the ocean, the crash of the waves as they kick up against the sand and rocks - these are the only sounds Megan Greene wants to hear. She wants to leave the rest of the world behind and find some peace.

The offer of a private house on the beach, set in a small town in Maine, is perfect. Time to think - to be by herself. It's all she wants. It's the escape she needs. Until she stumbles across the painting that seems to echo her own chaotic mindset. Until she meets the unfriendly artist behind the stormy painting and discovers his secrets.

All Zachary Adams wants is to be left alone. His canvases, and the unending scope of the ocean and sand, are his life. They direct him - fill his hours. Bring him focus. Until she enters his life.

She dredges up memories of the past - the haunting images he has hidden for years, the fears he has never shared. A story he keeps buried below the surface.

Can she make him see what he is missing? Can he trust her enough to believe?

©2014 Melanie Moreland (P)2016 Tantor

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Brooding, emotional tornado

A sensitive and knowledgeable approach to a damaged man, who gets a chance at redemption if he can allow himself to step into the light.

I really enjoyed this story because there was a depth of character, emotional storms and the message of self value was loud and clear. Well done to the author, for writing this with sensitivity.

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  • RomanceTHOT
  • 21-01-17

Such a good story

I really appreciated that this wasn't your typical love story where two extremely hot people couldn't keep their hands off each other. The love in this novel had depth, reaffirming that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and love and lust are not synonymous.

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  • Nancy Ross
  • 13-01-17

Wonderful story!

Another gem from Melanie Moreland!! Heartbreaking and beautiful. The narrators were captivating and did an excellent job portraying the heart of the story!

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  • Kathy
  • 11-08-19

Good reading

Story line was good. many emotions and broken heart. We get to watch 2 people with terrible pasts come together and to love.

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  • Jennifer
  • 30-07-19

Loved it!

I chose this book originally because of the author. I've read several others by Melanie Moreland and enjoyed them, so I could wait to read this one. I enjoyed the descriptions of the setting by the ocean. I enjoyed the love story as it unfolded.

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  • BR from Richmond
  • 15-07-18

Oh the melodrama!

All a broken man needs is a selfless, good woman with a heart of gold to teach him how to trust and love. Ugh! What a cliche! If I didn’t know better(and if there weren’t premarital sex scenes) I would think this had been written decades ago.
The narrator was ok on the female voice, but her male voice and British accents were weak.

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  • LSTEW
  • 13-09-17

GREAT STORY! LOVED THIS BOOK!

Would you listen to Beneath the Scars again? Why?

YES, IT WAS A GREAT STORY AND I WAS SO HAPPY HOW THE ENDING TURNED OUT! NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING SO SUPER PLUS!

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  • Jae Williams
  • 07-07-17

Ridiculous and over the top

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story to have been believable... this was so ridiculous.

Would you ever listen to anything by Melanie Moreland again?

no

How did the narrator detract from the book?

narrators were not great... they sounded old for the characters

What character would you cut from Beneath the Scars?

everyone but the dogs

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  • DW
  • 10-03-17

Beautiful story

Beneath the scars was brilliantly written. Beautiful. Poignant. Romantic. And beautifully narrated! If you are looking for a special book, stop at this one! Read it!