Book Review - BEAUTY MARK by STEPHIE WALLS
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Holy hell, what a freaking roller coaster ride that was! This book has so much depth and the emotions it invoked as I lived vicariously through Callie left me reeling at times. The sorrow, angst, and fear...the love and friendships, the unexpected twists that left my head spinning and my heart aching. I wanted to choke Davis and cheer to Liam while wanting to shake Callie and scream wake up hooker and take a look at what's right in front of you just like Hadley did...lol I absolutely loved this book! Read it!
Stephie Walls is still a fairly new author for me, I had the pleasure of reading Girl Crush. But, this one was a totally different side of this author. And it was a side that I absolutely loved and want more of. Beauty Mark was a story that took me through an aray of emotions with each new chapter. I found myself falling i love with the characters. There wasn't a part that I did not love about this one, even when there was parts that hit pretty close to home for me. I found a comfort in the characters weaknesses and insecurities and how she was able to overcome them. Stephie has away of making the characters be ones that can be relatable to the reader. I found myself engrossed in Callie's story. Through her heartache and pain when it came to Davis. There was times that I was on the verge of screaming and making threats towards Davis's character and all because I was so engrossed in the story. If Davis was a physical person I would of actually hurt him, if he did something like what he did to my friend. There was times that I also wanted to just grab and shake Callie and tell her to open her eyes to what was in front of her and to open herself up to love again. Liam was also a character that I found that I instantly loved and was rooting for one chapter then wanting to throat punch in another. Beauty Mark is a rollercoaster of emotions that is well worth it, and one that I would recommend to someone that is going through heartache. This story is one about heartache, but it is also about finding the strength in yourself to find your on happy ending.
Just freaking wow! This book tore me to pieces. I was shouting at my kindle like they could hear me!! I am not mad, promise. But seriously, this is what this book has done to me. I wanted to smash Davis's head in, smother Liam with a pillow and whack Callie around the head with something heavy. I also swear i am not crazy....sort of. Anyway, this is why this book is sooo freaking good. I felt everything and my god i literally devoured it. The ending literally melted my frosty heart and i felt like telling my husband i loved him. (Yeah, totally skipped that part). One of my favourite reads this year. Just amazing.
Beauty Mark is the story of Callie. Her rise through becoming an author, falling in love, having her heart broke and trying to keep from falling in love again. I really enjoyed this book. I liked how you went through the writing process, what happens to your stories when you get signed. I loved the dynamic between Callie, Hayden and Liam. I have to be honest though, several times I found myself wanting to smack Callie upside the head! But overall it was a good book and I enjoyed it.
When I read books, I usually never wonder how the title came about or why the author picked it. Its usually just a title for me because the words written don't define it, but the characters inside the book do. However in the case of Beauty Mark, the title held lots of meaning. Like for instance, a special person coming into your life and leaving their "mark" or that promotion you're waiting for. Significant achievements and memorable moments in life. Callie had so many of them throughout the book. Hayden, Davis, Tripp or "Cash" as she called him, her writing career, Liam. The beauty marks are endless. And in these moments, I felt her happiness, her sadness and the turmoil she went through when the moments faded. If you're looking for a book to speak to you and make you laugh, cry, jump for joy and yell all within a span of minutes, this is the book for you. It rivals another favorite book of mine when it comes to the feels it gives!! Its definitely a must read and reread!!
A soaring career... A fractured heart... Left in shattered shards of stained glass.
Aspiring author, Callie Clark, finally achieves her most-coveted goal, landing a contract with a highly sought-after publishing company. Reeling from the pain of a broken heart, Callie puts her love life on hold.
Focused solely on her career, the dream she’s faithfully held onto becomes taunting, and the higher she climbs, the faster she falls.
When tragedy winds itself through triumph, Callie learns to open her heart again. But it might be too late when a visitor from her past resurfaces and threatens the dream she clings to.