Battlescars by Ann Collins

Battlescars - Ann Collins

Battle-hardened and bearing scars from the combat he’s seen, Dyson has been discharged from the Marines under less-than-ideal circumstances. He’s moved back home and is focused on training for an MMA fight he hopes will kick start his career. He’s disciplined, focused, and has no time or energy for a meaningful relationship.

When Dyson meets twenty-year-old Kayla in his neighborhood bar, he thinks she would be a gorgeous addition to the string of women with whom he has enjoyed one-night stands. The tall, dark and sexy blue-eyed Dyson is determined to have her. Immune to his charms, Kayla wants nothing to do with him. She’s far too busy trying to recover from the pain of her childhood to let a cocky man like Dyson trample on her heart. She knows she’s damaged and is working hard to build a life for herself, free of her terrible memories.

But fate seems to have other plans…

Will Dyson and Kayla be able to heal the hurts in their past and move forward in spite of their scars? Will they recognize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and be brave enough to take a chance on love?





So those of you who know me, know me as a cover hoe, this cover was no exception and gets my tick of approval, then I read the blurb about the battle scarred ex Marine, MMA fighter and I was like oh "hell yes" I have to read this!!


A broken girl whose been in foster care and a man who stood up for what he believed in, a story of love, and mending and a story of learning to trust..




So first off we meet Dyson who has been discharged from the Marines, his neighborhood bar is one of Dyson;'s most frequented places, but this night in particular he especially liked the mirror, because at that precise moment the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen had just walked in, he was half way drunk but he reckoned she would've been a ten on the score card any ways if he was stone cold sober..


Two guys approach this woman and try to make a play for her, even with her shaking off the men's unwanted advances they just weren't getting the message, so Dyson to the rescue, which he seemed to defuse the situation effortlessly..After a bit of chit chat, names are exchanged, and we learn that the woman's name is Kayla..


Then the next day she runs into him at the gym where she's crunching numbers for the owner..


Looking down towards the far end of the gym, she notices two men sparring in the ring, beating the shit out of each other..
She's basically standing there with her mouth hanging open imagining what the younger one would look like in a state of undress, which turns out to be Dyson, who after getting out of the ring proceeds to ask her to a fight that's coming up..



Without giving too much away about the story, this is where it starts to pick up, we learn about Kayla's back ground and why Dyson was discharged from the Marines, his fights and where their future lies whether together or apart you'll need to read the story to find that out..

An enjoyable read..