Mary E. Palmerin
Mary E. Palmerin
Run. That’s what Lyla Harper does best. With Rigdon, Kansas hundreds of miles away, she focuses on planting her roots and immersing herself in college life at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
As Lyla tries to play the role of hardworking student by day at Loyola and barista by night at York Company Coffee House, the monotonous routine is wearing thin. She thinks back to home, the milestones she’s missed, and the family she doesn’t have near.
She’s lonely with the exception of the incubi that will never vacate her dreams.
With her emotions colliding, she’s once again faced with her vilest adversary; regression. After all, a person can only pretend to be happy for so long. Davis Moore and the horrid events plague her mind as one text message tests her will to remain strong.
One afternoon in her public speaking lecture, circumstances change for Lyla when Professor Blaine Miller’s eyes meet hers. For the first time, she feels passion, lust and want. Will Blaine change her outlook on life or leave her stranded and empty, feeling like the girl she was years before?
Read this emotional novella about self-discovery, overcoming, growth, redemption, relapse, desire, and hope
My 5 star review
I want to say that this novella is, by far, nothing I have ever read. It is very raw and emotional. We got to see Lyla in Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow and in Shadows of Scars and Sorrow. But now I see Lyla in a whole different way. What do I mean by that? Well, we actually get the raw unedited version of Lyla within the pages of Trials of a Mutilated Beauty.
We know she is a very broken girl that has been through some pretty horrible things in her life, but to read it from her perspective shines a whole new light on the story. While reading Trials of the Mutilated Beauty, I felt like I was being sneaky by reading her diary, which I feel this book is very well written as if it were just that, her diary. When it was over I wanted to run, find her and tell her that everything was going to be ok; that her happy ending was coming. Thursday, March 20th was the hardest to read. I can relate to this one the most and it breaks my heart every time I think about it. The fact that she is listing reasons to give up on life or to live makes me want to hold her and never let go.
Mary E. Palmerin then introduces the world to the very, every bit of sexy, Professor Blaine Miller. Now I love Everett and Garrett but damn, damn, DAMN! Can I please have Blaine anyway I can get him, please? This character is all there in my opinion and we really don’t know much about him yet. I hope we get to see him again. He is everything you want in a man, but I still have a feeling that he isn’t all of what I want him to be.
Now I am having a very hard time trying to figure out which one of these books is my favorite, we all know that I love and adore Mary E. Palmerin. But I can’t decide!!!! Mary just keeps coming at you with better and better books. I mean really, she has to be some kind of Superwoman. This author is sharp, clever, brilliant, amazing, talented, and humble. I hope you all enjoy this novella as much as I did. I am so looking forward to getting my hands on Surpassing Scars and Sorrow #3.0 of the Sorrow Series.