Scarred Bullet, #3
by Serena Kearney
Publication date: March 17th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
The Book Junkie Reads . . .Review of: Define Us (Scarred Bullet, #3) . . . Risa and Dean are not my favorite couple in this series but they did make an addition to the series that was different. Risa needed to have confidence in herself and her self-worth. She was damaged by life and circumstances. Dean drops in and then she feels like this was not what she needed in her life. I have to say that she was wrong on so many levels of this viewpoint. There was a sweetness about Dean and Risa that kept me reading onward. I did not feel this was a carbon of the first two books but an extension. Life changes us all in different ways. Define Us was what we watched happen between Dean and Risa with this new installation to the Scarred Bullet series.
As someone that read the first two books of the series, I did not feel that you needed to have that information to follow Dean and Risa story. The previous stories were more like additional information on the people around them. Serena did a wonderful job giving a complete story. I look forward to new and more involved character and story lines.
Scarred Bullet series:
Dazed Bullet – Scarred Bullet, #1 SEE REVIEW
Cursed Frames – Scarred Bullet, #2 SEE REVIEW
Define Us – Scarred Bullet, #3
I’m supposed to be strong.
Until I found I was in a relationship I swore I would never be in.
I didn’t know how trapped I was until Dean Sailer walked into the diner, making me question who I turned into.
Dean reeked of overconfidence.
He’s sarcastic and thinks he’s funny.
The worst part is I find myself smiling when I don’t feel like it. He brought out something inside me that I locked away a long time ago.
I wanted nothing to do with him.
I wanted to stay contained in my world.
When tragedy threatens the life of me and my best friend, he’s the one I find myself relying on.
He’s there for me when no one else is.
No matter how much I try to resist Dean Sailer, he seems to delve deeper into a place I thought was gone.
Can I change? Or will I be the definition of what I’ve made myself out to be?
Previous books in the series:
MY INTERVIEW WITH SERENA KEARNEY
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
First off, they would have to know I love action in my stories! So if they want a mellow read, it probably won’t be one. Second, I normally write in First and one point of view. I don’t usually do dual, but for Define Us, I did. Only because I just had to put Dean’s thoughts on purpose. But the book is mainly in her POV.
Third, I love to write something with feels all the time, always has to have a love story in it, and a happy ending.
Also, I don’t like cliffhangers that much, but if It does have one, it won’t be an Earth shattering one.
My books are for the readers that want a love story with the feels and unseen twists in them.
Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
I believe anyone can write. Now, do I believe that some people are more destined for it? Yes. There are people who can write and then there are those who were BORN to write. Who need to get those characters out. And who need to just let their imagination fly on paper. I don’t think writing is limited to a certain group, but I do believe that there are the ones that are purely natured to do it. Also, everyone is different. Some do plan, and some don’t. I understand when they want a certain ending, so they have to plan out how to get there. But I also believe, sometimes you just have to write and see where the story takes you.
Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
I actually have a couple, but most are no where near finished. One I am working on is another YA/Scifi and I am loving it so far. It has the feel of a second chance/dystopian/scifi romance to it, and I am really loving it. I think it’s going to be my next trilogy… SQUEE!
I am a Leo. Born August 10, living on the east coast. I self-published my first novel, PNEUMA, November 2014, and it's hasn't stopped since.
One of my biggest problems was having too much to read. Now my newfound problem; having too much to write and not enough hands to type it out. Not enough brains to put the stories together fast enough. Not enough tea or coffee to keep me awake 24/7.
So, like every normal person, I have to take it one day at a time.
My cravings for sweets keep me going, any sort of cakes (especially red velvet), pies, cookies, and ice cream.
I have a cat named Bongo-Bongo, who loves to get in my way when I'm trying to work, but is too cute for me to fight him off.
And then I have my family, specifically my husband, who puts up with my endless nights, my tapping of the keyboard, my ridiculous imagination, and yet, he always encourages me to believe in myself and follow my dreams.