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*Amazon #1 Best Seller!* A tale of two wounded warriors, Chad and Josie, taken from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the toughest battle of their lives...recovery. They soon build a passionate bond so close even their scarred and broken bodies can't keep them apart. Only a soldier can truly understand another soldier, but as you follow their story, you get an inside look*Amazon #1 Best Seller!* A tale of two wounded warriors, Chad and Josie, taken from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the toughest battle of their lives...recovery. They soon build a passionate bond so close even their scarred and broken bodies can't keep them apart. Only a soldier can truly understand another soldier, but as you follow their story, you get an inside look at what it's really like when soldiers come home. Josie is the first of her kind, an Army Ranger allowed to fight in direct combat. She's a tough Midwest farm girl who never quits, and she's earned the respect of her male Ranger counterparts. None of that matters now, though. She's just another wounded troop in a stateside military hospital trying to recover and get back to normal now. The tension between her and Chad is palpable, and the forbidden nature of their relationship irresistible. See how they handle their recovery...and their passions as the story unfolds!...

Title : Scarred - An American Warrior's Tale
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ISBN : 22844768
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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Scarred - An American Warrior's Tale Reviews

  • Joyce
    2019-02-19 11:33

    i enjoyed reading this book as it has a bit of everything, and some insight into life in the military, humour, romance,and good deeds. after getting critically injured when his helicopter is shot down in iraq this is the story of max and his road to recovery. max is one of the "lucky ones" and manages to make light of his injuries and it is during one of his "rounds" of cheering up the other veterans in the hospital he stumbles across our other hero josie. this is their story during their tough road to recovery and some tough decisions they have to make. this book certainly leaves you thinking long after you finish about our military service people. some of the horrific injuries they can incur during this "current war" yet despite this, there is still some lucky ones who can still manage to have a sense of humour. this book doesnt end in a cliffhanger and i look forward to finding out what happens next for max & josie.

  • Dawn Pressel
    2019-02-28 10:56

    I am always a bit sad when there is no happy ever after (well my idea of happy ever after anyway), but I think this author did a great job ending this story for both Max and Josie and left a bit of mystery for the reader to write their own ending. How can a true reader not love that? I loved the connection between these two people and by the last chapter was asking for more. Max’s humor is everywhere in this book but he never lets a reader forget why they are reading about a military hero that has been injured. Would love to see him expand this story for 2 of the characters…I’ll let you guess who I want a story about. Max, I can’t go without thanking you for donating half your proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Thank you for your service.

  • Toi
    2019-02-18 12:43

    FantasticThis was a fantastic read - what we as civilians don't know or realize the things those that volunteer to protect our freedom have been through and have seen is life changing - this book gives you a glimpse into that, we can never thank you enough for you service. Thank you for sharing. You won't be sorry for purchasing this book.

  • Natalie Alder
    2019-03-12 17:01

    Scarred but not deadThrough the telling of a warrior's tale, the story unfolds from the soldiers point of view. Good, bad, insights, viewpoints... A different way of life being lived right in front of us and and, at the same time, a world away. The characters are heartwarming souls.

  • Kristi Cramer
    2019-03-16 08:51

    I enjoyed this story, what there was of it, given the subject matter. I can't say I've ever read something so raw and honest, and from someone who seems to know the military from an intimate experience of it. (I say "seems" only because I am not military so I don't KNOW.) Hearing about recovering from such devastating injuries moved me to admiration.That being said, this short could use serious help itself. There is little organizational consistency, ranging from regular narrative to screenplay-like dialog to first person head hopping. I could understand the brackets denoting definitions for some of the military terminology, but some uses were not needed. The structure was not traditional to fiction, and while I know that some classics are famous for their ground-breaking disregard for traditional structure, the lack of any kind of consistency in this book creates a distracting jumble that makes it harder to enjoy. As one other reviewer noted, the initial sex scene was jarring. I'm not saying I didn't like it. I found the woman's brutal need and take-charge attitude fascinating, even if it left me wondering if any women are really like that. My initial thoughts were that it was obvious it was written by a man. No, the jarring part was how non-existent the lead up to it was. There was a bit of attraction, then bam! They're clawing at each other. That just made it...jarring.In short, the story shows promise but the execution needs a lot of help. If the author develops more skill in narrative, he will become a force to be reckoned with.

  • Lena Seder
    2019-03-10 13:54

    Scarred by Max Cummings is a unique type of warrior story. It is a refreshing war-time novel that concentrates not on the battle but on the healing process. We follow two carefully crafted complex characters, Chad and Josie, from their battle wounds in Afghanistan to their rehabilitation and healing at Bethesda Hospital. We are introduced to other Veterans who suffered more horrendous injuries, and yet among this small group of survivors we find hope, optimism and determination. We find Chad and Josie bonding over their shared experiences while the relationship blossoms into a deeper yet forbidden love. These two military Rangers, Josie being the first woman ranger sent overseas into battle, want to continue their military careers. Yet, they cannot continue a relationship, as the military forbids it. What will they choose? Can they live without each other? Will Josie go back into the battlefield while Chad moves on with his military career? Can they forget their love? Max gives us an exciting, heart-wrenching love story. Throughout we learn of the hardships and sacrifices made by the soldiers. Then, we are brought on a personal level to learn even more about real love and real sacrifice. I do have to warn those under 18 that there are adult themes and scenes in this novel. These scenes were handled creatively with flowered words and good taste! I recommend this novel. It an eye-opening experience about the sacrifice and healing of our soldiers as well as a heart-felt love story.

  • Vicki
    2019-02-18 11:37

    I thought this book had the potential for a great love story, and even as I read to the end of the book I still thought that the idea for the plot was a good one; however, it just didn't come together for me.Josie and Chad "meet" in a vet hospital where both are being treated for major war injuries and become attracted to each other. As Josie's story was being told of her dream to be a female elite in the army and how she became a well-respected "warrior" in the armed forces, even being braver and more "productive" in helping others with injuries, I was really getting into the book and what a wonderful thing this woman was doing and then BAM! Out of nowhere, I thought I was reading a book of erotica. She came on to Chad and wanted to F- him and not-so-endearing terms for their bodily parts were used and it was evident that it was PURE lust in its most pathetic form. Then later their feelings grow and YEARS later they "make love" and not "have sex for lust" according to Josie's own words. I think someone else possibly would have enjoyed this book more, but as I said the idea was good but not for me.Recommendation: I would say if the story line interests you and you don't mind vulgarity, you might like it. Otherwise, I'd say don't waste your time.

  • Lace May
    2019-03-03 16:33

    I absolutely loved every minute of this book, Max has a way with words that you really don't know if you want to laugh, or swoon... Max has a very unique style that is fantastic to see... Once you read the same insert her here, tickle her there is gets really old. Scarred was the first book I have read by the author and I wasn't Disappointed at all.Scarred makes you sit up and really take note of what Our fine warriors and war heroes have to deal with every step of the way.Coming home broken and not having an out let can be hard and scarred makes you see that . Too open your eyes and take note....I have more respect for these warriors after reading this then I did before. Maxxx You are a fantastic author and I can not wait to pick up your next book.

  • Lin Bucler
    2019-02-18 15:43

    What a great read!! I expected this book to be a bit heart wrenching, being set in the war with wounded warriors, a cause close to my heart, and I wasn't wrong. This is the first book Ive read by MaXXX Cummings but it certainly will not be the last. The book was well written; I enjoyed how it switched POVs from Max to Josie at times. I thoroughly enjoyed following along with Max, Josie and some of the other American Heroes as they worked through the process of healing and rehabilitating their bodies and minds, as well as the budding love of Max and Josie. I loved the book and rate it with a very high five stars, recommending it to males and females who enjoy a good story with some steamy hotness as a very nice plus.

  • Melissa Bell
    2019-03-11 11:48

    Great read! The world build is precise and screams realistic. I would probably summarise this by calling it an Impactive Read. It invokes feeling and touches that place inside all patriotic people. If you've seen it, lived it or grown up around it you will relate to this novel, if not then Max invites you into the world behind the men and women who serve. This is a love story that is well constructed and I would Highly recommended this read for those who like strong female characters and Alpha males.

  • Diane Matters
    2019-02-16 08:33

    I was seriously enjoying this story. Written well until the H and H 'got it on". I am not a prude reading sex scenes. I enjoy well written ones. This was like porn. Two charactors I was expecting that their sexual enchounter would have some depth had anything but. Wow, I felt like the author wrote the lead up in engaging us in their story and then handed the writing of the sex scene to another much less adept writer. That was jarring. Will I read this author again? No.

  • Judy Hillier
    2019-03-05 10:02

    I think Scarred was the fastest story I ever read....couldn't put it down until I finished this AMAZING story. So loved it!!!! This story is about Men and Women fighting in a war and what they go through....Truly Emotional. I loved the connection between Max and Josie....A really Hot Sexy book. I can't wait to read more of their story. The Author did an awesome job writing this story. Great work!!

  • Teresa
    2019-03-19 08:45

    What a great book, very well written. I really enjoyed following Josie and Chad's journey. It does break my heart the way our returning military are treated sometimes. This may not be the most glamorous of stories, but war/conflict never is. But it's a story that needs to be told. A definite must read!!

  • Holly Coghlan
    2019-03-15 13:41

    Refreshing story of finding love through service to our country. You feel for Chad immediately and can feel his struggles.When he meets Josie you root for them to beat the odds. I only wish it was longer ' cause I want more!!!!

  • Melissa Feist
    2019-02-18 12:58

    StunningWow, grabs you right from the first page. Raw, emotional and frank. A small glimpse into the lives of our brave soldiers after they survive and come home to heal. Unless you live it, it's impossible to imagine, this book gives a peek into our soldier's journey.

  • Mary
    2019-03-17 12:47

    Heartfelt. Real. Amazing. Just wish it had been longer.

  • K.C. Riley-Gyer
    2019-03-19 14:38

    I don't know what I was expecting from this story, but I did like it. It's a tear jerker for those susceptible but do be warned there is foul language used. Worth the read though.