• Came up a bit short
Scares Do Heal Book Cover Scares Do Heal
Shilpa Menon
Notion Press; 1 edition (December 20, 2015)
December 20, 2015

Meet Sonal Kapoor. An entrepreneur who revived a closing florist’s store with her heart and soul, a young lady with a busy life in the heart of London, and a doting daughter who wants to do a lot for her mother, but simply can’t find the time. Sonal has a difficult past – one that she sought to overcome in her move from India to London. And yet, something or the other keeps the trauma alive.
Until Dr. Ryan Percy enters her life.
A chance encounter at their neighbourhood convenience store leads from one thing to the next – and eventually, Sonal is challenged in ways she never thought would be possible. Dr. Percy is everything one can expect in the man of their dreams – and he comes with a painful past, too. There is a piece in the jigsaw of his life that is missing, and he thinks of it as having been found – but whether that piece will sit or not, remains a question.
Does Sonal heal or hurt more? Does Ryan find what he is looking for? Does love conquer all?

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 Scars Do Heal

Scars do heal is the first book by  Shilpa Menon.  She is a new author and I was really excited to read this story.  It’s a romance about an Indian woman named Sonal and a English man named Ryan.  Sonal was raped 6 years prior and had not been able to have a relationship since. Ryan had his own trauma and has also not been able to be with anyone in years.  So he finds Sonal and boom it all changes. 


Its a decently long story but a extremely slow until about a ¾  of the way through. I had a significantly hard time connecting with any of the characters.  I wanted to know more about Ryan and Sonal’s family. At some points I felt like I still had no idea who some of the characters were.



Even though the action in the book was not spread out I did love the ending. It had a few twists that I was not expecting, and definitely had me saying YOU GO GIRL!  a few times. I expected a lot more out of Scars do Heal a stronger protagonist, a bit more character development  so it came up a bit short for me.