Blog Tour | Excerpt + Giveaway: Secrets in our Scars by Rebecca Trogner

About the book:

Title: Secrets in our Scars
Author: Rebecca Trogner
Published by: Rebecca Trogner
Publication date: February 7, 2018
ISBN: 978069206201
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On a sweltering summer day, Daisy Aldridge knocks on the wrong door. She’s yanked inside. Trapped and pressed against her only means of escape she spirals into a panic. Years ago she suffered an assault. Alone and afraid, she kept it hidden and dealt with the emotional aftermath in her own way.

But this time she’s not alone. She’s helped by a man who seems vaguely familiar. Roy Blackwood is gorgeous, powerful, and controlled. She tells herself she wants nothing to do with him.

Roy sees through her resistance and is determined to unravel the mysteries of Daisy. He promises to find the identity of her birth parents and unveil the person who leaves her anonymous gifts. And most important of all, earn the love and trust of Daisy Aldridge.


Connie is all but taking off her bra and waving it like a matador. In a way, Roy does remind me of a bull. I bite my lip to keep from laughing.
He hands her both our menus. “A large glass.”
“Right away.” And she sashays off.
“Why are you biting your lip?”
Does he see everything? “Why are your knuckles bruised?” I counter.
He leans back, stressing the wooden structure of the chair, and relaxes his giant paw of a hand until it’s flat against the pressed, white linen. “There are times when punishment requires a blunt approach.”
“You beat someone?” Jason? Did he hit Jason? God, I hope so.
“Tit for tat, Miss Aldridge.” He glances at my lips.
Connie’s a kind person, always upbeat even if she’s having a bad day. He should be nicer to her. I sit up straight and cross my legs. “You probably think we’re all a bunch of rubes, being from Los Angeles and all.”
“Don’t be ridiculous. I have clients here.”
“Why were you rude to Connie?”
“Is she a friend of yours?”
I capture an errant curl and tuck it behind my ear. “We graduated in the same high school class. She was a cheerleader. We didn’t talk much.”
“You look younger.” He taps his index finger on the table. “You see such things as beneath you?”
“Cheerleading?” I shake my head. “No, I meant she was popular.”
He nods and scans the room. “My intention wasn’t to be rude. This is a place of business. I tip Connie well. I think I’ve been quite generous to her.”
I scoot forward in my chair and whisper, “But you know she likes you, right?”
A glint of amusement flashes across his green eyes. “I’m well aware, Miss Aldridge.”
“Just Daisy. Miss Aldridge is one of my aunts.” Women probably flirt with him all the time. “Have we met before?”
His only response is to continue tapping his finger on the table.


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About the author:

Rebecca Trogner lives in Virginia with her husband and a passel of adopted pets. Her idea of a good day is copious amounts of coffee, her computer, and no commitments so she can write all day. To find out more about the author visit

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