When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.
Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love: she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into her tattoo parlor? Or will he break her down and leave his mark within her ink?
What starts out as a little fun, turns into something so much more.
Can Scarlett look beyond Mace's devastating past or will his demons come back to haunt them both?
Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes sex, an alcohol induced embarrassing night out and two headstrong lovers taken on a whirlwind of crazy.
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Special Forces man, anyone??? YES PLEASE!!!
Bad ass chick that tats for a living, anyone??? YES PLEASE!!!
Mace & Scar...Oh. My. God.
If there's one thing that I can absolutely say about this book, it's that the sex is HOTT SEX!!!
I had the privilege of beta reading this book for my crazy Aussie girl Lo and it was a page turner right from the beginning.
From the very first sentence, you'll be dying to see what kind of character Scarlett is. And let me just say, that if you're one for the not-so-girly types, you'll love Scar. This bitch is feisty and independent and every bad ass guys wet dream. Okay, and if you're a girl like me that can admit to chick-crushes, then, well...She's fuckin smokin!
Mace! *MEOW* *Purrrrrrr*
Seriously, there is almost NOTHING sexier to me than a military guy. But, here's the clincher, Mace doesn't actually portray that bad ass Special Ops stereotype.Which may or may not be a bit of a disappointment. To me, it wasn't a real problem because he's fuckin confident and screams walking-sex-stick.
The two of them, Mace & Scar, are frightening. I'm not talking scary fright here. I'm all about the Am I gonna get an 'O' just from being around them? How many will I have to endure before my vag decides to run away? Seriously fucking combustible!!! It's like a magnetic force field with these two. Their chemistry is off the charts.
"Right now, babe, the only place this is going is as deep in your tight little pussy as I can get." ~Mace
Scar's all about the fun and who can blame her with her fucked up past relationships. After one night of raw, unadulterated fun with Mace and a drunken bar hop with her bestie, Teeny, she has a slip up that may end up being the reason for "MORE" of what she never bargained for. But, oh is it fun to watch play out.
"You were just supposed to be a one night stand but you poked my eye, and kissed me sweet and listened to my car. Now, I kinda wanna keep you."
And Mace, well he's got some shit from his past that he's trying to deal with, but one particular person isn't making that very easy. However, all he can think about is Scar and protecting her. Even if that means pushing her away.
"You wanna know, Scar? You want it all? Here it fucking is!" I leaned in closer. "Me. All of me, laying myself bare". ~Mace
When the shit storm hits though, it's a crazy-fucked-up thing and made me want to screech like a little girl. Finally some AWESOME friends step in and help Mace pull his head out of his ass. THANK FUCK!!! But then shit just gets silly. 4 words: YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.
BAHAHAHA!!! For real though, when a guy fucks things up, what girl doesn't want sunshine and rainbow shit thrown at her face? Well...Scarlett! HA! Or maybe she does? hmm....
Okay, enough teasing! I have to say that I was a little nervous about this book because there are some other really great ones that have this feisty bad ass bitch that runs/owns her own tat parlor and isn't so much of a girly girl but more of one of the guys kinda chicks. I think though that you'll find a real difference with Tattered Love. The emotional kick in the gut with one persons past and the determination to work out a lovers spat are both incredibly told in this story.
This is the first book in a series, however it is an HEA and the following books will revolve around other characters.
4.5 Stars for my Aussie girl Lo's, debut!
Lola Stark lives in Australia, Is an at home mummy with no filter raising a hoard of minions and a husband who sometimes appears not to have grown up. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the family she can be found sitting at her computer , writing, facebooking or just generally messing around.
Upcoming Author of 'Needles Kiss' series. A sexy contemporary romance/erotica series. Stay tuned for updates on Book one 'Tattered Love's Scarlett and Mace's story.
Here's to tatted up ladies and hard as nails men !
With all things going as planned there will be 4 books to this first series with the possibility of another spin off series to follow.
Where to Creep on the author:
4 x Swag packs includes signed bookmark, card, magnet and sticker plus Mace's Girl dog tag and one of each scar's butterfly tattoo and Mace's scorpion tattoo (temporary)
2 x Tattered Love key rings
2 x Tattered Love pens
1 x Tattered Love notebook
6 x e-copies of Tattered Love (All international)