Genre: Tattoos

Hooked by Christina Phillips

Posted February 14, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hooked by Christina Phillips

I not so secretly love all thing MC romance related, and this blurb doesn’t give too much away about the book, just that Zach is in an MC and a classy girl from the right side of the tracks shows up one night and of course they get together. I want to say upfront that this book is not a super hard MC book, if you are looking for dark and gritty MC, this is not your book. While it still is about a guy in an MC and he’s definitely rough around the edges, the book is kinda like a sweet MC, and I kind of really liked that. So most MC books I’ve read the guy is super involved in the Club and the author goes into a lot of storyline about the club and the things the club is involved with, which almost always gives it kind of a dangerous tone to it all. While I would say the author kind of hints at the fact that the MC is involved in maybe some less then lawful activity, there is no real MC storyline here, it’s all Zach and Grace, which was kinda nice for me. Zach is super confident, I almost think too confident. Grace walks into a bar on the seedy side of town, and MC bar, looking for a phone because he car broke down, and Zach is like convinced, I mean convinced, the whole thing is a rouse so she can hook up […]

Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

A few years ago I went through a massive pile of books about MC’s, I loved them, could not get enough, and then I burnt myself out. I’ve started reading them again, and thankfully I am remembering why I loved them in the first place. Plus I really liked the heroine in this book is basically like the town princess, so the idea of her hooking up with the town bad boy is kind of hot. When we first meet Killian, or “Uptown,” as he is known to the club, he has a big chip on his shoulder. He definitely didn’t grow up easy, and he is finally at the point where he can bring down the hurt on the town mayor. As it turns out Killian and the mayor have a past, the mayor used to provide Killian’s mom with drugs and hook up with her. Totally understandable why he would hate the mayor. So when the mayor’s daughter Holly walks into the club bar looking for a job, Killian sees this as the perfect opportunity to get back at the mayor and maybe even get Holly into his bed. I really liked Holly, she had a lot more backbone then I was expecting out of her. She grew up a princess, always following the rules, doing exactly what he dad wanted her to, basically little miss perfect. And now that it’s come out that her father isn’t the guy she thought he was she is feeling kind of […]

Only for You by Naima Simone

Posted December 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Only for You by Naima Simone

I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book, I liked the blurb, the idea behind two people running into each other after a long time apart, separated by more then just time, but also by betrayal. Just works for me. What can I say I am a sucker for the drama, I like when two people have a lot of pain and suffering to work through. Honestly, the reason why this book gets three stars for me is because it’s almost exclusively physical. Yes there are some emotional moments, but most of the emotional turmoil is internal and all happens while naked and heating up the pages. Don’t get me wrong I like some hotness in my books, but I also like there to me more than just physical. Our leading man is Killian (seriously love this name lately) and he’s definitely carrying some serious baggage. He was sent to jail for two years, after the woman he loved basically turned him in and he never heard from her again. He has some serious PTSD like symptoms when it comes to dealing with his experiences in jail, mostly in confined spaces. He’s definitely more guarded, and opposed to letting people in. So when Gabby shows up in his nightclub, its not at all something he was prepared for. I totally understood why he was apprehensive about seeing her, being with her, loving her, etc. It makes total sense. But there is still a lot of heat going on […]

Ivan by Roxie Rivera

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Ivan by Roxie Rivera

A while back I was super into mafia romances, and I made this huge list of mafia book series, and then I went and bought the first book in each of the series, this book was apart of that list. I don’t know why but I think Russian Mob actually appeals to me on some level more than all the other kinds of mobs, maybe its the language, it just sounds rough like it goes along with the subject matter. This is one of those books that starts with a dramatic occurrence and ends with one too. So Erin is a pretty nice girl, she has good friends, a job, she’s smart, and she’s a really good sister. Her sister on the other hand has fallen in with the wrong crowd, turned to drugs, and has gotten herself into more trouble then she really knows what to do with. And when her sister goes missing, well it’s not like anyone could be surprised about it. Erin is determined to make sure she finds her sister in one piece and gets her the help she needs. All Erin knows is who her sister has been hanging out with, and with that knowledge she knows she can only go to Ivan for help. Ivan I think is impressed with Erin’s just fearlessness to walk into his gym and ask him for help. I think he finds her innocence and determination appealing, in a way he was not exactly expecting. I’m not 100% […]

Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula

Posted January 29, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula

To be one hundred percent honest, I was in way shape or form prepared for this book. I don’t know why but I went in thinking, oh this is a college romance, this should be a fun hate to love situation with a side of forbidden romance, but man oh man, this book was so much more than that. This book was truly heartbreaking in more than one spot, I found myself hoping that either one of the characters would just catch a break, I mean a little ray of sunshine could go a long way for one or both of them. So while I wasn’t completely prepared for the way this book book just pulled at my emotions (and wrecked me in parts), it was a good emotional read for me, I really did like this book. So when the book starts you meet Reagan and Noah, Reagan is a senior and Noah is a junior in college. Noah has had a thing for Reagan from the first time he looked at her, but she is soooo off limits to him, after all Reagan is the ex-girlfriend of Noah’s best friend. Honestly for me, it’s kind of like the two of them have always been at the very least attracted to each other, and in an effort to keep from acting on it, they just pick at each other. They have kind of this great hateful banter between the two of them and it just kind of works. For […]

Naked by Gina Gordon

Posted January 26, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Naked by Gina Gordon

So I picked up this book because Violet, our heroine, intrigued me. I knew going into the book that she was in an accident and was taking time to herself to recover emotionally, in a small town, next door to a hot neighbor. I liked the idea of her trying to find her way back to who she is after a traumatic event and I liked the idea of a hot neighbor to watch. I have to admit this book ended up being so much more than I was prepared for, and I am not ashamed to admit that there were parts of this book that had me shedding a tear or two. So Violet lost her fiance in a car accident, a car accident that also left her with some serious scars. Violet is incredibly insecure about her new scars, especially because so many of the people in her life, keep comments about how beautiful she is, and someone that beauty had been tied into her success. I really liked Violet, she really made a journey throughout the book. Trying to figure out how to move on from the accident, how to accept who she is now, and really just trying to figure out who she really is in general. She has to deal with so much in this book, including her father having a serious illness and suddenly stepping into the role as CEO of their company long before anyone thought she would. So much of the this […]

Full Contact by Sidney Halston

Posted September 18, 2015 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 1 Comment
Full Contact by Sidney Halston

I’ve read a few books in this series, and I have liked every one of them. Although I read this one out of order, it still worked for me. I love these MMA fighters, and the women in this series, so for me this was pretty much a sure thing when it came to me liking the book. So I’m gonna start with Jessica, and first let me start by saying I am horrible with names, like so horrible with names, I have a decade long history of calling all of my best friend’s girlfriends Jessica (and none of them have been named Jessica, I’m horrible I know). Anyway for the first couple of chapters every time I read Jessica’s name I kind of mentally had to shake myself, but after a while I started to really like her and the character cemented itself in my head. I think what stands out to me the most about her and about this book frankly is how much I found myself laughing. Jessica and Slade had this great dynamic between them, and there was more than one scene in the book where I found myself laughing out loud (especially the scenes with Drogo and the date with the guy who wouldn’t stop talking about her womanly time, seriously read it you will laugh out loud too). Jessica was with a guy for a long time who was not good to her, and one day he put her in the hospital, like bad, […]

Draw Me In by Regina Cole

Posted September 1, 2015 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Draw Me In by Regina Cole

I like new adult books that take place on a college campus and I love romance books that take place in a tattoo shop, so needless to say this was the perfect combination of the two of them. I love tattoo shops and the people who work at them, they always seem to make sure good book characters. I was also pretty interested in Hailey’s story because while she is an adult away at college, her life back at home is clearly falling apart and without a doubt it is wrecking havoc on her life at college, and I know people who have been through similar stuff, so it was intriguing. So Hailey was interesting to me, in some regards I thought she was strong, and then in other regards she kinds of shrinks into herself, second guessing her own feelings and reactions. I mean when she finds out her parents are getting divorced and he dad wants her to move back home and they aren’t going to be paying for her college anymore, she stands up to him and decided to find a way to make it work for herself to stay in college, including getting herself a part time job (enter the tattoo shop). So at first I thought to myself, she’s an independent girl, she has a bit of a strong personality, I liked her. But she also has this super weird kinda creepy academic advisor who makes her question herself so much. It actually drove me […]

Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster

Posted August 13, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 2 Comments
Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster

This book really has all the makings of a book I would like. It has a girl who likes tattoos (my kinda girl), a guy who is inked up as well as being a musician and a boxer, and a nice seaside setting. I really liked the beginning of the book, with all the descriptions of the area and the people who live there, it is definitely easy to get drawn into the book early on. So the heroine in this story is Sky, and I liked her kind of artsy spirit. I like women who own businesses, and I like women who are in the tattoo world even more (there aren’t nearly as many of them as their should be). Tattoos and tattoo artists are some of my favorite people/things, so I was pretty sure I was going to like Sky from the beginning. I loved the description of her shop too, the way she decorates and the approach she takes to living her life all show a lot about who she is as a person. I have to admit though I am not a fan of poetry and Sky loves one particular poet, so a lot of this book has bits of poetry within it, and honestly it’s not my cup of tea. But then again I most of the time don’t like in musician books where they write out the lyrics to the songs, just not my thing, I tend to skim over them. I honestly wanted Sky […]