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.
Pulling my keys out, I started the engine and took off towards Bob’s. “You want to lick my face?” I asked her with amusement.
“No! Why would I do that?”
I coughed to hide my laughter and asked, “Babe, I’m almost there to get you. Can you and Teeny stay inside for me?”
This was initially met with a moment’s silence, then Scarlett yelling, “You make my vagina all melty—wait no!—You make my belly all melty. My vagina’s hot!”
I chuckled through my words, “It sure is, babe, but I’m not sure I want the entire bar knowing that.”
This girl is a fucking riot!
Scarlett sobered, and ever so seriously told me, “Oh, but they can’t see it. Do you wanna see my vagina?”
Hearing her talk about her sweet pussy made me groan. “Babe, I’m pulling in to the bar’s parking lot now. Where are you?” I asked, jumping down from my truck and locking it.
“Teeny needed to pee,” she whisper-yelled down the phone.
“I’m hanging up the phone, babe. See you in a second.”
“Mm-kay,” she hiccupped down the phone.
Hanging up and slipping my cell into my back pocket, I pushed my way through the crowded bar. I headed toward the restrooms, when all of a sudden, I was knocked back a step by Scarlett jumping on my front and wrapping her jean-clad legs around my waist. My hands automatically went to her ass to hold her up. Scarlett was beyond drunk, but I couldn’t help be relieved that she was in my arms, plus she was a fucking hilarious happy drunk, not a crier or drama queen. She started sucking on my neck and grinding herself against my crotch.
“Ahh, Scar, babe, you need to not do that right now.” Shit, she was whimpering and squirming and her breathing had picked up. My dick wasn’t obeying my brain. Scar was way too drunk for this. I slid her down my body, holding her arms to steady her.
“Ready to go home, babe?”
“Yes prease, pwease, please,” she answered, apparently confused by the slur in her voice. “Oh, Teen’s staying at my place,” she hiccupped, her voice filled with drunken excitement.
I looked up as the restroom door swung open, and the second drunk in question stumbled out of the bathroom shoving her panties into her monstrous bag. Shaking my head, I dragged both girls out to my truck while they stumbled on their feet and dodged what they swore were talking trees.
I was so excited to read this book just based on the synopsis. Scarlett sounded like such an interesting character. Hard as nails as the author describes, um yeah she is definitely hard as nails. This chick owns her own tattoo shop, (Needles’s Kiss- totally bad ass name) a kick ass car, full of tats, and she is hot! But Scarlett is broken-hearted. Her walls are up. It’s gonna take one hell of a man to break those walls down.
Enter Mace. Awwww, and he is one hell of a specimen. Tall, dark hair, blue eyes and panty dropping hotness. He takes one look at Scarlett and he knows he has to take this chick to his bed. He is taken by her beauty, her style. Mace will do what is necessary to get Scarlett; to take her.
And he takes her…to bed….a lot!!! Everywhere. Hey, the author prepares us in her synopsis: Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes sex! My God I wasn’t ready for the hotness Mace threw at me.
It was quite clear that Scarlett and Mace are drawn together sexually. But Scarlett still has her reservations and needs to keep her walls up. Until Mace lets it all go, gives Scarlett what she needs; tells her what she needs to hear.
“I – I think that maybe I have loved you for a while now.”
The book takes a turn of unforeseen events and brings you on a roller coaster of emotions and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Mace has his secrets and because he chooses to keep them from Scarlett, she runs like hell away from him. Will she give him another chance or will her past issues keep her away from having Mace back in her life?
“Why are you always so closed off? And why the fuck were those walls
So damn hard to break through?”
These two go through so much towards the end of the book. Scarlett is such strong character and I love how she handles what is thrown at her. She is rough and tough and gives Mace a run for his money.
So glad this series continues because I look forward to reading more about Scarlett and Mace.
About the Author
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.
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