Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Scars and Tats








Title: Scars and Tats

Author: Kristi Pelton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2017






Blurb

Scars are tattoos with better stories…

A scarred, lonely woman
A curious little boy
One uninvited, tattooed guest
A nasty blizzard
One cabin
Two guns
A set of handcuffs

What could possibly go wrong?

Mela McKinley fled with her infant son and disappeared four years ago trying to heal the awful scars inside and out. Taking refuge in the mountains of Colorado, not one person had come near their secluded doorstep… though she was prepared for a fight.

In the middle of a historic blizzard, little Beck points out the window to a figure approaching in the snow. After hiding Beck…and fully armed, Mela confronts Jackson Winslow and has zero reservations about shooting him, if necessary.

Ultimately, saving him from the forces of nature, she takes the uninvited stranger prisoner in her home holding the upper hand. While cautiously tending to him, she realizes how much she has missed a man—though this scarred and tattooed man is not who he seems. Once he has invaded her thoughts in a delicious way, her guard is down and suddenly, the tables are turned and now…it’s his turn.

What she doesn’t know is who he really is and what he brings to her doorstep.






My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I received an arc of this book and would rate this at 4.5 stars.

I really liked how the first few chapters of this book covered the 'back story' of Mela. It helped make a connection with Ian, how Mela felt and why she chose the course of action that she did. It really helped build the picture ready for her meeting with Jackson.

Whilst I liked both main characters, I preferred Jackson to Mela, it wasn't that I disliked her in any way and I know she had some very bad experiences, but to me she came across as a little weak at times. I liked that the book was written first person from both POV's, as this allowed me to connect with both the hero and heroine. There were some really well written supporting characters and in some ways I would have liked to see more of them in the book ... or see them have their own stories!

The relationship develops incredibly quickly, normally I dislike this but in this story I felt it worked. After all Jackson and Mela find themselves in a very intense situation and are together 24/7. Mela has also been in a very strange and unusual situation for several years and isn't used to company.

The book is very well written, the editing is wonderful, the pace is good, the plot is really well thought through and has some exciting twists and turns. The dialogue is very natural and I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. I will definitely look out for more books by this author.






Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU



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