Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Review: Tattoo Emotions by Alicia Rae

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Tattooed Emotions Synopsis:
Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.
Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress. 
Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now. 
Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way. 
The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.
Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?

Globug's Review

This was my first experience reading this author's work. I found this story to be so much more than what I expected from the synopsis. Romance, betrayal, suspense and passion gave me all the feels.

One thing that made this story great was that both Raelyn and Damien were strong and successful but each was hiding an extremely vulnerable heart. They are quick to admit to the instant chemistry and desire they have for each other but the last thing Raelyn is looking for is a relationship. It turns out Damien is more than she can resist.

There are several different components that kept me invested in the story. First one being Raelyn's health. I knew from the synopsis that she gets gets a second chance but throughout the book I had to wonder if her illness was going to return. Secondly there's the secret of Damien's past. He may be able to hide his physical  scars with tattoos but his emotional scars run deeper and are harder to live with. He owned my heart with his way of making sure other kids don't suffer the way he did and when he takes in his nephew. Then you've also got the dilemma Raelyn finds herself in with her friend and business partner Cale.

I would love for the story to have ended on a happier note and not with a cliffhanger. The forever kind of love that Raelyn and Damien find makes up for it though. I look forward to more of their story and hopefully a happily ever after.

Alicia Rae Bio:5889106
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.
Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo
Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
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