★★★★ 5 Tatted Stars ★★★★
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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?
Woah. Talk about your gut wrenching, anxiety inducing read… This book is FABULOUS; even though I found myself teary eyed in the beginning and towards the end. Yikes! Alicia Rae really knows how to tug at her readers emotions. I felt all sorts of things while reading this book, pure devastation, happiness, excitement, and all sorts of swoony. It is passionate, sweet, beautiful, and spicy! I honestly cannot say enough good things about it so if you haven’t read this one yet than I highly suggest that you do! I have never read a book by Alicia Rae but this one will NOT be my last and I plan to dive head first into the next one. You need too… this one leaves you hanging!
Damien and Raelyn both have secrets. Some more devastating and life threatening than others. But when these two kindred souls connect there is no stopping the spark that will ignite into a fire. Is this love worth the risk of the pain? You’ll have to read to find out. –I keep my reviews cryptic because I don’t want to spoil the entire plot—your welcome!
Anway, this book has a lot of GREAT things going for it which just adds to the many reasons why it is a 5 star read. You’ve got your hot and sexy billionaire CEO. But not an arrogant-jerky one. This one is charming and sweet and can melt your panties with just a few words! Then you’ve got your sweet and kind heroine who you feel is your best friend. You connect with her in ways it is hard to do with book characters. You also become an emotional wreck when you find out her background story—ugh serious tears over here!—Then you have some sweet cars, boat rides, and beaches. What can be better than all of this wrapped into one little package of a book?
Overall this is a fantastic read- one I can personally (and highly) recommend. Be warned though once you read this one you will need to read the second book Tattooed Scars because this one does have a cliffhanger. Pick this one up readers. You will not be disappointed. I am now an instant fan girl of the author and cannot wait to pick up more of her books.