I picked these two authors to feature today because they both write characters from the point of view of tattoo shop owners. My dream job (after being a published author) would be to own a tattoo shop. Even though I have no artist ability, it would be fun to be around all those talented, creative people. I haven’t been in one tattoo shop where the people in it didn’t love their job.
Hard as It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) by Laura Kaye
Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey’s tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome–pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He’s left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander’s daughter. Loyalty won’t let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.
With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn’t expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.
Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge..
Tattered Love (Needle’s Kiss Book 1) by Lola Star
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.
We need to some how get Nicholas & Scarlett in the same room together. Maybe at a tattoo convention or something.
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Thanks for the summary of the two books. They both sound intriguing. I think I will read Hard as it Gets. I was hooked with the kidnapping plot with a love story mixed in. I just stopped by from the challenge to day hello.