Saturday, January 5, 2013

More than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart

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Wickedly sexy James Bowen is a bad boy of the highest order -- tattoos and attitude included -- which unfortunately ranks way up on Tate’s not-a-chance-in-hell list, right there along with skydiving naked over Teheran and juggling Ebola vials just for kicks. But what the heck, she’s on holiday, the guy is absolutely irresistible, and she needs to unplug from her life. With her dad and brother gone, Tate is left to deal with the family restaurant, which is fast going down the drain. Her employees are acting out, her boyfriend has bailed out, and her very own private stalker is emailing her to death with lovely threats of doom, fire, and dismemberment. So yeah, maybe a little holiday fling is in order. Strictly sex though, and no follow-up whatsoever once.

She hadn’t counted on her take-charge holiday fling having an opinion of his own and stubbornly sticking around, before and after the sex, making himself at home in her life. There is definitely more to James than meets her prejudiced eye, and even if she's not ready to look deeper, James isn't prepared to permit her not to.


I have to tell you I laughed out loud during this book over and over again because I could so relate to Tate dealing with her mother. Her mom is a wonderful woman who is a little eccentric (at least that is how we always explained my grandmother who Tate's mom reminds me of)

Tate has made some pretty hefty walls around her heart and made some pretty broad generalizations based on men her sister has been hurt by. Men with tattoos are
bad boys, shiftless,charming heart breakers, and my favorite description an emotional black hole wrapped in pretty paper. Then she meet her mom's neighbors son James.

James has ink, not tons of it but a good size dragon on his shoulder and arm and a couple others. They all are representative of an important event in his life. When he first lays eyes on Tate (army crawling in the grass behind his dad's house with her mom on a cat rescue mission) he is willing to break his own rules about dating family members of his dad's retirement community.

Ms. Aycart does a fantastic job with James and Tate working through her abandonment issues from her father and brother dying and his commitment issues from his divorce. Nothing magically fixes itself but love and passion work their magic to bring James and Tate together for their HEA.

The chemistry was immediate and the passion is on fire, this is a total find your rechargeable batteries sort of book. Not only is it hot and heavy it's repeated in fun and interesting places.




About this author
After a colorful array of jobs all over Europe ranging from translator to chocolatier to travel agent to sushi chef to flight dispatcher, Elle Aycart is certain of one thing and one thing only: aside from writing romances, she has abso-frigging-lutely no clue what she wants to do when she grows up. Not that it stops her from trying all sorts of crazy stuff. While she is probably now thinking of a new profession, her head never stops churning new plots for her romances. She lives currently in Barcelona, Spain, with her husband and two daughters, although who knows, in no time she could be living at the Arctic Circle in Finland, breeding reindeer.

Elle loves to hear from readers!


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