My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Candace and Brian are a great couple even though their lives seem like a bit of a train wreck. Brian is incredibly sexy, creative, smart and driven. Candace is caught in a life that restricts her and is in love with a man she shouldn’t want. Like other readers I found Candace annoying on many levels but I understood her and her situation. I was glad that Cherrie Lynn didn’t take the obvious route when it came to solving her issues. That might have made Candace appear stronger as a heroine but then it would have been trite and over-simplified in the over-arching plot line. The side characters are fun and I will definitely delve into the other stories to see what happens to them. The point I would make about this story is that Brian is a guy that most readers will fall in love with, not only because of who he is but because of how he feels about Candace and that makes it a nearly perfect read.
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Loving him couldn’t be worse than losing him. Could it?
Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her.
As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more.
Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn’t need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell.
Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world.
Warning: This book contains explicit sex, naughty language, tattoos aplenty, family drama, a hot rock concert…and a bad boy hero who’s pierced in all the right places.