In Regina Cole’s steamy novel of hot ink and delicious angst, two tortured artists take a leap of faith—but the past threatens to tear them apart.
After her parents pull the plug on her college fund to finance their nasty divorce, Hailey Jakes is desperate to pay her own way and finish her degree in graphic design. She can hardly believe her luck when the sexiest guy she’s ever seen hires her to be the receptionist at his tattoo shop. With sea-blue eyes, jet-black hair, and full sleeves of tattoos on his muscular arms, Neill Vanderhaven looks like the kind of guy who wouldn’t give her the time of day. In fact, he’s mesmerized by her—and it doesn’t hurt that she’s talented as hell.
But Hailey and Neill have more in common than instant chemistry: They’re both carrying serious baggage. Hailey’s parents split after years of blowout fights and sloppy affairs. Neill just got out of something serious with a woman who loved her bad habits more than she loved him. When they take the plunge on a new relationship, they’re both breaking their own rules.
But then a terrible misunderstanding brings Neil’s worst fears to life, and their connection threatens to come crashing down. What they have is more than skin-deep, but now Hailey and Neill need to decide whether the kind of love that lasts forever is worth such exquisite pain.
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I really liked the character Hailey, she is young but is quick to start thinking about how she is going to solve her problem when she finds herself no longer has the support that she should. I liked how she took it upon herself to look for a job and worry about her own future.
I feel bad for Neill, he's been through so much through his young life. Even though he is only in his mid-twenties he's lived a life of a man for way more than that. Though, I have to say he is kind of hardheaded and stupid at times, a man after all...lol. But I really want to smack him when he doesn't bother to listen to Hailey and assumes the worst out of her.
I have to say that I like Roger he was funny, and there are a few other moments that I found myself giggling, through out the story.