Title: Tattooed Emotions
Author: Alicia Rae
Series: Tattooed Billionaire Series, Book 1
Heat Rating: Explicit
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After all that she has been through, Raelyn Jennings is ready to move on with her life. She has been given, what she considers, a second chance and there is no way that she is going to fall into the same traps and mistakes again. Locking up her emotions, she decides to focus her energy on her accounting firm.
That is until Damien Heathman waltzes into her life. As a client of her firm, how they have never crossed paths is a wonder. But the moment they meet they both know there is something more. But the past has a funny way of squeezing into the present, and both have battlewounds. Can two people who hold their secret’s close to their chest ever be able to be open enough to cherish the love they desire and deserve?
The best way to describe Damien is that he is a brooding, dominate alpha. But the moment that he sets eyes on Raelyn he cannot control the reaction he has to her. I love that there is no stopping him from claiming her and his relentless pursuit until he gets her. And while he is a closed off character in many ways, I could see that he was trying, which just endeared me even more. And when he goes all possessive, jeez he was ultra swoon worthy.
And yet while he battles his own demons, I never thought of him as anything but genuine in the way he felt about her. He didn’t go out of his way to make her jealous like many Billionaire characters out there. And I didn’t find his character cliched or in the typical mould which has been done time and time again – a true testament to Alicia’s writing ability. Damien proved to be the man that I knew he was.
I LOVED Raelyn’s character. I understood and empathised with her on so many levels. She was a character that pulled on my heart strings from the very first pages. I felt that I was able to instantly connect with her, which I love when reading.
As she battled her own insecurities and demon’s you could literally feel as her walls crumbled and she grew as a character. And all because of the support of Damien.
This book has a very insta-love feel even though I wouldn’t classify it as such. But don’t get me wrong, it IS an insta-connection. It literally makes the surrounding air sizzle. Alicia Rae does an amazing job of building the tension and anticipation between them. And when they finally come together, their passion is unbridled and explosive. The sex scenes with this pair was HOT. I needed a moment to cool down.
What I really loved was that this book was so well written that Alicia was able to have me blushing, swooning, smiling and bawling all in one book. It flowed the entire time and I didn’t find myself wanting to skim or rush over pages. I love when that happens. But be warned, there is a doozy of a cliffhanger.
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?
*This Contemporary Romance Novel contains Mature Content*