Thorn Tattoo’s clock is ticking.
Giovanni DeRose came back to Las Vegas to fulfil a childhood dream of working in a tattoo studio with his brothers. Instead, he’s found himself the leader of a sinking ship, with the threat of closure if he doesn’t turn a profit ASAP. He’s a tattoo artist who can do just about anything with his talented hands and bare skin, but this bad boy needs something different if he’s going to save Thorn….
Riley Byrne is an Irish lass that’s as smooth as whiskey, if you don’t mind the burn that comes along with it. She’s Giovanni’s new co-manager and current pain in his ass. Riley is business savvy and a little bit bossy—something Giovanni finds frustrating in the studio and hot as hell when he’s got her pinned to their shared office desk.
They’ll need to combine their talents as well as they merge their bodies, if Thorn Tattoo is going to survive.
After comboys and Sheikh’s I found this one on Netgalley from Leslie North. And yet another time she surprised me. Gio is a skilled tattoo artist who tries to uphold his father’s legacy the Thorn Tattoo shop. But whereas he can create wonderful designs on human canvas, he just can’t turn the constant losses into profits.
Enter Riley, a sassy young lady, who is hired by Gio’s older brother to help Giovanni turn the tide. With a degree in finance and a smart mouth she should be able to help to get the shop back into the black figures.
But Gio’s pride is wounded and every time Riley suggest a change, it feels to him like she is stomping on his heart with those gorgeous legs on heels. So he basically hates her guts and this is likewise. Too bad their bodies have a mind of their own, because they are definitely attracted to each other. This creates a lot of hot and messy tension in the shop.
And then there is the reason why Riley wants to help turn this tattoo shop around. Will the guys at the shop respect or resent her, when they find out what is Riley’s motive?
A wonderful read, full of tension and sparks and of course some plot twists to keep you reading. Four out of five stars from me. And I’ll be keeping an eye out for more yummie tattoo stuff from Leslie North. With a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: Relay Publishing
Published: July 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥