Title: Written On My Heart
Author: Cole Gibsen
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis: It’s been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib—and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire—for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn’t need trouble…especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who’s six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.
Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There’s no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner…even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.
But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs…
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this book. It was sweet and steamy. There was love and heartbreak and secrets. The characters were likable, including the secondary characters (which I think is rare). Ashlyn is feisty but damaged from a really bad home life. Lane is silent and brooding. There is no insta-love between these two. The romance is a slow burn that builds up to a sexy, steamy hook up. The conflict between the characters was real and exciting.
If you like slow-burning new adult romances then this book is for you.
This is a stand-alone with a HEA; although, I really wish this could be a series because Lane’s sister deserves her own novel ASAP!
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