BOOK TOUR & REVIEW ~ TATTOOED EMOTIONS BY ALICIA REA
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?
Damien lightly laid me on the bed, removed my towel, and tucked me beneath the sheets. “Do you need anything? Water, saltines, anything?” Concern filled his features once again. “No.” I smiled. “I’m fine. Just tired.” He nodded his acknowledgment, and then he walked to the bathroom door while pulling his soaking wet shirt from his back. He tossed it on the chair, every muscle flexing with his movements. I might have been tired, but that didn’t stop me from being stunned into silence as my body flamed to life at the sight of his bare torso. My greedy eyes traveled from one end of his shoulder to the other, drinking in the beauty of his ink. Without glancing at me, he sauntered over to his dresser to pull out a dark-colored shirt. “Don’t,” I whispered, feeling my heart stop beating in my chest. It destroyed me a little every time he concealed this part of himself from me. I knew something awful had happened to Damien and that he didn’t want to talk about it, but him hiding it from me hurt beyond any other physical pain I’d ever experienced. His arms paused midair, and he gazed over his shoulder. From his side profile, I saw the instant his body tensed, and his jaw clenched. “Please…” I swallowed thickly and dug for courage. “You want me to stay. And I want to lie with you…with nothing between us.” I realized I was being unfair, but I was that desperate. A visible tremor shook through him. It felt as though an eternity had passed before he spoke, “Don’t touch them.” My heart swelled within its confined space. He was going to trust me. “I won’t,” I breathed in relief. “I promise.” “Don’t ever break a promise to me, Raelyn.” He slowly lowered his arms and pivoted to face me. “So, don’t make one if you can’t keep it.” “I keep my promises,” I vowed with the utmost sincerity. “As do I. Always.”
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review – Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***
I NEED MORE AND I NEED IT NOW!!!!!
Within the first couple of pages I was addicted; I was feeling the gut wrenching pain Raelyn was feeling. I instantly fell in love with Raelyn and this added to my feelings of despair and hope. Raelyn is a very independent sassy woman but after being dealt a few blows she seems to start lacking her self confidence and questioning things she wouldn’t normally. Damien is not broken, just a little bent and he has the scars to prove this not just on the inside though. He is a very dominant sexy hot alpha but we clearly get an insight into his soft loving side.
Separately I loved these 2 characters and there was just something so real about them but together there was a deep, raw electrifying chemistry that gave me butterflies in my stomach and a few heart palpitations too.
Raelyn has lost everything but she has been give a second chance of life so you would think she would grab it with both hands….but she cant she builds her walls up and makes them stronger. She is a partner at Adam & Jennings Accounting services and fills her days with work.
Damien is CEO of Heathman Enterprise who happens to be Adam & Jennings top client but he usually deals with her partner Cale. All that soon changes and Damien is out for revenge …that is until his eyes land on Raelyn in the conference room and it looks like there is now a change of plans.
Both Damien and Raelyn have their own demon’s but it seems when they are together they are strong enough to concur them or are they??? Can they be each others light of will they forever live in the dark?
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...