Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tattered Love - Book Tour


When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.

Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love: she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into her tattoo parlor? Or will he break her down and leave his mark within her ink?

What starts out as a little fun, turns into something so much more.

Can Scarlett look beyond Mace's devastating past or will his demons come back to haunt them both?

Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes sex, an alcohol induced embarrassing night out and two headstrong lovers taken on a whirlwind of crazy.

Review—Tattered Love by Lola Stark

“The store was my life, my bread and butter, my father’s legacy in a way.  He too had a passion for body art and encouraged me every day to ‘step outside the box’ and ‘do what makes you want to get out of bed every day.  There’s no sense in doing something that makes your life mundane.’ I knew he’d be proud of me.”

Scarlett doesn’t need anyone.  She is perfectly content to just have fun, focus on her work, and take care of her baby—a cherry-red 1967 Shelby Cobra GT500.  Owning her own tattoo parlor is a dream come true and has provided a safe-haven for Scar to do what she loves.  Beautiful, with dark hair laced with vibrant color that changes daily, Scarlett is anything but a girly-girl (she’s pretty badass).  Working alongside two men, Remy and Trip, Scarlett is perfectly content in her life…long given up on the hope of finding “The One”. 

Who knew that someone she already knew would be that guy…
Mace. All lean muscle, buzzed hair, blue-eyed gorgeous, hot as all get out, saunters into Needle’s Kiss.  Surprise!  Mace is Trip’s older brother and he’s back in town. Permanently. And he’s staying right across the street from Scar.  Let the fun begin; because it is just that, fun.  No way could anything ever come from a little harmless flirting, maybe a roll in the sack…right?

“Scarlett took a small step back on wobbly legs.  I nodded toward her boots and observed, ‘Got a pair just like those.  Never seen ‘em lookin’ like that though.’ ‘Like what?’ Sauntering away from her, I smirked. ‘Sexy as f~ck.’”
Oh, he plays dirty.  Well, Scarlett is more than capable of holding her own when it comes to men.  What neither of them realize is that both are looking for something “more”.  On the surface it may be all about talking dirty, a little sexy time, and harmless fun; but deep down, there is a connection between them that cannot be denied.  Too bad they are both standing in their own way; Mace because of secrets buried that hurt too much to dig up, and Scarlett because she’s been hurt one too many times, leaving her with a fortress around her heart. 

“Once I laid her down in bed, she reached up, stroked my face and babbled, ‘You were just supposed to be a one night stand but you poked my eye, and kissed me sweet and listened to my car.  Now, I kinda wanna keep you.’”

All a girl needs is her best friend and a little alcohol to break down some of those walls…and a man who is receptive to what she’s REALLY saying, even when she’s pushing him away.  We can only hope that Mace’s past doesn’t catch up with him, erecting the walls he has worked so hard to tear down.  At the same time, Scarlett has to remember: Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.  Can she put aside her fear of being broken again in order to have EVERYTHING she’s ever wanted?

“Scar, inside right now is a sexy-as-hell guy, who’s so into you, it’s kinda scary.  He’s a decent guy from what I can see, and you are standing in your own way.  What if he’s IT, babe?  What if he’s not just another asshole wrapped in tin foil?  What if he’s your knight in shining armor?  Are you going to throw that chance away because you’re a little scared?”

Go get ‘em girl!  I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book!  It pulled me in from the very first chapter and kept me glued until the very last page (which I’m not very happy with you about that, Lola—it’s too long to wait to find out what happens next)!  Mace & Scarlett are a sizzling couple, with some of the hottest love scenes I’ve ever read…and re-read.  I am a huge fan of a dirty-talking man and Mace does not disappoint! The dual POV of sexy banter, witty conversation and chemistry between the characters is truly magical, along with a storyline that keeps you engrossed from start to finish.  Stark’s attention to detail in even the most simple of ways made this story not only believable, but real.  It has everything I would look for in a great book, or even movie (as that is how it plays in my mind) and I cannot wait to see where the story goes in 

“Conflicted Love”.
“As I drifted toward sleep, I swear I heard her whisper a barely audible, ‘Don’t break my heart; I don’t think I could take it.’”

**5 Needle Kissing Stars**

Lola Stark lives in Australia, Is an at home mummy with no filter raising a hoard of minions and a husband who sometimes appears not to have grown up. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the family she can be found sitting at her computer , writing, facebooking or just generally messing around.

Upcoming Author of 'Needles Kiss' series. A sexy contemporary romance/erotica series. Stay tuned for updates on Book one 'Tattered Love's Scarlett and Mace's story.
Here's to tatted up ladies and hard as nails men !

With all things going as planned there will be 4 books to this first series with the possibility of another spin off series to follow

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