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Tattered Love

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Author: Lola Stark

Published: September 9th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published September 1st 2013)

Format: Kindle Edition , 180 pages

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Language: English


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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 brea 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.

30 review for Tattered Love

  1. 5 out of 5

    Catarina

    4 Hot Stars!! This books tells us the story of Scar and Mace. She wants a real man, she’s sick of the ones who just want to screw her and then run away. She wants a man that likes her for who she is. Tattoos included. Mace is just finished his career on the Special Forces and is coming home again. When he sees her brother’s best-friend, she knocks him out of his ass. After that, well, things will get more complicated, sweeter and SO, so hot!!! Although this was slightly cheesy and “meh” at some 4 Hot Stars!! This books tells us the story of Scar and Mace. She wants a real man, she’s sick of the ones who just want to screw her and then run away. She wants a man that likes her for who she is. Tattoos included. Mace is just finished his career on the Special Forces and is coming home again. When he sees her brother’s best-friend, she knocks him out of his ass. After that, well, things will get more complicated, sweeter and SO, so hot!!! Although this was slightly cheesy and “meh” at some points of the story, I liked this book a lot. The protagonists were very likable and the supportive character were pretty good too. (I can’t wait for Tripp’s book!) If you are into a book with (a lot!!) of steam, romance and many fun moments, you have to give this one a try! : )

  2. 5 out of 5

    Duchess Nicole

    "His voice sent chills down my spin, the man had a fucking awesome voice, all dark and rumbling. It was like sex, covered in chocolate, decadent and so very bad for you, but so good you couldn't deny yourself any of it, just like the rest of him." I loved this book! I love me a strong heroine, and that's just what I got with Scar. She's one tough girl but still girl enough to relate to. Scarlett (Scar) works in and owns Needle's Kiss, the tattoo parlor that she set up with the money her fathe "His voice sent chills down my spin, the man had a fucking awesome voice, all dark and rumbling. It was like sex, covered in chocolate, decadent and so very bad for you, but so good you couldn't deny yourself any of it, just like the rest of him." I loved this book! I love me a strong heroine, and that's just what I got with Scar. She's one tough girl but still girl enough to relate to. Scarlett (Scar) works in and owns Needle's Kiss, the tattoo parlor that she set up with the money her father left her in his will. The shop is her baby, her pride and joy. "Not to toot my own horn, but toot, motherfucking toot, I'd even won a few awards for my work and boasted the title of the only female artist in town." Since the death of her father (her mother isn't a big part of her life, a detail that I felt was really glossed over...mentioned and forgotten.) the friends that she made at the shop...Teeny, Trip, and Remy...are her family. Until one day when Trip's brother Mace walks in. Scar is instantly turned on, and the mirrored attraction she sees in his eyes brings her to the conclusion that Mace would be the perfect guy to have some fun with. She's not looking for anything permanent...just a one or two night stand, someone to take the edge off. She then proceeds to tease the ever loving hell out of Mace, letting him know without a doubt what she wants. "Babe, if you don't quit it, you're going to find yourself bent over this counter with that sexy-ass skirt around your waist, and I won't give a shit who walks in..." Mace, however, isn't after something fast and easy. He wants more. "I wasn't good enough for a woman like Scarlett, but she made me want to be the person she deserved." I loved how easy their relationship felt. It was very natural, and it didn't take long before Mace won her over. Not to mention the sex...holy hotness, this author created one hell of a beast in Mace! The man knows what he wants...that's for sure. "You have a dirty mouth, Babe. Need me to fill it again?" There is a LOT of sexy times going on up in here, but it never felt like too much. It didn't detract from the romance for me. It added to it. Somehow, the perpetual horniness that Mace showed was a total turn on...he is literally helpless against Scarlett. He wants her all the time...that's sexy to me. The drama comes from when someone from Mace's tragic (epically tragic – I cried.) past comes back and creates chaos in their lives. One thing that I didn't like was how a lot of things felt rushed. This was a fairly short book...somewhere between full length and novella, and you could really tell when it came to the details about the story. Scar's parents, Mace's army life and why he came back, his new tattoo, the inevitable split between them (that happened MUCH to quickly), and the psycho that caused problems...all of this was glossed over. This could have EASILY been a five star must read for me had the author added some details, stretched it out, maybe given us some down time. That being said, I really liked how the author skipped over weeks at a time. She gives the reader a sense of time passing without adding another element to the story. I also loved the overall TONE of the book. Not only was it SEXY AS HELL, it was also FUNNY AS HELL. The way that Mace was so turned on whenever Scar got angry... "She'd just get in a snit and make me wanna screw her seven ways from Sunday again..." , he wants her when she's sleepy, or sad...when she gets dressed or undressed...to be quite blunt, MACE IS A HORNDOG! And the way he goes about it was hilarious. There's nothing sexier than a man who just flat out wants his woman all of the time, no matter the time of day, what she looks like, or what kind of mood he's in. It's a turn on, and Scarlet met him hump for hump. Overall, I winner for me! I'm going to end with a couple of favorite quotes: ** "Being with Scar had healed me. She took what I had and made it better." ** "I'm gonna annoy her into taking me back" and my fave: ** "Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Patrycja

    Explosive chemistry, incredible passion and desire as well as amazingly scorching sex with great addition of a charm right from LA Ink, that’s Tattered Love in nutshell. Everything a great romance junkie needs to keep her satisfied in this exceptional novel about kick ass tattoo artist chick and sexy as hell ex soldier. So ladies if you want to suffer from a case of soaked panties read Lola Stark’s debut novel, because it wouldn’t disappoint you and your vagina. "My hands started at her knees Explosive chemistry, incredible passion and desire as well as amazingly scorching sex with great addition of a charm right from LA Ink, that’s Tattered Love in nutshell. Everything a great romance junkie needs to keep her satisfied in this exceptional novel about kick ass tattoo artist chick and sexy as hell ex soldier. So ladies if you want to suffer from a case of soaked panties read Lola Stark’s debut novel, because it wouldn’t disappoint you and your vagina. "My hands started at her knees running slowly up her legs to her waxed folds, tugging on her magic little ring, setting off her orgasm as she screamed out and ground down on me causing a deep growl to tear from my throat. I gripped her hips and lifted her slightly. Grabbing my cock in my hand, I rubbed the tip between her folds. Knowing just how wet she was, I pulled her down hard and fast, impaling her and almost coming the second her walls clamped tight. My dick pulsing, I held her still. “Don’t move, babe. You feel too damn good.” The second I had it under control, I lifted her to the tip and drove her down hard again. She gasped, head thrown back, then righted herself, hands in her hair and found her rhythm which was enough to drive me outta my mind." Scarlett is sexy, independent and bad ass chick, who’s also amazing tattoo artist and Needle’s Kiss’ owner. One day to her parlor comes Mace hot as fuck ex special Ops. Who’s totally alpha male. Both of them feel instant physical attraction that quickly changes into the most passionate relationship in their life. From thick sexual tension and frustration to the smokin’ sex, Lola Stark created the steamiest read of the Fall 2013. Tattered Love is extremely hot and funny as hell! „You were just supposed to be a one night stand but you poked my eye (view spoiler)[ with his dick, hahaha (hide spoiler)] and kissed me sweet and listened to my car. Now, I kinda wanna keep you.” I laughed hard, needed to change my panties more than once, as well as was touched deeply by one of the aspect, that clearly is very personal and important to the author. I admire Stark for giving a big piece of the book to something so sad and deeply connected with her. In this steamy read Lola Stark’s shows off greatest asset, which is amazing writing style filled with phenomenal sense of humor, dirty talking and the best sex scenes ever. Solid 4 starts for this sexy roller coaster ride!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    4 HOT STARS Wow.This book was really good!!!Not only did I love the story line but I adored Mace and Scarlett! They were likable and strong as well as all the secondary characters!!! Tattered Love is Scarlett and Mace's story.. Scarlett is an adorable,confident, sassy tattoo artist/shop owner. She hasn't been treated well by her previous relationships.. She has been lied to and cheated on.Mace (Trip's brother) is a troubled man who has been living tormented life...which he takes responsibility for 4 HOT STARS Wow.This book was really good!!!Not only did I love the story line but I adored Mace and Scarlett! They were likable and strong as well as all the secondary characters!!! Tattered Love is Scarlett and Mace's story.. Scarlett is an adorable,confident, sassy tattoo artist/shop owner. She hasn't been treated well by her previous relationships.. She has been lied to and cheated on.Mace (Trip's brother) is a troubled man who has been living tormented life...which he takes responsibility for everything even though none of it was his fault. He has experienced losses in his life and the pain is still very fresh..Whatever he touches goes bad and because of this he feels responsible for every bad thing that happens. When Mace walks into her tattoo shop, she's not thinking long-term, she fights her attraction to Mace not wanting to give in too much due to her past issues but Mace knows what he wants.... Mace mmmm He is all man but he knows how to show his feelings for Scar...and he is so hot!!Scar is so strong character!!I liked her and I liked her funny moments with her best friend Teeny. The chemistry between Mace an Scarlett was hot and intense and the sex wow is smoking hot!!The dialogues between them is hilarious!! "I'm gonna take you right here on this table, Scar, so every time you're sitting here working, all you'll be able to think about is coming apart on my mouth.Me fucking you hard.You screaming for me." (OMG you can see how hot it is!! ;))) If you want a book with hot tattooed male and a sassy heroine this is what you need!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

    2.5 Stars! I really had high hopes for this one. But unfortunately, it started out in generic town....moved in to annoying heroine territory....only to end up in cheese city! I mean I did finish it--so that's a definite plus. And the sex was HOT. And I can't believe I am actually going to say this.....but there might have been too much sex. #neverthoughtiwouldsaythat Scarlett owns her own tattoo shop, isn't looking for a relationship, her last boyfriend cheated on her, puts on this bad-ass front.. 2.5 Stars! I really had high hopes for this one. But unfortunately, it started out in generic town....moved in to annoying heroine territory....only to end up in cheese city! I mean I did finish it--so that's a definite plus. And the sex was HOT. And I can't believe I am actually going to say this.....but there might have been too much sex. #neverthoughtiwouldsaythat Scarlett owns her own tattoo shop, isn't looking for a relationship, her last boyfriend cheated on her, puts on this bad-ass front.....blah blah blah. In walks Mace to the shop one day and it's love at first sight. It starts out as just sex but of course turns in to more....who didn't see that coming?? Mace is keeping secrets about his past. Seriously dude...the whole mexican restaurant scene... I could see that one coming from a mile away. And once again we have a jealous, crazy, psycho, stalker ex. The amount of chick fights that Scarlett got into were alarmingly high. And then when Mace grows a vagina and just up and (view spoiler)[ leaves Scarlett because Janelle is harassing her and she shouldn't have to put up with his shit (hide spoiler)] ?? So then in an effort to (view spoiler)[win her back (hide spoiler)] Mace becomes the biggest douche on the planet thinking that he will cheese his way back in to her life. Seriously... If I wasn't already practically done with the book I would have thrown in the towel. This one just wasn't for me.....the story and the characters just lacked depth. Plus I found it generic and predictable. I don't think I will be continuing on with the series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    4 stars This was my love, her love— torn, damaged, broken, ripped apart and put back together. This was our tattered love. Scarlett Garcia fell at the feet of no gloriously delicious man! Unless of course your name is Mace than all bets are off, this sex-on-a-stick seems to rattle all her control. Setting her sites on her latest conquest, "...two-hundred-and-twenty pounds of panty-wetting, drool-worthy, drop-to-your-knees and thank-all-that-is-holy muscled man." Only she may ha 4 stars This was my love, her love— torn, damaged, broken, ripped apart and put back together. This was our tattered love. Scarlett Garcia fell at the feet of no gloriously delicious man! Unless of course your name is Mace than all bets are off, this sex-on-a-stick seems to rattle all her control. Setting her sites on her latest conquest, "...two-hundred-and-twenty pounds of panty-wetting, drool-worthy, drop-to-your-knees and thank-all-that-is-holy muscled man." Only she may have bitten off more than she can chew with this delicious alpha male “Babe, if you don't quit it, you’re going to find yourself bent over this counter with that sexy-ass skirt around your waist, and I won’t give a shit who fucking walks in.” His breath blew on my sensitive skin sending a pool of wetness into my pretty panties. Mace wants to start his new life off right, having just gotten out of the Army he is ready for put down roots and settle down. Scar on the other hand can only offer him a night, maybe a week, just as long as it stays casual, but everything about her is just right like she was made for him. One thing is for sure, Scar doesn’t give up without a fight, little does she know the more she pushes the harder Mace pushes back. “Starting to get it now, aren’t you? I’m gonna get what I want here , Scar. Forget casual sex, babe; this isn’t just a bit of fun,” he said, snuggling his face into my neck. Mace has a past, one he’s not ready to share with Scar just yet, he just hoping it just goes away so he can finally move onto something good even if he knows deep down he doesn’t deserve her. After royally fucking up, Mace set’s onto making things right and the only way to do that is to be the fool he is and annoy the hell out of her until she gives in and forgives him. “You went out and spent a fortune on God knows how many pots of flowers, dug up half my front lawn, and planted them in a heart shape bigger than me? Because you love me and you want everyone to know?” she summarized, looking slightly annoyed. Damn, she was cute when she pulled the cranky face. This had a little of everything smart-witty-successful-tatted girl, an alpha male who didn’t give a shit what people thought of him or what he did, mystery drama, supportive funny best friends and hot steamy sex, I loved it! I can't wait for the next one.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kellie Maddox-Ward

    SIGH Goddamn it I fucking Loved this book! I wish it didn't end. And when it did end I literally went back and read a few scenes... I'll get to that a bit later. This is the first in the "Needle's Kiss Series". I have no idea how many books there are going to be, but I do know I will be reading EVERY.SINGLE.ONE.OF.THEM. I can't believe it is a debut novel... the writing, the characters, the storyline, everything just "clicked" and I was immersed into this story. Just from the Synopsis I had a SIGH Goddamn it I fucking Loved this book! I wish it didn't end. And when it did end I literally went back and read a few scenes... I'll get to that a bit later. This is the first in the "Needle's Kiss Series". I have no idea how many books there are going to be, but I do know I will be reading EVERY.SINGLE.ONE.OF.THEM. I can't believe it is a debut novel... the writing, the characters, the storyline, everything just "clicked" and I was immersed into this story. Just from the Synopsis I had a really strong feeling I would like this.. plus we all know I'm a coverwhore so that helped too. Oh as well as being an Aussie Indie Author. You know I'm all about the Indie's.... OK anyway.. what wasn't to love? Strong Independent Heroine. Ex-Special Ops bad-ass... Tattoo's and piercings. Erotic Romance. Alpha Male. Joint POV's. That was enough for me.. Ticked all my fav boxes right there... but there was so much more to it! Our Heroine Scarlett Garcia is seriously kick ass! I mean not literally head bashing kick ass.. but witty, sassy, has a filthy mouth, beautiful, smart and covered in tattoo's and piercings. I love a good stong heroine and that's what she is! She is only 26 but already owns her own tattoo shop, she has given up on finding the "one", instead spends all her time focusing on the shop, shopping, friends and just trying to find "someone." It was simple really. I just wanted a man who looked at me like I was his world. But now, I was happy to find a guy who didn't think the sun shined outta his ass, wasn't cheating, an asshole or a weird freak who walked around in my underwear and heels while I was out because it made him feel sexy. That ALL CHANGED one day at work when Mace Torres saunters into her shop to see his baby bro, Trip. Mace has just left his career in Special Ops with the Army and has returned home. First stop is to see his Bro and get a new tattoo. Dear Lord, and the angels above, he looked around two-hundred-and-twenty pounds of panty wetting, drool-worthy, drop-to-your-knees and that all that is holy muscled man. It is insta-lust between both Scar and Mace and I really didn't mind in this instance cos DAYMN was it HOT! Mace wants Scarlett, for more than a night. Scarlett thinks she can have a one time thing with him. She trys to lay down the law to protect herself, but Mace being the bad-ass alpha that he is doesn't listen. Mace has a filthy mouth, uses it often. The sex scenes are FUCKING AMAZING all alpha like- not over the top and hot as all hell! Pretty soon Scarlett's walls are crumbling down. This one scene when Scar drunk dials Mace I was in HYSTERICS! omg soooooo funny! Mace has dark secrets though.. He carries so much guilt he feels like he doesn't deserve Scarlett, he wants to tell her his secrets but just needs time... In typical novel form.. Mace fucks up... and there is a break up... but also like all good novels there is a HEA.. but let me tell you the way he wins her back?? I was SNORT LAUGHING LIKE A BITCH! His plan? "Cheese," I said smiling at the plan I'd come up with. "Cheese? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think a dairy product is gonna help you." He looked confused. "Tacky cheesy displays. I'm gonna annoy her into taking me back." A triumphant grin breaks out accross my face. Oh it was awesome! I was literally LOL'ING. So all in all.... As you can tell I loved it! You laughed, you wanted bitch slap both of them at times, you LOVED the secondary characters - family friends etc, hated who you were supposed to hate, reached for a COLD drink of water plenty of times (for all my smut friends out there.. WOAH! Mace knows what he is doing and I did mention a FILTHY mouth yeah?) , and really just smashed the shit out of this book trying to demolish it to get to the end. Then when you got there wanted to go back to the start again! Well in my case I went back to a few sex scenes, and the drunk scene! LOL We get a very sweet yet dirty HAPPY FOR NOW too. Scar and Mace's story has wrapped up nicely but it has been all set up for the next book which is Scarlett's BFF Teeny and Mace's bro Trip.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ~ Becs ~

    Keep your head, heels and standards high. I really enjoyed this. It’s a quick and sexy read with some great characters to get to know and love. Scarlett, from now on known as Scar, is our heroine. She’s a girl that’s taken a few knocks but is now standing on her own two feet (in kickass stilettos) and running her own tattoo parlour. She’s gorgeous, sassy, feisty, fiercely independent and is not looking for love and commitment. No way, no how!! And one day, in walks Mace. Mace is the military br Keep your head, heels and standards high. I really enjoyed this. It’s a quick and sexy read with some great characters to get to know and love. Scarlett, from now on known as Scar, is our heroine. She’s a girl that’s taken a few knocks but is now standing on her own two feet (in kickass stilettos) and running her own tattoo parlour. She’s gorgeous, sassy, feisty, fiercely independent and is not looking for love and commitment. No way, no how!! And one day, in walks Mace. Mace is the military brother of her colleague and fellow tattooist Trip who has just quit the Forces and is back in town to make a new life for himself. He’s tall, brooding, smokin’ hot and covered in tattoos. He and Scar can hardly keep their eyes (or their hands) off each other once they meet and they soon start dating. I loved it – Mace has got a bit of Kristen Ashley Hero vibe going on. He’s very ALPHA, very possessive, fiercely protective, sexy as all get out and very into his woman. He’s just about everything that I want in a hero. Scar is a really strong heroine, very feisty and is absolutely not going to take any crap from Mace and will scream and yell at him whenever she’s pissed at him. Which is often. But just wait for the freakin’ hot make-up sex!! Yes, this is red hot erotic romance – Mace is a talented guy and this is seriously hot, pantie-combusting erotic romance and it’s only Lola Stark’s debut novel. I’m very much looking forward to more from her. If I have any complaints, think I would have preferred this to be at least 50 pages longer to better get to understand Scar’s hang-ups which weren't fully explored and for more explanation of the incident that fucked up Mace in the military. 4 stars sizzling hot erotic romance For more reviews, please visit Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews or visit us on Facebook.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tamara Hook Me Up Book Blog

    5 MACED STARS - Yep I've been MACED! So, who's looking for a book with a sassy, tough, independent chick and a HOT as hell ex Special Ops bad-ass?? You?? Well, look no further! OMG I had been hanging out to read this book. Hanging out, I tell you! And Lola Frigging Stark did not disappoint! And let me tell you why... There are a few essential ingredients for a book I will LOVE. Strong male - tick Female with a mind of her own - tick Fun, witty banter - tick Friends and family woven throughout - tick So 5 MACED STARS - Yep I've been MACED! So, who's looking for a book with a sassy, tough, independent chick and a HOT as hell ex Special Ops bad-ass?? You?? Well, look no further! OMG I had been hanging out to read this book. Hanging out, I tell you! And Lola Frigging Stark did not disappoint! And let me tell you why... There are a few essential ingredients for a book I will LOVE. Strong male - tick Female with a mind of her own - tick Fun, witty banter - tick Friends and family woven throughout - tick Some angst - tick HOT sex - tick, tick, fucking tick! Scar is gorgeous and she and her BFF reminded me of me and mine so I really felt the connection between these characters. I love characters who say what they mean and mean what they say. Scar is that wonderfully honest blend of tough yet vulnerable that made her an absolutely believable character - loved her! Did I already mention that? Right. Moving on. MACE. Oh, Mace.... **sigh** I read this book weeks ago and Mace is still fresh in my mind. That's gotta tell you something, yeah? He is my kind of man. **sigh** Strong, dependable, loving, caring, bossy at the right times and then, dare I say it, cheesy right when it is needed. You will fall in love with him effortlessly. **sigh** These two together are H.O.T. There are some seriously funny yet sexy scenes in this book. You will definitely be reading it with a huge grin on your face. In fact I laughed out loud quite a few times. And it will make you fall for Mace (and Lola) even more. And there is some angst/tension - just enough to keep you turning those pages fast but not too much that it becomes tedious. I do love a couple who can deal with their shit and then move on. So, to sum up. Do I recommend this book? Well, duh?! HELL YES! And I recommend that you stalk Miss Lola Stark's Facebook page too for teasers of her upcoming books because she has some great books planned and you won't want to miss out on any of it! For more reviews visit my blog - Hook Me Up Book Blog **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

  10. 5 out of 5

    ~Nichole~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews

    Tattered Love by Lola Stark My rating: 5 of 5 stars *****ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest reviews. What can I say??? This is an amazing ..hot..sexy...brilliant story. The characters leap of the page with their personalities. It's like Lola has made a mini movie in my mind. I can't get enough. I devoured this book. I couldn't stop reading once I started. For me that is the testament of a freaking great book! If I can't stop reading ...its a favorite from that point on. There were times I la Tattered Love by Lola Stark My rating: 5 of 5 stars *****ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest reviews. What can I say??? This is an amazing ..hot..sexy...brilliant story. The characters leap of the page with their personalities. It's like Lola has made a mini movie in my mind. I can't get enough. I devoured this book. I couldn't stop reading once I started. For me that is the testament of a freaking great book! If I can't stop reading ...its a favorite from that point on. There were times I laughed so hard that I couldn't breathe and then times where my heart broke and I only wanted to crawl inside the book and be apart of this tight knit group. Scarlett Tough, crazy, beautiful and scared, broken and distrustful. Mace Sexy, arrogant, confidant with a protective and possessive side that is hot as hell. He's got pain in the past that he he's afraid to share. Two souls with pasts filled with hurt and pain stumble upon the wildest of love. The calm in their storm. Tattered and broken..but together they are whole. Tattered Love Playlist Sizzling Pages Tattered Love Pinterest Page I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did and that you experience it in a way that leaves you thinking about it and these awesome characters for a long time to come. Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews Sizzling Pages @ Facebook Twitter:@Sizzlingpages View all my reviews

  11. 4 out of 5

    Carmen Rae

    ARC Provided by the Author which is massively appreciated as this was a book I absolutely loved. Scarlett was finally a leading lady who didn't make me feel bad for having a vagina. She was sassy and sexy and all things awesome. But then you meet Mace and wow do the pretty panties get a little (ok a lot) damp (There you go prudes I removed those 3 pubes and 1mm of penis. Better?) “My God, Mace was all man, the kind of man every warm-blooded woman would love to take home for the night, tie to ARC Provided by the Author which is massively appreciated as this was a book I absolutely loved. Scarlett was finally a leading lady who didn't make me feel bad for having a vagina. She was sassy and sexy and all things awesome. But then you meet Mace and wow do the pretty panties get a little (ok a lot) damp (There you go prudes I removed those 3 pubes and 1mm of penis. Better?) “My God, Mace was all man, the kind of man every warm-blooded woman would love to take home for the night, tie to her bed and let loose on. Sitting this close to him, my mind conjured up a long list of things I could do, just with my mouth.” So yeah it's hard to keep your pretty panties dry when the man is sex on a stick with a mouth that makes you wet almost every time he opens it. But of course life isn't always a bag of puppies and shit happens "You need to know I always get what I want, Scarlett." I pulled my head up, staring into her eyes and whispered, "And I want my cock wrapped in your sweet pussy. I want to pound you hard until you can't move a muscle. I want to taste you on my tongue." Now we just have to hold our breath while we wait for Conflicted Love Well don't just stand there thinking I am awesome get your ass out and get the damn book. Trust me. Oh and don't forget batteries while your out ;) Read More Reviews on our Blog! Like Sizzling Pages on Facebook!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Lola Stark brings us a combustible story filled with a delicious dose of alpha-male in the form of Mace and a sultry - no bullshit heroine in the form of Scarlett. Scarlett is the owner of Needle's Kiss, she is a little guarded and just the right mix of sexy and stubborn that sets off the caveman in Mace. “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.” Mace has is done with his time in Special-Ops a Lola Stark brings us a combustible story filled with a delicious dose of alpha-male in the form of Mace and a sultry - no bullshit heroine in the form of Scarlett. Scarlett is the owner of Needle's Kiss, she is a little guarded and just the right mix of sexy and stubborn that sets off the caveman in Mace. “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.” Mace has is done with his time in Special-Ops and has returned home. But he steps into Needle's Kiss to greet his brother he never expected to lock eyes with the woman that would be the key to unlocking his heart and healing old wounds. Mace and Scar have instant chemistry without the instant head over hills love. They both have pain in their past that has left them a bit timid to open themselves up. But Mace has a sense that this girl is going to be the one to undo him completely. He just has to get this fiery female to get on the same page. And oh what fun it's going to be to knock some sense into her. With his past demons knocking down his door Mace and Scar's hot affair suddenly takes a turn for the dramatic. All the hot-anything-goes-sex is suddenly overtaken by things out of their control that lead to some self-sacrificing-stupidity. But have no fear, when it comes to getting what he wants, Mace is pulling out all the stops and down right ready to make a complete (and sexy) ass out of himself. “My God, Mace was all man, the kind of man every warm-blooded woman would love to take home for the night, tie to her bed and let loose on. Sitting this close to him, my mind conjured up a long list of things I could do, just with my mouth.” And on top of all the demanding alpha-ness we get with Mace, we get a dose of the mini Mace with Trip. All the looks, the sly cockiness but with a lifestyle that only allows a woman to warm his bed just the one time. I have a feeling that the drama of this book is going to be replaced with a shit-ton of angst when Trip and Teeny get their story. Lola Stark wrote a smutastic debut novel that was off the charts hot. It hits all the right spots for us gals that love it when the caveman comes out to play and just stakes his claim. Seriously who needs time to find yourself in a relationship when someone that is just plain fuck-hot just lays it out and tells you? Not this girl. I was ready to stand up salute the soldier and rip my panties off.

  13. 5 out of 5

    .chel.

    Starting the book I was totally 25% in and I was after that ... the whole time I was either or I think it's safe to say, I won't be continuing this series. It just didn't work out for me. Starting the book I was totally 25% in and I was after that ... the whole time I was either or I think it's safe to say, I won't be continuing this series. It just didn't work out for me.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Hell yeah!! Review to come with my tour date, 9/15! Lola, I love you and your very dirty boys! **FULL REVIEW** “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 Hell yeah!! Review to come with my tour date, 9/15! Lola, I love you and your very dirty boys! **FULL REVIEW** “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**

  15. 4 out of 5

    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    When 28 year old ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlor, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.. Hard as nails Scarlett (Scar) aged 26 has been unlucky in love, she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out too many times to count.. She owns a small tattoo parlor (Needles Kiss) and had even won a few awards for her work, and boasted the title of the only female artist in town..That part of her dream was complete, the other half was fi When 28 year old ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlor, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.. Hard as nails Scarlett (Scar) aged 26 has been unlucky in love, she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out too many times to count.. She owns a small tattoo parlor (Needles Kiss) and had even won a few awards for her work, and boasted the title of the only female artist in town..That part of her dream was complete, the other half was finding "The One" Unfortunately not many people could look beyond her jet black hair, with a decent serving of ink and piercings and not pass judgement.. Mace stands at about 6 foot 3, with a broad muscular frame, beautiful aqua-blue eyes and olive toned skin, jet black hair which is neatly buzzed close to his head, he looked about 20 pounds of rock hard muscle and panty wetting, drool worthy, drop to you knees and submit to all that is Mace.. He is one sexy az fuck mother fucker!! Don't take my word for it, start reading this now!! Mace is the kind of man every woman would love to take home for the night, tie to the bed and let loose on.. I couldn't put this book down, loved the alpha bad ass Mace and Scars sassy sexy ways, laughed in places and swooned in others, highly recommend!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

    3.5 Stars When I started this book I was sure I'd love it. The heroine sounded like my type of person - she did what she wanted, wore whatever she liked and didn't care what other people thought of her having tattoos everywhere - and when Mace came along I was completely in lust with that man. Say dark tattooed brooding and I'm all over that like a rash. The writing was good, the sex was hot, Mace was a delightful slice of man meat that I wanted to eat but parts of this just seemed to be trying to 3.5 Stars When I started this book I was sure I'd love it. The heroine sounded like my type of person - she did what she wanted, wore whatever she liked and didn't care what other people thought of her having tattoos everywhere - and when Mace came along I was completely in lust with that man. Say dark tattooed brooding and I'm all over that like a rash. The writing was good, the sex was hot, Mace was a delightful slice of man meat that I wanted to eat but parts of this just seemed to be trying too hard. When it was dialled back a bit I really enjoyed it. It was all going so well until it turned silly. The chapter were Scarlett is drunk was over the top, it had me rolling my eyes. I'm hoping that Trip's story will be a bit smoother in regards to the writing, because I could love this author and the characters she makes if it was. On a side note that dedication was beautiful.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I was asked to read an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC story!!!! I was hooked from chapter one and could not put it down until the end!!! It is one of the most engaging books I have read thus far this year! It is full of love, angst, intrigue, some sadness and even some really hilarious spots that had me laughing. It is a very enjoyable read and I am really excited that there will be a second book! This author has really done a great job of getting the read I was asked to read an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC story!!!! I was hooked from chapter one and could not put it down until the end!!! It is one of the most engaging books I have read thus far this year! It is full of love, angst, intrigue, some sadness and even some really hilarious spots that had me laughing. It is a very enjoyable read and I am really excited that there will be a second book! This author has really done a great job of getting the reader's attention and keeps it throughout the book!! Great job Ms. Stark! You have a winner in my book!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    ~Dawn~TUG

    Loved it..alpha male..alpha female..tattooed..review to follow..Looks like I may have to box it out with Tara for Mace..you win for the eye alone! TBR shelf girls add this one.. [image error] 5 CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS A DEBUT NOVEL STARS **ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest reviews My name is Dawn and I am a book addict..this addiction includes but isn't limited to alpha, tattooed, protective, military, family oriented, love until the end of time, loyal bad ass males! My addiction also crosses ov Loved it..alpha male..alpha female..tattooed..review to follow..Looks like I may have to box it out with Tara for Mace..you win for the eye alone! TBR shelf girls add this one.. [image error] 5 CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS A DEBUT NOVEL STARS **ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest reviews My name is Dawn and I am a book addict..this addiction includes but isn't limited to alpha, tattooed, protective, military, family oriented, love until the end of time, loyal bad ass males! My addiction also crosses over to LOVING a strong, bad ass, loyal, tattooed, will kick your ass female. This book fed my addiction like crack serves a crack ho..I devoured this book in one short evening and even went back to read a couple of the highlighted down and dirty scenes to hopefully relive with my alpha bad ass bed partner..:) Double crossies! [image error] Starting with the dedication I was sold..I rarely ever read anything other then the first page and am so glad I got the extra glance into the reasons behind the writing of this story. Did it change the story for me? No, but I felt a little more connected to where the story leads you.. You start out meeting Scarlett (Scar) and she is your typical non-girly bad ass that hangs with boys..separated at birth? Maybe I just gotta catch up with my tats! The meet with Scar and Mace is immediate attraction, which I enjoy! Why mess around with hearts and flowers when we can get straight to the bam..bam? "Not to toot my own horn, but toot motherfucking toot" [image error] [image error] "It was simple really. I just wanted a man who looked at me like I was his world" Mace is sweet and protective but he is hiding some things from his past..when aren't they? Having been burned before Scar is a girl constantly on the defense waiting for the other shoe to drop. The obstacles put in the path of these two tatted love birds take them on a ride to discover true love and what it means to fall completely in love.. "We might not be perfect, but it was the very thing I didn't know I'd been searching for, the thing I needed to breathe again" [image error] [image error] ""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." This book ran me through the ringer. One moment I was pulling my hair out in frustration, another minute I am cracking up (best shower scene ever), and I think I had about 4 panty changes. All things that feed my addiction..and if there is a cure I don't want it! Kudos to you Ms. Lola Stark.. This was a quick, easy and super hot read and I definitely recommend to anyone that loves an alpha hottie male and female! Looking forward to Trip and Teeny's book. **For more review visit us at www.sizzlingpages.com

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tara TUG

    This is a story about overcoming pain,adapting to love and learning that honest people still do exist.Welcome to Mace and Scarlett's story where instant Chemistry and sexy banter make these two characters so much fun. Scarlett is no stranger to taking care of herself she has learned survival from events from her past.She is mouthy,sassy and all bad ass tattooed up.SHe knows she oozes sex appeal and she is not afraid to use it to her advantage.She has learned to trust few in her life after coming This is a story about overcoming pain,adapting to love and learning that honest people still do exist.Welcome to Mace and Scarlett's story where instant Chemistry and sexy banter make these two characters so much fun. Scarlett is no stranger to taking care of herself she has learned survival from events from her past.She is mouthy,sassy and all bad ass tattooed up.SHe knows she oozes sex appeal and she is not afraid to use it to her advantage.She has learned to trust few in her life after coming out of a relationship full of dishonesty. "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" Mace has a past full of pain.He has lived with a loss that he has spent years blaming himself,shouldering not only his pain but others pain as well.Holding on to the guilt of not being able to save the one that meant the most.I loved MAce he was overbearing,loyal,funny and just about the sweetest book boyfriend ever. "Starting to get it now,arent you?Im gonna get what I want here,Scar.Forget casual sex babe; this isnt just a bit of fun." Scarlett and Mace heat up the pages from their first meeting.Trying to deny themselves the one thing they never had; LOVE.These two with their constant one upping pull you in to a fun loving read with some heartache and angst that you just cant put down. Mace and his dirty talking and bossy attitude was just what Scarlett needed to pull down the walls she spent years building.These two found each other and was able to heal the past and look toward the future of being whole. This was my love,her love-torn,damaged,broken,ripped apart and put back together.This was our TATTERED LOVE ( This is the first book of this author and I was graced enough to get an Arc to enjoy with that lets hope she continues on the path of becoming a top contender for Must reads.Dont miss out on getting up close and personal with an Alpha male who knows what he wants and is not afraid to go get it. https://www.facebook.com/sizzlingpages

  20. 5 out of 5

    SoBeA

    So i like Ls's writing stlye, and I liked the idea for Tattered Love but felt like the book didn't really live up to its' synopsis. And maybe it was just me, but it also felt like it was all over the damn place. My number one issue was with the characterization especially in regards to the heroine: she's supposed to be this tough-as-nails, non girly, tomboy, bad ass chick, but holy hell was she annoying! She came off as the most high maintenance heroine, i just wanted the H to move on to someo So i like Ls's writing stlye, and I liked the idea for Tattered Love but felt like the book didn't really live up to its' synopsis. And maybe it was just me, but it also felt like it was all over the damn place. My number one issue was with the characterization especially in regards to the heroine: she's supposed to be this tough-as-nails, non girly, tomboy, bad ass chick, but holy hell was she annoying! She came off as the most high maintenance heroine, i just wanted the H to move on to someone a little less highly strung! And she was so stereotypical in her non-girly ness...no pink, of fluffy anything, love songs are bad, but then she was the most stereotypical girl In other areas...the love of heels, and sexy undies...I feel like she was supposed to be well rounded, but it just came of as irritating to me. And the H was supposedly some bad ass former special ops alpha, but holy crap was he a pansy assed whiner. And there were a few continuity issues like, one second the H was in spec ops for 6 years, later it's 10 ( there were a few other things like that, but that's the only one I remembered to make a note of) And how the hell could some drunk off her ass and high as a kite bitch cause so much damn trouble? Without anyone seeing or hearing her? Seriously? Oh and there was a lot of back and forth with the H and h...I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you, you hurt me, i love you again, hate you again, but you look amazing naked, so I love you again, but now I hate you again, and I'll never forgive you, but you're hung, so I'll love you again, but oh no you lied, so now I hate you, oh but there's your 8 pack so I love you again....* sigh* it was so damn exhausting! So 1.5 to 2 stars, but keep in mind there are a lot of higher ratings for this one, so it could just be me, and given a chance, you may actually like this one more than I did.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dilek VT

    Eye-roll inducing start to a relationship! It's early on clear that this is not my type of book. It’s of “poor quality” if I need to phrase it kindly and mildly. DNF at 30% I am so glad that it was free and I didn’t pay for it. Eye-roll inducing start to a relationship! It's early on clear that this is not my type of book. It’s of “poor quality” if I need to phrase it kindly and mildly. DNF at 30% I am so glad that it was free and I didn’t pay for it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

    Quick smutty read. And I do mean smutty....lots and lots of it. Nothing really new to find here. Scarlett was a likeable leading lady (though suffered from I-can't-think-when-you're-around-itis). Definitely had her funny and badass moments (I'll forever remember her dick in the eye shower time - LOVE that the author could keep it real) and Mace pretty much tried to fit the alpha mold used by KA. I could have done without the "cheese" and didn't find it that believable that a guy like Mace would Quick smutty read. And I do mean smutty....lots and lots of it. Nothing really new to find here. Scarlett was a likeable leading lady (though suffered from I-can't-think-when-you're-around-itis). Definitely had her funny and badass moments (I'll forever remember her dick in the eye shower time - LOVE that the author could keep it real) and Mace pretty much tried to fit the alpha mold used by KA. I could have done without the "cheese" and didn't find it that believable that a guy like Mace would act that way. AT ALL. Also the over the top drama with the ex was completely unnecessary and felt forced for the sake of shock value. But the book was enjoyable and kept my attention. This felt like a good in-betweener book. Really liked all the side characters and even though I wasn't blown away by anything, I plan on continuing the series. I'm looking forward to Trip and Teeny's story, looks like there will be a little bit more depth to their tale.

  23. 4 out of 5

    ~Steph K~

    ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest review. Loved, loved, loved this story. It had everything I love - a strong female - a hot, alpha, tattooed, pierced, military, muscled stud, who knows how to love - humor, some classic unforgettable funny scenes (oh Mace you can poke me in the eye any time!!) - hot, steamy sex - and supporting characters that leave you craving the next book in the series. You won't be wasting your time reading this book....can't wait to see what plays out in the next book wi ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest review. Loved, loved, loved this story. It had everything I love - a strong female - a hot, alpha, tattooed, pierced, military, muscled stud, who knows how to love - humor, some classic unforgettable funny scenes (oh Mace you can poke me in the eye any time!!) - hot, steamy sex - and supporting characters that leave you craving the next book in the series. You won't be wasting your time reading this book....can't wait to see what plays out in the next book with Teeny and Trip.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kim Person

    WOW! I can't remember the last time a book had me .... and not even a second later ... and then totally.... Tattered Love was one heck of a ride ~ I really didn't want to get off the ride ~ Scarlett is one bad ass chick! She's not a girly girl ~ She is into cars, drinking beer, kicking back with the boys and owns her own tattoo shop, Needle's Kiss. She has one girl friend, Teeny. She loves her high heels! She's tatted & pierced out and she is funny as all get out. She is a total.... Then one day in WOW! I can't remember the last time a book had me .... and not even a second later ... and then totally.... Tattered Love was one heck of a ride ~ I really didn't want to get off the ride ~ Scarlett is one bad ass chick! She's not a girly girl ~ She is into cars, drinking beer, kicking back with the boys and owns her own tattoo shop, Needle's Kiss. She has one girl friend, Teeny. She loves her high heels! She's tatted & pierced out and she is funny as all get out. She is a total.... Then one day in walks Mace ~ He's the brother of Trip who works for Scar. He just got out of Special Op's. He is tattooed, ripped and just all around fine specimen of a man. Oh yes he would've have you... and once he did you would surely.... But Mace also has a past that haunts him. Well when these two connect it is instant.... and the...... was some of the hottest sex scenes I've ever read! There is so much more to this book though. Scar has been hurt bad in her past and she's very protective of her heart but that heart doesn't stand a chance with Mace around. This book took me from .... to absolute .... These two start out hot and heavy but one omission left me..... and Scar does what I would do she .... Thankfully, there's a second chance there but will there be a third? You have to read it to find out! After the second chance this book grabbed me and it started to get downright WILD ~ One person in this book had me ..... and I wanted to punch her, repeatedly. When Mace came clean with his past I just .... it was so well written it broke my heart. When Mace and his infinite wisdom does something that left me... I had to .... I couldn't freaking BELIEVE he did that and thankfully he wised up cause he needed a good .... The closer I got to the end I started to get this feeling. Things were kosher and things had gone down ~ vague I know but no spoilers from me. Well those last few minutes of the book had me ..... and a total .... I got to the Epilogue and I started.... Oh heck yes it's told from Trip's POV and I was so freaking excited! Of course I was left hanging cause Trip & Teeny's story is next but I did a big fat .... for both Mace & Scar ~ perfect ending!!!! Tattered Love is roll on the floor laugh your arse off sexy as sin book that you will not be able to put down! It was a total 5 star read for me. I connected with the characters and I loved that Lola stayed true to form with them. They didn't annoy me at all ~ the only thing I want is MORE and I can't wait for Conflicted Love I just have a feeling I will be... when I read that one. I recommend you get your hands on Tattered Love like NOW! I guarantee you will laugh out loud, cry and fist pump all the way through this one!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    OMG! Epic grovel scene. Tattered Love started off with an insta-lust scenario. This used to be a pet peeve of mine and I'd DNF several books because of this, but I learned to endure it over time so that I can get to the good stuff. I also wished to point out that the first chapter came off as too much info dumping on the side characters. We have a heroine, Scarlett, owner of Needle Kiss tattoo parlor. When Trip's brother, Mace showed up at her shop, she was instantly attracted and wanted to have a OMG! Epic grovel scene. Tattered Love started off with an insta-lust scenario. This used to be a pet peeve of mine and I'd DNF several books because of this, but I learned to endure it over time so that I can get to the good stuff. I also wished to point out that the first chapter came off as too much info dumping on the side characters. We have a heroine, Scarlett, owner of Needle Kiss tattoo parlor. When Trip's brother, Mace showed up at her shop, she was instantly attracted and wanted to have a one night stand with him. But things didn't went according to her plan, as Mace seemed to be wanting more than a casual fling. Scarlett had never meant this to turn out into a relationship. Yeah, she kept saying that, but who can resist Mace. I was happy to find a guy who didn't think the sun shined outta his ass, wasn't cheating, an asshole or a weird freak who walked around in my underwear and heels. Mace was this hot and virile hunk of a man that came back from the military to reunite with his family. He had the perfect alpha boyfriend persona, except for the fact that he was hiding some secret past. There was a hint of mystery and suspense behind his past and the reappearance of his psychotic ex-girlfriend. He was harboring too much guilt and his past caused him to feel unworthy of Scarlett. However, those were not really dealt with in detail and mostly just appear to create some mayhem and drama to keep me invested in the story. For a 180 pages book, there were lots of sex cramped in here. They both going at it like rabbits, everywhere. But I never felt there were too much. Every scene was sizzling with so much heat. Mace was a total horn dog and he just couldn't get enough of his girl. "I'm gonna take you right here on this table, Scar." "Gonna fuck you hard over the hood of that car, babe." We were also introduced to Mace's brother, Trip and Scarlett's bff, Teeny. These two had been dealing their own crazy problem and dropped a huge bomb towards the end, which will be dealt with in the next book, Conflicted Love. Initially I don't really like Teeny, but after she sprouted some really good advice to Scarlet, she kinda grow on me. "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. Are you going to throw that chance away because you're a little scared?" I thought the highlight of the book was the epic grovelling towards the end by Mace. He gave us one of the most memorable grovel scene along with Aidan Fitzgerald and Drew Evans that left me feeling all squishy and shit. If you are looking for a convoluted plot, this is not the book. But if you are looking for one hot and heavy short read with a minor suspense plot that kept you hook with two amazingly passionate characters, this is the one. This was our tattered love.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Wendy'sThoughts

    3.5 Hot, Dirty Talking, Steamy, Tattooed Stars This book had a lot going for it: Strong, Independent, Beautiful Tattoo Artist/Business Owner Incredibly Hot Ex Serviceman who captivates said strong beautiful tattoo artist/business owner Secondary characters who have solid impact on above characters. A feel for the artistry of ink and how it all is done; what it means to those who draw it and those who have it. And most importantly... lots and lots of attraction, chemistry between the leads, Mace and S 3.5 Hot, Dirty Talking, Steamy, Tattooed Stars This book had a lot going for it: Strong, Independent, Beautiful Tattoo Artist/Business Owner Incredibly Hot Ex Serviceman who captivates said strong beautiful tattoo artist/business owner Secondary characters who have solid impact on above characters. A feel for the artistry of ink and how it all is done; what it means to those who draw it and those who have it. And most importantly... lots and lots of attraction, chemistry between the leads, Mace and Scarlet, and sex. I am talking a lot. ahmmm very creative and frequent..... What was a bit of a problem: Both characters have the required issues... some get worked out in a positive way... some not so much. Mace gave me the most frustration. He know he should address some things with Scarlett and doesn't. Next scene, his not coming clean comes back to bite him. Things get "fixed" and then he does a repeat performance of behaving stupidly. Things work out in the end for these two but I felt manipulated by the way everything came down. The positive is there room for this franchise to develop. The secondary characters have already drawn lines in the sand setting up the next book. There was some solid humor and the possible depth of family stories in the wings will allow the author to explore more as she goes forward. I look forward to see her takeoff.

  27. 4 out of 5

    ♥Trish♥

    ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest review. review to follow! http://sizzlingpages.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/sizzlingpages ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest review. review to follow! http://sizzlingpages.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/sizzlingpages

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    This book was a bit fast paced to me, but I did enjoy it! This book was a bit fast paced to me, but I did enjoy it!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ang (Sizzling Pages)

    ARC Provided by author in return for an honest review. For more reviews please visit http://www.sizzlingpages.com/ 4.5 out of 5 stars Every once in a while a book comes along and surprises you by making you laugh, sad, scream, and have heartfelt feelings for the characters. Added bonus – lots and lots of sizzling hot sex. “Tattered Love” is that story. Scarlett (Scar) is a tattoo artist with a bad girl persona. She is a no-nonsense, foul mouthed, tough kind of girl. Because she has been screwed over ARC Provided by author in return for an honest review. For more reviews please visit http://www.sizzlingpages.com/ 4.5 out of 5 stars Every once in a while a book comes along and surprises you by making you laugh, sad, scream, and have heartfelt feelings for the characters. Added bonus – lots and lots of sizzling hot sex. “Tattered Love” is that story. Scarlett (Scar) is a tattoo artist with a bad girl persona. She is a no-nonsense, foul mouthed, tough kind of girl. Because she has been screwed over so many times in her life, Scar has erected walls around her heart. But beneath her rough and tough exterior lies a tender girl who just wants to be loved. Scar longs to find someone who will guard and be true to her heart. Mace, Scar’s co-worker/good friend’s brother, comes back home from serving a tour of duty overseas in the Special Ops forces. Upon entering her tattoo shop, he is immediately drawn and attracted to Scar. It isn’t long after that these two get busy EVERYWHERE…the bed, the couch, the shower and my personal favorite – the hood of Scarlett’s ’67 Cobra GT500 –HAWT! Mace certainly knows how to force his way into a girl’s heart. Scar, he almost took your eye out with his giant schlong…. hysterical. How can you not love a man who says, “You have a dirty mouth, need me to fill it again?” HA! Mace and Scarlett had their fair share of heartache in the past…. so much sadness. Mace, you had me in tears over Belle and all the loses you suffered. Reading about his tragedies broke my heart. He carries such a heavy weight on his shoulders, so much guilt for events that were totally out of his control. The light in his world is Scar. She manages to lead him out of the darkness and helps release the burdens of his pain. Being with Scar had healed me. She took what I was and made it better. What we had in this moment, it was more. This was my love, her love—torn, damaged, broken, ripped apart and put back together. This was our tattered love. Their relationship becomes rocky with the appearance of Janelle, Mace’s ex. Janelle is a first class mega psycho bitch. The drama she causes Scar made me want to scream and wish for a slap down ass whooping. Mace’s protective instincts kick into high gear, sacrificing his own life to save Scarlett. My only critique is that I felt the story could have been a bit longer; getting more involved in Scar’s past. I wanted to know what was written in the letters Scarlett received, what eventually happened to psycho bitch Janelle and learn more about Scar’s strained relationship with her mom. Regardless, I enjoyed this quick read and following Mace and Scarlett’s passionate journey to their happily ever after. Mace was an extremely drool worthy romantic hero. (cheesy love letters…how sweet). Looking forward to the next installment of this series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sali

    Full review to come :)) 4-4.5 stars :)) U want to know the BEST thing about this author ??? Other than her good looks , dirty sense of humor , brilliant characters .....& AWESOME taste in friends lol The best thing is that this is her very 1st book !!!.....which means she is going to get BETTER & BETTER !!!! If this book is a 4.5 star read .... Just think what she is going to come up with next !!!!!!! I adored these characters :) I was lucky to get to watch them grow chapter by chapter as a BETA on Full review to come :)) 4-4.5 stars :)) U want to know the BEST thing about this author ??? Other than her good looks , dirty sense of humor , brilliant characters .....& AWESOME taste in friends lol The best thing is that this is her very 1st book !!!.....which means she is going to get BETTER & BETTER !!!! If this book is a 4.5 star read .... Just think what she is going to come up with next !!!!!!! I adored these characters :) I was lucky to get to watch them grow chapter by chapter as a BETA on this book :) I got to lmao all the way thru this book but I also big ugly cried while watching Lola write what had to be 1 of the hardest scenes for her due to her personal grief :( I can not tell u how PROUD I was of her at that moment ....as her beta & friend . Ok for u readers who are SICK TO DEATH OF THE SOOKY ,WIMPY ,MAGICAL VIRGINAL VAJAJA LEADING LADY ;) then this book IS FOR U !!!! Our leading lady SCAR is SMOKIN SEXY HOT , A TATTOO ARTIST , DRIVES A MUSCLE CAR & DOENT TAKE SHIT !!!! She is everything my inner goddess wants to be lol AND to top it off she gets to have 1-handed-reading worthy SEX WITH MACE !!!! Omg wait till u get a look at MACE !!!! I want to ride him like a mechanical bull !!!!! ........ Oooowww now there's a good visual for some special alone time later ;) Lol sorry ;) TMI lol Anyway :) I will stop talking about rude stuff & let u go add this to it MUST READ list this is definitely a book u want to add to ur TBR Rock on book-whores !!!!

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