Rosie’s #BookReview Of #NewAdult #Romance TALL, TATTED AND TEMPTING by @tfalkner

Tall, Tatted and Tempting (The Reed Brothers, #1)Tall, Tatted and Tempting by Tammy Falkner

4 stars

Tall, Tatted and Tempting is a new adult romance and book one of The Reed Brothers series. Kits has been living on the streets of New York after she ran away from her Californian home. She’s been saving money from busking and wants a tattoo.

Logan is mesmerised by the girl who has come to his family tattoo shop; she is beautiful in his eyes, but she’s hiding something. He stumbles with his first impressions, messes up his opening words, gets a broken nose for his efforts and loses the girl.

I really enjoyed this story, the characters were so interesting. Logan has been deaf for eight years and he hasn’t spoken since he was teased about the way he spoke in the school playground, while Kit is dyslexic, which made communication between them different and challenging. Logan lives with his four brothers and I liked learning about all their family dynamics, especially how they supported one brother who was going through cancer treatment. The sexual tension was high and the romance hot, but it suited the story. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

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Book description

She’s locked up tight. But he might be the key.

Logan Reed is tall, tatted and tempting. Kit’s a woman with a mean right hook and a secret.

Kit wants a tattoo, but Logan sees more than she intends to share in the drawing of the tat she wants. He sees her in ways no one ever has.

Logan’s not disabled; but he hasn’t spoken in eight years. He hasn’t needed to. Until he meets Kit.

Logan doesn’t know everything about Kit. Kit doesn’t know anything about herself, until she has to sacrifice all she ever wanted to save what’s most important to him.

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Rosie’s#Bookreview Of Comic Book Hero Style #YoungAdult Fiction THE ASSOCIATE By J.S. Frankel

The AssociateThe Associate by J.S. Frankel

3 stars

The Associate is a young adult comic book hero type story. Seventeen-year-old Nate is rescued from a street assault by Ukiko, a woman from another dimension of Earth. She is chasing a criminal from her own world and it’s not long before Nate is further involved.

The criminal known as Astral is searching for an all-powerful weapon here on Earth, and he causes chaos and destruction in his ruthless hunt. After one incident with Astral, Nate and his girlfriend are picked up by the police for questioning after the media exposed them, but the CIA and FBI quickly take over. Later, after escaping with Ukiko’s help, they go on the run.

As well as the superhero theme, the author has also chosen to highlight disabilities and the problems and prejudices that affect those with them. There is also a minor straightforward teen romance element.

I liked the idea of using main characters with physical impediments and showing how they overcome them. I was less interested in the comic book hero side of the story; for me it never developed enough to be believable in an urban fantasy sense. I quite liked Nate, but at times the author gave him too much mundane narrative and on a few occasions he had detailed information about a current scene which would have been unlikely.

Not a bad book, but not one which got further than lukewarm for me.

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Book description

Courage counts for everything.

Nate Holliday is your average teen, living a fairly ordinary life in Portland, Oregon. Born without a right hand, he copes with his disability the best that he can, although he still feels like an outsider.

His fairly ordinary life changes when he meets Ukiko Monaghan, a woman from an alternate Earth. Ukiko, known as Dividing Woman for her ability to split her body into multiple copies of herself, is after a violent criminal named Astral, who can summon up demons from another dimension.

Astral is aided by Tony Lethal, a thug who enjoys stomping people. Together, they are in search of the Spark, an all-powerful weapon, and Ukiko enlists Nate’s help in finding it before they do.

Now, Nate, along with his girlfriend, Melanie Sarkosian, have to avoid spectral demons, the various branches of the law, and curiosity seekers, as they race to find the Spark before Astral does. It’s a hard journey, one fraught with danger, and Nate has to conquer his own demons before he can conquer those who seek to defeat him in his quest.

Sometimes, courage is all you need.

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