Review: The Darkest Link (Second Circle Tattoos #4) by Scarlett Cole

September 3, 2016 Review 0

Review: The Darkest Link (Second Circle Tattoos #4) by Scarlett Cole

When her car breaks down off the side of a lonely highway far from her sunny Miami home, tattoo artist Lia never expected her very own white knight to ride up on the back of a barely street-legal motorcycle...and she never expected to fall for her dark savior. After a string of failed relationships and a bruised heart, Lia is not looking for forever, and the hot mechanic, with his sexy scruff and shaggy hair, is simply impossible to resist and the perfect candidate for a mind-blowingly-perfect, no-strings-attached one night stand.

Reid left his life in Chicago far behind him and hasn't been back, but he's never been able to escape the guilt he feels about his own painful role in inviting a monster into his baby sister's life. A monster who almost destroyed her. Being with Lia is an unexpected gift, one he doesn't feel he deserves, and their one night together has him wanting more than he should. When he surprises her at her tattoo studio, Second Circle Tattoos, in Miami, he's in for a shock - and a fist to the face - when his past and present collide.

With secrets coming to the surface, Reid and Lia are thrown into a world of betray and lies that threatens to pull them under, and the last link to his former life, may be the darkest of them all.

Title: The Darkest Link
Author: Scarlett Cole
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Strongest Steel, Jordan Reclaimed
Series: Second Circle Tattoos #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Strongest Steel
Published by Swerve
Source: Publisher
Published: August 30, 2016
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Theme, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 274
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Reid Kennedy thought that today was going to be like any other day. Until he spotted the hottest pair of legs on the side of the road. One night with Lia proved that the spark of chemistry was mutual which has potential of the ever-lasting type. Giving them a chance proves much more difficult when both of their pasts literally hits them in their faces. Even though love happened very quickly, its one that can withstand everything and is utterly real!

I totally have read this series out of order; read book one- The Strongest Steel then jumped to this one not even realizing it was the same series. I’ll be honest it was the damn cover that got me distracted. Personally the first one didn’t really do it for me but I liked Miss Cole’s writing style and the characters in this series. I was blown away from the first book and this one that has me gearing up to buy book 2 and 3!

Julianna, aka Lia, is a woman I would want on my side! She is determined to prove her worth and will not cower against her father’s wishes of being normal. She has fought hard to love herself and her life and she will not give it up. Reid has not forgiven himself for what happened to his sister and his role in her attack. He was driven away from the only home he’s known and created a life for himself. Trying to be a better man in all the ways he can, he’s finally able to make up for his past thanks to Lia.

They both grow stronger in themselves and together they are able to confront their demons and move on. I was amazed how much I enjoyed this book as I didn’t think I would like Harper’s brother after everything that went down. I am glad he owned up to his mistakes and making things right. I am also glad that no serious drama happened between the couple where they get into a huge fight and they leave. Then realize how miserable they are and come groveling back. The Darkest Link does have drama but they stick it out promising to come back, just some distance is needed. It was quite refreshing. In the end I totally loved this series and hope the remaining books are just as awesome.

I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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