Title: By Her Touch
He Will Always Bear the Scars
Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn't have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle--not now, maybe not ever.
Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger's pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay's frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence...that not even her touch may be able to heal.
Author: Adriana Anders
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Under Her Skin
Series: Blank Canvas
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Under Her Skin
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca Source: Publisher
Published: April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I’m not even sure how to begin this review. I guess I’ll start by mentioning that, although it’s not a major theme in this story, there are some flashbacks that are dark. Not in a disturbing way to warrant a disclaimer, just…emotionally hard to take some times. Especially once you start to really like the character.
Much like the first book in this series, the story revolves around unwanted tattoos. Ink that was forced or manipulated on to the persons skin. Clay is an undercover cop who had to go in deep with the Sultans MC. So deep that he pretty much lost himself. Who is was as a man no longer made sense to him. And the ink on his body proved it. He’d truly become one of them. But now that his cover has been blown and the leader of the club behind bars, he’s on the run until the court date where he needs to testify. While “hiding out”, he needs to remove his tattoos. And where do you think he ends up? That’s right. Right in to hands of Georgette Hadley.
I think we all knew from the first book that there was a past that George was dealing with. I mean, she DID know first hand how the removal of tattoos felt. In this book, we learn why. We also get to see just how perfect and nice she really is. Ok, ok. Yes, she had a little bit of a bad side at one time, but that’s all changed now. And it takes her loving touch to bring out the best in Clay.
There were times in this book that I lost interest. Not to the point that would have stopped reading it, just to the point where I was getting a little restless with what was to come. But once I got to “the good stuff”, I was all in again. The anticipation between Clay and George is so sweet that my heart literally ached for them. His hard exterior in contrast to her soft and loving self made for a perfect couple. He truly is a hero. Can’t wait to see who’s next…