Title: Under Your Skin
Blood Is Thicker Than Ink. . .
Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen.
She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone . . .
All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything . . .
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Series: For Your Love #1
Published by Zebra Source: Publisher
Published: June 28, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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Norah O’Malley has finally come after being shipped off to her aunt’s because her father and brothers did not know how to handle her. Well, surprise for them. She’s 7 months pregnant and completely lost. She needs support and a place to figure out what she’s going to do. Kai is used to compartmentalizing his life so well that nothing overlapped. His life was simple and ultimately lonely but he was fine with not letting anyone in. Because once you did it was inevitable that there would drama and heartache; he wants no part of that ever again.
Normally, I can usually find good things to say about a book no matter how much I liked or didn’t like it. Sadly, I really can’t come up with much besides that the O’Malley’s have an amazing sense of humor and connection that it is what helped me get through the book. AND despite me seriously disliking the characters and the story-line of this book, the author hit on some serious points about adoption and depression that mother’s feel after they have birth and even giving up the baby for adoption.
So, I am not going to criticize or denigrate this book because it could have had great potential. I am only going to say one thing. This book felt more like a young adult with a dash of sex because of how the characters acted and talked. Kai was 30 and it was never truly stated how old Norah was, but guessing, she’s around 24. She acted like her life was over since she was pregnant and all she really wanted was to jump into bed with Kai. Don’t get me wrong Kai was all sorts of hot but it was basically her mission: wear down Kai. There’s more but you’ll see what I mean if you decide to read the book. Normally I would not mention this but the cover is misleading and kind of confusing once I read the book.
Overall, it was not that great to keep my attention nor wanting to continue to the next book (Although, Sean on a motorcycle is kind of tempting. Always a sucker for those motorcycles!!).
I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are solely my own.