Review: Wicked Takeover (Wicked Brand #1) by Tina Donahue

August 17, 2017 Review 2

Review: Wicked Takeover (Wicked Brand #1) by Tina Donahue

She’s just inherited a tattoo parlor…and the hunk who comes with it.

Lauren’s in a helluva mess. Not only has she lost her corporate HR job, she’s just inherited Wicked Brand, a struggling West Palm Beach tattoo parlor…along with the virile dude who runs it. Lauren’s full-figured, sorta pretty, and wanting him badly. Dream on. She’s here to sell the place as quickly as possible for some much-needed cash and score a new position in the corporate world.

Dante’s sinfully hot with a killer smile and beautifully inked biceps. He sees the heat in Lauren’s eyes despite her conservative appearance, recognizing the dynamite woman she could be if she’d just loosen up and have some wicked fun. Dominance and submission. Making love in a public place. Having her lush body always accessible to and ready for his.

Unwilling and unable to keep their hands to themselves, Lauren and Dante turn to carnal games and seduction. Until lust turns to surprising need and friendship to something deeper that might just change their futures.

Title: Wicked Takeover
Author: Tina Donahue
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Shameless Desire, Illicit Desire, Shameless Desire, Stolen Desire
Series: Wicked Brand #1
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: August 7th 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 196 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
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Lauren is a twenty-five year old who finds herself in quite the pickle.  She’s been unemployed since her HR job was out sourced and she’s been unable to secure a new one.  Her savings are dwindling fast.  One day she gets a letter stating her estranged father has passed and she’s inherited a tattoo shop.  Her first thought is to liquidate everything, only the lawyer fees would make it virtually impossible to recoup any money.  She decides to check it out herself and sell what she can.

Lauren’s first impression of the shop is its very neat and clean.  The artwork is amazing. Then she meets the employees and she likes them all, especially Dante.  He’s all muscle, tats, and sexy as hell.  But he would never go for a bigger girl like herself would he?

Dante….oooooh boy! What a charmer he is!  I loved him from the start! Yes he’s got the whole package going on visually, but he’s also kind, sweet, and caring. He’s wowed by Lauren right away! He knows she has the power to make or break the shop, so he strives to help her in any way she can.  Their sparks keep getting stronger and much harder to contain.

When fantasies morph into the real thing! Yowza! These two are hot together! Dante takes her on a journey to realize money isn’t everything, it’s the people you meet along the way.  Lauren slowly sees this and is ultimately torn about getting a new job away from the shop, or even selling the shop itself. But Dante and she aren’t just friends, are we??

Such a fun and enlightening read!  Lauren had a one track mind, and through Dante’s love of life itself-food, fun, family- he slowly changes Lauren’s view.  Yes she has some issues when it came to her father, and that rears its head now and again, but she seemed open to what Dante was showing her. I would have liked maybe a bit more closure on her father issue, but oh well. I really liked their romantic journey anyway!

I also really enjoyed meeting all the characters that made up the Wicked Brand tattoo shop! Van Gogh and Jasmina both deserve stories too!

 

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