Tattooed Emotions Synopsis:
Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. Sheâs been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that sheâll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm. Damien Heathmanâs unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. Heâs sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress. Raelyn has worked with Damienâs company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but theyâve never crossed pathsâuntil now. Damienâs presence fills a room. He steals Raelynâs breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and heâll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way. The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable. Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?
Damien lightly laid me on the bed, removed my towel, and tucked me beneath the sheets. âDo you need anything? Water, saltines, anything?â Concern filled his features once again. âNo.â I smiled. âIâm fine. Just tired.â He nodded his acknowledgment, and then he walked to the bathroom door while pulling his soaking wet shirt from his back. He tossed it on the chair, every muscle flexing with his movements. I might have been tired, but that didnât stop me from being stunned into silence as my body flamed to life at the sight of his bare torso. My greedy eyes traveled from one end of his shoulder to the other, drinking in the beauty of his ink. Without glancing at me, he sauntered over to his dresser to pull out a dark-colored shirt. âDonât,â I whispered, feeling my heart stop beating in my chest. It destroyed me a little every time he concealed this part of himself from me. I knew something awful had happened to Damien and that he didnât want to talk about it, but him hiding it from me hurt beyond any other physical pain Iâd ever experienced. His arms paused midair, and he gazed over his shoulder. From his side profile, I saw the instant his body tensed, and his jaw clenched. âPleaseâ¦â I swallowed thickly and dug for courage. âYou want me to stay. And I want to lie with youâ¦with nothing between us.â I realized I was being unfair, but I was that desperate. A visible tremor shook through him. It felt as though an eternity had passed before he spoke, âDonât touch them.â My heart swelled within its confined space. He was going to trust me. âI wonât,â I breathed in relief. âI promise.â âDonât ever break a promise to me, Raelyn.â He slowly lowered his arms and pivoted to face me. âSo, donât make one if you canât keep it.â âI keep my promises,â I vowed with the utmost sincerity. âAs do I. Always.â His voice was reverent.
This story grabbed my attention from the start to the very end. I had been able to connect with each character in this book and was thoroughly pleased with the character development. This book was emotional and yet had enough sass in it to keep it level. The chemistry between Damien and Raelyn was electric and very hot at times. This story is about two lost and broken souls who are introduced under unusual circumstances. The chemistry is instant and they both feel it immediately. They both try to deny it but are unsuccessful of course. This story is a journey of these two finding each and how both their lives actually begin. I would definitely recommend this book. It does leave you open for the next installment and of course I canât wait for November to get here. It was a great read. I give this a 5 star rating!
Alicia Rae Bio:
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...
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