A wounded heroine, a badass tattoo artist, sex, and a bit o' magic make for an awesome tale by Louisa Kelley.
After a fire leaves Cara wounded both physically and mentally. When she is urged to get her scars covered with tattoos, she decides to visit a local shop in Portland. Not all is as it seems at this shop. Shapeshifter Aedhan is in Portland for more than tattoos. He knows he must focus on his work, and not the innocent woman who just walked in his shop's door. Well, they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, no? He is soon ensnared in Cara's web.
This book is hot, hot, hot! Cara is wounded but slowly emerges from her pain and Aedhen is smex on a stick and willing to help her out. I loved the wounded heroine/ alpha male combination and this book has it in spades! I will definitely be looking for more from this author!
Cara is haunted by the recent memories of a warehouse explosion that took the life of her best friend and caught her in the blast. Urged by friends to experiment with tattoo to cover the burns scars on her shoulder, Cara heads for the mysterious tattoo shop in Portland everyone is talking about.
Aedhan, the gorgeous tattoo master, leaves her senses reeling and her knees weak. Just the touch of his talented hands brings relief and a sense of release from her pain. His charming, eccentric ways, combined with his tangerine hair and odd accent, create an intoxicating mix. To her delight, the incredible tattoo he expertly lays over her scar hides everything--and makes her long for more of his healing touch.
Soon she is pulled into an erotic journey of unimagined delight, terror and transformation. Dragons? In Portland? Really? Oozing sex and magic? Yet, something isn’t quite adding up. Is Aedhan really telling her the truth about what he’s doing in that shop? But she's so crazy in lust and wonder, it's hard to care.
Shape-shifter Aedhan fully intends to follow the rules of his secret mission, number one being no sex with the human women in Portland. Then Cara shows up at his shop and her sweetness and delightful freckles almost stops his heart. When he perceives the sorrow in her life, he is consumed with the need to know more. Who has hurt her? After he gets a taste of her blood on his tattoo needles and discovers the extra special something in her fluids, he decides he must see Cara again, even if it means breaking the rules.
And that's when things start to go terribly wrong...or perfectly right for Cara and the Draca.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play, sex in shifted form.