Title - Marks on my Skin
Series - Love & Ink # 1
By - J.A. Howell
Genre - Erotica
Publication Date - March 15th, 2014
Published By - SideStreet Cookie Publishing
**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.**
Kieran Donovan has always been a doormat to the women in his life. Begging his wife not to leave after finding her in bed with not one—but five men—only provides further proof of that.
In need of an escape from an empty house and a broken heart, Kieran heads to Midtown to see his estranged brother, Liam. There he meets Shayne Wickham, Liam’s best friend. Shayne’s dark and sexy with a wild streak a mile long and a sexual appetite for things Kieran’s never even dreamed of doing. But after an intense, and all too brief encounter, he’s more than willing to learn. Despite the usual safeguards Shayne keeps around herself and her own wounded heart, she finds herself more than willing to show him the ropes…and the floggers…and the paddles.
Kieran’s never seen himself as dominant in any aspect of his life. But when Shayne submits herself to him, it ignites an inner strength and hunger he never knew he had—and feelings Shayne didn’t know she could have. So used to keeping others at an arm’s length, the ease with which she finds herself trusting Kieran is both exciting and unsettling. Could Kieran be someone she could finally trust her heart to—or will he leave her scarred like everyone else?
Just another mark on her skin.
About the Author-
J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.
Oh poor Kieran, how can you not just want to give him a ginormous hug while kicking his whore of a wife in the taco as hard you can while wearing steel toe boots?
Unfortunately Kieran is a pushover when it comes to women (he begged his wife to stay after he walked in on her cheating on him....with 5 guys). He meets Shayne while visiting his brothers and from the beginning the chemistry between Kieran and Shayne is awesome.
Shayne has some serious demons in her life, it's a wonder that she didn't just collapse into herself. It was hard reading about the truth about Paul and not wanting to reach through my Kindle and bitch-slap her mother.
I loved the character development, from how guarded and closed off Shayne is, to how adorkable Kieran is (although over the course of the story he morphs into a superhot sexy adorkable man), and how well they complement each other.
This story moves along at a good pace and I found it easy to pulled into the storyline from the very beginning, and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
Book provided in exchange for honest review.