Thursday, February 4, 2016

ARC Review: Tattooed as Trouble by J.L. Hammer

Title: Tattooed as Trouble

Author: J.L. Hammer


He would protect her body, but she had to protect her heart.

For Raegan “Rae” Storm, the trouble in her life is as permanent as the tattoo stamped on her shoulder. After witnessing a double murder, she becomes the target of a bloodthirsty mafia and enters the Witness Protection Program in exchange for her testimony. With her life on the line, the last thing she expects is to lose her heart to the mysterious, handsome Quinn Bronson, the U.S. Marshal protecting her.

Driven by honor and his commitment to his job, Bronson rescues Rae from threats time and time again, but fighting off hit men is easier than ignoring his attraction for the one woman he should never desire: the witness. As danger presses in on Bronson and Rae, neither knows whom they can trust, and their forbidden love could be what destroys them.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3 out of 5 stars

I have really mixed feelings about this one. I liked it but at the same time I didn't like it. The story just left me feeling strange in the end and I'm not sure how to explain it.

In this book I really liked the characters. Rae and Bronson interested me enough to get me to keep reading but they weren't particularly memorable. And while I did root for their relationship from the beginning despite the fact that the books takes place over many months, I felt like their romance happened really fast. While I do love me some instalove, I also like there to be some substance to the relationship and even with a super cute HEA, I still didn't think that enough happened between these two to get them to really fall in love.

The overall plot was interesting and exciting, but at the same time it was all over the place and I think that was caused by the fact that the author skips over months to keep the story going. While I get why the author does this, I felt like it caused me to not be able to fully be able to get invested in these characters and this story leaving me with this weird feeling that I can't 100% pin down. With that said, overall, this book was still enjoyable and it has made me curious enough to check out this author again in the future.

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