Book Review: Tattoo Thief by Heidi Joy Tretheway

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

A rock star on the run meets his match in the stranger who wants to bring him home.

Beryl doesn’t know why Gavin Slater trashed his penthouse, abandoned his dog and fled the country. But as his house sitter, she must pick up the pieces for the front man of the white-hot rock band Tattoo Thief.tattootheifgavinandberyl

When Beryl confronts the reckless rock star, she wants to know more than just what to do with his mess. Why is he running? What’s he searching for? And is he responsible for the death of his muse? Beryl must find her footing in Gavin’s crazy world to discover her own direction and what can bring him back.

TATTOO THIEF is a full-length, standalone new adult contemporary romance (no cliffhanger). It contains steamy scenes and strong language intended for mature readers.


Beryl, the main character is trudging along in life. She’s graduated from college, but is stuck doing something she doesn’t love. Instead of journalism, she’s managing a coffee shop. A chance meeting with an old family friend has her packing everything up from leafy Oregon, and trying to make it in the concrete jungle of New York.

Beryl takes on a housesitting job and discovers she’s looking after the house of one of the biggest rock stars in the tattootheifpromo2world, Gavin of Tattoo Thief. She starts communicating with him via email about the state of his house and what needs to be done before he gets home from his “self-imposed sabbatical”. Beryl settles into New York life and through her daily business develops a ‘relationship’ with Gavin.

I really enjoyed the writing of this book and the flow of the words had me reading this in a day. It kept me interested and wanting to know what happens. If you’re looking for a hot tattooed rock star book, then this probably isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a book about a girl who moves to the big city and rediscovers herself, and learns a valuable life lesson along the way then this is definitely the book for you.

One of my favourite lines out of the book was “Be Safe, but have an Adventure” ….

A between stars read for me – 3 ½ – I’m hanging for Gavin’s POV! IMG_20150217_141911IMG_20150217_142229

It is a part of a series and I think I’ll be picking up the rest so I can see where it all goes!

This book is currently FREE!


Review – Holding Out For A Hero by Stacey Joy Netzel

hofahpolaroidGenre: Contemporary Romance.

Kelsie Newman meets the man of her dreams at the beginning of a really, really bad day, so excuse her for not recognizing him. Good thing she’s a smart girl and a quick learner. When he rescues her from her Good Samaritan act gone bad later that day, she doesn’t make the same mistake twice.

I think we can all say we’ve been in Kelsie’s shoes, and had ‘one of those days’ when NOTHING goes right (in fact, I’m pretty sure I had one, yesterday!). This is a super short story, and a great read for in between longer reads. I enjoyed the heroine of the story ‘holding out for a hero’, and subsequently realising, we can all be heroes in our own ways, every day. Holding out for a he

   I came across this book when I was looking through freebies online! Sometimes you can find a gem in the pile of rocks, and this one is a short, quickie that is one of those. Grab it now, whilst your waiting for your knight in shining armor, or polished shoes and a suit! I’ll definitely be checking out more from the author.

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