Clean Slate (Diva’s Ink #2) by Liberty Parker
Emory Masters has a life she loves, working with her sisters in their tattoo parlor. Helping people find the thing that will allow them to show their artistic side makes her smile. And then there’s Marcus. A long-standing admiration for one another has turned into something more…maybe love?
Marcus Thompson, a local firefighter, has had Emory in his sights for a long time now and when they finally begin dating, he thinks his life is complete. But lately, Emory has been distant and pushing him away. When he follows her one day, he finds out the reason behind her reticence to take their relationship to the next level.
Will Emory’s news bring them closer or tear them apart? And can Ariel and Rainey handle not knowing what’s happening? Or will Emory wipe it all away and give herself a…clean slate.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is book 2 in the Diva’s Ink series, by Liberty Parker, and as much as I enjoyed book 1, I loved Clean Slate even more! It focuses on Emory, (the middle sister) and Marcus.
Emory and Marcus are already in an established relationship, at the beginning of this book, so you aren’t getting all of the angsty, trying to stay away from each other, trying not to get involved stuff you usually get in a typical romance novel. They are already together, and already have strong feelings for each other. However, Emory has a secret, and it’s causing her to push everyone, including Marcus, away. She is trying to be strong and stand on her own, but she is forgetting that family stands together, helping each other, regardless of the situation. Marcus is a firefighter, former military, and won’t let her get away with pushing him out. He reminds her what being in a relationship means, and that he is there for her. Swoon!
This book has everything that I look for in a good romance. There is suspense, drama, bad guys and good guys. And don’t forget, plenty of bad boys! This book was a refreshing spin on the same old romance story! I loved seeing how family played such a strong part in this book. I loved seeing strong women taking a lead in this book, and Emory was definitely a strong woman! Even when she was down, and unsure about where her life was going, she still had the strength to think of others in her life, and what she thought was best for them. The constant surprises, twists and turns in the book kept me engrossed from beginning to end, and there were just enough hints about what is coming next, that I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!
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Releasing June 21, 2018!!!!!
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