Inked (Sailor’s Grave #2) by Drew Elyse
INSTANT ATTRACTION IS A POWERFUL THING.
Six months of dancing around each other
led to one explosive night
and two weeks without a word.
Only then did I learn the truth:
The man I’d wanted since he walked into Sailor’s Grave Tattoo Parlor
was actually an undercover cop.
And the worst part is,
I don’t even know his real name.
BUT WHAT IF ATTRACTION ISN’T ENOUGH?
For over eight months I held back.
Except for that one night when I couldn’t fight it anymore.
I’d wanted her from the beginning,
but I should have kept waiting until my secrets weren’t between us.
Now, I have the ultimate challenge before me:
convince the inked goddess of a receptionist
to at least let me keep her safe,
even if she won’t give me another chance.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is book two in the Sailor’s Grave series, which is a spin off of the author’s Savage Disciple’s MC series. While I’ve read (and absolutely adored!) book one of the Sailor’s Grave series, I’ve not gotten to the SDMC books (yet!). This book takes a different character from the tattoo shop and tells her story. And boy was it a crazy story! This book had so many twists and turns that I could only buckle up and hang on for the ride! Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, something completely different happened!
Jess is the receptionist at Sailor’s Grave. She had a pretty depraved childhood, but has finally broken free and found her place, and a family of her own making. She still has her own issues, but really, who doesn’t?!? Then she meets this guy, the chemistry is off the charts, but he is resistant to pursuing anything with her. Then he is gone, and what she thought was, really isn’t. Clear as mud, right?
I don’t want to give details away, because the surprises packed into this story are totally worth the wait, but even though there is a lot going on in this story, it’s told in a way that is totally easy to follow. I loved the heat between the lead characters, I loved the patience and perseverance he displayed throughout the book for Jess. I love the support and sense of family that the Savage Disciples MC gave to Jess, even though she never expected it. It made for another amazing, heart-stopping, heat-filled book that I just couldn’t put down!