Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Back Piece by L.A. Witt

Title: Back Piece
Author: L.A. Witt
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Skin Deep Ink #1
Main Characters: Colin and Daniel
Release Date: April 2017
Publisher:  Swerve
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Colin Spencer is a tattoo artist with a past he’d prefer to keep a secret. Actually, he has a few secrets that he’d rather people didn’t know about, which is why Colin doesn’t do commitment. But when a shy sailor approaches him at the gym, Colin finds this guy pushing all his buttons.
Growing up in a conservative family, then escaping with the Navy, Daniel Moore is an unsure virgin who feels like he can’t share his true self with anyone. Seeing Colin—and his tattoos—at the gym are the sign Daniel needs to finally get those tattoos he’s always wanted, and maybe try his hand at flirting.
As Colin and Daniel spend more time together, their awkward hesitations turn into a deep passion neither expected. But with both men harboring secrets, will their relationship be able to survive their insecurities and become something beautiful?

Back Piece is a sexy, emotional journey of two people learning to love and finding acceptance for who they really are.
My Review:

Ooh, this is going to be a new series to stalk. I loved this first book. What you need to know...Daniel is a sexy 26 year old virgin (strict upbringing combined with Naval military life means he's had little opportunity). Colin is a tattoo artist with demons that he has to battle every day. And they are PERFECT for one another. 

There is a ton to this story. Both of them have very complex histories for how they got to this place. Neither has great self-confidence, especially Colin. He's very aware of his issues and doesn't feel it's fair to saddle someone else with those issues. 

The book starts out with a gaze caught across the gym with a spark of attraction. I loved how natural those first few interactions felt...and not natural for the characters, but natural in the way that the story felt VERY realistic. I loved how awkward Daniel was and how Colin  was great about making sure Daniel knew anything was on the table. Midway through the book there is a revelation about Colin's work history. I saw that coming, but loved the twist...I adore that particular trope in books especially when combined with Daniel's inexperience. It was so hot. (and not trying to be really vague here, but don't want to give away spoilers)

There are a lot of roadblocks for these guys, but I really enjoyed reading along with their story and seeing how the author resolved it all. I thought it was a fantastic book with incredibly engaging characters and story. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of reading it and definitely recommend it! Bring on book #2!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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