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Written on my Heart
by Cole Gibson
July 28, 2015
A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...
Some words last forever...
It's been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib-and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire-for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn't need trouble...especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who's six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.
Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There's no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner...even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.
But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs...
This author is new to me. From the blurb, I think I wanted to see the stepfather get what he deserved, so I read this. And it was really good. When I read that Cole Gibson lived through some of the situations in this book, well, it made me shudder for her. She's a strong woman, for sure and she brought that strength out in Ashlyn, too.
Ashlyn's life has been hard since she was ten...and got a stepfather. As a mother myself, I just don't see how a MOTHER can stand back and watch their child be hurt this way. She really needed Lane and his family, in her life. She needed to be loved for herself.
For Lane's part, he needed to be loved the same. He was strong, and gentle, and protective. Just what Ashlyn needed.
The supporting cast, Hank (the puppy), Lane's daughter Harper and his sister Emily, were great and brought a lot to the book. On the other hand, Ashlyn's roommate needed something BAD to happen to her. Truly.
This is a book where you can see the characters grow as you root for them. Some of the "bad guys" get what they should, too. I do like that.
I'd certainly read more from this author.
*Thank you, Entangled and Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book.
At seventeen Cole found herself homeless with only a beat-up Volkswagen Jetta and a bag of Goodwill clothing to her name. The only things that got her through the nights she spent parked in truck stops and cornfields were the stacks of books she checked out from the library along with her trusty flashlight. Because of the reprieve these books gave her from her troubles, Cole vowed to become a writer so she could provide the same escape to readers who needed a break the reality of their own lives.
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