In Regina Cole’s steamy novel of hot ink and delicious angst, two tortured artists take a leap of faith—but the past threatens to tear them apart.
After her parents pull the plug on her college fund to finance their nasty divorce, Hailey Jakes is desperate to pay her own way and finish her degree in graphic design. She can hardly believe her luck when the sexiest guy she’s ever seen hires her to be the receptionist at his tattoo shop. With sea-blue eyes, jet-black hair, and full sleeves of tattoos on his muscular arms, Neill Vanderhaven looks like the kind of guy who wouldn’t give her the time of day. In fact, he’s mesmerized by her—and it doesn’t hurt that she’s talented as hell.
But Hailey and Neill have more in common than instant chemistry: They’re both carrying serious baggage. Hailey’s parents split after years of blowout fights and sloppy affairs. Neill just got out of something serious with a woman who loved her bad habits more than she loved him. When they take the plunge on a new relationship, they’re both breaking their own rules.
But then a terrible misunderstanding brings Neill’s worst fears to life, and their connection threatens to come crashing down. What they have is more than skin-deep, but now Hailey and Neill need to decide whether the kind of love that lasts forever is worth such exquisite pain.
~*REVIEW BY ELYSSA*~
Draw Me In is an adorable story of two artistic souls finally getting it together and getting together. I'm rating Draw Me In three and a half leaves!
Hailey's kind of in trouble. Actually, she's in quite a bit of trouble. Her parents are divorcing mid-college semester, meaning they want her to drop out of college (which they're no longer going to pay for) and come back home. But Hailey's not having it---she's nearly done with college, and she can't bear to leave. So she gets a job at the local tattoo parlor, where she meets Neill, an extraordinarily talented tattoo artist.... who also happens to be smokin' hot.
The problem? Neither of them are in a place where a relationship is a good idea and Neill's the boss... which is usually a no-no. The solution? There certainly isn't an easy one, but man oh, man, it was sweet and hot to watch Hailey and Neill figure it out though!
While I loved Hailey and Neill's story, I really wished the twist had been executed better--it could have been incorporated throughout the story more and the build could have been a bit more drawn out.
Besides, that, this book was perfect for the Fallers who love the artistic bad boy types. Enjoy, Fallers!
~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
Regina Cole, lover of manly muscled arms, chest hair, and mini-marshmallows, has been reading romance since her early teens. While she loves a love story of any heat level, she’s been drawn to the erotic side and is loving every minute. When she’s not frantically pounding away at the keyboard, she can be found fishing with her family, playing with her dogs, trying out strange new recipes, or snuggling with her hubby. She also writes mainstream romance as Gina Lamm.