Review: Indelibly Intimate
Author: Regina Cole
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Who would have thought that a bad tattoo could bring salvation? Quinn's lousy ex-boyfriend left her with debt collectors and a bad ink job to remember him, but a chance encounter at a gas station will change all that.
Hamilton "Hammer" Dean could spot a bad tat a mile away and that's what he spied on the beauty pumping gas as he walked into the gas station. Striking up a casual conversation, Hammer offers her a deal to fix the bad ink job, but ends up fixing so much more.
After an intoxicating night together, Quinn awakens confused by what he has made her feel and so she tries to distance herself from him. As part of her payment, Quinn enters a competition at an upcoming tattoo convention Hammer is attending, but can these two keep their hands to themselves?
Ms. Cole created such multi-faceted characters in Quinn and Hammer. Her fear keeps her at arm’s length, but Hammer is strong and steady. A true contradiction in every way due to his appearance, tall, covered in ink, shaved scalp, he gives off the essence of a true bad boy, but that was so far from the truth. The intimacy between these two was truly combustible as Quinn tapped into his protective and loving nature that wasn't buried too deep. I hated to see their story end. It just goes to show that you can't judge a book by its cover.
Michele gives this book