Thursday, September 1, 2016

★★★ Review & Blog Tour For The Darkest Link by Scarlett Cole ★★★

Author: Scarlett Cole
Series: Second Circle Tattoos #4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pub. Date: August 30, 2016


When her car breaks down off the side of a lonely highway
 far from her sunny Miami home, tattoo artist Lia never 
expected her very own white knight to ride up on the back of
 a barely street-legal motorcycle...and she never expected 
to fall for her dark savior. After a string of failed relationships
 and a bruised heart Lia is not looking for forever, and the 
hot mechanic, with his sexy scruff and shaggy hair, is 
simply impossible to resist. He's the perfect candidate for 
a mind-blowingly-perfect, no-strings-attached one-night stand.

Reid left his life in Chicago far behind him and hasn't been 
back, but he's never been able to escape the guilt he feels 
about his own painful role in inviting a monster into his baby 
sister's life. A monster who almost destroyed her. Being with
 Lia is an unexpected gift, one he doesn't feel he deserves, 
and their one night together has him wanting more than he 
should. When he surprises her at her tattoo studio, Second 
Circle Tattoos, in Miami, he's in for a shock—and a fist to the 
face—when his past and present collide.

With secrets coming to the surface, Reid and Lia are thrown
 into a world of betrayal and lies that threatens to pull them 
under, and the last link to his former life may be 
the darkest of them all.

What a truly hot and steamy read. I did not realize when 
asked to read the book, it was the fourth book in a series.
 Even thought I did not know this, I was still able to follow 
the sorry line quite well. However I do recommend reading
 them in order. As with most series you find out little tidbits 
along the way. So go get all the books and settle in for quite
 an awesome read. Do also check back as I plan to read 
and review the other books in this series.
This book is about Lia and Reid a rare match that sets spark ablaze.
First take Lia has had a pretty strange life. I would not wish 
a father like hers on anyone you child’s happiness should be
 priority. Not anything else. And defiantly not helping him put
 on a good image for his political aspirations’. She should 
come first. And things just keep going wrong when her car 
breaks down she never imagined it actually may be a 
blessing in disguise on a barely held together motorcycle.
 She may not be looking for the happily ever after, but will 
take any little piece of happiness she can find right now, but
 man is she in for one hell of a ride.
Then there is reid. He is living with all this guilt, and regrets
 for what happened to his youngest sister. He just picked up
 and left to start his life over. He has made it as a successful
 mechanic, but he also gives back to the community. You 
would think that would help him come to terms with his guilt,
 but what he does not know is Karma is bitch and she always
 gets her due. Things need to be set straight so he can move
 forward with his life. And this may be fates way of helping 
him along. Even with a fist in his face. Who could know that
 when he went to take Lia back her bracelet, that his 
past would find him.

Lia and Ried have a lot to work through to find their happy
 ending. They are going to have to work for it. It is apparent 
they feel more to each other than they are letting on or even
 know. I love the way they met. Legs for days. It brought out
 my sappy side. My dad is a mechanic, he was working for 
my grandfather. One day while working on a car he was 
under it. My mom walked in min skirt and heels. And legs for 
days. He said he had to get out from underneath that car and
 see what those legs where attached too. My dad said the 
legs where just the start, there was amazing woman who was
 such a delight he had to make her his. So thanks for the trip
 down memory lane. They hit their 50th anniversary this 
week. What a wonderful read this was and cannot wait to 
read the next one
Now before I ruin this for you I will leave off here. I hope you 
enjoy this book as much as I did. If you do like this book, 
please consider leaving a review. The Authors really like 
it when you do; they value your opinions too.

Excerpt from THE DARKEST LINK:

Copyright © 2016 by Scarlett Cole

“What is this?” she asked, running her hand over the elongated hood.
“A 1958 Ford Thunderbird. It was a shell when I bought it. Was found in an unused barn with a bunch of other old classics.”
The wheels were black with white faces, and the soft top was a creamy white. Reflections from the chrome cast light onto the white walls.
“I love it,” she said, excited to sit inside.
“Hood up or down?” Kenny asked, slipping her cases into the trunk.
“Oh, most definitely down,” Lia said. Screw the victory rolls, she could always put her hair into a high ponytail and add the red ribbon she had in her purse if her scarf failed. She reached into her bag to find it and tied it around her head.
“I like this,” Kenny said, fingering the knot under her chin gently. The way his eyes crinkled at the corners made her feel all kinds of gooey inside. Perhaps it was a good thing they lived a long drive away from each other. His very presence made it difficult to remember why she was taking some time off from men. But a little harmless flirtation was adding to the adventure of a few days off work. There couldn’t be any harm in that.
Once inside the car, Kenny took her hotel details and plugged them into his phone. “There are few downsides to the classics, but lack of sat-nav has to be one,” he said, turning the radio on. “Ready?”
“I feel like Thelma and Louise about to drive over the edge of the cliff,” she said with a laugh.
“Close. That was a 1966 Ford Thunderbird, eight years younger than this baby. Does that make me J.D.?”
“That depends. Are you planning on driving me to a motel, having your wicked way with me on the dresser, then stealing my life savings?”
“I know a motel, don’t know if they have a dresser, but more than willing to do a drive-by to find out.”
Lia laughed. “I was joking.”
“I wasn’t. Say the word, Red.”
He revved the engine several times, the low growl sexy as all hell, and grinned as he roared out onto the street. Lia watched his hand as he shifted the stick. He caressed the gear stick. The more she stared, the more turned on she became until she had to cross her legs and look out of the window.
Damn him for getting her so hot and bothered. She spared a glance back toward him, just as he turned to face her. And he winked. Because he knew.
And that just turned her on even more.


Check out the other books in the  
Second Circle Tattoos series!

THE STRONGEST STEEL, Second Circle Tattoos #1

Available at: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks


THE FRACTURED HEART, Second Circle Tattoos #2

Available at: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks


THE PUREST HOOK, Second Circle Tattoos #3

Available at: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks


The Darkest Link Second Circle Tattoos, #4

Available at: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | iBooks




Scarlett Cole is a writer of contemporary romance and 

a  two-time RITA finalist. Her debut, THE STRONGEST 

STEEL, has already become an Amazon best seller in 

romantic suspense, was a Best Debut Goodreads Author

 Finalist 2015, and Authors On The Air Global Radio 

Network Contemporary Romance Pick of 2015.

When Scarlett isn't writing, she spends her time reading, 

hoarding mason jars, and working out to off-set an epic 

sour candy habit. She likes hot men, cold beer, 

and expensive shoes.

Having traveled the world for work and fun, Scarlett is 

a citizen of both Britain and Canada. A true city-dweller, 

she considers Toronto and Manchester home and likes 

to set her books in vibrant locations such as Miami 

and Los Angeles.

Rep'd by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, 

by St. Martin's Press. and published

She'd love to hear from you on twitter @itsscarlettcole

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