An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn’t ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley’s past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side…or run?

Book Dame’s Review 5 Stars

I’ve loved this series for ever. I’m so excited to have read it and be able read it and reread it whenever I want. This story is an emotional one, unique in every way. Heartbreaking and touching, one that I will carry with me.It’s not all doom and gloom. No it’s a beautiful story of an artist that pushes the limits. He puts his art on flesh not canvases and seems to see Tenley like no one has in a long time if ever. He see’s the fragile broken girl but also see’s her strength and the connection they share erases some of the fractured lines in their hearts. The heat they shares has them losing control and breaking rules and barriers.

I escaped into this book, living in the pages as they played out like a movie on a big screen in front of me. Tenley and Hayden were more then characters in a book, they have been friends I lost touch with. Friends who’s lives have experiences challenges and so much. The story they tell –  staggered me.

I wanted to scream and yell, and shake them too. Everyone knows secrets are bad, and the longer you hold them in the worse the are, when they come out. Only I too couldn’t bare for the other to know. I mean how do you share something like that, something you know will break you apart and break you down all over again. How can the other understand, when you can barely make sense of it yourself? How can you say the words, when those words will send you spiraling out of control? How do you survive all that? How do you take a deep breath, when every breath you take is the hardest breath you’ve breathed?

Both Tenley and Hayden carry so much guilt around. Both having unbearable pasts, and struggle to come to grips with it all. Both trying to navigating a future that they feel they don’t deserve. I can’t wait to see what the next book holds, I’m counting down.

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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her English degree to good use by writing popular fiction. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.