November 29, 2016

Blog Tour + Review | Forever Tattooed by Alicia Rae



Synopsis


Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.

Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.

But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.

Tears will be shed.

Relationships will be broken.

Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?



Review

Man it has been so long since I've read from this series, so I had to do a quick read through of all the books. And man, I forgot how much of an emotional roller coaster it has been for Damien and Raelyn.

The great things about how the books end, the story picks up in the next one, so you'll be familiar with the barriers that they'll have to continue to get through. And the biggest one is Damien's past. Oh and maybe the wounds Drake and Annabelle are constantly try to inflict on Damien.

In this one, we witness the relationship between the two grow so much. Raelyn has gone through a tough life battling cancer as we saw all that she had to endure in the second book. As her own, we watched her try to get back to her normal self especially in her work mode. But it was a little too much to the point where'd she be exhausted by noon. I love how determined she was to be back to normal and I just wanted to hug her and be like, it's OK! You don't have to push yourself. Without Damien and her solid support of friends, she finally accepted that she needed to take a step back.

Damien ... the poor man! I felt so much for him in this one, in the first two books, I was so eager to know what it was that was so bad in his past. But seeing him constantly fight against it in this one, I settled with the thought that I'd be okay without knowing because I knew it had to be something terrible.

I thought with Raelyn constantly badgering him for the truth, I felt like it was hard for her to see how painful his past was. I understand needing to knowing the truth and airing things out before getting married, but lady, there's a reason for everything. I think it would have been better if she made him promise to tell her on his own terms at some point during their relationship.

I even got a little disappointed in Raelyn towards the end before everything was revealed, she of all people know's Damien. And when she started having doubts with him, I wanted to shake her!

With all that being said, well done on a beautiful series!

I love Rae's work in this series and her other series as well, she's able to write beautifully and have her stories transition seamlessly into each other. The Tattooed Series is definitely one of my favorites. Everything was tied up perfectfully by the end and you're all in for a treat in the epilogue!



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TATTOOED EMOTIONS (Tattooed Billionaire #1)



Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.

Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.

Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?




TATTOOED SCARS (Tattooed Billionaire #2)


Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living.

Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her.

But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another.

Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made.

Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit?

There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.



About Alicia Rae


Award winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.

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