Author: R.L. Merrill
Published Date: November 13th 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance, Rock
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Tattoo artist and trained therapist Jaylene Charles learned early on that it was easier to keep people at a distance than to worry about disappointing them. When her overbearing father died unexpectedly, Jaylene followed her heart to New Orleans, where she found kindred spirits and started living the dream of owning her own tattoo shop. She had everything she thought she wanted when opportunity barged into her shop in the form of five tattooed, pierced, and broken-hearted rock n’ roll boys.
Maggie’s Bones were meant to be Metal’s next big thing when tragedy struck, leaving them devastated and at each other’s throats. With the label breathing down their necks for the follow up to their latest insanely successful album, they headed home to Louisiana to salvage their career with Jaylene’s help. She instantly connected with the band’s most troubled member and fought her attraction to this broken man with the sorrowful eyes and missing smile.
Will Jaylene trust that he can really love her and not just the support she’s giving the band? Will she be able to help them find their muse? Will she finally accept that letting people in doesn’t always lead to disappointment?
Haunted is a love story about conquering grief and fear, and accepting that sometimes the scariest opportunities can reap the most heartwarming results
THIS NOVEL IS RATED TOO STEAMY FOR THE UNDER 18 CROWD AND JUST RIGHT FOR THE READER WHO LIKES THEIR STORIES TO BE MEANINGFUL WITH A SIDE OF ‘OH YEAH, RIGHT THERE.’
I love everything about R L Merrill’s books – the writing style, the characters, the attention to detail that she uses and the intense roller coaster ride that she takes the reader on. She is a master at grabbing the readers attention and keeping it! She makes the characters come alive for the readers and they instantly become friends that the reader wants to spend more time with!
Jaylene is a tattoo artist that owns a shop with her best friend, Mackenzie. The shop is Pins and Needles and it is an amazing name, concept and lots of fun for the reader to experience! I felt like I was in the shop watching them work throughout the story. The boys from Maggie’s Bones are equally compelling and the author describes them so well that the reader falls in love with them just a bit as they are reading the story. The reader can easily picture themselves at the shows with them, or hanging out in New Orleans with them.
Did I mention that the book is set in New Orleans?!? The author’s attention to detail has the reader convinced that they are right in the heart of the city. I have never been to New Orleans, but after reading this book, it feels a bit like I was. I enjoyed the way in which the author let the reader explore the city with the characters and the way in which she walked us through the streets by name.
The intense connections that the characters feel for each other leave the reader jealous as well as longing for the same connection in their lives. The reader will laugh, cry, yell, curse and scream. You will find a favorite character and it will change at least 5 times, at least. The guys all have some amazing qualities but there are also a few that will leave the reader a bit on the angry side as well.
This is one of my favorite books this year and I am already looking forward to reading the next one! Add this to your TBR list and you won’t be sorry!! This is a must read!!
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