- Sinful Escapes Publishing
- Release Date
- March 2016
- Book 1 of Tattered Social Club Series
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, New Adult
With a violent past, Niko Malikov knows revealing any weakness could be a death sentence. Growing up on the rough city streets was a lesson steeped in violence. He has always been the go-to guy and, now, his successful career at The Tattered Social Club as one of their premier artists has proven anything is possible. Anything but revealing his secret. A secret that would destroy the man he's become. That unshakeable strength is wounded when a young man walks into the shop wearing a pair of skinny jeans.
Ethan Cohen sold his soul for a bed. With the scars of his past still visible, he's ready to move on. Nervous and determined, he enters the Tattered Social Club to get a tattoo from the hottest artist in the state. All he wants is a phoenix tattoo, but the gruff bulky guy sitting in the studio has no plan of letting that happen. Ethan knows from the moment they steal that first kiss, the man with the painted skin isn't ready. Maybe he isn't either. Against everything his broken heart is whispering he wants. God, he wants to be wrapped in those strong arms, but he's fighting for freedom with a man unwilling to be free.
So different. Falling into each other's shadows. The undeniable need. The savior.
Jan 06, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
176 people found the following review helpful
SAVIOR: A TATTERED CLUB STORY is a redemption story but it isn't obvious until closer to the end. When we first meet Ethan, we know that something isn't right. More so, I got an immediate smarmy feeling about Charles that had me wanting to take a shower and poor Ethan, potentially dousing him in antibacterial wash.
Yea, Charles made for a great villain. When Ethan enters the Tattered Social Club with the intent to get a life-affirming tattoo, he hits a wall of stubborn ink and muscle. Niko has a violent past and one that he seems proud of – mostly for surviving. Finally turning his life around, he's coming into his own as an artist and anything is possible.
Until Niko meets Ethan and suddenly the direction they thought their lives were taking, everything they had planned, the people they thought they were was turned upside down and inside out.
I enjoyed the storytelling and found myself wanting to smack Niko on the back of the head for his seeming paralysis over what was in front of him. It isn't until he's willing to risk his own freedom that he realizes the life he has planned is meaningless without the one person who's become as important to him as breathing. The sensual/sex scenes ranged from guileless to scintillating and nothing made me happier than their happily ever after.
I'm assuming this is book 1 in the Tattered Social Club series and I do hope that Pauline Allan continues the stories of the men of ink and I look forward to reading them.
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