Series: Jinx Tattoos Book 1
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“WOW! I absolutely LOVED this heart wrenching story.” ~The Power of Three Readers
“5 jinxed stars!! Beautiful, gut wrenching and hot!” ~B1tches N Books
Neglected, abandoned by a heroin-addicted mother, and placed in foster care at ten, Enzo Jordan has learned one thing…love hurts. At thirty-five, he has a successful tattoo shop and his choice of women. The one-night stands are getting old, and the love he holds for his best friend, Aibhlinn is impossible to hide. When the attraction between them reaches a boiling point, he’s forced to choose between facing his fears and walking away.
Aibhlinn Leahy has been in love with her best friend for years. The Irish-born comic book artist has poured time, energy, and love into the wounded man. His choice to walk away breaks her heart but frees her to explore a new future.
Life is a cruel and amazing thing. An abandoned baby brings the two back together, and they’re forced to examine the love that has long existed between them. This is a story of pain, scars, and fear. We all have demons to battle. The real decision is who’s in control…us or them?
*** Enzo is Book One in the Jinx Tattoos Series but is a STAND ALONE novel***
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She's always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration. After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there's never a dull moment in her household.She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
Enzo is a beautiful book. You look at this cover and see this hard, tattoo covered man but by the end of the book you are realizing he is the biggest mush ball ever!! I love his character...the tough guy with the fun, sweet outgoing hottie for a best friend.
Colt touches on some real everyday issues that are, unfortunately, probably going to be HUGE problems for a lot of tomorrow's children. The heroin addicted parents abandoning their babies or being arrested and taken from their families. Enzo shows us a small look into what those children face as adults. I absolutely LOVE when an author can take a sad, heart-breaking topic and turn it around, give it more. Shyla did that...she rocked this story!!
This book had so much going on but not enough where I felt overwhelmed. I definitely LOVE the whole from friends to lover story line and this one did go deeper. I think Ave helped the story not see as deep and as serious since it was some tough stuff going one. She seemed to mellow things out...I think that’s what she did for Enzo. I kinda wish this had a different cover, it’s just more to me than a hot, half-naked guy.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.