Title- Marks on my Skin
Series- Love Ink # 1
By- J.A. Howell
Publication Date- March 15th, 2014
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing
**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.**
Kieran Donovan has always been a doormat to the women in his life. Begging his wife not to leave after finding her in bed with not one—but five men—only provides further proof of that.
In need of an escape from an empty house and a broken heart, Kieran heads to Midtown to see his estranged brother, Liam. There he meets Shayne Wickham, Liam’s best friend. Shayne’s dark and sexy with a wild streak a mile long and a sexual appetite for things Kieran’s never even dreamed of doing. But after an intense, and all too brief encounter, he’s more than willing to learn. Despite the usual safeguards Shayne keeps around herself and her own wounded heart, she finds herself more than willing to show him the ropes…and the floggers…and the paddles.
Kieran’s never seen himself as dominant in any aspect of his life. But when Shayne submits herself to him, it ignites an inner strength and hunger he never knew he had—and feelings Shayne didn’t know she could have. So used to keeping others at an arm’s length, the ease with which she finds herself trusting Kieran is both exciting and unsettling. Could Kieran be someone she could finally trust her heart to—or will he leave her scarred like everyone else?
Just another mark on her skin.
*** Kj Says ***
Kieran’s wife hurt him in a pretty nasty way, the skank ho she is, and pushed him right out of her life without a second thought. Kieran’s brother had him come to visit to try and recover from the train wreck his wife made him. Starting with the lovely Shayne he finds a new world to explore, and is in danger of losing his heart to her. Reenter skank wife and things are thrown askew. What will happen now, will Kieran & Shayne forge a life together or will it all fall apart?
I have read all of J.A. Howell’s books and have loved each and every one. So, with the change in genre I wasn’t sure exactly what to think. I started reading and imagine it was absolutely amazing. Believable and very well written, you are pulled into this story and what a ride it is. I cannot smell blueberries now without laughing my butt off. To understand that you must read the book, and I highly recommend that you do. Thank you Jennifer, another winner it is!
J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.