The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

cover84909-mediumTitle:    The Purest Hook

Series:  Second Circle Tattoos Book #3

Author:  Scarlett Cole

Genre:  Romance, Contemporary

Blurb:   Can a love built on secrets survive?

Rugged, hot, and rock hard, Dred Zander is exactly the type of man that normally sends Pixie running. Not dreaming about running her hands down his washboard abs…and lower. The lead singer and guitarist for the band Preload embodies trouble behind his quick smile and guarded eyes, and Pixie left trouble behind her years ago along with the name Sarah Jane Travers and the pathetic trailer her mom called home. With her abusive past in her past, she has a new life, a new family at Second Circle, and a dream of opening her own business. She needs capital and time. What she doesn’t need is a tempting long-haired rocker or the paparazzi that follow him around.

But Dred has other ideas. Pixie’s sweet hazel eyes, purple hair and kaleidoscopic tattoo of exotic flowers that swirl up her arm haunt his dreams, and he knows she wants him too. He just has to convince her. But as a juicy exposé threatens to expose their pasts, and a blackmailer terrorizes their present, Pixie and Dred have to decide what really matters and fight like hell to keep it.

Thoughts:  Can I just say how much I absolutely love this book!  This is my first time reading a novel by Scarlett Cole, however I can definitively say that it will not be the last.  What originally caught my attention with the cover – not just he ‘romance cover’ guy on the front, but also the vibrant colors.  The blurb was next, and then I was hooked.  I loved the whole rawness to this book, and the rock-star romance theme to it.  It reminded me a little of the Rock Kiss series by Nalini Singh or the Bad Habit series by J.T. Geissinger crossed with a little bit of  Montgomery Ink series by Carrie Ann Ryan.  The connection of the characters really made this book though, and The Purest Hook quickly become a memorable read for me.  I’m excited to grab the previous books in the series….and will be keeping an eye out for future books by the author!

Rate:  A


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