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Publisher's Summary

Luciano DeRose is looking to get the hell out of town. He’s been absent from his position of head artist at Thorn Tattoo since the day he watched his future go up in flames. However, the bonds of family are strong, and he’s dragged back into town as a favor to his younger brother. But Luciano isn’t staying for long, and certainly not for the anniversary of the day his life went to hell.
Melanie Noel has spent most of her adult life fixing Luciano’s. She’s his virtual assistant, organizational guru, and problem-solver extraordinaire. However, this ex-hippie chick wants her boss, and secret crush, to see that he can finally move on. Melanie thinks that this anniversary is the perfect time for Luciano to face his grief, let go, and finally be free to see what’s been waiting for him all along.
When Luciano decides to do everything in his power to leave, Melanie sees that she needs more than logic to make him stay. Risking her heart to save the man she’s loved from afar, Melanie gives into her desire for Luciano - sparked by a world-rocking kiss. The heat between them has the power to heal all wounds, or it may set both their lives up in flames.
©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2017 Relay Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jocelyne on 03-21-18

Beautiful second chance story!

This is the second book in the Thorn Tattoo Studio Series, but it can be listened as a standalone. I love Luciano and Melanie's story. This is Luciano's second chance love story, after his ex's death. Melanie is a strong woman, so understanding. She makes all it took to help Luciano to go ahead with his life and finding love again. This story is believable and so beautiful. There is a beautiful and realistic HEA. I love Leslie North's writing and I love her HEA endings! I can't wait to listen to the next and last story in the Series. The narration was great and easy to listen. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By DK on 03-12-18

Great Installment–I Cannot Wait for Book 3, Bloom!



This is the 2nd installment of the Thorne Tattoo Studio series. Luciano DeRose lost the love of his life. After the traumatic event, he fled Las Vegas and the memories of her. However, his brother needs him to come back and hold down the fort at the family tattoo shop.

Melanie Noel is Luciano's assistant. Luciano is so talented that he is in demand for shows and conferences all over the country. It is Melanie's job to organize his travel, hotels and anything else he needs to make his nomadic lifestyle flawless.

As they both returned to Las Vegas, Melanie is determined to help Luciano face and work through his demons, whether he wants to or not. She loves him and wants him to live life in the present and not the past.

EM Carberry has a wonderful voice but I found his performance so very slow. I had to turn the speed to 1.5x. At regular speed it felt like the book was dragging on.

I am a huge fan of the Thorne Tattoo Studio series. The first book, Rose, received 5 stars from me for story & overall. Thorn is a stellar follow-up book. I hope to have the opportunity to listen to the final book in the series.

Thorn is a 5 star listen in the categories of story & overall. The performance receives 3.5 solid stars from me.

*I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a great romance with some mature situations and doesn't mind a bit of strong language.

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