One unexpected late night encounter and one titillating kiss detours Cara Riley from reaching Nashville for her last shot at a singing career and lands her in Memphis.
Dark, mysterious truck driver Will Brennan oozes sexuality and Cara finds herself drawn to him. He brings her to a higher level of sensual pleasure than she even imagined could be possible. As their relationship explodes into something real, she learns he has more than a few quirks-he sleeps by day and prowls by night.
At his home-a castle-nestled in a wooded area just outside Memphis, she learns just what his sweet love tattoos really mean and must decide if she wants another. Whether or not they find their happy ending is all up to Cara.
Quick Rundown: A late night encounter of two strangers, one vampire and one human, leads to an unforgettable first kiss and a change of plans for both.
First Impression: I believed Love Tattoo had great promise given the Southern setting and the hero being a Vampire truck driver. I was also swayed by the cover into thinking this would be more on the steamy, erotic side. The story, however, lacked uniqueness and had undertones of a previously well know vampire story. Hero is a mind reader. He slowly reveals what he is and then gives heroine the choice if she wants to be changed to a vampire and live with him forever.
The Hero: Irish Vampire and trucker, Will Brennan. Tall, dark and alluring, Will has a love for good food and Shakespeare, which he quotes off the cuff at a rest stop upon introduction to Cara.
The Heroine: Musician, Cara Riley who gets sidetracked by Will at a rest stop on her way to pursuing her last shot at a music career in music city USA (aka Nashville, TN).
What worked: Both characters, while lacking a certain charisma, still showed strength of character and brought honesty of their feelings and intentions for the other. Will and Cara had an immediate connection which lead to a quick and all-consuming love for each other. I also enjoyed the setting and description of well-known Southern landmarks throughout the story.
What didn’t work: The author’s writing style seemed to rely heavily on metaphors and for me it just didn’t work. The extremely descriptive dialogue caused the story to drag for me with no real suspense or anticipation of where their relationship would land.
Final Conclusion: Although the story fell flat for me, I would recommend this vampire love story to anyone who enjoys a flowery romance with a low steam factor.