Title: Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc.: Book One)
Author: L.A. Witt
Length: 316 Pages
At a Glance: This was a hot, emotional story with awesome characters.
Reviewed By: Queue
Blurb: Colin Spencer is a tattoo artist with a past he’d prefer to keep a secret. Actually, he has a few secrets that he’d rather people didn’t know about, which is why Colin doesn’t do commitment. But when a shy sailor approaches him at the gym, Colin finds this guy pushing all his buttons.
Growing up in a conservative family, then escaping with the Navy, Daniel Moore is an unsure virgin who feels like he can’t share his true self with anyone. Seeing Colin—and his tattoos—at the gym are the sign Daniel needs to finally get those tattoos he’s always wanted, and maybe try his hand at flirting.
As Colin and Daniel spend more time together, their awkward hesitations turn into a deep passion neither expected. But with both men harboring secrets, will their relationship be able to survive their insecurities and become something beautiful?
Review: This was a hot, emotional story with awesome characters. My biggest peeve was the somewhat slow start before getting to the meat of the story.
I liked that the main characters are far from perfect. And, of course, the fact that Daniel is a virgin made it all that much hotter. I absolutely love virginal characters, especially when they’re done right and factually. Of course, Witt is just the talented author to do it correctly.
The tattoo aspect of the story probably appeals to many readers. It seems to be one of the latest fads. That part of the story didn’t wow me, but it certainly didn’t detract from the plot at all. It worked as a device to bring the guys together and to bond them. If you’re an ink lover, you’ll like it, but if you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, you might want to think twice about reading it. It doesn’t shy away from the…painful aspects of getting inked.
The ending is a bit abrupt, but I’m sure that’s because it’s part of a series.
Recommended for fans and new readers of Witt.
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