Book 3 in the Belladonna Ink Series. Phenomenal book I couldn’t put down.
I had doubts before the Big Day—doesn’t everyone?—but I didn’t expect to find my fiancée banging the caterer’s assistant right before the ceremony. Especially because he’s a guy. And we’re lesbians. The proper sort of Southern Californian lesbians who invest in hedge funds and wear bedazzled wedding dresses and wouldn’t be caught dead in a Subaru.
But then I became a runaway bride, headed straight for Belladonna Ink to get the kind of tattoo I always wanted and my ex always called trashy. She didn’t approve of a lot of things I did. I think maybe she didn’t approve of who I am.
So I’m determined to be as much of myself as I can manage. Dating my tattoo artist? I’m in. Cai is smart, sexy, and mysterious. Exactly what I need for a rebound. She keeps herself guarded, but I understand—I’m holding on to secrets too. The kind of secrets that make a girl want to run home to Mom, even if home is Idaho. Maybe especially then. I just didn’t expect Cai to come with me.
I wonder what it would take to get her to stay forever.
I can’t believe this book is finished! I stood by the fact that book one in the Belladonna Ink series was my favourite but book 3 just demolished that ideal.
Book 3 opens on Cai from the Belladonna Ink tattoo shop where Tansy is her client. Tansy tells Cai about running out on her wedding after walking in on her fiancé having sex with a man. As the story unfolds we find out that all is not what it seems for Tansy and she is tormented by her previous relationship.
I love the dynamic between Cai and Tansy. They have this almost instant intimacy thats exceptional yet explosive. The way Cai cares for Tansy is beautiful and devoted in a way I didn’t expect at the start but as the storyline grows, you understand the complexity of this relationship and why these ladies are destined to be together.
The way that Lorelie Brown writes the internal dialogue of the protagonist is what keeps me glued to each page. There are only a few authors that have the ability to write that conflicting dialogical self and make it work. It truly makes for a captivating read.
I also want to mention that these books don’t need to be read in chronological order as each novel in the series can be read stand alone… although I would urge you start at the beginning.
I really hope there is more to come from the Belladonna Series and definitely more Lesbian Fiction from Loralie Brown.
Undisputable 5 stars!
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