Marked (Sailor's Grave #1) by Drew Elyse

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“MOVING ON” IS JUST ABOUT ACTING THE PART.

I would never say as much to the people I love, but it’s the truth.
They want to see me doing better.
They want to see me living for more than just my son.
So I let them.
Every day is about putting on a face,
pretending to get over the loss of my husband.
And every day is a lie.

UNTIL MOVING ON IS A TEMPTATION THAT CAN’T BE DENIED.

I’m not about to claim I’m a genius,
unless we’re talking with a tattoo gun or woman in my hands,
but I’m smart enough to know the beauty serving up my cupcake fix is off limits.
Really, I know.
Too bad the lure of putting a real smile on Kate’s face is so strong.
When she visits Sailor’s Grave Tattoo Parlor,
I can’t help but want to leave my mark.

ellie's $0.02:

Honestly, someone could write a book about tattooing assholes (and I mean that literally, like tattooing actual buttholes) and I'd read it and probably love it.  Not to say that this was only good because of the tattoo factor.  

This is not going well so far.

Restart.

What an amazing love story developing out of the recovery from the death of another true love.

This could be called a love triangle of sorts.

And it involves a tattoo artist. (Yeah, we are back to the tattoo thing, sorry.)

Drew Elyse spun such an amazing tale of true love, recovery, and more true love.  A tattoo artist, some cupcakes, some bikers.  

Not only am I impressed and in love with the plot.  But the style of writing was 100% engaging and full of emotion.  Yeah, unfortunately, I did shed a few tears (most of y'all are going to need a box or two). No bad feels, but a TON of feels in this one.

This is the best book out of Drew to date, drawing on chemistry, steam, and emotion on all her readers.  It's a MUST READ.