They call me Zen-man, the cool-headed one, the protector. I keep an eye out for everyone, take them in, find them homes. They think I'm the calm and collected one, the self-assured one, the one who knows the way. They think they see me. They think they know me.
But they're all wrong, because inside I'm broken. I have a jagged hole in my soul I can't fix, a festering blackness. I've been to the pits of hell, and nobody comes back unscathed. Life in foster care screwed me up, and now a thread is all that's holding me together.
So I sleep around and never date, keeping chicks away. One day I'll snap, and when I do, there's no telling who I might take down with me.
All the same, there's this one girl who won't be scared away. Dakota. She's hot, and I won't deny I want her. But she keeps coming back, pushing me, trying to get me to talk, to open up to her.
She has no idea she's playing with fire. When the demons come, she'd better be far away from me, just like everyone else.
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
Inked Brotherhood Series:
Five boys brought together by fate. Five young men trying to overcome their troubled pasts. Five tattoos marking them as a brotherhood built on tragedy. Will they find understanding and rise above the pain?
Five girls tied by friendship. Five young women fighting their own demons. Five lives laced with sorrow. Will they be strong enough to save the men they love and make them happy?
The series comprises five interconnected, stand-alone novels: Asher, Tyler, Zane, Dylan and Rafe.
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Oh my god, Zane. His story is so gut wrenching, but then there is a light in the dark when he meets Dakota. I love this book, it is probably my favorite Jo Raven book so far. Dakota has been through her own trials in her young life, and she never gives up on Zane. He tries to hide from everyone in his pain, but he is different with her. There are some definite triggers so beware. I am so glad I found this series.
I am devouring this series, and I could NOT wait for Zane's book!!! Zane is the man who keeps the peace and keeps all of his friends lives in order. I think it's so amazing that he's this man, but he was hiding so much! We saw before how he kept going to see his sister and take care of her kids, and he always came back looking so bad. I had no clue Dakota would be come to be the person she is in his life. I really thought she was just some love-sick puppy girl who wouldn't get attention. I love that he was so caught up by her.
We get so much out of the blurb for this book, to see just how broken Zane thought he was. I really had no clue how much until I really got into the depths of this book. It was just so sad! I was so upset for him not letting anyone in, especially Ash and Dakota. I love that she had the affect she did on him, and I love that Ash finally got some sense talked into him.
I loved everything about this story and can't really say anything else without giving too much away. This book really got to my heart <3
Angst and perseverance
Can somebody please add more angst on Zane’s plate? What with his own plus all of his friends’ on top of it, I don’t think he has enough.