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Publisher Description

The breathtaking finale to Scarlett Cole's smoldering tattoo series.

When her car breaks down off the side of a lonely highway far from her sunny Miami home, tattoo artist Lia never expected her very own white knight to ride up on the back of a barely street-legal motorcycle...and she never expected to fall for her dark savior. After a string of failed relationships and a bruised heart Lia is not looking for forever, and the hot mechanic, with his sexy scruff and shaggy hair, is simply impossible to resist. He's the perfect candidate for a mind-blowingly-perfect, no-strings-attached one-night stand.

Reid left his life in Chicago far behind him and hasn't been back, but he's never been able to escape the guilt he feels about his own painful role in inviting a monster into his baby sister's life. A monster who almost destroyed her. Being with Lia is an unexpected gift, one he doesn't feel he deserves. As unique and beautiful as the designs she inks, theirtheir one night together has him wanting more than he should. When he surprises her at her tattoo studio, Second Circle Tattoos, in Miami, he's in for a shock—and a fist to the face—when his past and present collide.

With secrets coming to the surface, Reid and Lia are thrown into a world of betray and lies that threatens to pull them under, and the last link to his former life may be the darkest of them all.

August 30
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Groomsmom ,

Love Second Circle Tattoo

In this latest novel in the Second Circle Tattoo series, family drama, danger, suspense and hot sex combine for a very exciting read.

Juliana Carlisle, known as Lia, has been escaping from her manipulative father for years. She is a talented tattoo artist and loves the work she does with Second Circle and her fellow tattoo artists. She loves to draw but as a child her father would punish her by taking away her art supplies. She started drawing on her own skin, and her career was born. Lia is heading for Orlando for a speaking engagement at a tattoo expo and her vintage car breaks down on the side of the road, of course, in the middle of nowhere. Suddenly a dark "knight" appears on his motorcycle and stops to help. Lia has always had a thing for bikers, and when this dark sexy man in leather appears she is very happy she hadn't called a tow truck yet.

Reid Kennedy, moved to Fort Pierce five years ago after escaping Chicago. His past was something he was trying very hard to forget. His business, Kenny's Auto Shop was doing well and Reid was starting to enjoy his new life. When he spotted the beautiful red head with mile long legs standing next to her broken down car, there was no question about stopping. Not to mention her classic bright red car she named Cherry. Immediate heat sparked between them, and the innuendos and banter is hilarious. Little did they know their casual attraction would turn into a passionate love affair with ripples affecting all the friends and family around them.

As always, I loved this latest story by Ms. Cole. She has become an auto buy for me!

I received this ARC from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.

Pat Fordyce. 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

bh313@hotmail ,

An absolute must read

Seeing this series end makes me want to cry! Luckily a spin off series looms ahead and I can't wait. As with each book in this series you can easily read standalone but do yourself a favor and read them all. This author is one of my best discoveries.

Finally we get Reid's story! I've always wondered what happened to him after reading The Strongest Steel and now we find out. Lia has always been a favorite character of mine and to see her get her own HEA was great. A chance meeting on the roadside leads to a night of passion between Lia and Reid. When he can't get her out of his head and makes a surprise visit to Miami to find her, his past and present collide in a spectacular way!

Put this one on the top of the must read list! I highly recommend it.

~Mindy Lou~ ,

4.5 Stars!

4.5 Stars!

While the Darkest Link was Reid and Lia's story, it was also just as much about the continuation of Harper and Trent. I loved that this book got to be about Harper's brother and tying him to Lia, another Second Circle character. In the first book, we found out that Reid disappeared after the trial with Harper and Nathan and how much Harper missed her brother. Bringing Reid back into Harper's life while giving him his own love interest in Lia made this series that much sweeter. It also tied up loose ends about Harper's past. I've really enjoyed this series and was very happy to see a sneak peak for Jordan from Peload will be the next book. Ever since I read about him in The Purist Hook, I was hooked on him!

***ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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