From the author of All of You and Before You Break comes a romance about a silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece…
Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York—so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can’t help but arouse Cory’s curiosity.
As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery—and Cory’s falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.
The rumors of Jude’s past overshadow him—whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that’s kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long—and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever…
Includes an excerpt of Christina Lee’s Two of Hearts.
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Solid M/M Stand-Alone w/o Cliffs. Score: 4.6
THERE YOU STAND (Between Breaths, # 5)
by Christina Lee
April 21st 2015
approximate pages: 250
Romance: contemporary, Gay, M/M, New Adult / College
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-- MY THOUGHTS --
Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Cover design- Overly blended, monochomatic design with inverted title. Kind of bland, not very eye-catching.
Synopsis - Mysterious and intriguing with a healthy dose of a couple hot guys? Sounded good to me!
It's quickly noted that although this is the fifth book in the series, there's enough information given to the reader to allow them to read this book without feeling the *need* to read the others, but I suspect that it would be more beneficial and fulfilling if you did.
Cory's poor judgement in men has left him nothing but a guarded heart and an unruly dog. Jude's past is dark and mysterious. Both carry scars of the past, yet only only one's is visible on the outside. Add a few dogs and a MC with a dubious record and there's bound to be excitement.
Both Cory and Jude are very likable characters with past tragedies, guarded hearts and longing souls. The secondary characters are solid and supportive without being spotlighted too much. Dialogue and interaction between the cast feels natural and believable throughout. The plot is exciting, mysterious, and emotional in turns. It is written extremely well, making for a smooth, addictive read. There were several conflicts throughout the story that added more dimension and dynamics to the plot. A moderate level of predictability sadly took away a bit of the drama and suspense element, but did not detract from the overall experience. The climax and conclusion were completed in a timely manner, leaving no cliffhangers. Overall, it was a very good read that can definitely stand alone.
Heat Level: 5
Contains detailed M/M sex scenes, may not be suitable to some readers.
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