Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

Title:  The Purest Hook
Series:  Second Circle Tattoos #3
Author:  Scarlett Cole
Publication Date:  May 10/16 by Swerve
Length:  273pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★
Book Links: GoodreadsAmazon(US)Amazon(CA) - B&N - Kobo - Indigo - Google Play

Back Cover Blurb:

Can a love built on secrets survive?

Rugged, hot, and rock hard, Dred Zander is exactly the type of man that normally sends Pixie running. Not dreaming about running her hands down his washboard abs...and lower. The lead singer and guitarist for the band Preload embodies trouble behind his quick smile and guarded eyes, and Pixie left trouble behind her years ago along with the name Sarah Jane Travers and the pathetic trailer her mom called home. With her abusive past in her past, she has a new life, a new family at Second Circle, and a dream of opening her own business. She needs capital and time. What she doesn't need is a tempting long-haired rocker or the paparazzi that follow him around.

But Dred has other ideas. Pixie's sweet hazel eyes, purple hair and kaleidoscopic tattoo of exotic flowers that swirl up her arm haunt his dreams, and he knows she wants him too. He just has to convince her. But as a juicy exposé threatens to expose their pasts, and a blackmailer terrorizes their present, Pixie and Dred have to decide what really matters and fight like hell to keep it.

My Review:

This tale was intensely emotional and wildly addictive.  The plot was tight, creating a believable and intense story that didn’t let up.  I enjoy the way that Cole transitions from romance to suspense, emotional to everyday fun.  The fast paced plot never stagnated nor did it rush forward.  I wasn’t simply drawn into this story but rather became part of the characters’ lives from the very 1st page.  

I was mesmerized by these characters and their lives.  Pixie’s backstory is hard hitting but also very rewarding to read.  I loved getting to know her in the present day.  She’s the type of character that you can have fun with, even though she is going through something earth shattering.  I love her sass & spunk.  Dred’s story was no less raw & real.  His reactions to everything were so off the cuff that he became so much more than simply a storybook character.  I didn’t simply feel for him, but also fell in love with him as Cole dug deep into his past while also showing the caring, yet hard-headed individual that he is today.  Surrounded by both of their adopted families, this cast of characters is definitely a hit.

This novel was hot, like sizzling hot, and emotionally hard hitting.  I love the seamless way that Cole draws everything together, creating not only a fantastic romance but also characters that will stick with you in the long run.  This is definitely a novel that will stand the test of time and be loved time and time again by readers.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jonel ... I am absolutely thrilled that you loved it, and very grateful that you took the time to write such a wonderful review. I look forward to swinging by your blog on Friday!
    ~ Scarlett <3