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Tattoo Thief (Tattoo Thief #1)

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22-year-old Beryl doesn't know why Gavin Slater trashed his penthouse, abandoned his dog and fled the country. But as his house sitter, she must pick up the pieces for the front man of the white-hot rock band Tattoo Thief.

When ultra-responsible Beryl confronts the reckless rock star, she wants to know more than just what to do with his mess. Why is he running? What’s he s...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Heidi Joy Tretheway (first published October 6th 2013)
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"Bad boy can’t break your heart"
"What song’s that from?"
"Nothing. It’s just a good rule to live by"


Tattoo Thief was exactly what I needed to read. I was looking for something that could make me grin, swoon and tingle, and thanks to his wonderful book I acomplished it. I had a blast reading this quirky, fast paced book with totally unique rock star romance. I was quickly captivated and couldn’t stop reading till I’ve finished and when I did, I immadiately wished for more. I was captured by...more
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
I really can’t resist a book blurb when it features a tortured bad boy rocker hero and I jumped at the chance to read and review The Tattoo Thief. Gavin Slater is our bad boy with a troubled past who has completely trashed his apartment and fled overseas on a journey of self-discovery and has hired a house-sitter to take care of the mess that he left behind.

Beryl (Berry as I preferred to think of her - Beryl is an old lady’s name) is the house-sitter left in charge of the clean up. She has escap...more
MareTara SLiTsReaD Reviews~Lover of all things MM~Sarcasm Junkie n Kissing SLut~




Cover: 8/10
Plot: Getting un-stuck and living life to the full.
Writing style: 9/10
Heroine: 9/10
Hero: 8/10
Humour: 6/10
Jealousy: 1/10
Hotness: 3/10
Romance: 8/10
Ending: 9/10
Extra book Details: Continued: Book #2 features spin-off characters as leads. HEA
Overall: 4.5 stars, loved it.



BLURB: After Beryl's Father died, she played the responsible parent while her Mother clung to her grief. She grew up fast, stuck to the rules, always did the safe thing, the right thing. Now, she's graduated wit...more
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This is a story about finding oneself, one's muse, forgiveness, making a difference and moving on.

Beryl finally decided to make a difference with her life and moved to New York to work at her uncle Dan's company which takes care of rich people's houses while they are on vacation, basically to : "walk dogs, do errands, take deliveries and get owners organized. Be the ghost, the house-elf, the helper who makes everything just so, welcoming the...more
Chelcie - Addicted Souls
ARC provided for a honest review.

My Review:

When you look at this cover and read the blurb, what you do think? Hot guy, great title, interesting plot and a rock band. Sign me up please.

When Ali asked if I wanted to read this book and write a review, I jumped at the chance.

In the beginning we meet Beryl or also know as "Berry". She is stuck. I mean like stuck in a life she doesn't want. She wants adventure and excitement. She doesn't have this Oregan. But things are about to change for her. She...more
J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
Hmm....this one was promising. I liked the idea of the story. Famous rockstar flees town for some unknown reason....falls in love with the house sitter cleaning up the mess he left behind. It was different. I just don't think the execution was quite there.

Tattoo Thief is a band....FYI! So this was a rockstar-ish book. But not very rockstar-ish IMO. Beryl, the heroine has moved to NY to work for her "uncle" Dan in property management. She's kind of lost....drifting through life, not sure what sh...more
This was a disappointment to me. It seemed like it had potential from the summary, and I was expecting it to be an enjoyable read. Honestly, I found Beryl invasive and borderline stalker. She just moves in Gavin's house without asking, and starts going through his personal things and google searching him and his private life every five minutes. Her and Gavin had absolutely no chemistry,and I don't see how she's any different from a groupie. Some of the questions and comments she said to him duri...more
Denise Grover Swank
Who doesn't love a romance with a bad boy rocker? After discovering the mess Gavin Slater left behind, Beryl's not so fond of him.

Beryl moves from Oregon to New York City for an adventure with no idea what she's in store for. After her arrangement for sharing her friend's apartment falls through, she finds a temporary home--house sitting the totally trashed apartment of Gavin Slater, the front man for the rock bad Tattoo Thief.

While trying to make arrangements to deal with Gavin's mess, Beryl...more
Wow! This book was like unwrapping an onion. So many layers!

The opening line hooked me: when failure rubs it's stinky butt in your face, it smells like coffee.

Tretheway wrote a great book. I hope y'all enjoy it.
Anna's Book Blog
3.5 stars!

When I first saw this book, I fell in love. I haven't read a rock star romance in a while and this one sounded really great. A girl who house sits a rock stars home and they fall in love? Color me interested.

"Bad boy can’t break your heart"
"What song’s that from?"
"Nothing. It’s just a good rule to live by"

Beryl always does the right thing. The responsible thing. So when she gets the opportunity to go to New York she decides to try and be more spontaneous and her new motto is "Go with...more
Ava ~ BiblioBelles
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

I thought this book sounded a bit different from your usual NA. Sure it has your typical hot rock star but it was the idea of the house sitter that intrigued me.

Beryl wants to breakaway from her mundane life and have an adventure, so when given the opportunity to move to New York she grasps it with both hands. A simple job turns into more than she bargained for when she finds herself house sitting, and dog sitting for a hugely famous rock star...more
Paula  Phillips
Have you ever picked up a book and was unsure of which direction it was going to go after reading the first chapter ? That was Tattoo Thief for me. When I got stuck into I was like "Ok, this is a story about someone who knows the in's and outs of celebrity life and will act like an insider source" but then as I got reading I discovered it was something quite different. Before, I write the review I have to admit that to me the guy on the front cover reminds me so much of Alex Pettyfyer.
Tattoo T...more
I'm torn on how to review this book. On the one hand, I ultimately liked it and would possibly be interested in reading the next in the series. On the other, I feel a little cheated by the content of over half the story. The title and cover of this book are misleading. This story is told in first person from the heroine's point of view and the rock star Gavin has very little involvement, other than some emailing and chatting online, in the first half of the plot arc. She's in his space (house-si...more
All Booked Out
Received arc for honest review........

6 Stars

Oh i fell for this book hook line and sinker. It had me at hello!!

I was glad the first few pages of Uncle Dan offering the job, Beryl accepting and the move went quickly, as i was beside myself! I wanted her in NY like yesterday!!!

So....Beryl (Berry) is there, all be it, a little bit of a situation, but we won't get into that, the apartment is a right freaking mess! She is pissed, Jasper the dog is kicked out of doggy daycare, she is even more pissed!...more
Nicole Tetrev
I am going to do my best to do this book justice without spoiling anything for you. Have you ever wanted to read a rock star book that was more then sex drugs and rock and roll? Tattoo Thief is that but so much more, it has HEART. Beryl and Gavin form a bond simply by communication with each other, their relationship didn't start because of an attraction or lust. No it started with friendship. They each were exactly what the other one needed. Gavin needed someone to help calm the storm that his...more
Tattoo Thief (the name of a band) starts off a little slow (our heroine is a college grad working at a coffee stand after finding out that her major of journalism did not provide the interest she thought it would). Bored and yearning for some adventure she takes up her deceased dad's best friend's offer to work for him in NYC for his property management firm.

Now, the book picks up as our heroine gets introduced to the world of the big city. Her living arrangements fall through and she is forced...more
When I got Tattoo Thief I expected the usual fast paced love em hard kind of book. I was very surprised to find myself reading more of a coming of age slow build romance. This book had allot more depth in it than I ever expected.

When Beryl decides she need a change and leaves her small town life for New York she never expected she would be cleaning up the huge mess that rocker Gavin left behind when he rushed from the States. If his apartment was any indication of his personality she wanted noth...more
I wanna start by saying of your a modern day romantic- THIS BOOK IS FOR U!!!

I want me a Gavin & some email/ skype sessions please... No? He belongs in this book with B? Fine then ill settle for my real life alpha male- boo! Hehehe!!


“Sangria's a saucy bitch. Champagne’s an evil temptress. They had me in a three-way and I might be scarred for life.”

“Newton's third law says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.' And that's what I’m looking for. My opposite, and...more
Emily Pearson
Talk about keeping you interested! I'm in love with this story. I literally could not put it down. Gavin is a broken rock star in need of a guiding light. Beryl just needs that little push to become the woman she's always wanted to be. I can relate to pieces heroine on so many levels. I lost my father when I was young and lost my dreams along the way. Sometimes you just have to get lost in order to be found. That's what Beryl did..she got lost in a new city only to be found by a rock star lost o...more
I enjoyed this but found it totally implausible. Just everything - so this young woman was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon and describes herself as a person who doesn't take risks. But as soon as she gets to NYC, she just automatically feels safe and comfortable enough to take a run in the city alone? She's so confident and self-assured suddenly that she can take on a privileged family and come out of an unbelievably short battle with no small amount of money? I'm sorry - those people are rich...more
Roline Bautista
I enjoyed this book but was a little disappointed, bad boy hot rockstar gone awol with some f*cked up past and met his house sitter via internet. You thought some sexy hot scenes right? Yah not so much. It was cute and a bit romantic. Was just expecting it to be more dramatic and hard core. I'm still reading book two, I think Tyler and Stella are quite characters, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be better.

3.5 stars
Tiffany Francis
Thank you Heidi Joy Tretheway for the ARC of Tattoo Thief! I could not put this book down. I love the way that Beryl and Gavin bonded before they even met face to face. I think I would have enjoyed reading more of a background story on Gavin and really getting a glimpse of the story behind him and Lulu. I cannot wait to read the story of Stella and Tyler!
Beryl finds herself STUCK.

STUCK with her job. STUCK with her 1st and only "predictable" boyfriend, STUCK with her overprotective Mother, STUCK in a humdrum LIFE and she hates it.

When Beryl's Uncle Dan offer's her a job in New York working as an assistant with his Property Management Company with a much larger salary than her current job she jumps at the new adventure. No longer does Beryl want to be SAFE and PREDICTABLE she needs excitement and adventure. Which is exactly what "The Big Apple" pr...more
Jodie Barnes
WOW. I absolutely love love love this book. The relationship between these two completely took my breath away. I love that they fell in love in words was just awe inspiring. I cannot wait to read the next book. Love this author, this was my first with her and I am a fan, and will look for more from her.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! The story wasn't steamy but it was quite enjoyable. No boring moment for me. The characters were relatable and realistic. The flow of the story was excellent!

Rock star, hot guy, and New York. What's not to love? :)
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
4.5 stars of holy crap this book is SO.GOOD Goodness! I didn't want it to end! I loved it! I swooned, I laughed and I smiled more than anything!!! A new favorite that's for sure! Looking forward to more from this author. Review to follow for the blog tour.
Chrissy T
This is not your typical rock star romance and for that, it gets major points from me! You can read the rest of my review on my blog!
The writing wasn't bad but this was just waaaaaaay to sickeningly sweet for my taste. Unrealistically so.
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Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

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