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She is pierced, dyed and tattooed, born on the wrong side of the tracks. He is a traditional white knight born of the proverbial silver spoon. Their meeting was an accident, the fact that they became even the most tentative of friends, an anomaly. The only real thing they had in common... chemistry. Lots of chemistry. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough and Gia knew it. Now, ...more
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published January 11th 2013 by Writer's Edge Publishing
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Kathleen
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating-4 Stars
Character Rating-4 Stars
Romance Rating-4 Stars
Heat Level-4.5 Stars
Overall Rating-4 Stars

I really enjoyed this book, what a great read!

I really liked the characters in this book. It was refreshing to read about the heroine, Gia, being the tattooed and pierced one, instead of it being the hero as we usually get in our romance books. She was very colorful and stayed true to herself throughout the book. The hero, Josh, was a great character
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Tabatha
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Chick Lit lovers with a bit of kink
Recommended to Tabatha by: Erica Gonzalez
This was suggested to me from a friend, and I'm entirely glad I read it! I was skeptical at first, because I don't normally enjoy reading about a break up of an engagement when the guy is in love with someone else. In this one, however, that was never an issue for me. Josh was trying to please everyone but himself and denying who he really was inside at the expense of his own happiness. Gia has never allowed herself to get close enough for someone to break her heart, but she knows deep inside th ...more
Juliana Philippa
A really terrific opposites/enemies attract book; a terrific pairing of the hard-edged tattoo artist with colors in her hair and the straight-edged, buttoned-down lawyer. Heavy on the sex, yes, but with more substance than might be implied. Gia annoyed me at times, with her snarky attitude towards Josh, but I loved them together and Josh was just terrific. I loved that he didn't let Gia push him aside (for the most part) and was so open and honest about what he felt for her; he didn't want to le ...more
Pam
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
”He wanted to lose control, and in his dream he knew he could. Gia would not only accept that roughness, but would revel in it. She would respond in kind. With passion and energy. Desire, heat, strength…she would feed the chaos, let him dominate her, take her.”

Josh Taylor's parents has had his entire life mapped out for him; who he was expected to be and who he was expected to marry, and he did so willingly, that is until he got engaged to Deb and started to feel trapped. He turned
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Solid 2.75 Stars

This was just an alright read for me. The first 7 to 9 chapters were written well, good set up for the main characters & their world. You also get Josh & Gia's POV equally throughout the book, so that's a plus... But shortly after the first few chapters all you get throughout the entirety of the book is sex. It was good but after awhile it became tedious at best cos that's all there was. There was no intensity/emotion cos it all became mechanical, expected I should say. T
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Sheri
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
They say opposites attract. That is definitely the case with Josh and Gia. Both main characters were great. Josh had it all – great job, beautiful home, and a wonderful fiance – he was living the dream. The only problem is that it was someone else's dream. He fantasized about letting loose and being free until he could not hide it anymore. Gia…well I loved Gia. She is not afraid to speak her mind and does not care what others think of her. She has a bit of a wild side and knows how to have fun. ...more
Tiffany Readz
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cold shower time for me after reading this book and writing a review!! This book is HOT from beginning to end, oh and there is actually a good story in there too.

It was a nice change to have a tatted up bad girl instead of the bad boy. Although Gia owns a tattoo shop and doesn't dress the "norm", she isn't necessarily a bad girl. She has a group of six friends she has known since college, about 10 years which includes Josh and his fiance Deb.

Josh is the rich, pretty boy with his life mapped out
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Coco.V
Jul 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Heather in FL
This was surprisingly good, but then I'm becoming jaded. If it's a new-to-me author (especially if it's self-published), I go into it expecting mediocre, so if it's a good story and not riddled with grammar and other issues, I'm a happy girl. And I'm a happy girl with this one.

First, word of warning... this book starts out with a bit of cheating. Josh is engaged to a girl he thinks his parents approve of. There's no real passion between them, and he's really just following a path he thinks his
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

This was a quick, steamy little number that kind of went against the grain of what's out there. In this book the heroine is the badass, tattooed hottie.

Meet Gia: Tattooed, pierced badass, free-spirit, owns her own tattoo shop
Meet Josh: Lawyer, up-tight, rich, educated, family man (or so we think--wink, wink)

Gia and Josh have known each other for eight years. They've both been attracted to each other but neither one ever did anything about it. Josh is engaged to Gia's friend Deb but he
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Genney Blass
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars. Have to admit from the beginning it was very comical, finally a man has sexual fantasy and want to see them through. Deb, what a cold cold fiance. Josh, was sexy as hell, and Gia, what a cutie. They made a wonderful couple after all the history that had together. Gia had an upbringing vulgar, why Josh was born with a silver spoon. But he didn't care of that at all. Finally when these two collide sexually, an explosion erupts and they can keep there hands away from each other. But I thin ...more
Erica
This was an incredibly sweet and hot read. Usually it's the bad boy with the tattoos that catches the eye of the perfect good girl, and in this case, totally reversed. Except the girl with the tattoos is the one holding back and the perfect good boy is the one that is totally accepting! Josh is really a great, great guy. Two kisses, one by accident, and one to make sure, and the next day, Josh calls off his engagement with his fiancee. As soon as he gets back from a long business trip he was sen ...more
Lacie (Darkangel78)
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-read-2015
This book was just boring. It started off good and then went down hill about half way through. Josh was ok but a bit dull and I didn't like Gia.
The whole dirty little secret thing wasn't right and the other thing that bothered me was the fiance situation. After being together for years he breaks up with his fiance just days/weeks before the wedding and immediately hooks up with her friend and there was no drama? not even a little argument? No one had anything to say? No, I just can't see that.
CT
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
For a freebie this one surprised me. We have Josh, who is engaged and lives a perfect life and Gia, a tattoo artist, who feels she's not good enough. I did find it a bit sudden that two polar opposites who have been friends for YEARS only recently started realising their attraction. But still a hot steamy read from the first chapter until the very end.

"And what exactly is this world I live in that you don't?"
Camille Adams
This book is ridiculous. DNF @ 45%.

The premises for chocking these pages full of lame sex and vanilla dirty talk are weak: dreams and deals.

The conflict is completely cliche and insubstantial, damn near nonexistent.

The writing is amateurish.

Life is short and I have other books to read and enjoy.

This is going on Lendle.
Nicole Barton Sasser
I was pleasantly surprised by this erotic romance. Hands down the best freebie I have read so far and a must read (even having to pay for it) for any fan of erotic romances!
Carrie Smith
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. Lots of steamy scenes.
Erin Reads
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I got it while it was free on Amazon for a while but totally would have paid for it. The basic story is boy is engaged to the girl he's "supposed" to be with. Boy gives in to his true desires, but that girl is his total opposite. Can they make it work? When I began the book and read that Josh was engaged, I was ready for cheating, lying, dragging out the inevitable, and drama. Surprisingly (and wonderfully) none of that happened. The characters (for the most part) acted ...more
Heather andrews
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gia loved her, "yes Josh, take off your shirt. It would be a little hard to ink you through cotton. I could shove the sleeve up, but it's easier if it's just off and out of the way. Granted it's been a while, but I'm sure you have nothing to be ashamed of and it's just us in here. Let's see it, lawyer boy. Unless sitting in an office has made you soft." I mean I really do like the girl, "for now. So, Josh. What is this all about? You show up here, get a tat, kiss me then tell me to forget it. Yo ...more
Gerry
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
A book that started with great potential but then left me flat. The beginning had me gripped and I thought I was really gonna love it. Josh is really sweet with an inner kinky sex god lurking underneath his polished suit, and Gia is a sassy say what you think girl with dyed streaky hair and funky clothes. Polar opposites definitely attract in this story with some really hot and steamy sex.

At the point where the characters are just starting to work together on their attraction is the point it all
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Bennita
For some reason, I didn't feel the connection between the H/H. I tried really hard, but something was off. Maybe it was because they've known each other for almost a decade and never acted on their attraction, but all of a sudden, the pull is irresistible.

For the most part, Josh was a likable character, but he just didn't do it for me. Maybe the Birkenstocks just threw me off. They didn't scream "sexy". I did enjoy Josh's inner kink and the way he got under Gia's skin. He was a sneaky one.

Gia w
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Candice
Mar 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
3.5 Stars

ARGH! GR needs half stars!!!

Okay, to be honest, this was better than I thought it was going to be. However, that's not saying that I thought it was great.

I thought Josh was great, but way too forgiving/accepting. I also thought he did a shitty thing to Deb. Speaking of Deb, you know Josh's FIANCE!, I was expecting more of an umm...break up? It was like oh you want to break off our wedding? Sure. Oh and you are going to date my best friend? Sure go ahead and flaunt that right in front
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Shaly
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
So while Josh is engaged to her very good friend Deb, Gia has no problems flirting, kissing, touching, groping and dry humping him to orgasm, all behind her friend's back. Then the engagement is OVER and Josh is a FREE man and she no longer wants anything with him...do you see where I'm going with this?

The only reason I'm giving this book two stars is because the sex is incredibly hot and I feel that Ms. Hunter does write amazing chemistry between her characters. You can't deny the scorching ho
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Jen
3.5ish Stars

Hidden Depths didn’t end up rocking my literary world but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The switch from the usual premise of proper good girl and tatted bad boy to Gia’s free spirited tattoo artist and Josh’s stuffy lawyer characters was a nice change of pace. It must be said that just because a gal’s got some ink does not make her a “free spirit” or “bad girl”. Join me in the new millennium people. The water’s fine. Josh’s hidden desire for a little kink in the bedroom after four nice y
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Aimee
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
why was this one on my kindle for so long I wonder?? this was a great read. Josh and Gia have been friends for 8 years. the timing was just never right for the two of them. I thought the storyline of home being engaged at the beginning would be a bit awkward. that part of the story was a bit odd I thought. when they broke it off everyone was good with it. whatever.

his owns a tattoo parlor and Josh is an only child whose parents belong to the country club. Gia feels out of place and thinks that
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Xiamera
Sep 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Thinking back about it, Josh really could have done better. He wasn't very secure in his masculinity or himself, since Georgia had to get him to lose his inhibitions. And couldn't he just have stayed single then instead of getting with her friend? He knew that he always had attraction for Georgia so basically, he was settling for less than he wanted. This was a bit icky for me too, probably because I would never consider getting with a friend's ex. Other than that, I liked the book well enough a ...more
Gabriela
Way wayyyyyy better than what i was anticipating

When u see the word erotic romance ....you inmediatly think ... Easy on the story ,heavy on the sex.... But this book was a discvery cause it was very well developed (if a little fast paced) and not at all what i first thought it will be
Very fun read , totally enjoyable.
Laci
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars

This has a nice twist to the traditional love story. Josh, could easly become the next "book boyfriend" and the sex.. The sex was hot. The only negative I could find was the few errors through out, but it wasn't enough to turn me off.
Stephanie
I really liked Josh a lot, Gia not so much. She was ridiculous pretty much right up until the end. The sec was steamy, but there was almost too much of it at times. I think I might have liked a little more dialogue between the H/h.
Shannon The Show Stopper
2.5 Stars

I read this book off and on between my other books. I loved "Lawyer boy Josh" but Gia was frustrating at times. The sex was hot and it served the purpose of having something to read when I was deciding what to read next.
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