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Tattered Love

(Needle's Kiss #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  7,958 ratings  ·  587 reviews
When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.

Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love: she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into her tattoo parlor? Or will he brea
Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published September 9th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published September 1st 2013)
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4 Hot Stars!!


This books tells us the story of Scar and Mace.
She wants a real man, she’s sick of the ones who just want to screw her and then run away. She wants a man that likes her for who she is. Tattoos included.
Mace is just finished his career on the Special Forces and is coming home again. When he sees her brother’s best-friend, she knocks him out of his ass.
After that, well, things will get more complicated, sweeter and SO, so hot!!!


Although this was slightly cheesy and “meh” at some
Duchess Nicole
"His voice sent chills down my spin, the man had a fucking awesome voice, all dark and rumbling. It was like sex, covered in chocolate, decadent and so very bad for you, but so good you couldn't deny yourself any of it, just like the rest of him."

I loved this book! I love me a strong heroine, and that's just what I got with Scar. She's one tough girl but still girl enough to relate to.

Scarlett (Scar) works in and owns Needle's Kiss, the tattoo parlor that she set up with the money her fathe
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, reviewed

Explosive chemistry, incredible passion and desire as well as amazingly scorching sex with great addition of a charm right from LA Ink, that’s Tattered Love in nutshell. Everything a great romance junkie needs to keep her satisfied in this exceptional novel about kick ass tattoo artist chick and sexy as hell ex soldier. So ladies if you want to suffer from a case of soaked panties read Lola Stark’s debut novel, because it wouldn’t disappoint you and your vagina.

"My hands started at her knees
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-male

Wow.This book was really good!!!Not only did I love the story line but I adored Mace and Scarlett! They were likable and strong as well as all the secondary characters!!!

Tattered Love is Scarlett and Mace's story..
Scarlett is an adorable,confident, sassy tattoo artist/shop owner.


She hasn't been treated well by her previous relationships.. She has been lied to and cheated on.Mace (Trip's brother) is a troubled man who has been living tormented life...which he takes responsibility for
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2.5 Stars!

I really had high hopes for this one. But unfortunately, it started out in generic town....moved in to annoying heroine territory....only to end up in cheese city! I mean I did finish it--so that's a definite plus. And the sex was HOT. And I can't believe I am actually going to say this.....but there might have been too much sex. #neverthoughtiwouldsaythat

Scarlett owns her own tattoo shop, isn't looking for a relationship, her last boyfriend cheated on her, puts on this bad-ass front..
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars
This was my love, her love— torn, damaged, broken, ripped apart and put back together. This was our tattered love.

Scarlett Garcia fell at the feet of no gloriously delicious man!

Unless of course your name is Mace than all bets are off, this sex-on-a-stick seems to rattle all her control. Setting her sites on her latest conquest, "...two-hundred-and-twenty pounds of panty-wetting, drool-worthy, drop-to-your-knees and thank-all-that-is-holy muscled man."

Only she may ha
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Goddamn it I fucking Loved this book!
I wish it didn't end.
And when it did end I literally went back and read a few scenes... I'll get to that a bit later.

This is the first in the "Needle's Kiss Series". I have no idea how many books there are going to be, but I do know I will be reading EVERY.SINGLE.ONE.OF.THEM.
I can't believe it is a debut novel... the writing, the characters, the storyline, everything just "clicked" and I was immersed into this story.

Just from the Synopsis I had a
~ Becs ~
Keep your head, heels and standards high.

I really enjoyed this. It’s a quick and sexy read with some great characters to get to know and love.

Scarlett, from now on known as Scar, is our heroine. She’s a girl that’s taken a few knocks but is now standing on her own two feet (in kickass stilettos) and running her own tattoo parlour. She’s gorgeous, sassy, feisty, fiercely independent and is not looking for love and commitment. No way, no how!!

And one day, in walks Mace. Mace is the military br
Tamara  Hook Me Up Book Blog
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, arc
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5 MACED STARS - Yep I've been MACED!

So, who's looking for a book with a sassy, tough, independent chick and a HOT as hell ex Special Ops bad-ass?? You?? Well, look no further!

OMG I had been hanging out to read this book. Hanging out, I tell you! And Lola Frigging Stark did not disappoint! And let me tell you why...

There are a few essential ingredients for a book I will LOVE.

Strong male - tick
Female with a mind of her own - tick
Fun, witty banter - tick
Friends and family woven throughout - tick
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1) Tattered Love by Lola Stark

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*****ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest reviews.

What can I say??? This is an amazing story. The characters leap of the page with their personalities. It's like Lola has made a mini movie in my mind. I can't get enough. I devoured this book. I couldn't stop reading once I started. For me that is the testament of a freaking great book! If I can't stop reading ...its a favorite from that point on. There were times I la
Carmen Rae
ARC Provided by the Author which is massively appreciated as this was a book I absolutely loved.

Scarlett was finally a leading lady who didn't make me feel bad for having a vagina.

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She was sassy and sexy and all things awesome.

But then you meet Mace and wow do the pretty panties get a little (ok a lot) damp
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(There you go prudes I removed those 3 pubes and 1mm of penis. Better?)

“My God, Mace was all man, the kind of man every warm-blooded woman would love to take home for the night, tie to
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Lola Stark brings us a combustible story filled with a delicious dose of alpha-male in the form of Mace and a sultry - no bullshit heroine in the form of Scarlett. Scarlett is the owner of Needle's Kiss, she is a little guarded and just the right mix of sexy and stubborn that sets off the caveman in Mace.

“You were just supposed to be a one night stand but you poked my eye, and kissed me sweet and listened to my car. Now, I kinda wanna keep you.”

Mace has is done with his time in Special-Ops a
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: standalone
Starting the book I was totally

25% in and I was

after that ... the whole time I was either


I think it's safe to say, I won't be continuing this series. It just didn't work out for me.
Hell yeah!! Review to come with my tour date, 9/15! Lola, I love you and your very dirty boys!


“The store was my life, my bread and butter, my father’s legacy in a way. He too had a passion for body art and encouraged me every day to ‘step outside the box’ and ‘do what makes you want to get out of bed every day. There’s no sense in doing something that makes your life mundane.’ I knew he’d be proud of me.”

Scarlett doesn’t need anyone. She is perfectly content to just have fun
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
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When 28 year old ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlor, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down..

Hard as nails Scarlett (Scar) aged 26 has been unlucky in love, she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out too many times to count..
She owns a small tattoo parlor (Needles Kiss) and had even won a few awards for her work, and boasted the title of the only female artist in town..That part of her dream was complete, the other half was fi
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
3.5 Stars

When I started this book I was sure I'd love it. The heroine sounded like my type of person - she did what she wanted, wore whatever she liked and didn't care what other people thought of her having tattoos everywhere - and when Mace came along I was completely in lust with that man. Say dark tattooed brooding and I'm all over that like a rash.

The writing was good, the sex was hot, Mace was a delightful slice of man meat that I wanted to eat but parts of this just seemed to be trying to
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was asked to read an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC story!!!! I was hooked from chapter one and could not put it down until the end!!! It is one of the most engaging books I have read thus far this year! It is full of love, angst, intrigue, some sadness and even some really hilarious spots that had me laughing. It is a very enjoyable read and I am really excited that there will be a second book! This author has really done a great job of getting the read ...more
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it..alpha male..alpha to follow..Looks like I may have to box it out with Tara for win for the eye alone! TBR shelf girls add this one..
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5 CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS A DEBUT NOVEL STARS **ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest reviews

My name is Dawn and I am a book addict..this addiction includes but isn't limited to alpha, tattooed, protective, military, family oriented, love until the end of time, loyal bad ass males! My addiction also crosses ov
So i like Ls's writing stlye, and I liked the idea for Tattered Love but felt like the book didn't really live up to its' synopsis. And maybe it was just me, but it also felt like it was all over the damn place.

My number one issue was with the characterization especially in regards to the heroine: she's supposed to be this tough-as-nails, non girly, tomboy, bad ass chick, but holy hell was she annoying! She came off as the most high maintenance heroine, i just wanted the H to move on to someo
Tara OG
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a story about overcoming pain,adapting to love and learning that honest people still do exist.Welcome to Mace and Scarlett's story where instant Chemistry and sexy banter make these two characters so much fun.


Scarlett is no stranger to taking care of herself she has learned survival from events from her past.She is mouthy,sassy and all bad ass tattooed up.SHe knows she oozes sex appeal and she is not afraid to use it to her advantage.She has learned to trust few in her life after coming
Dilek VT
Apr 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Eye-roll inducing start to a relationship!


It's early on clear that this is not my type of book. It’s of “poor quality” if I need to phrase it kindly and mildly.

DNF at 30%

I am so glad that it was free and I didn’t pay for it.
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
Quick smutty read. And I do mean smutty....lots and lots of it. Nothing really new to find here. Scarlett was a likeable leading lady (though suffered from I-can't-think-when-you're-around-itis). Definitely had her funny and badass moments (I'll forever remember her dick in the eye shower time - LOVE that the author could keep it real) and Mace pretty much tried to fit the alpha mold used by KA. I could have done without the "cheese" and didn't find it that believable that a guy like Mace would ...more
~Steph K~
ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest review.

Loved, loved, loved this story. It had everything I love - a strong female - a hot, alpha, tattooed, pierced, military, muscled stud, who knows how to love - humor, some classic unforgettable funny scenes (oh Mace you can poke me in the eye any time!!) - hot, steamy sex - and supporting characters that leave you craving the next book in the series. You won't be wasting your time reading this book....can't wait to see what plays out in the next book wi
Kim Person
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
WOW! I can't remember the last time a book had me ....

and not even a second later ...

and then totally....

Tattered Love was one heck of a ride ~ I really didn't want to get off the ride ~ Scarlett is one bad ass chick! She's not a girly girl ~ She is into cars, drinking beer, kicking back with the boys and owns her own tattoo shop, Needle's Kiss. She has one girl friend, Teeny. She loves her high heels! She's tatted & pierced out and she is funny as all get out. She is a total....

Then one day in
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
OMG! Epic grovel scene.

Tattered Love started off with an insta-lust scenario. This used to be a pet peeve of mine and I'd DNF several books because of this, but I learned to endure it over time so that I can get to the good stuff. I also wished to point out that the first chapter came off as too much info dumping on the side characters.

We have a heroine, Scarlett, owner of Needle Kiss tattoo parlor. When Trip's brother, Mace showed up at her shop, she was instantly attracted and wanted to have a
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all
3.5 Hot, Dirty Talking, Steamy, Tattooed Stars

This book had a lot going for it:
Strong, Independent, Beautiful Tattoo Artist/Business Owner
Incredibly Hot Ex Serviceman who captivates said strong beautiful tattoo artist/business owner
Secondary characters who have solid impact on above characters.
A feel for the artistry of ink and how it all is done; what it means to those who draw it and those who have it.
And most importantly... lots and lots of attraction, chemistry between the leads, Mace and S
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by Lola Stark for honest review.

review to follow!
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was a bit fast paced to me, but I did enjoy it!

Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC Provided by author in return for an honest review.
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4.5 out of 5 stars


Every once in a while a book comes along and surprises you by making you laugh, sad, scream, and have heartfelt feelings for the characters. Added bonus – lots and lots of sizzling hot sex. “Tattered Love” is that story.

Scarlett (Scar) is a tattoo artist with a bad girl persona. She is a no-nonsense, foul mouthed, tough kind of girl. Because she has been screwed over
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full review to come :))

4-4.5 stars :))

U want to know the BEST thing about this author ???

Other than her good looks , dirty sense of humor , brilliant characters .....& AWESOME taste in friends lol

The best thing is that this is her very 1st book !!!.....which means she is going to get BETTER & BETTER !!!!
If this book is a 4.5 star read .... Just think what she is going to come up with next !!!!!!!

I adored these characters :)
I was lucky to get to watch them grow chapter by chapter as a BETA on
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Lola Stark lives in Australia, Is an at home single mummy with no filter raising a hoard of minions. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the family she can be found sitting at her computer , writing, facebooking or just generally messing around.
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