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Tyler & Stella

(Tattoo Thief #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  795 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Stella Ramsey always says bad boys can’t break your heart. They don’t call, don’t cuddle and don’t send flowers—but what do you expect? No strings means no regrets.

When the biggest story of her fledgling music journalism career nearly ruins her relationship with her best friend, Stella has one chance to redeem herself. She promises the bassist for the rock band Tattoo
ebook, 270 pages
Published February 15th 2014 by Heidi Joy Tretheway
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Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Title: Tayler and Stella
Series: Tattoo Thief #2
Author: Heidi Joy Threteway
Release Date: February 20th , 2014
Rating: 3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I was very much in love with first book in Tattoo Thief series. From the first page to the last, I was captivated by Beryl and Gavin’s story. It's seems to be a long time since I read it, but it's almost impossible to forget characters like them. That made me glad and excited to be able to crack open Tyler and
Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews

Arc provided by Heidi to Slitsread for an honest review


4 Stars


If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely do not even read male/female New Adult Romances any more. There are few authors that I will read now. When Heidi messaged me and asked if I could review her book I said yes, to be honest with some trepidation, for both of us. Only because my reading genre has changed and I totally didn’t want to short change Heidi, her book or her characters. It may have taken me a few days to finish
~ Becs ~
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Tyler & Stella is book two in Heidi Joy Tretheway’s Tattoo Thief series. It works perfectly well as a standalone. Something that happens in the first book plays an important role in this book but it’s fully explained in the early pages of Tyler & Stella.

If you’ve already read Tattoo Thief, like me, you’re probably not very enamoured of Stella. I knew that she was going to be a hard act to sell after the first book – after all she constantly let her best friend down and then completely
3.5 stars

Genre: New Adult. Rocker.
Cover: 6/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 5/10
Hero: 9/10
Hotness: 7/10
Romance: 8/10

Stella's journalist career is going nowhere. Attending hundreds of crappy music gigs has done nothing for her.
After her best friends new boyfriend sends her a stunning serenade via text - she finds her big break. But it furthering herself means the cost of betrayal to her friend... and Tattoo Thief. Band member Tyler offers her redemption in the form of furthering TT's career by writing a
Kami Dodson-Perry
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Tyler & Stella just met and the circumstances are not great. Stella was asked to dinner by Gavin to apologize to Beryl for betraying her. Gavin wants Beryl to forgive Stella but Stella is ashamed of releasing the "Wilderness" video Gavin sent to Beryl as a private moment.

Stella reveals her secret to Beryl in order to win some trust points back in her favor. Beryl is still unsure but decides to still be her friend and work on building the trust back up.

Stella is a mess. Stella hates: her job,
Jenny - Book Sojourner
4-1/2 Stars.
Tyler & Stella is the second book in the Tattoo Thief series, but it can be read as a standalone. It starts just a bit before where Tattoo Thief left off, but giving us things from Stella's perspective this time. This was very helpful to not only give readers of Tattoo Thief a reminder of where Stella was at the end (and what she had done), but also brings new readers up to speed. So Tyler & Stella can easily be enjoyed by new and old readers to the Tattoo Thief series. And
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gahhh where can I start? I have been super excited for Stella's story since I knew Heidi was going to write it! I couldn't wait to see what she had to say for herself and get inside her head and see if she was a horrible person or not. And I am so glad, because I love her! poor girl has so much going on in her life and has been through hell and back, stuff even her best friend Beryl had no idea about! and she meets bad boy Tyler and they seem to hit it off and he gives her and exclusive. Things ...more
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic sequel to Tattoo Thief (Gavin & Beryl)!! I thought I loved the first book, but this book was just as good, if not better!! There is a slight overlap with the first book and I loved seeing both sides to the story. But in Tyler & Stella’s book the sexual tension is high, almost from the beginning and has both characters conflicted! It was a sizzling and electrifying read and I cannot wait for more in this series!!

Stella betrayed Beryl in the previous book and I enjoyed
Sydney Michelle
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I will forever be impressed/in awe/envious of Heidi Joy Tretheway for her writing skills. Anyone who can take a character who was the villain in book #1 and make them complex, interesting and sympathetic in book #2, earns my praise and respect.

Let me explain.

I read Gavin & Beryl: Tattoo Thief #1 and sent Heidi a message telling her how much I enjoyed it. It is one of those books I didn’t want to end. Just before I reached the end, I saw a message from Heidi asking if I wanted to read Tattoo
Desirae (Dee)
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I connected to it so much quicker than Beryls story for some reason. Right from the get to I was in and in deep. I couldn't get enough. When it seemed like Tyler was playing her on the facts vs story, my heart broke with hers. But then when he would pull her back in and flirt with her, my belly did flip flops. I felt like I was going back and forth. Is he a good guy or player. I couldn't figure out who the true player was. Then everyone was dropping hints to be careful. And ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
It's not going to be a favorite of mine. After reading it and having some time to process everything I can say that it was not as bad as I thought it was when I finished it. I even changed my original two star rating to a three.

Two things made me dislike the book and if you are fine with them when you will probably like the book. The first is a big NO from me and I am always disappointed when it happens. What is it? A betrayal of a friend. If that friend is your best friend that you are on my
Tami Wood
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a beta reader for Tattoo Thief, so I was lucky enough to be gifted an advance copy of Tyler & Stella. As much as I liked Tattoo Thief - and I really did - I totally *loved* Tyler & Stella. Once I hit the 1/4 mark, I didn't put it down.


That was a late night...

Stella has gotten knocked around enough in life to be broken and jaded, so she feels older than she is and I could connect with her character in a way I was never able to with Berryl. I wanted to shake her on a few
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to read Tyler & Stella's story after reading Tattoo Thief and it did not disappoint, its fresh to read that even rockstars with the rockstar image can still be normal people doing everyday mundane chores when all is said & done.
Stella had many emotional insecurities running deep, mainly wanting reassurance and comfort, Tyler however seemed to have conflicting emotions regarding Stella, wanting to be close to her but then pulling back, which in turn made Stella even more
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“We never get what we deserve. Only what we earn. And some grace, and some luck.” Tyler said it so well, and Heidi earns every one of the five stars that I’m rating this book.

Stella has hurt her best friend by breaking her trust. She tries anything to get her friend back, and to keep her job at the paper. Tyler is the answer to that. She can keep her friend out of the spotlight and still get inside information. All Tyler wants in exchange is everything, and for a girl like Stella who’s into one
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that will draw you in and keep you reading. I didn't want to put it down. Tyler and Stella are both broken by life, the question is can the two of them heal each other. Tyler comes from a frugal upbringing and has come into major success with his band. Stella came from money but circumstances have her broke and homeless. There are issues that they must overcome in order to learn to trust and love each other. Is the attraction they feel strong enough to allow them to open up their ...more
I immediately purchased this book after having read Tattoo Thief. I don't know if I liked Tyler and Stella's story as much as I liked Gavin and Beryl's.

Let's face it, I downright just didn't like Stella. She had so many vices that I just couldn't relate to - alcoholic and easy to name a few. I'm actually surprised Beryl didn't call her on the alcoholism because I swear Stella drank daily. I wanted to shake her at times.

Tyler seemed to be a pretty damned amazing person. If nothing else, he was
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
I really liked this story. I liked Stella way better than Beryl.
That was really hard for me because I always like people really fast.

Stella and Tyler their journey was hard and some things were a bit strange.
Their actions were sometimes not clear. And I so so so hate Heath or what was his name her boss.
Also some parts were a bit rushed like what happen t when Tyler came home? That was a week forwarded. But it was a really good couple!
I liked them and the story but didn't fell in love with it
Elizabeth Mundy
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing!!! I did not think Heidi would be able to top Tattoo Thief One but she really outdid herself. I read Tattoo Thief One this year and it remains one of my very favorite books but now has to share the space with this book. Tyler and Stella's story was great. Once I started I read the entire book, it was impossible to put down. It has the perfect amount of angst and the story really captivates you. Heidi did an awesome job to make you feel all the emotions of the characters and ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If Beryl and Gavin made you forget your laundry, Stella and Tyler will have you ordering in. The sequel to Tattoo Thief is better than the original and virtually impossible to put down. Steamy and fun, this book will leave you wanting a dessert the delivery place won't offer....not unless you live in a certain type of movie make sure a special someone's around to spend time with when you're done ;)
Tammy Barnes
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a definite must read. If you have not read Tattoo Thief book 1 read it first. It's also a 5 star read. Loved it. I started book 2 could not put it down till The End it is that good. The author did a fantastic job with the connection between the characters! The story will keep those pages turning. So if you are looking for a hot,sexy read you have come to the right place. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Mechelle Renfroe
I started the book after boarding and was done by the time I reached my destination. I could not put it down! I was completely wrapped in Tyler and Stella's world's and how their differences somehow made them the same. And there is such a great underlying theme of loyalty and the true meaning of friendship than ran so deep. Can't wait for the next book in the series!
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
LOVED IT!!!!! Can't wait for the next book! Holy cow what a story this was and what a set up for the next book! Bring it! Full review to follow for the blog tour.
Melanie Douglas
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wasn't crazy with this storyline.. A little slow.. Tyler wasn't swoony enough for me
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars for Tattoo Thief Two by Heidi Joy Tretheway! This is the second book in the series, and it is Tyler and Stella's story. While it isn't necessary to read the first book in this series before reading this one, I would suggest reading it so you have an idea of who all the other characters are.

Stella is a struggling music journalist looking for that one big story that will finally put her career on the right path. She finds her story by stealing a personal music video made for her best
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Story

This was much better than book 1 but again at least 10% or more filler at the end.

Tyler was a lovable character. Although Stella didn't endear herself to us in book 1, we got to know her better in this one. While not an excuse to sell your best friend out, I can almost understand her drive to succeed in a profession that wasn't her first choice.

I was just glad we got an actual rock star storyline more than book 1. I can recommend this one.
Tricia  Santos
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

**This is book 2 in the Tattoo Thief series. However, I have not read book 1, and it did not hinder my reading experience. So this is a completely SPOLIER-FREE review**

I think a huge round of applause should go to Heidi Joy Tretheway for writing a book that took me completely off guard. My jaw was dropping from the beginning to the end of the book. And with the amount of books I read these days, a book like this is just too hard to find.
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story, I am not really sure how I felt about this on until I got about halfway through it. It was more dramatic then Tattoo Thief. I did still enjoyed it
Crista Carlson
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't want to put it down. The characters were engaging and believable. I like a good romance novel and this delivered. I now need to read the next one.
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Tyler & Stella is the second book in Heidi Joy Tretheway's Tattoo Thief series. I will admit that going into this story I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to get behind the heroine after meeting her in the first book. I am so glad that I gave this one a shot though as she completely changed my opinion of her. This book can be read as a stand alone, but the characters are linked. I highly recommend that you start with Tattoo Thief
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Heidi Joy Tretheway is a sucker for campfires, craft cocktails, and steamy romance in books and real life. She sings along with musicals (badly), craves French carbs, and buys plane tickets the way some women buy shoes.

Her first career as a journalist took Heidi behind the scenes with politicians, rock stars, and chefs, all of whom inspire her stories. She writes whip-smart characters who break

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