The Strongest Steel
Trent Andrews, local legend and owner of the Second Circle tattoo studio, has his own reasons for specializing in inking ove ...more
Like he was a teenage girl or something, he’d gone to bed without brushing his teeth so he could continue to appreciate her sweet flavor, wondering how the rest of her would taste.
I've decided to throw in the towel when I read this quote. It's not sexy at all. It's not sweet either. Fact is, it's more along the line of…ewwwwwww.
I thought the story had potential but failed to deliver. It was way too sugary-sweet for my liking and I felt compelled to call the endearment po ...more
somebody who is absolutely perfect.
Love is when you realize that they aren’t
and it doesn’t
FIVE #macncheese STARS
Trent Andrews and Harper Connelly ♥
The way her body fit against his perfectly,
like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle,
was so incredibly good it scared him.
Barely surviving has become my purpose
Because I'm so used to living underneath the surface ..►♫
So I just finished this novel. And I haven't had the urge to write a review immediately after reading in ...more
“You ready to show me how amazing you are at this?”
“Always,” he said, grinning at her. “One amazing, bad-ass tattoo coming right up.”
Tattooed hero fans!! Check this out!!
This is a story about Harper, a girl who'd survived an attack that left her back covered in scars -- a constant reminder of a night she wished she could forget. As a way of trying to put the past behind her, she decided to enlist the help of a talented tattoo artist named Trent whose specialty was inking over scars ...more
Harper Connelly has been hiding for four years. Hiding from her ex, from her past, and hiding the scars she bears. Finally working up the courage to do something about the scars, she goes to Second Circle to get them tattooed over. Which brings her to Trent Andrews. Trent is an up and coming tattoo artist who is instantly intrigued by the shy, n ...more
"The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire."
This was my first review ever...
AnD I wanted to re-write it because I didn't give this book the credit it deserved....
So I'm doing it NOW!!!Because I loved this book!
Where to start? Oh yes, I'm practically a haphephobic
who is on the run from a psychotic asshat who tried to kill me.
Great first impression.
This book was great...I really enjoyed it because it was sweet,emotional, funny, awkward and hot! Tr ...more
Genre : - Cont Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - yes
Rating - 4 stars
I loved this story!
Our heroine Harper has gone through something truly horrific, and is ready to try and move ...more
TITLE: The Strongest Steel
AUTHOR: Scarlett Cole
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 7th 2015
MY RATING: 4 stars
The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire.
This has been sitting on my kindle for ages way way back in July so thought I would finally get to reading it!!
Love the cover (which is why I one clicked) and the synopsis can't go wrong with a hot tatted up tattoo artist..
It was like I was getting a history lesson, quotes, tattoo terminology which was really surpri ...more
Trent is one of the better MC's I've read in awhile. He was old enough to be more mature and knew what he wanted out of life. I loved the way Trent handles Harper's ...more
The life Harper was living was not the one she should. She had been through so much and it was still living the hell every day. Harper couldn't get away from the nightmare she had been through. Until she decided to make a big change in her life she was fed up of living in fear of everything. She just didn't know that the biggest change in her life was goin to be Trent Andrews.
Trent's life was pretty good he had his own Tattoo shop Second Circle and it was doing brilliant. ...more
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Every once in a while I will stumble across a book's blurb... no nothing about the author or whether I should...and just be drawn to read this idea presented to me...Blurbs are supposed to make us curious and want for more...Well, Scarlett Cole did her her job because I made sure I had a copy and am glad I did.
This is a story of a woman who survived a horrific event in her life and was trying to move forward as best she could. It was interesting from the start. We kno ...more
Usually, while trying to express why a book is amazing, we point to awesome characters, or the intriguing plot, or the epic prose.
All these things are of course crucial parts of how a book delivers its effect; however, we must never forget that the overall experience and how a book makes us feel is the most important thing that makes it memorable.
BUT then there was...hmmm....not sure what to call it. The characters would do or say something, but Cole would forget that sometimes actions and words have implications on other parts of the story. Is that called ‘follow through?’ I don’t know.
"The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire"
About the plot: Harper Connelly runs away from her past. She was attacked by her ex-boyfriend and even though he is now in prison and she is far from home, can not deal ...more
The Strongest Steel is the first book in the Second Circle Tattoos Series, and Scarlett Cole, being a new author has managed to take a set of pretty well used tropes and give them a refreshing and enjoyable new spin.
”Welcome to Second Circle.”
Harper Connelly has spent the last four years working an anonymous job, in a non-descript coffee house, and trying hard to not draw any attention to herself in Miami. Her past; nothing but a ...more
*** 4 amazing stars. ***
It's a great book for sure. Captivating and beautiful. A really sweet story.
I really liked Trent. And his music taste. AC/DC and Metallica and Iron Maiden in one book? Who could think of that? He rocks, he's totally awesome. (Sure must of the tattoo artists are Rock fans but no one is as incredible as him). I admired him for many reasons, like for understanding how to treat Harper, pushing her to the limits and then knowing when he has to stop.
Also, I respect Harpe
Harper Connelly is a scarred woman. Literally and figuratively. When she goes to a tattoo artist specialized in covering scars, she may start an emotional journey she's not ready to embark in.
I really liked how empowering this story was. Harper may start off as a scaredy cat (she's got every right to be), but as the story progresses you can see her become stronger and more fearless.
Trent was also another great character. He reminded me at time of Cam from "W ...more
A guy with just enough creativity to see beauty within the ugly scars.
Together they create a masterpiece while erasing the horrors of the past.
I gotta say, the premise is one that has been done before. However, there is just enough “extra” to make this feel different from the others. Maybe it’s the level of innocence and caring we get from Harper Connelly as we watch her journey into pain in order to rid of it emotionally. Maybe i ...more
“This mountains of such sort that climbing it is hardest at the start; but as we rise, the slope grows less unkind.” - Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy -
Color me impressed, the debut novel by Ms. Cole was really good. But there were some things that irritated me so I docked a star. I also found it refreshing and the book got me out of my book funk and that is always good for me.
I know that the whole stalker thing has been done, although this can’t really be defined as a sta ...more
Honestly I wasn't impressed, pretty much run of the mill with Harper's past being the most stand out thing in the book.
Harper moved from her old hometown and life as a teacher after her ex attacked her. She's working in a cafe now and wants a tattoo to cover up the scars on her back.
Trent is the owner of second circle tattoos, he's a bit of a manwhore though definitely not as bad as Cujo his best friend and colleague worker. From the minute they meet though he's only interested in ...more
really liked this one and it's a debut at that. great plot with a refreshing take on the tattooed bad boy genre. great well rounded main hero and heroine with secondary characters i am really looking forward to learning more of in the next books. i did feel the end drama happened too quick and was resolved too fast considering we spent all the book leading up to it but overall this one was very deserving of its praise!
I loved the writing and the pace of the story. The character development and secondary characters were done really well. One of my favorite things about stories is to watch the evolution of the characters. Here Harper grew stronger and stronger to where she stopped running and fought back. S ...more
Putting aside the research aspect, the romance story is also 1 dimensional. It can be edited adding more layer and twist. I mean I can guess abou ...more
With a title like "The Strongest Steel" I went in expecting a bunch of smut. I was so pleasantly surprised how well written it was and the amount of character development. It's so difficult to find good romance books these days that actually develop the characters and work on the build up of the couples relationship.
I thought the hero was so incredibly sweet, patient, and sexy. I also loved the heroine and that she didn't constantly push the ...more
5 Strong as Steel stars from this reader for The Strongest Steel!!
Harper Connelly is running. She's running from her ex. She's running from her past. She's running from her demons. She's running for her life! She's decided to cover up the physical scars of her past with a tattoo. Cue .. Trent Andrews.
Trent Andrews is serious book bo ...more