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Tattooed Emotions

(Tattooed #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  656 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Book One in the Tattooed Series, releasing September 17th, 2015

Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus o
Published September 17th 2015 (first published September 8th 2015)
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Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥ No it is all told through Raelyn. ☺ Excellent read, I would wholeheartedly recommend.
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4.5 "Exploding Emotions" Stars

My poor heart! Tattooed Emotions took all my feels, mashed them, mended them, broke them again, then started stitching them back up right before the ending had me screaming, "No! It can't end yet?!" This beautiful book and it's range of emotions had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and left me wanting and absolutely needing more.

Raelyn has survived more than her fair share of tragedy in her lifetime. Most recently she's been given a second chance at life af
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 massively huge stars doesn't even begin to sum up this book. Tattooed Emotions is BY FAR Alicia's best book!
Tattooed Emotions is heartbreaking, devasting, beautiful, intense, raw and deep, just amazing!! Literally there aren't enough words.
This book gripped me from page one, pulled at the deepest depths of my soul and twisted everything inside me. My heart broke and fell in love numerous times!

"As his eyes effectively wrecked me with their intensity, my breath was knocked clear out of my lung
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Remember that time when I thought this was a standalone and I was 78% in and realized that there wasn’t enough book left for all the things that needed to happen and then silently screamed because I was so fucking invested in this story and I didn’t want to wait to find out what happened?! I DO.

So, friends. Not a standalone. WHICH IS OK. I’m just the idiot that didn’t realize it before I started. But now you know. So you can enter this fantastic story with the knowledge that it won’t be all wrap
Elle Ramsey
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Alicia's books, and I've loved every single one of them. She has a writing style that keeps you hooked. Tattooed Emotions is so unlike anything she's ever written. I couldn't get enough of Damien & Raelyn's story. When I read that last page, I messaged her on FB, and asked her to write more. Damien is a badass, but knows how to swoon. He just doesn't let anyone on his soft side. Raelyn has learned that life is short, and to live each day to it's fullest. Together, they are the ...more
Elle's Book Blog
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I received a copy of this book via Inkslinger promotions as part of a blog tour. Thank you so much! 

:: 5 Tatted Stars ::

Woah. Talk about your gut wrenching, anxiety inducing read… This book is FABULOUS; even though I found myself teary eyed in the beginning and towards the end. Yikes! Alicia Rae really knows how to tug at her readers emotions. I felt all sorts of things while reading this book, pure devastation, happiness, excitement, and all sorts of swoony. It is passionate, sweet, beautif
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
Oh my Lord. I'm all over the place at the moment, this book just took me on a massive emotional ride.

Perfectly executed, lovingingly written, Rae and Damien's story was not a read that could be digested without being 100% immersed in them.

Damien, wow I love this man. He's tortured from his past, his tattoos the strength that covers the nightmare of his past. He's a book boyfriend through and through, easy to fall for, want the best for and would want to fall between the sheets with. I loved this
Laura McMillin
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book and all aspects of it! Damien is one hot CEO that is sure to melt your panties and Raelyn is one hell of a strong woman! You will be hooked from the first page, have you on the edge of your seat, and flipping pages for more! A gripping story that will twist all your emotions! A definite must read!
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for an emotional read that will bring tears of both sadness and joy. The ride is so well worth it in the end!

Raelyn has been declared to be in remission after having a malignant brain tumor removed and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Her fiance left her once the going got tough and she's learned to rely only on herself. She refuses to get close to anyone again in order to protect her heart, but also to protect them. The cancer could come back at any time and she doesn't want to
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Emotional Stars ~

Tattooed Emotions is exactly like the name infers. This book is packed with so many different emotions, you can't help but get swept away!!

This book starts off on a sad note but also a happy note, it's hard to explain that without spoiling the story for others. Just know that Alicia doesn't hold back the emotions for later in the book, she grabs at your heartstrings right from the beginning.

Tattooed Emotion
The BookChick
Tattooed Emotions was my first book byAlicia Rae but certainly not my last -- especially since I want to see where the story's protagonists end up.

Although Tattooed Emotions shares a few story elements common in modern contemporary romance (damaged and dominant billionaire), Rae definitely changes the score a bit in the execution of the story thus creating a very unique and engrossing story of her own. Tattooed Emotions will keep you turning its pages as you try to figure out just what Damien's
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book will hold your interest and keep you longing for more.

Raelyn has over come the impossible and she now has another chance to live. But she has built up steel walls and she doesn't want another heartbreak like she had before. So she sinks into her job where she is the CEO of an accounting firm. She has a new client come into her wanting her to take on his business herself. She doesn't want this because she is feeling a strong attraction to him that draws her to him. She has her walls u
Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession
"Love is but a fuzzy feeling that fades when you need it most."

Raelyn Jennings thought she had found the love of her life. The one she was going to spend her forever with. Her happily ever after. One doctor's appointment changed the course of her forever and left her with a bad taste for love. She beat the odds and conquered the impossible. Now she is full bore into her career. She doesn't need or want love ever again.

Damien Heathman is a young CEO that has thrown himself into work and his comp
Judy Miracle
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My heart was in my throat from the very first chapter of this book. Alicia has once again delivered a phenomenal book that pulls at all your emotions. All I could do was keep reading and couldnt stop and when the end came i was like NOOOO I need more. I need to know what happens...

Raelyn is a survivor of the scariest thing ever and after going through this ordeal she has hardened her heart and her emotions. But when Damien comes into the picture he makes her feel things she has never had with a
Laura Hampton
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Alicia Rae. I have several others of hers on my tbr and I am thinking I need to move them up. What can I say...I did not want this story to end. It is well written, and tugs at our heart in so many ways.

Raelyn Jennings had her entire life in front of her. She was planning her wedding and her future with her fiance Nick, when her world comes to a screeching halt. She is dealt with the worst nightmare she can imagine. Cancer. She is left fighting for her life
The Smutbrarians
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
Panty Scorching-4
Angst- 3
Value- 4
Overall Rating- 4
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Reviewed by Jen

“You changed my world the second I laid eyes on you, Raelyn.”

Tattooed Emotions by Alicia Rae truly grips your heart and captures your attention from the very beginning. Its truly hard for me to feel something for a character within the first chapter because I like to get to know them see who they are and how they react to things however that was not the case with Raelyn. The moment I met her in the fi
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Going into Tattooed Emotions, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. What I wasn’t expecting though was to be pulled straight into the story of Raelyn and her struggles. Normally for me I have to have invested time into a character before I can feel the pain and turmoil that they are going through, this didn’t happen with Raelyn. From the first page my heart broke for her and struck a chord that I needed to know that she could move on from what she went through.

Raelyn is doing well in her life, sh
My goodness, I’m still feeling way too many emotions after reading this book! Alicia Rae has definitely earned her spot on a must read author for me when it comes to romance. This was my first by this author and now I totally know that I have been missing out, the writing, the intense romance and killer heart pumping moments are something that makes a great author.

Tattooed Emotions follows Raelyn after she has been told she is now in remission after her brain tumor was removed. Sadly her life ha
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

Tattooed Emotions if the first book I have read by Alicia. And she has definitely left quite an impression on me.

Tattooed Emotions gutted me. Well, really Raelyn gutted me. But the whole story line grabbed me from the beginning and just took hold.

Raelyn is one hell of a fighter. She refuses to let anything beat her down. However, because what she has gone through, she refuses to allow anyone to get close to her. She's battled everything alone but also does it to protect them.

Damien has
Shameca Smith
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 STAR READ!! (only because I cannot go higher than that!!)

I was instantly drawn to this book within the first chapter. This story hit home for me and that is part of what drew me into the book.

Raelyn has been had a horrible couple years. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but had it removed and was undergoing chemo and radiation. Her fiancé also left her once it started getting tough and he didn't think that she would make it. She is now in remission and knows that she can't trust any guys.
Heather andrews
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Damien is really sweet and sexy, “and my only concern is getting you into the ocean with me”— he threw that shirt aside, too, as a mischievous slow grin spread across his features, knocking me back with its intensity—“naked.” I loved his sweet side, “I was gentle with you last time, Raelyn.” His palms firmly squeezed and kneaded my breasts. “I don’t think I have it in me to restrain myself this time..." Alrighty cliffhanger, thanks for making an appearance I hate you so much. Can the next book c ...more
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh.
What did you just do to me?
Wow, I'm almost speechless.
That was an amazing book! It made me have all the feels!
& I loved it!
This book was my first Alicia Rae book and I have to say, I'm so very excited to read more!

Would You Recommend this book to a friend? Heck yes!
Would You Read Another Book From this Author? Yes!
Does this book have a cliffhanger? Kind-of. I really wanna know what's next but I don't want to scream at anyone lol
Are you glad you took the time to read this book? Yes
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: maybe
Four stars for Raelyn and Damien

First off, I love the name Raelyn! I'm not sure I've ever read it in a book and I love that it's original to me. Damien is dominant and possessive which made his character very yummy to read.
This is part one of what I assume is a two part story. It is not a simple love story but one full of secrets and emotional times. At first I felt like I was picking up Fifty Shades Of Grey vibes but then the story took a completely left and reminded me nothing of it. I will
Nancy Metsch
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
100% amazing. This is the first book I read by Alicia and thought it was amazing. I love Raelyn from the moment I first started the book. What a strong woman she is. I was team Raelyn from the start.
Page Turners
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such an AMAZING story!! Both being scarred from their past both physically and emotionally, Damien and Raelyn try to let their past stay in the past. But sometimes things can't stay hidden for long... I can't wait for book 2!! I have found my new favorite author!!!
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: b-b-review, own
I could NOT get enough of this story. Loved the characters and loved the story line. Just when you think everything will be told, WRONG! Alicia Rae, we need book 2 ASAP!!!
~Steph K~
ugh!!! - just realized this is a cliffhanger!! NOOOOOOO!!!

So good, I need the next book to answer all my questions!
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
So let me begin by saying, this is not a Stand-Alone which I didn't realize until I started continually checking my location in the story and thinking, there is no way that this can all get worked out..there is only 80 percent left, etc, etc, etc. Was I disappointed with that, only in the fact that I am so anxious to have thing work out for this couple that I am now despondent as I wait for book 2 (guessing we won't get to the end of the story in book two either; the agony!) which can not come s ...more
Franci Neill
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Alicia Rae for quite a while and I knew this book was unlike anything she's ever written. As a voracious reader, I sometimes get worried when an author steps out of their comfort zone. Let me reassure you, that in this case, Alicia has more than succeeded in quashing my concerns. I absolutely LOVED this book. LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!!

We have a story of two very tortured souls both for completely different reasons. For our Hero, we have Damien Heathman who is a man of fe
Laura  ~Swoon Worthy Books~
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour-review
This is the first book I have read by Alicia Rae. I have several others of hers on my tbr and I am thinking I need to move them up. What can I say...I did not want this story to end. It is well written, and tugs at our heart in so many ways.

Raelyn Jennings had her entire life in front of her. She was planning her wedding and her future with her fiance Nick, when her world comes to a screeching halt. She is dealt with the worst nightmare she can imagine. Cancer. She is left fighting for her life
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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough fo

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