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(Artistic Pricks Ink #3)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  44 reviews
“The most powerful spark is the one that can reignite the fire that has long gone out.”
After losing his fiancé, Mitchell Taylor abandoned everything that reminded him of her and retreated home to Las Vegas, Nevada. Now his life consists of three things: drowning his pain in the bottom of a vodka bottle, tattooing bodies in the shop he co-owns with his best friend and piss
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published November 9th 2015 by Cat Mason Books
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Melissa Mendoza
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“My heart lodges in my chest the second my eyes land on Mitch and catch him watching me. The smile that was playing on his face just seconds ago is gone, replaced by something drastically different.”

5 inked stars!!!! I love this series, but I think this book is by far my favorite one!! Cat Mason is an outstanding author and this series proves it!!!

I can’t begin to describe how much I love Mitch and Shelby!!! Shelby is such a bad@ss chick, and as I read I felt like we were the same person! She’s
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series MUST be read in order! It feels like the previous two books were only leading us up to the rare beauty that is Solitude. It's what we've been waiting for ever since meeting the broken and shattered Mitch in Gravity. We knew then that something bad had went down with his ex-fiance, but had no idea what it was. Only that it had fucked him up seemingly beyond repair and he was wasting his life drowning in alcohol at strip clubs trying to forget. In Significance we found out exactly what ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Brilliant stars for Cat Mason's Solitude!
Mitch's heartbreak finally comes to an end in this powerful story. The roller coaster of pain ,angst,twists and turns we've ridden on from Mitch's loss in Significance, his shattered soul in Gravity and everything he goes through to finally pull it together to find ultimate love and happiness in Solitude makes this one my favorite!!!
Cat Mason is incredible! Absolutely amazing writing!Love love love every one of these characters! So genuine and real you
DJ Sakata
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

“I have no memories, or even a photograph, of the woman I not so lovingly refer to as my incubator.”

“Chicks before the Pricks and all that. Besides, you’re not a secretary, Shel, you’re a badass office Pricktator.”

“I clench the fork in my hand like a @# shank. Visions of stabbing him like a prison inmate who stole my pie enter my head.”

“A monthly punctuation survival kit… The word period just isn’t enough to describe the horrific things that happen to a woman’s body during that t
Dana Busenbark
In this third book of the Artistic Pricks series by Cat Mason, we find Mitch once again fretting over someone who has been shot. Clearly he cares for Shelby, so why he is so nasty to her at times makes no sense. Maybe it is one of those deals where they like each other so much and neither wants to admit to their attraction. Mitch has been messed up for so many years after the death of Becky on their way to get married, that maybe he has lost the ability to be kind. Who knows? Hopefully we will s ...more
Jodie Squelch
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
I've needed to continue on with Mitch's story since the moment I finished significance...

He truly was a broken soul who believed there was no healing to be had.... has he was weigh down with guilt and sadness ....

My heart bleed for him, all I wanted to do was wrap him up and make it all better..... but along came a sassy, mouthy spit fire who truly was Mitch's match.....

Shelby was a feisty independent lady who had never been loved.... her relationship with Mitch was fiery, their spark could be
United Indie Book Blog
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review. This story has so much in it. Angst, love, suffering. Everything that makes a great book. The writing is great, you become immersed in the story and with the characters. You feel the agony that Mitch tries to drink away and you feel the love that Shelby has to give. I personally love Shelby. She is a strong woman who takes crap from no one. Yet behind that strong, foul mouthed exterior is a heart that is soft. She is an amazing friend and col ...more
A fantastic story! Cat Mason has fast become one of my favourite authors and this story really had me hooked from the very beginning and I didn't want it to end. I even literally fought to stay awake last night, so I could consume as much of this book as possible before giving into sleep!

The story itself was gritty, hard, frustrating, hot, funny, sweet and so much more, and one that I would really recommend to everyone. Although it was tough to read at times, that for me just made the story eve
The Smutbrarians
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: earc
Panty Scorching-5
Angst– 2
Tissues– 2
Storyline– 5
Value– 5
Overall– 5
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Christina

**I want to say that this is a SERIES so they should be read in order to understand what is going on and know who the characters are. **

I’m so happy that I read this series altogether. After reading Significance I was bawling like crazy and hopped right in Solitude because I had to know more about Mitch. Mitch is a man so haunted by his past he struggles to cope day to day. Mitch tries to drown out
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Mitch…What a broken broken soul. After reading the novella about his and Becky’s love story, I was devastated. I couldn’t imagine him finding a love like theirs in his lifetime. When we meet Shelby in Luke’s book, I loved her mouth and sass. OMG Is she sooo perfect but then to see her as
The Book Fairy Reviews
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love, that I all I can say about this amazing book, LOVE. I loved Mitch in the first book of this series, Gravity. I knew that him being broken would tear me apart and let me tell you his story will do just that it will tear you apart and then put you back together as he gets put back together by Shelby's love and smart sassy mouth.
Now I know you can read this book all on it's own and understand what is happening, but to really understand Mitch and his pain all three books must be read. They are
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WOW! Just WOW!!

I love everything Cat has given us! This by far is her best work to date!! Shelby is the most awesome leading woman I have ever read!

There is a little bit of Shelby in all women! She is smart, curvy, cocky, and doesn't take crap from anyone! She also has a huge heart that she puts on the line for an unreachable man.

Mitch is hollow. Broken. Just a shell of a man. There is nothing that can bring him back to life. He lost it all. But when Shelby is around there is a spark. A spark t
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Ok so I am a HUGE fan of this author. I ran across her Shaft on Tour series a while back and I was blown away. Her books are sweet, sexy, naughty, angsty, full of drama, emotional, makes you shed a tear or two, and always have one sexy, alpha, sweet leading man that will become a top book boyfriend only to give another! This book is just another reminder why I keep coming back to Cat.

This book was amazing. It grabbed me from the beginning and sucked me in until the end and still left me
5 Prick-tastic stars!

Just when I thought my heart couldn't hurt anymore for Mitch after reading Significance Cat Mason reached into my chest ripped out my heart, stomped on it and then handed it me back wrapped in a bow!

Everyone needs a Mitch! And a Shelby! After first meeting him in Gravity it's fair to say I wasn't that overly keen on him. Obviously there was an underlying issue as to why he was how he was and the first book only really touched on it a little bit, it certainly didn't divulge
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is the third book in the Artistic Pricks series. You really should read these in order. This is the best one yet!

What Mitch has gone through, it breaks my heart. I completely understand why he is the way he is. The way he lost Becky, and with what happened at the end of the previous book, he is spiraling.

Shelby is a huge smartass. She’s a strong chick. Mitch annoys her.

That is until she realizes she has fallen for him.

This is a rollercoaste
Marina Skinner
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been so anxiously awaiting this book since reading the first two in the Artistic Pricks ink series, that I literally jumped for joy as soon as it hit my kindle!
If you have read the previous books then you know how difficult a book this will be!
Mitch lost the love of his life and is struggling to come to terms with everything, I just want to give him a big hug tbh. Coping is not really his strong suit, he puts on a face but inside, that man is extremely sad.
Solitude does start straight a
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The name of the tattoo shop is API and although it stands for Artistic Pricks Ink, I think it could also stand for Amazing, Phenomenal, Incredible! This story is about Mitch who is a living, breathing human being with a broken heart. Somehow he still keeps moving, but it takes effort. The one small spark he finds in his day is his back and forth banter with the shop's manager, Shelby. When he is forced to make a life and death decision, old wounds are torn open and he now needs to try and work t ...more
Renee Entress
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 star

The story has laughs, pain, suspense, betrayal, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Gravity (Artistic Pricks Ink, #1)
Significance (Artistic Pricks Ink, #2)

This is Shelby and Mitch’s story. Mitch has to take care of Shelby. The steps he was forced to take to protect her haunt him. With his past already haunting it sends him into more of a spiral. Shelby tries to help him out but Mitch is just pulling her down also. After one time toge
Michelle Austin
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Solitude is book three in the Artistic Pricks Ink series by Cat Mason.
I give it an intense and emotionally exhausting 5 stars.

How many times will I break before the pieces are too broken to pick up?

This story has so much in it, your heart will be tested. You can’t help but feel for Mitch and what he is going through. However, he meets his match in Shelby.

I loved Shelby she was perfect for Mitch. She is independent and takes no sh$t from anyone. Her sassiness and mouth are off the charts hilariou
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an incredible read, following on from where 'Gravity' finished but moving forward with Mitch's story. We see him in 'Gravity' hit rock bottom of the pits of despair and we see the events that led him there in 'Significance'. Here his struggles to live continue but there is hope in the form of the very sassy Shelby, who gives back as much she gets.

The journey he goes on takes him well out of his comfort zone and challenges his own beliefs and feelings at every turn. He is hurting badly b
Heidi Hadley
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
I was given Solitude as an ARC for an honest review. I have to say Mitch & Shelby are a very unique couple. You would never think a relationship could work between them. They are so funny at times with the way they fight & call each other names, you'd think they would just as soon kill each other, before they would start feeling any growing attraction for each other. I love how protective Mitch is over Shelby & how he drives her crazy with the sweet things he does for her. Shelby is a very stron ...more
michelle Shelly
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful!! I love all of Cat's books but in no way did I expect this one to affect me like Solitude did. I sat down to read this and didn't stop unless I was getting more Kleenex. It is such a strong emotional read.

I loved the characters, Shelby is such a strong female that I fell in love with her. She's smart, feisty and a total bad ass. And who couldn't love Mitch? Dark, handsome and in need of being saved.

I loved everything about this book, the writing is wonderful, the story line
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Guest Review by Tammy Cole
I was really anxious to read Mitch's story. The love he shared with Becky was so beautiful and honest that losing her the way he did was just heartbreaking. So going into this book I knew I would be on a ride of emotions.

Mitch is a sad and depressed man who is just trying to survive in the world without the love of his life. Shelby is a woman we all could admire as she knows who she is and what she wants out of life. I felt so many different emotions for these two char
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the best decisions I've made recently was when I answered an email about reviewing this book for a blog tour. Even though I don't have a blog they were still wanting people to read and put their reviews. OMG this book was simply outstanding. I ran out of time to read book one so I will be going back and reading book one soon. As you can tell you don't have to read book one to enjoy this one but I will be going back to read book one. I felt like I was in the story it was so real. I fell in ...more
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I have fallen in love with the Artistic Pricks series.
Each book brings you closer and in deeper with the characters. Mitch's book takes the cake.
Never have a felt such strong emotions for a male lead in a book. Devastating doesn't even begin to describe the hand this man has been dealt.
Will he ever find happiness for himself? Feel for anyone what he once felt? Just when you think things can't get any worse something amazing happens.
I read this book from start to finish in one sitting. Hooked
Marissa Michaelsen
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mitch gained my attention in Gravity. He stole my heart in Significance. Now it all follows up; good, bad and sad in Solitude.
Reckless and cold with a passion that still burns damn hot.
Shelby, bless her; feisty and crude mouthed. Broke down Mitch's walls all the way to their foundtaion.
Hold on tight for one hell of a wild ride...
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing

So much going on meant I hardly put this book down. Very sad it is over already! Can't wait for the next one!
Christina Gobin
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s-drc-s
Panty Scorching-5
Angst– 2
Tissues– 2
Storyline– 5
Value– 5
Overall– 5
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Christina

**I want to say that this is a SERIES so they should be read in order to understand what is going on and know who the characters are. **

I’m so happy that I read this series altogether. After reading Significance I was bawling like crazy and hopped right in Solitude because I had to know more about Mitch. Mitch is a man so haunted by his past he struggles to cope day to day. Mitch tries to drown out
David Maher
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Solitude, by Cat Mason can easily be read as a standalone, but is preceded by two books that set up the story each in a different way. In Gravity we got to see Mitch in the background falling apart by night, yet 'man up' at the end when his friends and coworkers are threatened, and his response when the beautiful and sassy Shelby is injured leaves little doubt that there's something building between the two of them, even if neither of them realizes it.

Then in Significance, we're told the story o
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When she isn't writing, Cat is spending time with her kiddos, losing herself in a Netflix binge, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. She was born and raised outside of St. Louis, Missouri, just over the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois. Cat writes romance of all kinds with twists of humor. She has love of fictional men with filthy mouths, and lives on Bai Watermelon and sa ...more

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Artistic Pricks Ink (3 books)
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