Lauren’s in a helluva mess. Not only has she lost her corporate HR job, she’s just inherited Wicked Brand, a struggling West Palm Beach tattoo parlor…along with the virile dude who runs it. Lauren’s full-figured, sorta pretty, and wanting him badly. Dream on. She’s here to sell the place as quickly as poss ...more
In her formal office suit and modest professionalism, Lauren stands out like a sore thumb. But it’s the stud running the show that has her rethinking her master plan.
When Lauren first saw the handsome and intelligent Dante at W ...more
Lauren has been unemployed for just over six months. She had a career in human resources but her job was outsourced and she has been unable to find a new one. Things were looking pretty scary for her. When she f ...more
Lauren was way past being down on her luck, being let go from a corporate job due to downsizing and unable to find another job, being in debt and what does she get in return? She inherits ...more
This is the second Takeover book I have read and they are both Incredible!. I hated seeing the book come to a end I just wanted to keep on reading about Dante and Lauren. It was just that marvelous!. There really is no word for this book but WOW!! . The story line is fantastic. The characters are beyond Awesome! Dante is just so sexy he is such a dream man, sweet, caring major Alpha Male :) . Lauren is a feisty, spunky,curvy Woman that is sweet, funny and se ...more
Lauren finds herself in a tight bind. She lost her job, her benefits are about to run out and so is her savings. The father that abandoned her as a child has left her a tattoo shop. It is not a big money maker so Lauren must make the decision to find a new job and/or sell the shop. She comes to care for the people who run the shop, especially Dante. They spend a lot of time fantasizing about sex with each other before the deed actually get done. From that point on ...more
Lauren's fi ...more
Wicked Brand #1
Great introduction to a new series!
Lauren has lost her job, has no family and has inherited a tattoo parlor from a father she has not seen in over 20 years. She has wanted nothing to do with her father but the possibility that the shop might bring income to her depleted accounts is something she cannot ignore. So, off she goes to check out Wicked Brand.
Dante, Van Gogh and Jasmina are the people manning the shop. Van Gogh is a young artist that is a ...more
Her plans at selling the business quickly become extinguished once she meets the three people who run the business especially the sexy and beguiling Dante. The two strike up an intense game of will they won’t they with plent ...more
This is the story of Lauren who finds herself no longer with a job and discovers that the father who abandoned her has died and left her a tattoo parlor.
Lauren turns up at Wicked Brand the tattoo parlor and sees the sexy manager and tattoo artist Dante and lets him know that she now owns the place and him. So from there starts a wicked attraction between the two and they can’t keep their hands off each other. Lauren wants it wherever she ca ...more
This is a cute, quick story about Lauren, a human resources manager that gets let go from her job, inherits a Tattoo Shop and meets a man who introduces her to the joys of her body. I liked this story but wish the author dug a little deeper into the characters. I felt that their relationship was sex scene after sex scene with hardly any story, I wanted more story, more connection to the characters. Overall this is a well written s ...more
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley for a free and honest r ...more
I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
This is the romance novel that broke the proverbial romance novel loving streak. It’s by entangled, but not the imprint by them that I love. A different imprint, and I’m just finding it lacklustre.
It felt like all window dressing for exposition sex. I’m not against exposition sex. Just the rest of the story elements didn’t ring true for me.
We have a woman who got laid off from her HR job, and then came into an inheritance of a tattoo parlour. So here she is trying to figure out ...more
ARC of Wicked Takeover provided through NetGalley for an honest review.
Wicked Takeover had a very interesting concept of an independent corporate woman, Lauren, who was let go from her job and then inherited a tattoo shop. There she meets Dante and falls in instant lust, plus it helps that he's actually a great guy too. I loved the whole tattoo shop idea and the employees who worked the...more
Lauren has no choice but to accept the inheritance her father left her, especially since losing her job and needing an influx of cash to survive. However, she doesn't know the first thing about tattoo parlors or even how to run one, so she'll have to learn quickly. Yet, working alongside Dante, the sexy tattoo artist that runs it has her off-balance and her mind more focused on him than her dire financial situation. Will Dante be able to convince Lauren that money isn't everything and that forev ...more
Dante Avana is the manager at Wicked Brand and he along with tattoo artist extraordinaire Van Gogh and receptionist Jasmina keep the place running. He is extremely attracted to Lauren but understands that she must do what is right for her ...more
Lauren is about down to her last dollar when she finds she's inherited a tattoo parlor from her estranged father, the father who went to work one day when she was a child and just never returned. When she goes in to assess the parlor so she can sell it, she's astonished to find that she's attracted to t ...more
Wicked Takeover was my first read by this author. The synopsis intrigued me and I decided to check it out. It was short, sweet, sassy and sexy.
Lauren was between a rock and a hard place. Having lost her corporate job recently and so far unable to find a replacement. Lauren was sweating in her car to save her precious gas, unwilling to waste it using the air condition. She was living on peanut butter and jelly. She was throwing all her eggs in one ba ...more
Dante, the man that runs said tattoo shop, sees the conservative dripping from Lauren, yet, he sees the heat too.
The two are on different sides as Lauren is determined to sell the shop, turning a profit so she can return to her previous life, but Dante refuses to let that happen. However, they do have something in common...an explosive chemistry for one another, s ...more
On the whole, it was a nice story with very unique and amazing characters. Dante is simply great, reading about him, well, I guess, he is the sort of guy, most women dream of (which of course, is also part of the p ...more
Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed the uniqueness of this book. Lauren meets Dante when she finds out her long lost Dad leaves her a tattoo parlor in his will. While struggling to make ends meets in her own life, she now has to take on the tattoo shop, which is barely surviving, and fight her attraction to Dante, who is also managing to come to terms with his new ...more
Lauren is down on her luck. She just lost her HR job and finds out that her father died.
Her father left her a tattoo shop, Wicked Brand. The shop is doing Ok but Lauren still has to pay her bills and her students loans so she walks into the shop thinking she is going to find a buyer and sell the shop. She wasn't counting on Dante though.
Dante is the manager and a tattoo artist, a sexy hunky Latino man. Lauren i ...more
they're actually really good at doing that in the bedroom, or not the bedroom, because most of the time they're having sex in public or semi-public places. it's kind of their thing. but they are both on the same page and clearly hot for each other.
the problem is that ...more