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(Sailor's Grave #1)

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I would never say as much to the people I love, but it’s the truth.
They want to see me doing better.
They want to see me living for more than just my son.
So I let them.
Every day is about putting on a face,
pretending to get over the loss of my husband.
And every day is a lie.


I’m not
Published May 17th 2018
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Kate's Corner
Marked hit me hard, slayed me, broke me, made me smile, broke me again and hit me on a level I never thought that it would but in the end I was glued back together again. This isn’t what I usually read in a book but it seems what usually doesn’t work for me is beginning to work in my favour.

I would love to tell you each and every single tiny detail of this book but it would be crying shame as this is a book that you need to experience without being influenced by my awesome review.

The Characters
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

I really enjoyed this book. A beautifully written story of love after loss, a young mother and widow struggling to move on, and the sexy, tattooed biker who brings her back to life. It’s sweet and sexy with lots of gorgeously swoony moments, and a whole lot of feels, and I loved it.

This book is the first in the Sailor’s Grave series, which is a spin off from the Savage Disciples series. A lot of the characters in this book have already been introduced, but this book can easily standalon
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotional....get tissues...a box

Read till it was done. Very touching and wonderful read. Kind of picked this on a whim because it had to do with tattoos. I loved it. Kate’s journey was so sad yet realistic and heart breaking. It dragged some, but it needed to, to be real. You just don’t get over the love of your life in an instant.

Liam, wow, he was so wonderful, so patient, talented, and loving.

Great read! Will read the next!
***4.5 Stars***

The feels are real in this one. Not that I wasn’t prepared for them, I mean the description tells you pretty much all that you need to know, but you never know exactly how they will hit you and the feels in this one, along with meeting some pretty amazing characters and wanting to get to know them better made it really hard to put this one down and had me wanting to spend more time with them even after I read the last words to their story.

I absolutely adored Liam. Talk about boo
Brandi (Brandi Janee's Bookshelf)
Going into this book I was really interested in the concept. I love reading about characters that get a second chance at a one of a kind romance. Marked follows Kate and Liam. Kate lost her husband in a tragic accident 3 years before the start of the story and she hasn't gotten to the point where she is truly living agin. Liam is a tattoo artist in the town that Kate is currently living in with her son.

Honestly, I had some mixed opinions about this story. From the synopsis I knew a big part of
Sheila'S Book Corner
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the newest series by Drew Elyse. This is somewhat of a spin off from her MC series because the characters do appear in this series as well.
This book starts off hitting you with all the feels and ends the same way. This book in my opinion is a bit different because its more emotional and some of it is more realistic in my opinion.
I loved watching Kate and Liam fall apart and seeing the way that liam was with joel melted me.
I cannot wait to see what lies ahead in this ser
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s

Marked hit me right in the feels! Kate's husband died tragically in a car accident. Several years have past and Kate is pretending she is 'moving on'. She loves her son and will do everything she can to keep him happy. Liam watched his mom struggle after his dad died and knows all too well what Kate is going through. He wants to help her, but how do you help someone who is so closed off?

I loved Liam. He had feelings for Kate, but knew exactly what she was going through. The guilt, the
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review***

Well shit on a stick I am in love - I am head over heels in love with Drew Elyse and I want to have all her shiny book babies. I need more of her in my life and I need them now. Seriously, Marked crushed me in all ways possible. This book hit me like a truck; I cried, I laughed, I swooned, this book really brought so many amazing things together in one blend of just fucking amazeballs of emotions. I loved it.
Michelle Woods
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews

Marked was a hit and a miss for me. I liked the story and the way the characters were written but I hated the fact that she was three years out from a loss and hadn't dealt with anything. I get love being strong and feeling guilty is normal, but I hated that she used it like a crutch to prevent herself from moving on. I did however love the way Liam or Lee as Kelly called him had patience with her. And that she didn't sit around whining too much after she decided to heal her heart finall
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Marked by Drew Elys is the first book in her new series Sailors Grave. And Wow! I wasn't expecting such an emotional story. Marked gave you all the feels with such a realistic story of one woman’s struggle through loss and her journey of learning to love again.

The relationship between these two characters is utter perfection. I absolutely adored Liam he was so sweet, patient, understand and loving. The care he showed Kate and Owen was swoon worthy. You may be thinking he won't be all Alpha but
This is the first book I've read by Drew Elyse. This book was great. A heartwarming and emotional read. Liam is a great hero. He is so patient and understanding. Kate, the heroine is impossible not to like. All of the secondary characters are great as well. While the story is heartwrenching, it's an absolutely beautiful book. I'll definitely be reading the author's backlist.

Reviewed by: Clare M.


Wow! What an emotional story. Marked was such a realistic story of one woman’s journey
ANB kc
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keanna
This was my first book of Drew Elyse and I absolutely loved it.
I had to fight back tears through have of the book. I didn't want to be a blubbering mess in public.
My heart ached constantly for Kate. She lost her husband, she had been afraid to move on.
Liam was far beyond patient. He was the friend she didn't realize she needed.
Heartbreakingly sad, but beautifully written. This book was an easy read and it was hard to put down, even when I wanted to cry.
I need all of Drew's books now!!
Marie -The Reading Otter
Review coming soon.
Kim  Brewing
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
1 2 3 In 1 2 3 Out .... seriously loved this story. We had met Kate in the previous series and knew her back story, so I was thrilled that the spin off started there. You definitely don't need to read the Savage Disciples to enjoy this, but I enjoyed seeing some of the crew. Liam is wonderful, but I think a big mention needs to be his mom - loved her. Great read!
Tracey *Steamyreads*
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Readultery Life Review

Marked by Drew Elyse is the first book in her brand-new series, Sailors Grave, and all I can say is this book had me smiling, crying and completely engaged in the characters and their story. Marked, is a beautifully written story about one woman’s struggle through the loss of her husband and the journey she takes rebuilding herself.

Although this is the first book in the Sailor Graves series, most off the characters we meet have appeared or been introduced in Drew’s seri
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, à-traduire
On pourrait presque croire que je me fais des semaines à thème et c’est pourtant pas le cas ! Encore une romance poignante avec une veuve qui doit élever son fils seule et qui doit faire son deuil afin de tourner la page. Drew Elyse me surprend avec ce choix de protagoniste très intense qui évolue toujours dans son univers de MC mais pas seulement, elle y rajoute des tatoueurs touchants et sexys, et c’est le jackpot !

Kate a eu trois années compliquées bien qu’elle ait un sourire sur son visage à
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have been with Drew Elyse from the very beginning, and I’m happy to report that she does nothing but improve with time! Marked is a spin-off to her MC series and I absolutely adored getting to see a sweeter, more nurturing side to her characters. Kate and Liam navigated their relationship through sweet encounters and a bit of back and forth rawness. The resulting feeling left me deeply invested in the outcome of their partnership as well as a desire for more from these two personalities.

“It wa
4 Stars

This is a kick you in the feels kind of story. It sticks its hooks in you and you get dragged along for the ride.

Kate is a widower who lost the love of her life in a car accident. She's barely existing but keeps it together for her son and has become a zombie expert. Hardly anyone can see through her exterior. Liam has silently carried a torch for Kate and is the only one seeing her drowning and understands her struggles more than anyone else in her life.

Cue the endearing and emotional
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
4.5 stars!

Katie had lost her husband three years ago in a car accident. Their only son, Owen, was saved from the tragedy, but Katie's heart was broken, damaged, wrecked. In front of her friends, she looked okay, she seemed fine, she acted alright. But deep inside, she's grieving, tormented, hurt and wounded. She's having a hard time moving on, accepting the truth. She couldn't see herself living again after Joel's death. She still had Owen though, and he's the one making her sane after all these
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)

"He'd left a mark that went way beyond the skin."

Marked is a Savage Disciples MC crossover story. I'm a big fan of that series and was very excited to revisit some of my favorite characters. Sailor's Grave Tattoo Parlor is run by a club member so the two worlds intersect beautifully. However; this particular story is not about him. Nope, it features a very talented and sexy tattoo artist who works for him. I noticed the author doesn't mention his name in the synopsis so I'm reluctant to do so
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drew Elyse introduces readers to the Sailor’s Grave series with Liam and Kate’s heart-wrenching story. Marked is raw, painful, and wonderfully real as these two seemingly opposite personalities find common ground and an unexpected understanding of one another’s pain. Liam and Kate shared an easy friendship with an electric undercurrent of attraction that drew me in. This couple’s sometimes awkward, but always sweet encounters left me wanting more, and I quickly became invested in their developin ...more
Louise O'Reilly
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marked is the first book in the Sailors Grave Series. This book follows the life of Liam and Katie. Taking us through their journey of Love and loss.

Katie has lost a part of her world that was meant to be forever. She has the support of her Brother in law who brings them into his Savage Disciples family without hesitation. She smiles and plays the part of the widow that is moving on with her life. Liam is a talented tattoo artist who is going about his life, loving his family and trying to stay
I'll start by saying this is a totally new to me author (I know, how the heck have I missed this author?!?) This book is the first in a new spin off series, from her Savage Disciples MC. After reading this story, I'm going to have to totally go back to read this series. (Not that I need to, because this book is a complete stand alone. It does reference characters from the previous series, but I kept up just fine!) I fell in love with the characters in this world so much, I want to devour all of ...more
Mandie Foxylutely
Marked is the first in the new series Sailor’s Grave which is a spin off from the Savage Disciples MC.

Sailor’s Grave is a tattoo parlour run by the MC, where Liam works. He is a man with plenty of heart and from a close family, his penchant for sweet cupcakes means he daily gets to see Kate at the bakery shop. He knows that Kate has been through a bad time in recent years but having a Mom who has gone through a similar devastating loss, he has an understanding of what she has gone and is going t
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tattoo, romance
Beautiful tale of a woman finding new love

This is a spin off from Drew Elyse’s MC series, that I really enjoyed. The female character is Kate, someone we were introduced to in the previous books as her brother in law is a member of the MC. Kate lost her husband in an accident they were both in, with their 3 year old son. Her husband sacrificed himself so his family would live. For a long time Kate has been grieving the loss of the man who was her whole world. She has been hiding her pain and liv
Lauren Dodson
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Amanda Burch
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay so it needs to be said that MARKED should have a fucking warning label on the front that says you will need 3 boxes of tissues. I was expecting to have my emotions go through the wringer because Combust got me emotional with Daz losing his brother and seeing Kate become a widow. But HOLY MOLY! I had to stop reading this book in public because I didn’t know if Drew was going to make me cry again on the next page. Needless to say Kate and Liam have such a beautiful and amazing story! MARKED i ...more
Sarah Dale
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Drew really brought out the emotional feels with this book. Her writing was so raw and real, the emotions flowed from the pages and under your skin. I fell in love with Drew's writing with her MC series The Disciples' Daughters but this cemented my love for her books.

Kate is grieving after losing her husband in a tragic accident. She goes through the motions, putting on the 'i have moved on' façade. Widow stories really get to me, the struggle with the guilt from surviving, the loss of the perso
Books 2 Blog
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A love lost. A love found. Marked is the first book in a new series and this book has All.The. Feels. With my heart in my hand, Kate and Liam’s story is what true love is all about: patience, kindness, and endurance. Their story owns just a little piece of my literary heart now.

Reading Kate’s despair was hard. Reading her joy, as she finds new love in the tatted arms of her Liam was simply beautiful. The author tapped into grief in a raw yet supremely realistic way. The author doesn’t shield the
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars of Hope

Kate is a character who has been through a heartbreak too many experience, she has lost the love of her life. The man of her dreams, father of her child and her fiercest protector, since childhood, is stolen from her suddenly. When we meet Kate in this book it has been three years, her little boy, Owen is 6 and the struggle to move on is still a daily one. Her future changes with one small event, she gets a tattoo done by Liam, an artist at Sailor’s Grave. Liam has been infatuated
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Drew Elyse spends her days trying to convince the world that she is, in fact, a Disney Princess, and her nights writing tear-jerking and smutty romance novels. Her debut novel, Dissonance, released in August of 2014.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found over-analyzing every line of a book, binge watching a series on Netflix, doing strange vocal warm ups before singing a variety of music

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“I know I can’t do anything to reassure you that this is okay, but I’m going to be honest with you. I want you. I have for a while, and spending time around you only makes that stronger. I fucking loved what just happened. But if you aren’t ready, I’m not going to push. Whate4ver you decide, I’ll honor that. I can still be here to talk to. We can go on like that didn’t just happen. I won’t forget it, because I’d never want to, but it doesn’t have to change anything.” 0 likes
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