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Alex Scott is an asshole!

He’s rude, obnoxious, and hell-bent on evicting me from the tattoo studio my parents and I worked so hard to perfect. So, it’s not just a shop to me. This place holds life, it affirms love, it contains memories. And when my world fell to pieces twelve months ago, it’s what kept me from doing the same.

Through the darkness, there’s one shining light.
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Published September 18th 2019
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❤️ Paulette's  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ Without Exception
Author: ➳ K.E. Osborn
Publication: ➳ September 18th 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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ღ This book, just wow …. K.E. Osborn book made me laugh so hard & cry those ugly tears, but in enjoy & heart ache! I really like her writing style. The story was easy to read & the dialogue sounded true to life. It was fast paced & held my interest throughout the entire story.

Tomi & Xander, Alex Story hold some much Conflict - Secrets -Betrayal - Lust - Angst – Lies- but at the
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Stephanie
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! Well written and gives you an emotional ride.

After dealing with a life altering tragedy, Tomi has stepped up to the plate. All of the stability she has worked so hard for for Levi, and herself, is being torn down. Literally. Luckily she has a solid handful of people she can rely on and that’s included Xander recently. But Xander hasn’t been completely honest with Tomi and knows when she finds out what’s really going on it could cost him everything.
Sue's Romance Reviews
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Without Exception by KE Osborn is absolutely delicious. I gobbled this book up in no time at all.

Tomi has worked hard to be where she is now. She is the owner of Hope and Faith Ink, a tattoo shop her family helped her to build. A family she lost in a car accident.

All that remains is this shop and her special needs brother whom she loves more than anything or anyone.

Now, thanks to Alex Scott, she is about to lose the shop she and her family made together and up-end the life she created for her br
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Kathleen Kelly
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by KE Osborn that I have read.
The story follows Tomi, her brother, Levi, and her tattoo shop.
Along comes Xander who woos her but at the same time, her livelihood is threatened by Alexander Scott who wants to tear down her shop to create a mega mall.
I'm not going to give away too much but I will say, it's very well written and I can't wait to read more of KE's works.
The chemistry between Tomi and Xander is hot and the way that man deals with her brother... swoon worthy.

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Latifa Morrisette
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi loves her tattoo shop. Hope and Faith Ink is the last connection she has to her parents. When Alex Scott throws a wrench into her life she is furious. But little does she know that there's a huge secret being kept from her and when she finds out, everything she has known is in question. This book three me for a loop. I was not expecting how emotional it was and I'm excited to see what's in store. ...more
Kaylene Osborn
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. It has everything I love about a contemporary romance, angst, love and a twist.
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Filled with intense swoon worthy love and secrets and deceptions this was a great read. The reader will have a love/hate relationship with Alex and will have an emotional connection with Zander. Throw in the high spirited but completely consumed with responsibility Tomi and you have a match made for a TV series. I was locked in from the opening pages and with each and every chapter became more involved in the story. This book has the complete package: great characters, intense storyline and a hi ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh man y'all, talk about all the feels! KE Osborn is one of my favorite authors as I love her Chicago Defiance MC series and The Without Series is no exception! ;)

To give a little background- Tomi is a fantastic tattoo artist and her shop is her baby. It not only provides her a livelihood, but it also brings a sense of comfort and memories for her parents and sister that were in a tragic accident a year before. But, there is an evil villan in the story looking to take away her happy place- Alex
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Kari Hansen
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi is responsible for her 16 year old autistic brother who is her only family and who she would do anything to protect. When the livelihood of her tattoo shop is threatened by Alex Scott, she is going to go down swinging.

While she is trying to handle the stress of the situation, she finds herself in the one person who is there for her is one of her client’s Xander. Although they have shared a professional relationship for a while it is starting to feel very personal but will the secrets he hol
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Pamela
Tomi owns and runs a tattoo shop named Hope & Faith Ink. She also takes care of her special needs brother Levi, since their parents and sister were killed in a car accident. Xander is a mysterious customer that is sexy, and totally attracted to Tomi. Tomi is dealing with Alex Scott and his father's company that want to demolish her shop for a complex. She can't seem to get Alex on the phone and has only had contact with him through email. Xander is hiding a shocking secret that could destroy any ...more
Daphne Loveling
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. KE Osborn is really good at action-packed stories, so I knew this one would be exciting going in. It's also heartfelt and sweet, as well as romantic as hell. Great family dynamics -- I loved the way the hero and the heroine interacted, and also the way the hero cared for the heroine's brother. Steamy, intense, passionate, and believable. Great read. ...more
Missy Noecker
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi and Xander's story is great! Tomi is raising her brother Levi and working as a tattoo artist. Xander is a client and keeping a big secret from her. I loved seeing how well Xander and Levi interacted. ...more
Lilliana Anderson
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super cute and sexy. Without Exception make me smile ear to ear and reminded me that at the end of the day, family is everything.
Stefanie Kral
✯✯5 Hope & Ink Filled Stars!!!✯✯

I was hooked from the instant I read the blurb. I am a huge fan of KE Osborn since the first book of hers that I read. Every new book she releases I fall for her even more. Without Exception was another 5 star read for me.

Tomi owns her tattoo shop Hope & Ink. She’s also the caregiver to her 16 year old brother Levi. Her brother has special needs, so they live their lives on strict routines. When Tomi gets word that Alex Scott of Scott Enterprises is evictin
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Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
The tattoo artist and the COO ... EXCEPTIONAL

KE Osborn never fails to surprise me with her stories and she has done it once again. WITHOUT EXCEPTION is exceptional. It is an emotional, humourous, sweet and completely endearing story. From the moment I began reading it I had a neverending smile on my face. KE's characters are relatable and likeable. Her writing just flowed beautifully.

Tomika "Tomi" Beaufort owns a tattoo shop and since the death of her parents and sister, is the main carer of her
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E Loprete
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This romance story was fast paced and full of misunderstanding, conflict, passion and betrayal. K.E. Osborn has done a wonderful job telling this story about Tomi a tattoo artist who has been dealt a heartbreak losing her family and has taken the role of caregiver for her 16 year old brother with special needs. Now she is dealing with helping her brother Levi and Scott Enterprises who is eviciting her from her studio, namely Alex Scott who she hates with a passion. The only bright side is sexy m ...more
Marnie
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi and Xander, seriously a must-read, no exception!

There was every thing to love about this book from KE Osborn, from her characters and the story, right through to her writing style. I will also admit that I went into this book with a preconceived reticence about the possible plot and was so very happy at how it unfolded.

No blurb chat from me though. I’m just going to wax lyrical about how much I loved Tomi and Xander. The level of loyalty from both of them just had me cheering in both corner
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JoAnna G
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Awesome 4.5 star read

I have read so many books by this author but I think I must say this is my favorite by far. It was everything. When I say that I mean it. I have had such a horrible summer trying to read. Nothing and I mean nothing keeps me attached past the first chapter. This one let me tell you did. I had me wanting more and waiting for the shoe to drop. The romance, sexual attraction, then you have so much suspense, ane one heck of a twist and turn. I loved the gamut.

Ms. Osborn pulls yo
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Robyn Corcoran
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love mystery in a story and this has it... a mysterious guy who comes into Tomi’s tattoo shop for his tattoo art, as well as the wicked Alex Scott, someone who is vocal through written communication only!

Deception:- noun : the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid: the act of deceiving. If anything Tomi is an upfront type of woman who is the opposite of this description however not all of the book’s characters can have the same said for them.

I absolutely l
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She's a Lip Biter
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5Stars
WOW, how freaking good was this book! My first read of miss Osborn's but definitely not the last now... mystery, intrigue and good old fashioned romance, what more could a reader ask for! I love how all her characters have fierce personalities, the banter between Xander and the feisty Tommi especially makes for fabulous one-liners!! This book had me hooked from the start, I could not put it down... this was an original story, it was heartbreaking but heartwarming at t
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Mandy Parmenter
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi loves her tattoo studio Hope and Faith Ink which her late parents helped her to set up, but developer Alex Smith is determined to close her down and redevelop the site - what an asshole!!! The only light in her life is autistic brother Levi and kind, sweet and secretive customer, Xander who cares for her and her brother and is sweeping her off her feet. When things come to a head her heart is going to be broken and she is going to feel betrayed - the question is who is going to be the man t ...more
Cheri
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why now? When Tomi's dealing with the world's worst man does the one man who might be able to change her mind about men have to walk into her life? Truth, he walked into her popular tattoo salon two years ago. Sex on a stick or in his case on a motorcycle. He was a client so a little flirting was all she could do, right? For once with the shoves from her friends/family, she might just give it a go for a one time date.

The client was more than attracted. The artist-client thing wasn't keeping them
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Mary
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Intense, captivating, consuming, emotional journey. Tomi finds herself raising her brother Levi who special needs yet he is the light of her life. They have a found a routine that works for both of them but everything is being threatened. Scott Enterprises is taking over her property and she is going to lose her business, Hope & Faith Ink, something she built with her parents before they died. Losing this business will be like losing them all over again while adding chaos to Levi's life since co ...more
Nardia Barnes
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you need to kick back for a couple of hours and need an easy happy ever after read, this is the book.

Tomi and her younger brother are living their life as best they can after the tragic death of their parents and sister, but when a large development threatens to take away what they feel is their last piece of their family, things become interesting.

With all that is happening Tomi is struggling with her growing feeling towards a repeat client at her tattoo studio, but there is more to this guy
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Kate Eltringham
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi (Tomika) is the sister and carer for her brother Levi, runs her own business which is threatened with closure due to developers having purchased the property. No negotiations, Alex Scott and the company want her out so they can knock down the building he is her enemy not to be seen only communicates via email. Enter Xander a customer of a couple of years who wants nothing more than to become part of Tomi and Levi’s lives.
What Tomi doesn’t know is that Xander is leading a double life and whe
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Kim
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start out by saying this needs to have sequels with it !! Each tattoo artist needs a book so we get to see everyone and what there lives are currently up too !! These characters will pull you this way and that !! The unknown is dramatically written fantastically!!

Tomi and her brother Levi are handed a very hard tragedy to deal with and Tomi does it with class and LOVE ! But when Alex asshole Scott tries to take everything away from her, she does not go down without a fight and boy do
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Teri
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about breaking barriers and taming the beast. She had no idea who he was but he got to her like no one else. Not only did he really see her, the one she hid, but he accepted and loved her brother. He tried to keep it professional but there was something about her that called out and soothed him in a way he never knew could be done. There was one problem, he was the man she hated, the one that would end all of her dreams, but she didn't know it. This author does an amazing job connecting the ...more
Sally Mieske
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Without Exception is exceptional! I was drawn to the MC Tomi & Xander. The chemistry between these two was off the charts. Their story is fast paced and full of lies, secrets and betrayal. My heart hurt for Tomi. Her livelihood was being threaten and unbeknownst to her, Xander has a part in it.

Tomi has already been through so much. She lost her parents and her younger sister in a tragic accident. She is the sole caregiver for her younger brother, Levi, who is on the spectrum. Her pride and joy,
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Julie
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tomi had suffered a terrible tragedy in her past and has had to work hard to bring stability for herself and especially her special needs brother Levi. The tattoo business that she has built is doing great but the building it self is being torn down for a new complex, the rent is much higher than she can afford.
Her staff are understanding and able to move on and a customer she had befriended Xander, cheers her up. He has her back, or so she thinks. Xander wants to help, but he hasn’t been comple
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Emma
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this was a first from this author for me, and I absolutely loved it! I loved Tomi because she was so different to any other female mc I’d read before. She’s ballsy, strong, independent (she’s raising her younger brother!) fiesty, sweet & downright kindhearted! She’s worked hard to get where she is and it’s her dream. But her dream is crashing down around her in the form of Alex Scott! He’s determined to demolish the building her tattoo parlour is in to make way for a mega complex. He’s rud ...more
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