Title: The Darkest Link
Series: Second Circle Tattoos, #4
Author: Scarlett Cole
Release Date: August 30, 2016
When her car breaks down off the side of a lonely highway far from her sunny Miami home, tattoo artist Lia never expected her very own white knight to ride up on the back of a barely street-legal motorcycle…and she never expected to fall for her dark savior. After a string of failed relationships and a bruised heart, Lia is not looking for forever, and the hot mechanic, with his sexy scruff and shaggy hair, is simply impossible to resist and the perfect candidate for mind-blowingly-perfect, no-strings-attached one night stand.
Reid left his life in Chicago far behind him and hasn’t been back, but he’s never been able to escape the guilt he feels about his own painful role in inviting a monster into his baby sister’s life. A monster who almost destroyed her. Being with Lia is an unexpected gift, one he doesn’t feel he deserves, and their one night together has him wanting more than he should. Especially since she doesn’t know the truth about his past. However, when he finds Lia’s bracelet in his bed, he has the perfect excuse to drive down and surprise her at her tattoo studio, Second Circle Tattoos, in Miami. He’s in for an even bigger shock – and a fist to the face – when his past and present collide in the humid Miami weather when he runs into the last person he’d ever expect to see in a tattoo studio: Harper, the sister he betrayed, and the last link to his former life.
I was kind of sad to see that this would be the last book in this series, but at the same time I was happy to see that we would find out about Reid. Reid was mentioned in the very first book and I was definitely left wondering about what had happened to him. Why he just disappeared from his sister’s life.
Right off the top I want to say that I loved Reid. A LOT! He rides a motorcycle. He’s a gentleman. He’s really caring. AND he’s sexy as all get out! All these things are what make him perfect for Lia. She’s smart, talented, looks like a pinup girl and drives a classic car.
Reid and Lia seem to have an instant connection. They try to treat it lightly but soon realize it’s more than they expected. Both of them have unresolved issues with their parents, especially their fathers. With each others’ help they manage to navigate through and come to some resolutions. Along the way there is a some drama which leaves you wondering “WTF?!” but it gets resolved.
Scarlett Cole has wrapped up this series very nicely. It was a pleasure to read this series and I am definitely looking forward to her next series. I gave The Darkest Link four very satisfying and delicious cups coffee.
Note: I received this ARC from the Publisher/NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.