Casey has spent most of his adult life building a successful business. His mother has been on him to settle down with a good man. Casey would, but he hasn’t had time to look for one. On his fortieth birthday, he goes out with friends and gets drunk—and has one too many.
When he wakes up in the morning, there’s a sexy, strange man in his home and a new, kind of painful tattoo on Casey’s chest. He doesn’t remember what happened the night before, but it doesn’t take him long to realize that the stranger, Ed, is someone he wants to get to know much better.
Now, if the fates and stars and all that mystical stuff will align, Casey and Ed might have their Happily Ever After, with the help of a mysterious tattoo artist and a vanishing tattoo shop.
Goodness. This one heck of a hot book.
You have to take into consideration that this is a book with a supernatural element or you won’t enjoy it and though it’s short on pages, there is enough to enjoy.
Told through the dual POV of Ed and Casey, we meet the men the morning after they meet. A drunk Casey out for his 40th birthday celebration calls for a ride – enter Ed – and tells Ed to take him to a new tattoo shop he heard about, Mystic Tattoo. Not only does Ed to what he’s told he also takes care of a drunk Casey by taking him home and putting him to bed.
Ed is one hell of a good guy and I liked him from the start. He is too old for one night stands but there is a pull with Casey that he can’t deny. When Casey wakes up and is totes adorable all frazzled wondering just WTF happened, we begin to get the pieces of the night before.
Casey has no clue why he got a tattoo and Ed lets him know that we was sober AF once he walked into the shop. Ed has an interesting tattoo as well, one almost identical to Casey’s and the mystery starts to make a bit of sense.
I really liked how forward the men were with one another. They just met but you can’t deny the attraction and Ed lays it on the table for Casey. He wants a chance at more with him if Casey can offer it and from there, we begin their courtship and relationship.
Let me pause for station identification to just say this so I can grab a fan and a drink. This book was UNF as all get out. I mean, let me leave you with this…
“You’ve got the perfect ass,” Ed told him. “Just big enough, soft enough, so sweet.” He squeezed and kneaded said ass as he spoke. “I want to eat you out, Casey. I want to taste you and tongue-fuck you until you’re ready to come, then I want to flip you around and suck you dry.”*grunts*
The book spans a good half a year with the men navigating their way through their new romance all while trying to go back to the tattoo shop where Casey was inked but… they can’t seem to find it. *enter creepy music* The search for Mystic Tattoo was interesting and when it’s found, when we meet Gene the tattoo artist… well it was a bit over the top but I liked it.
The end was super sweet and goodness was it sexy, but that epilogue left me a bit wanting. Maybe I wanted more or maybe it was because what the tattoos were that I didn’t totally like but at the end, I would read more of this series to see what other ideas Gene has up his sleeve.
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