Loving him couldn’t be worse than losing him. Could it?
Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her.
As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more.
Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn’t need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell.
Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world.
Warning: This book contains explicit sex, naughty language, tattoos aplenty, family drama, a hot rock concert…and a bad boy hero who’s pierced in all the right places.
This is book two in the Ross Siblings trilogy and it focuses on Brian, Evan’s brother and his ex’s cousin Candy.
As a birthday rebellion, Candace decides she’s had enough of pleasing others and so she wants to do something for herself, which is how she found herself walking through the door of the tattoo parlour owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend Brian.
All she wants is a little ink scratched on her, and she wants Brian to tattoo her, somewhere private where her parents would never find out. Seeing Candace for the first time since he split up with her cousin, he’s attracted to her but knows her family hate him, yet he can’t seem to let her go, so he slips her his number and it all starts from there.
At 23, Candace has lived a sheltered life and is still a virgin, but with Brian, heavily tattooed, pierced in all the right places…yes that’s right, down south, he takes her on a journey into his world where she is accepted and takes her to another world, where great sex is involved.
There’s a lot of drama throughout the book, mostly from Candace’s family as they don’t like Brian because he’s not the typical boy Candace should be with and they don’t want her daughter going out with him because they have a reputation to uphold within their rich social circle.
But although Candace didn’t want to disappoint her parents, she loves Brian and you can understand her frustration. She takes time out from Brian, to make sure he wasn’t some kind of rebellion against her parents and although it pained her, I admired that she did that, so she could think it through.
And with all the drama, Brain and Candace’s love is stronger that anything that can be pushed their way, and there is a lot that could split them up for good, but they stand their ground and come out stronger, not caring for anyone’s opinions because they just want to be together.
Macy, Candace’s friend, tried hopelessly to put her off Brian, but if you read Leave You Breathless, you will understand why she did this. There’s a part in this book where her and Brian’s best friend/colleague, Ghost/Seth get together for a night, and this is why book three is about these two. Although he is no Ross Sibling, Brian is the closest thing to a brother he has, and he has a brother, somewhere.
I really loved this book, probably more than Unleashed because you watch a sheltered innocent girl grow into something that was always there, just her parents stopped her doing anything, and you see a tattooed, pierced guy, who beneath it all, is so kind and caring and will stop at nothing to keep Candace as his.