Review: Love Tattoo by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Posted 5 May, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment

Love Tattoo by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Evernight Publishing on March 26, 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 100
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One unexpected late night encounter and one titillating kiss detours Cara Riley from reaching Nashville for her last shot at a singing career and lands her in Memphis.

Dark, mysterious truck driver Will Brennan oozes sexuality and Cara finds herself drawn to him. He brings her to a higher level of sensual pleasure than she even imagined could be possible. As their relationship explodes into something real, she learns he has more than a few quirks-he sleeps by day and prowls by night.

At his home-a castle-nestled in a wooded area just outside Memphis, she learns just what his sweet love tattoos really mean and must decide if she wants another. Whether or not they find their happy ending is all up to Cara.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

SwoonWorthy Hopeless romantics will fall for this Shakespeare quoting vampire!

Cara Riley is an aspiring country-western singer who’s searching for her big break in Nashville. On her way to Nashville she meets the mysterious Will Brennan, at a rest stop and life as she knows it will never be the same. Cara is drawn to Will like a moth to a flame and his kiss is enough to set her on fire. Her infatuation with Will is so strong, she boldly accepts his invitation to meet him in Memphis. Their romantic encounter in Memphis is short of mind blowing and Cara quickly finds herself in a courtship with a vampire, surrendering her singing career in exchange for love.

“He seemed to come equipped with some kind of homing device and he read me like most people did their Kindle.”

Love Tattoo starts off as a hot and steamy fling but then transforms into a tender romance between a centuries old Irish vampire and an ambitious southern girl. If you’re looking for fast paced action and unexpected twists and turns, you won’t find it here, this is strictly a love story. The main characters each have a depth and back story that is sometimes overlooked in a novella due to its length. The book flows between Cara and Will’s perspectives and at times is a bit elaborated in detail but still delivers a great story.

“In those moments of completion, of the ultimate delight, we soared into the heavens, we crashed among the rocks of the earth, and we died so that we could be reborn as one.”

What I enjoyed most while reading this book is how the story solely focuses on the two main characters and is free of any outside influence. The hero and heroine must oftentimes overcome some obstacles to be together when you have a forbidden love and I was delighted that this is not the case in Cara and Will’s romance. What would normally be thought of as a rushed romance for me seemed to work this time around, the chemistry between Cara and Will was so natural I barely focused on that aspect. The ending was a bit reminiscent of an adult version of Twilight, but it could also just be that I recently watched the movie on cable!

With a sexy Irish vampire with love for the English language, a southern bell with a wild side and a hot and heavy romance, Love Tattoo will delight those who want their happily ever after without complications.


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