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ARC Review: Written On My Heart


Written on my Heart by Cole Gibsen 
Publication:July 28th 2015
Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLC
Genre:New Adult, Romance, Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC Provided by NetGalley

It’s been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib—and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire—for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn’t need trouble…especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who’s six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.

Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There’s no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner…even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.

But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs…

review5 Rating
* Advanced Readers Copy received from NetGally in exchange for an honest review*

I loved this book! It was sweet, emotional, sexy, hot and I had a roller coaster of emotions. I normally don’t read books with abuse but I really enjoyed this book so much so that I read it in just a few hours! This book was so down to earth but something Ashlyn the heroine said will always stay with me, I loved this quote!

“It doesn’t matter if you have a mom and dad, it just matters if you have love.”

This is the first time I have read a book from Ms.Cole and like is said before I totally loved it! This is about two people who had opposite lives. Lane has a loving family and he was raised with an amazing farther who was a cop as a role model and Ashlyn feared her life because of her stepfathers temper. The poor girl was really close to breaking, she would flinch and go into these panic attacks when there’s a mess! She feels like she would clean it immediately or else her stepfather would come and hurt her and call her stupid and break her self esteem some more!

My heart broke when she was in Lanes tatto shop and she accidentally messed some soda and she started apologizing but somehow got worse when a glass jar broke. She had no idea there was glass on the floor when she was on her knees cleaning. Her situation pulled at my heart the entire time I read this book!

Ashlyn was thrown out her home without any belongings, her stepfather had a bonfire with all her things now she is renting an apartment with a stripper and works at a coffeeshop. She  had dreams and she was working real hard to make it all happen but then the unexpected happened, she got evicted from her home and she has take care of herself and a new puppy.

Lane is a huge family man and when his dad died, he became the man of the house. He took that seriously, he made sure his sister is protected and didn’t get into trouble and now he has someone else he needs to take care of! When he was a teenager with raging hormones and that had consequences. Lane being a wonderful man did everything to take care of his family and he has a very popular tattoo shop but he works a lot to take care of his family.

Ashlyn made a friend at the coffee shop and she met Lane one day when she went to get a tatto fixed for free thanks to her being a friend to his sister.  I am happy that she got that name tattooed away because Chris the ex-boyfriend was such an asshat and I am really glad she stood up to him. When Lane found out she had nowhere to stay he decided she should stay at the apartment above his tattoo shop. Ashlyn and Lanes were getting closer and the chemistry between them where off the charts and I know it was only a matter of time before they would get together. Lane was holding a secret from her and that secret nearly pusses her away but thankfully he fought for her and made her see sense!

Ms.Cole did a wonderful job in writing this book! It flowed so smoothly and I felt all the emotions they felt. I could not help but fall in love with Lane, he is just the perfect guy! Lane protected Ashlyn when it counted because she become his family. I would so recommend this book to everyone because this an amazing read!!

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