Black Hawk Tattoo
Toronto artist Gabriel Navarro splits his time between slinging ink and working on his master's degree. He's sure of his beliefs and his artistic integrity and naïve enough to think he'll never compromise-until Iraq war veteran Jake MacLean shows up in his tattoo parlor. Overcome with anger and... show more
Toronto artist Gabriel Navarro splits his time between slinging ink and working on his master's degree. He's sure of his beliefs and his artistic integrity and naïve enough to think he'll never compromise-until Iraq war veteran Jake MacLean shows up in his tattoo parlor. Overcome with anger and survivor's guilt, Jake is locked in a struggle to atone for sins he's sure will never be forgiven. Desperate to get his life back on track and with nowhere else to go, he moves in with his sister in Toronto. He doesn't expect to fall for Gabe. Though Jake's refusal to talk about what happened in Iraq frustrates Gabe, accepting Jake's claims that he's "fine" is easier than dealing with the truth. But pretty soon it's clear Jake can't control his panic attacks, and his condition is worsening. If Gabe can't help him face his demons, Jake is headed for a crash-and there's every chance he'll take Gabriel down with him.
Publish date: January 7th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
, Contemporary Romance
, M M Romance
I can't actually put my finger on what it is that made me feel ehh about this book. It's not badly written. Took me 3 days to read this. (Yes that is a long time for me, I usually read a book every 24 hours.) I kept stopping and going I need to finish it. It was just a slow read for me.
4.5 starsI stupidly started reading this before bed. I thought I'd read a few chapters and then sleep. It didn't work that way, as I ended up staying up way too late to finish it. It had a few odd moments here and there, temporarily pulling me out of the story to feel disappointed that such an other...
A depressing read that dragged on for too long.In other words...emo book was emo.
3.5* It was set in Toronto - my hometown!! Woot Woot!! It was awesome to read the street names and know exactly where that is. I seriously want to go find to Atlantis Ink and have Gabe tat me up. Seriously. So, Jake, a retired soldier suffering from some serious PTSD, wants a tattoo and he goes int...
I was reluctant to read this story, because the subject is difficult and heavy, but the reviews were promising so I went for it. I am very glad I did. Jake, oh dear, poor Jake, I believe the PTSD was portrait well and probably very realistically, at least for some sufferers, my heart broke for him, ...
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