Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Bookwatch: Inside Out by Lauren Dane
Worth the Wait
Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she’s spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she’s needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard won lessons. There hasn’t been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it didn’t mean she had to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself.
Security professional Andrew Copeland isn’t quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidedly skittish Ella developed. He’s known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she’d been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to her is different than any attraction he’s had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense.
While Ella’s sure he’s just being nice, the prospect of being able to touch him and gain the tools to push away the last vestiges of her fear is more than she can resist. Soon enough, Cope shows Ella his feelings are far more than friendly and re-ignites something deep inside her. Before long desire and love turn them both inside out.
Brown family series
The tattoos on the covers in this series just keep getting bigger and more intricate. But gorgeous, too! I love the colors. And look how into her he seems. *swoon* I think I noted in Brody's book that Dane blew the stereotype off of tattooed guys for me. So don't be like me and let the cover make you think that Cope is a certain type of guy. It looks like we'll get another damaged but strong heroine and another fabulous, caring hero. And the blurb makes it sound like a friends to lovers story. Yummy. Just what I like!
I absolutely cannot wait for this book.
Preorder it here (it's only $10.12 at the time of this posting - 33% off the cover price).