Title: Solitude, Artistic Pricks, #3
By: Cat Mason
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Tour Host: DRC Promotions
“The most powerful spark is the one that can reignite the fire that has long gone out.”
After losing his fiancé, Mitchell Taylor abandoned everything that reminded him of her and retreated home to Las Vegas, Nevada. Now his life consists of three things: drowning his pain in the bottom of a vodka bottle, tattooing bodies in the shop he co-owns with his best friend and pissing off their office manager, Shelby. Not only does she infuriate him by challenging everything he does, but fighting with her pushes back the ghosts that haunt him.
Taking control of her future at a young age, Shelby Winston never let anyone or anything get to her. Until now. Mitch is unpredictable. One minute he is drunk and making her want to pull her hair out, the next he is doing something crazy like saving her life.
While every argument between the two has everyone around them waiting for bloodshed, something else is bubbling beneath the surface. There’s no going back once you cross that line, and once the tension erupts into something else, it could change everything forever.
I have to say out of all the Artistic Pricks books so far Solitude has been my favorite.
Mitch…. At times I wanted to squeeze him and there were times I wanted to slap the heck out of him. He has been through some tough times and a serious broken heart but he keeps on going. After the death of Becky the love of his life while on their way to be married, he has been all messed up and closed off. Even though he has been told to move on with his life he just doesn’t seem to know how to let go and live again. Shelby is a spit fire and I just love her! She is the tattoo shop’s manager and takes no bull from any of the guys, especially Mitch, and the banter between the two of them puts a little light back into his dreary world. To find out if things ever heat up between them or if they are destined to be alone you are going to have to grab a copy of the book to find out!
This book takes a few twists that I definitely didn’t expect to happen and Cat definitely had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation at times. The characters are well written and in essence both Mitch and Shelby are broken in their own ways and their struggles are realistic. The steam factor is definitely there as are some rather funny moments. I’m giving Solitude 4 stars and it is happily sitting on my one click list.
Other Books In The Series
Significance, Book Two
Mitchell Taylor has spent most of the last five years overseas serving his country. Finally home after months of being separated from his longtime girlfriend, Becky, has him ready for change.
Between celebrating and adjusting to him being home, the couple soon learn they aren’t on the same page with their relationship. Pain, loss, maddening friends, and fear of the unknown will test them both as they come to terms with what is really important. Love.
Will Becky let fear and doubt rob her of the happily ever after with her sailor? Laughter, tears, triumph, and tragedy are all significant parts of life that we all face whether we like it or not. It’s all how we deal with them that make us who we are.
This is their story.
Contains adult content and subject matter. Significance is prequel to Gravity, book one in the Artistic Pricks Ink series and a companion novella to Solitude, book two.
Gravity, Book One
"There has to be something on this Earth that holds you here, other than Gravity."
Luke Hanlon was focused on anything but his own life.The happiness of everyone else came before his own. He worked hard to build Artistic Pricks Ink into the profitable business that it is today and yet, it isn't enough anymore. Something is missing. Someone.
With no one to focus on, but himself, Luke is forced to take a long hard look in the mirror and doesn't like what he sees. Then he meets his mom's neighbor and something clicks into place. But can he handle what comes along with her? Can he let go of the hurt in his past and see what is in front of him?
Kionna Slade is a good girl. She helps her neighbor, she doesn't go wild and crazy. She's independent and doesn't need anyone. After losing her mother and an accident stole her dream of being a Vegas Showgirl, her life took a turn in a direction she never dreamed it would. Now 'Sabrina' runs the show at night, allowing Ki to dance again. Keeping Kionna and Sabrina separate is her main goal, until Luke. Luke Hanlon will throw a wrench in everything she ever thought.
Lives are changed and things explode all around them as they are pulled together. Luke can't stay away, even if his heart and possibly both their lives could be threatened. Can Kionna and Luke find a way to hold onto each other or will they forever be grasping at what they can't have?