Thursday, 1 January 2015

Review: Scratches Down My Back by J.A. Howell #Love&Ink

Scratches Down My Back
Love & Ink # 2
By- J.A. Howell
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing
Genre- Erotica

**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.**

Liam Donovan can’t connect with women. The only woman he thought he had something with was his best friend Shayne, but she chose his younger brother over him. Single, bitter, and with a non-existent sex life, he’s accepted the only good things he’s got going in his life are his tattoo shop and fighting in the cage.

When Lucy Stevens walks into his shop for a tattoo, he dismisses her like so many of the beautiful but vapid girls he’s met over and over. Unfortunately for him, this five foot blonde bombshell is more than capable of going a few rounds, easily putting Liam in his place. He finds her ability to keep him on his toes both intriguing and annoying. But he isn’t just afraid of being able to keep up with her verbal jests. Despite nothing being medically wrong with him, Liam hasn’t been able to “perform” on that front in years…

But Lucy isn’t one to back down from a challenge. When she gets this man in a compromising position and it seems once again his body won’t cooperate, Lucy takes control of the situation. A little tough love never hurt anybody, and it seems with Liam, that’s just what he needed.

For someone that’s spent the last decade having to be in charge, Liam finds complete release in handing it over to her. But Lucy is keeping a few secrets from Liam. Secrets that have previously destroyed her life and her past relationships. As she falls for Liam, she knows she needs to tell him. But will he still want to submit to her once he finds out the truth? Or will this be the one fight he walks away from?


I have read many BDSM books and all of them have had a male Dom, so it was intriguing and a great change to read a book with a female Dom, especially when her Sub was a gorgeous Irishman with a broken soul.

A strong, inked fighter, Liam did not seem to be the submissive type, but I enjoyed seeing his walls breakdown the more and more he gave himself over to Lucy. My heart broke for him as the truth behind his pain and anguish came to light. And with Lucy’s own demons coming back to haunt her, I could only hope that they’d be able to heal each other.

This book was a sexy, sensual ride, with smoking hot scenes that lit up my Kindle. With a great mix of mystery suspense, romance and passion, this book drew me in and had me falling for the MCs. Another great addition to this series, and I cannot wait for the next instaLlment.

About the Author

J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.



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