Heidi Joy Tretheway has really hit her stride with this, the second entry in her Tattoo Thief series. This books was a joy to read, which I did very quickly because I was dying to know what happened next!
I'm going to generalize here, because I don't want to give away anything of this story, but I want you to know how much I enjoyed it.
Stella Ramsey is the BFF of Beryl, the heroine of the first Tattoo Thief book. It is through Beryl that Stella meets Tyler Walsh, bass player for the up and coming, eponymously named, rock band after having perpetrated a stunning betrayal of her friend, and the band. Beryl's guy, Gavin, brings her and stella together with the rest of the band in the hopes of helping the ladies work things out. That he winds up helping his band brother, Tyler, find love is just a bonus.
After years of sticking to the bad boys, the worse boys, the casual flings and one night stands, Stella finally meets someone she's willing to risk her heart for. She wants more with Tyler. Problem is, she has no idea how to make that happen anymore. This girls got issues with men, her boss, her career, alcohol, her living arrangements, and everything else in her life.
Tyler has issues, too. A scandal that really could mess things up between him and Stella, relentless press and paparazzi just looking to find some tiny chink in the band's armor, and even more relentless fans and groupies just dying to get a piece of their latest rock-star fantasy man. He's also got some personal problems he really doesn't want to shar, but can't keep to himself, either. Certainly not if he wants something real and lasting with Stella, and he's pretty sure he does.
This unlikely duo finds that love can go hand-in-hand with rock 'n roll if you can learn to just fight for what your heart wants, and to run to, rather than away from, the one you love.
This is a nice love story in an ongoing series that you can really enjoy. There's even a love song (well, duh) and the lyrics Tretheway wrote are outstanding. She could consider a second career as a songwriter provided she doesn't let it interfere with her writing. I am dying to read the next several novels in this series and I don't want anything to get in the way of her writing them. I look forward not just to the stories and the characters, but to Tretheway's continued growth as a story teller.
You can buy Tattoo Thief: Tyler and Stella on Amazon.com.