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7.20.2015

Review: Written on my Heart by Cole Gibsen

Written on My Heart by Cole Gibsen 
New Adult, Romance, Social Issues
Ebook (232 pages, ENTANGLED EMBRACE)
Some words last forever...
It's been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib-and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire-for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn't need trouble...especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who's six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.
Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There's no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner...even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.
But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs...

Author Site: website

Brutal and beautiful, one of my favorite books this year. (5 stars)

Holy so-similar-to-my-life-story Batman! Having attended a couple of online book chats before I read WRITTEN ON MY HEART I already knew that the author had drawn from her own personal experiences with homelessness for the story. What I didn't realize is that there would be many small subtle things that were so like my own life that I'd fall in love with this book each painful page at a time. Abusive, controlling stepdad. Check. Homeless. Check. Falling for a guy who is all kinds of right and wrong. Check. I have even worked as a barista. Perhaps it was all the things that I found relatable that made me love WOMH, it isn't every day that I find a heroine whom I so uniquely relate to.

What I think most readers will love about it is just how deserving Lane and Ash are of the love they find in one another. They've both had some tough struggles that make them wary of their attraction to one another but good gravy the chemistry between them just jumps off the page! If you like your New Adult reads chock full of painful angst and your characters a little bit broken by circumstance before their happy ending, I think you'll really enjoy the journey Ash and Lane experience. It made me angry, it made my eyes wet (onion chopping ninjas were hiding in my house I swear!), and it reminded me that everyone should be so fortunate to find another person in who makes them feel safe and loved.

WOMH is a wonderful romance and one of my favorite romances I've read this year. A RhiReading recommended MUST READ.



Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.


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