Blake West is the mysterious owner of Blurred Lines, a tattoo parlor that not only has provided him with a steady income, but has also supplied a steady stream of women into his life. Now, however, things for him are much different.
Riley Campbell just ended a relationship with an abusive man who enjoyed controlling her every move. Now free of his grasp, she feels the need for a celebratory tattoo, her first of what she expects to be many. Her expectations of the parlor, the artist, and the process were pretty weak when she walked in.
And then she meets Blake West.
Covered in tattoos, handsome, mysterious, and muscular, Blake West is not at all what Riley expected to find, but exactly what she feels she needs.
There’s one small problem.
Blake is a sex addict.
And he’s trying to quit.
For once a book where the sex isn’t forced, written for shock value alone, or simply weaved into the plot as filler. Erotic, sexy, romantic, and with meaning, Blurred Lines is delivered by a what seems to be a new and well-honed Scott Hildreth.
Blake West is a recovering addict and the owner of Blurred Lines. One of his addictions? Sex. Although he’s determined to succeed at recovering, he has a hard time (no pun intended) convincing himself not to pay special interest to Riley Campbell.
Riley is a new client at his shop. She’s six months removed from an abusive relationship and now yearns for her fairy tale romance. She finds Blake to be very intriguing, quite mysterious and one hundred percent handsome. Her first tattoo is far from what she expected, and immediately she seeks solace in the tattoo shop and the hypnotic procedure of being tattooed.
Soon, Riley becomes almost dependent on the shop, Blake, and the process of being tattooed. The more she learns about him, the more she wants to learn. Labeling him as interesting is a horrific understatement, but his past is somewhat of a mystery. As time passes she learns more, and the more she learns, the more she wants to learn. Determined to find answers about her intriguing new love interest, she digs at every chance she gets.
Colorful characters, colorful tattoos, and colorful (one is very vibrant) tattoo artists carry the plot of this story as it unfolds chapter by chapter without a single dull moment.
As Riley reveals Blake’s past in small bits and pieces, she in turn uncovers her own, and the reader realizes just why it is they seem to be drawn together in the magical manner that feeds them both.
Blurred lines is just that. It thrusts the reader into the grey matter between the black of wrong and white of right. Somewhere between fact and fiction.
Hovering in this grey limbo we learn to live (for the time it takes to read this wonderful tale) in the blurred lines somewhere in the middle of what is love, conviction, romance, and in the end, a victory fueled by the blurriest line of all, vengeance. And it is there where we reside and must answer the lifelong question of just how we would react in a similar situation.
A must read for so many reasons, Blurred Lines will without a doubt open your eyes, cause you to laugh, cause you to question yourself, create a tear, and melt your panties into a pile on the floor.
And it will do all of this for less than the cost of a Caramel Latte at Starbucks.