Impulsive, YES. Irresponsible, SURE. Necessary, PROBABLY. Going to end badly, most likely. Does any of that matter to me, no. I decided that I can’t please everyone so this week my only goal is to please me. I’m a selfish cow but I can’t seem to help it. I’m Clara Lord. I own Bloodline’s Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.
You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn’t matter. Everything I touch turns to crap and it’s all my fault. See, I lived through hell. Then I escaped hell and carefully spent the next eight years crafting a perfect little life until Domini Napoli screwed it all up. Now nothings right. Everything’s wrong and all my secrets are coming out.
Clara has buried her past and started over with Sawyer her friend, and business partner. Together they raise her daughter Clara and run their shop, but when Clara meets Dom while she is out of town visiting friends her quiet life gets turned upside down. Suddenly Dom is making her think about what and who she really wants. If she decides to chase her dreams she risks exposing her past and destroying the safe life she has built for her daughter. Can Clara trust herself enough to follow her heart? I like Clara she is straightforward and direct when she has to deal with a situation, but by her own admission she shies away from the hard parts of life especially the emotional ones. Sawyer is in some ways the man she has always wanted, he keeps her safe and treats her daughter as his own, yet he tries to give Clara space to follow her heart. Dom is the man every woman dreams of on some level rich, good looking, hot and sweet. Dom and Sawyer are almost polar opposites of each other in some ways and Clara must find a way to choose between them not an easy task, yet she does her best. I enjoyed the tension between the characters and watching Clara figure things out.