3 out of 5
I didn’t dislike The Devil’s Tattoo, but I didn’t love it either. I’m on the fence completely. I wanted to love it. I enjoy a sexy rock star as much as the next chick. I feel like there was maybe something missing to give it that push from being a good read to a great read.
I had a little trouble getting into it at first, but then I realized that Nicole R. Taylor is Australian, which explained the slang and language. I do find it difficult to judge the writing style, as I don’t know jack about Australian culture, so I’m not going to.
Zoe was a pretty cool chick and Will was sweet. I liked them as a couple. There was a lot of pussy-footing around the fact that they liked each other, and for me, that just took too long. No progress, then wam! They’re together. Zoe had this bad experience with men that she kept pushing Will away because of, and when it’s finally uncovered what happened- there wasn’t enough detail and emotion to make me feel like I could relate to her that well. Will, well…I liked him, but he didn’t give off rock star hottie vibes. The saving grace for me was the beautiful things he says and does in regards to Zoe.
At the end of the day, The Devil’s Tattoo was worth a read if you like rock star books. This is going to be a series, and I’ll be reading the next one.
Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She’s been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That’s until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.
They call themselves The Devil’s Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it’s like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it’s like she’s finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They’ve been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.
Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He’s the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he’s only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he’d bother. She’s got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?
The Devil’s Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it’s either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe’s determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.
2 x Signed Postcard Pack and The Devil’s Tattoo Band Sticker
5 x Ebook Copies of The Devil’s Tattoo (mobi or epub)