Thursday, August 14, 2014

Temporary (Indelibly Marked #2) by Kim Carmichael | Review

(Indelibly Marked #2)

by Kim Carmichael

In a temporary world only tattoos are permanent…

Content, consistent and calm described Ivan Harlow’s life to a tee. Satisfied with being a artist at the world-famous Permanent Tattoo, playing the role of eternal side-kick, and of course, hooking up with his best friend’s baby sister, his days are predictable and fun, and nothing has to change. With his live story permanently embedded in his skin, he still can’t help but feel anything he dares to love will only be temporary.

All Emily Elliott wants are some big changes in her life. She wants to make it big in the world makeup, needs to show her three big brothers she is all grown up, and dreams of truly being with Ivan, the man she has wanted since she was seven years old.

However, when the fate of the tattoo shop is put into Ivan and Emily’s hands, they must not only work together outside of the bedroom, but face their own personal truths, and figure out what is permanent, what is temporary and where love fits.

Temporary is Book Two in the Indelibly Marked Series that revolves around the lives and loves of the Elliott Family and Permanent Tattoo. Each full-length book can be read as a stand alone, and features its own couple.

Fear of permanency... is that a common disease? I wander why men in particular have a fear of permanency or should we also call it commitment?

Our two main characters in this book are thrown together to run and save the tattoo parlor the Elliotts have worked so hard to make a success. Permanent is the name of the parlor - what a great name, right? Ivan is an artist. He can freehand sketch the tattoo on your skin and by the time he is done with the ink, the resemblance to a high end watercolor is impressive. All this on skin!

Working on permanent works of art on skin... you would think Ivan would be more receptive to permanency in life. His past includes a very sad story and it all boils down to nothing is guaranteed in life, so he fears anything permanent.

Emily Elliott is in love with Ivan... and has been for a long time. The fact that they have been fooling around in secret for a year just helps to make her want "more".

Although on the surface this sounds like any ole romance story, there is a depth to this story that will grip your heart. I love stories where the characters grow and change and adapt as life presents them with obstacles. This is a well-written story full of fun, emotion, and life lessons. Enjoy!

About the Author
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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