Cover Rating: 5
Genres: Romance, Adult, Erotica, Violence, Substance Abuse
Published: July 21, 2014
Read 1x: August 20, 2014
Re-read: May 20, 2016
Told in dual POVs
Series: Inked Brotherhood: Kiss Me Goodbye (prequel to Asher); Asher; Tyler; Zane; What I Want For Christmas: Zane And Dakota short story; Dylan; Rafe; Inked Babies Epilogue
TYLER (Inked Brotherhood #2)
Four years have passed since I left home, my parents, and my brother Asher behind – since I shut out my past.
And Erin. Four years since I last saw her, since I heard her voice and held her in my arms. I’ve spent my time forging a path from woman to woman, from bed to bed, trying to find an answer. But I think I’ve lost my way. There’s no light at the end of the dark.
No big surprise. I carry the dark inside me. I’m a bastard – branded as such from the start. I never give my phone number and address. I take my pleasure, and don’t come back for seconds. No commitments, no promises and no happy endings. Yeah, I’m a bastard down to the bone and I don’t give a damn.
But now I’m back in my birth town, the town I fled at eighteen – back to make amends to the brother I abandoned and watch from afar the only girl I’ve ever wanted. Hope isn’t a currency I can afford. I learned that lesson long ago.
Yet when she looks at me and says my name, I can’t help but hope.
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
Inked Brotherhood Series:
Five boys brought together by fate. Five young men trying to overcome their troubled pasts. Five tattoos marking them as a brotherhood built on tragedy. Will they find understanding and rise above the pain?
Five girls tied by friendship. Five young women fighting their own demons. Five lives laced with sorrow. Will they be strong enough to save the men they love and make them happy?
The series comprises five interconnected, stand-alone novels: Asher, Tyler, Zane, Dylan and Rafe.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
TYLER (Inked Brotherhood #2) is by Jo Raven.
So I’ve read this book a couple of times and recently realized I never gave it a proper review. Time to rectify that…..
Tyler is the second book in the Inked Brotherhood series. It was no less intense and tragic than book one, Asher, who is Tyler’s younger brother.
I’m going to warn you now. You will fall in love with Tyler. You will feel protective of him and you will want to hurt those that have hurt him. Just saying. Jo Raven does not write fluff. Not even close. Jo’s heroes may be tattooed, sexy hotties, but they are broken, tortured and in need of love and healing. Four years ago Tyler left home abruptly. You will absolutely cry when you learn about Tyler’s past. He had to leave behind his younger brother Asher, and the sweet girl he loved, Erin. But now he’s back. Tyler wants to reconnect with Asher and make amends for leaving but Asher is angry and hurt. As far as Asher is concerned, Tyler abandoned him and he doesn’t want to forgive. Tyler doesn’t know how to move past Asher’s anger but he needs to try and make up for the past. A past which was not his fault. Erin is the girl he left behind without a word. To say she is angry and hurt is an understatement. However, Tyler doesn’t think he should try to reconnect with Erin. He believes himself too damaged and she deserves the best. Certainly not the broken soul that he is now. The horrific reasons that Tyler left may no longer be relevant but unfortunately he has new horrors to deal with.
I don’t want to give away any details. Tyler’s issues will unravel slowly and with each setback you will be right there with him. You will feel his pain and torment. You will pray for him and those close to him; those he loves, as his secrets are revealed. Tyler is overwhelmed with love and support; something he never had before. Tyler will have his happily ever after. I promise!
Love isn’t always enough to heal the horrors of the past…but sometimes it is.