The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole
Description: Can a love built on secrets survive?
Rugged, hot, and rock hard, Dred Zander is exactly the type of man that normally sends Pixie running. Not dreaming about running her hands down his washboard abs…and lower. The lead singer and guitarist for the band Preload embodies trouble behind his quick smile and guarded eyes, and Pixie left trouble behind her years ago along with the name Sarah Jane Travers and the pathetic trailer her mom called home. With her abusive past in her past, she has a new life, a new family at Second Circle, and a dream of opening her own business. She needs capital and time. What she doesn’t need is a tempting long-haired rocker or the paparazzi that follow him around.
But Dred has other ideas. Pixie’s sweet hazel eyes, purple hair and kaleidoscopic tattoo of exotic flowers that swirl up her arm haunt his dreams, and he knows she wants him too. He just has to convince her. But as a juicy exposé threatens to expose their pasts, and a blackmailer terrorizes their present, Pixie and Dred have to decide what really matters and fight like hell to keep it.
This book had everything I love in contemporary romances: rock stars and tattooes! Both Dred and Pixie had serious past issues to overcome. She had an abusive past with her stepfather and Dred was a foster child with an addict mother. What I liked most about this book was watching them overcome their past issues and confide in one another. Dred’s band of brothers are clearly going to have their own books, which is great because I can’t wait to learn more about them. After reading this book, I went back and bought the first two books in the series. They focus on the owners/ tattoo artists of the shop which Pixie works at. All around, an enjoyable and a new series to keep my eye on!
Rating: 3 out of 5
Received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.