Stand Alone: yes
Series: Divine Creek Ranch 12
Re-issued / Re-edited: no
Date published: October 12th 2012
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Purchase Links: HERE
Page count: 247
Jayne Sheridan intended to wait until her wedding night to give up “the goods.” One life-threatening illness and a decade later, she’s wondering if she’ll ever get married and if she shouldn’t just “go for it” now that she’s cancer-free. Her undeniable attraction to the town tattoo artist has her contemplating getting more than a tattoo.
Seth Carter has crammed a lot of living into his years and had his heart broken in a way that he believes is irrevocable. Jayne confuses and intrigues him but he doesn’t want her to look back with regrets, so he turns down her offer. He doesn’t count on the onslaught of jealousy when Jayne decides to take matters into her own hands. Jayne is his.
When the past treads on his doorstep, can Seth handle unexpected blessings and protect the ones he holds dearest to him?
The funny part is that it is indeed a menage series with exceptions and it is the exceptions I remember the most! His tattooed virgin (#12) and her gentle giant (#2) are indeed those that I remember the most with the exception of Divine Grace (#1).
14 stories so far and going. This is a rare series that I am not tired reading. Somehow Heather Rainier, with her unique style, makes me want to know more about those Divine Creek people. They became with time a little bit of my family. You know, the kind of family you do not see much but when you do at family reunions, you are very happy to catch on. That’s how I feel each time I read one of Mrs Rainier’s story. I feel as if I need to catch what is going on with people I did not see for a while. I find that very precious.
One of her main quality is that she writes long novel. What surprise me is that there is not a dull moment in them even tho plot does not take the front row. It is all about romance and relationship and friends and family.
If you go on Siren’s page, you will read 5 stars reviews all around and the MER are extremely full of praise and I am not surprised. This is the kind of series that feels like hot chocolate, extremely comforting, warm and cosy.
All the heroines are different in look and personality and that is nice. They all have a story to tell, some baggage. I will not lie to say that I loved all of them equally. I did find some annoying but those I did not like were compensated with incredible heroes.
So. His Tattooed Virgin…
Heather Rainier picked two themes: cancer survivors and tattoo artists.
I enjoyed very much this love story. That is how I feel each time I read this series: reading a love story. there is no epilogue “iluvyous, marryme etc”. Of course we find them but in the middle of the story, not as a mandatory ending. However, it is funny how now I know when the villains shows up. After a couple of stories, we know.
The romance is sweet. The heroes always loving, possessive, dedicated, sensible, caring. They remind me the kind of men that grow up in the country by a mother of 5+ children with a strong will to handle her family while husband is working hard, raised to respect all women, elders and children… and go to church each Sunday. Church does not fit well with an erotic romance but this is exactly how I picture the men of Divine Creek in my mind.
Guess I want a one-way ticket to this place because I would love to meet a couple of men for me.(yeah yeah I am greedy)
247 is generally the average length of each book but I always find myself surprised to be at page 200+. I never feel it is repetitive or too much. I read it with a smile on my face and probably make a couple of awe along the way, if not out loud at least in my head.
The only thing that I did not buy much is the age of the heroine: 38 and virgin. I understood the no sex during the cancer treatments and the 10 years of celibacy. I got that. But still virgin at 28? That for me was not much credible. Not in today’s world. I am not saying never but even librarian do have a sex life eh? lol
I have a tattoo on my shoulder. Today the fashion is about tribal tattoos. I like tattoos but I am not that fond of skulls, spiders and ILOVEMOM. lol If you are curious you can click HERE or HERE or HERE.
I am not going to explain in details who are the characters. I think it would spoil the story if I explain in details. Suffice to say that they complemented each other, that even though writing about cancer is sensitive, it was not the main subject even if it was very present.
It was fun to attach Apocalyptica songs to this story. I discovered this group with my ex who is a big fan of heavy metal groups. Nothing else matter is just my preferred one. I love classic instruments playing rock music. Another one I enjoy is Clubbed to death played in The Matrix. But yes, we easily associate tattoos with heavy metal 🙂
Reading this story is like reading “The chicken soup for…”. A little bit of this, a little bit of that mixed with tons of sweet romantic sauce, yet some hot sex scenes and I promise you, you’ll be as addicted to this series as myself 🙂
Kudos for the cover book that picture 100% the main heroes! 🙂
and… something that I need to mention in bold: THANK YOU FOR THE CHARACTERS LEXICON!!!! A little while ago, I vented about how difficult it was to follow the dozen of characters in long series and recognize who was who with who. Heather Rainier… you are the best!
ps: can I have two Seth for Christmas if I am really bad Santa? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!
Sex Heat: 4
Equality Level: NA
Editing (poor/fair/good): Good
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