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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Inked By An Angel by Shauna Allen/ a SG VBTour

genre, single title contemporary romance, with a hint of sassiness

Envision Touched by an Angel meets L.A. Ink.
A 300-pound biker angel has been tasked with the mission of pairing up a surly tattoo artist and a mousy little accountant. A simple case of opposites attract, right? Yeah, not so much. They can't stand each other. My hero, Jed, has been burned by a lover who continues to torment him by holding a stake in his business - not to mention he's seen how his father's death has cast a shadow on his mother's fragile heart. He is not willing to go there again. Meanwhile, my heroine, Kyle, is struggling to assert her own independence from beneath her mother's shadow, but not before she finds herself engaged to another man. The “perfect” country-club-mama-approved man. So, their poor cupid is left to pull every trick he knows from under his halo to make sure the Divine Plan doesn't fail.

Author Bio:

 Shauna had the privilege of growing up an only child with two open and loving parents who gave her the freedom to be herself and to explore her creativity.  After traveling several places around the world, they settled in Texas when she was seven years old, where she met and eventually married her high school sweetheart.  (Yes, that still happens these days!)  Now, some 18+ years later, they still live in Texas with their three beautiful children and a few furry creatures to boot.
Shauna graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in nursing and works full-time bringing babies into the world.  In her spare time, between work, chores, and family time, she slips into the worlds of her own making – her precious creative outlet.  This is the place where she feels truly free and she is profoundly grateful for this.  She understands that the joy found in writing is a God-given gift.  If you’re a writer, you understand.  Music also holds a very special place in her writing and heart.  It is a large part of her life, from her worship experience all the way through to her writing journey.  
When she’s not writing, Shauna loves reading, movies, reality dance shows, vacations to the beach, dates with the hubby, and hanging out with the kiddos.  (Seriously.  Even teenagers!)
Shauna would love for you to visit her at her website and blog at: www.shaunaallen.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/shauna.allen.12
Twitter : http://tiny.cc/s0dlmw
Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/shaunaallen7/

My Review:

I have wanted to read Inked by an Angel ever since I signed up for this tour and that was some time ago.   Let me just say, this did not disappoint!!!    The premise of the book was quite unique and enjoyable, the characters personable and brilliant and even the less favorable characters were allowed to grow  and redeem themselves.   My favorite character was the angel Michael, big and burly and loveable!   Do you want to read a love story?   How about two or three love stories within a love story?  Do you want a fun and feel good story?  Do you want to read about damaged people who grow in character and trust?   Then this is a must read for you!   I'd rate this as a five out of five winks for just pure pleasure!   Oh yeah!   Thanks Shauna.....can't wait til May and the second in the series!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and for having me on your blog, Beth! I look forward to bringing you more angels soon! ;)

Unknown said...

You do that Shauna....I loved the book!