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Tyler & Stella (Tattoo Thief #2) by Heidi Joy Tretheway…Blog Tour Stop & Review

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Welcome to my stop on the Tyler& Stella by Heidi Joy Tretheway Blog Tour!

Thanks for stopping by and please enjoy my review!

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Synopsis:

Stella Ramsey always says bad boys can’t break your heart. They don’t call, don’t cuddle and don’t send flowers—but what do you expect? For Stella, no strings means no regrets.

When the biggest story of her fledgling career as a music journalist nearly ruins her relationship with her best friend, Stella has one chance to redeem herself. Tyler Walsh could be that chance.

Stella promises the bassist for the rock band Tattoo Thief anything in exchange for behind-the-scenes access. But Tyler doesn’t want anything. He wants everything—and that’s more than Stella is prepared to give.

When Tyler’s explosive secret thrusts Stella into the media spotlight, she must choose between the selling the story and telling the truth—and exposing the truth about herself as well.

Tyler & Stella (Tattoo Thief #2) is a sizzling story of lust, lies, and sacrifice, revealing how much love can forgive.  

 

My review:

Tyler & Stella is the second book in author Heidi Joy Trethway’s Tattoo Thief Series and the first in the series I have read.  Well, after reading this book I have added this series as one I will be looking forward to more from.  I freaking loved this book!

Anxiously looking for a way to further her music journalism career, Stella Ramsey knows she is holding that very thing in the palm of her hand.  Literally.  But she also knows that if she leaks what she has, she won’t just be reporting an über exclusive piece on hot rock band Tattoo Thief, she will be risking losing her best friend and her best friend’s trust.  Without really thinking her actions through, she leaks it anyway and regrets it immediately.  Now Stella finds herself having to gain her friend’s trust back.  She also has to get more stories on Tattoo Thief, which means she’s going to have to gain their trust back as well.  Enter Tyler Walsh.  As Tattoo Thief’s hot and sexy bassist he steps in and gives her a chance to fix things while giving her material for a story.  Tyler seems to good to be true but Stella knows all about the bad boy rocker types.  The thing is, Tyler keeps surprising her.  He turns out to be unlike any preconceived notion she had about him and that becomes dangerous.  Dangerous because Stella doesn’t do the whole nice guy thing.  She’s used to dysfunction and hurt.  It’s all she’s known when it comes to guys.  Could Tyler be the one to change her mind?  The better question is, would Stella ever feel worthy of a guy like Tyler?

Rock star bassist Tyler Walsh has learned the hard way that he’s got to keep his guard up.  He went from awkward teen to gorgeous and sexy rock star in such a short amount of time that he still isn’t used to all the attention that comes along with it. It was hard believing a girl wanted him for him and not just his fame and face.  Then came Stella.  She was sort of a mess when they met and he knew he could help her.  He wanted to help her.  The problem was he had to keep her at arm’s length until he got to know her better.  Tyler finds himself hoping beyond hope that Stella could see past all the hype and into who he really is.  He was willing to give her everything if she could do just that.

The attraction and chemistry between Tyler and Stella is positively delicious and they both feel it.  But with old trust issues and constantly being in the spotlight, will they be able to find something true and real in a world of hype and tabloids?

*Dreamy sigh* Oh, how I loved this book.  From the very beginning the story grabbed me and I was kept in its hold until the very end.  I devoured it in 24 hours and loved every minute.  Stella is kind of a mess.  She drinks too much and hurt her best friend.  She’s got a messed up past that has cut her deep emotionally and in turn has made her self-worth take a nosedive.  But I loved her.  She is raw, gritty and fresh at the same time.  She wasn’t the flawless heroine that every guy drools over and I truly enjoyed that facet of her as a character.  As for Tyler, all I can say is: yes, please!  Talk about the complete opposite of the rock god persona.  He is so amazing.  He’s the good guy in a bad boy role.  He’s kind and warm and has a huge heart.  He’s got his share of secrets that he holds close to his vest and rightfully so.  He treats Stella with such care both physically and emotionally and I absolutely fell in love with him.  He is one of those book guys that I will hold future book guys up to for quite some time.  I think one of the reasons I enjoyed this story so much was that Stella and Tyler’s roles were almost reversed.  She was the one in need of love and kindness and he was the one who had so much love to give.  The build up of heat between them was perfect.  It was ever-present but acting on it was something that took time and when it finally happened it was sublime.

The secrets that both Stella and Tyler are keeping are two pretty big doozies and I let out a huge “whoa” when one of Tyler’s was revealed.  Never saw it coming throughout the whole book.  I love being shocked like that!

Overall if you love a good guy saving a damsel in distress with a modern rock and roll twist, this is a book for you! Thank you, Heidi Joy, for an amazing story!  I can’t wait to see what’s next for Tattoo Thief!

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About the author:

heidi_500Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

You’ll most often find Heidi Joy with her husband and two small kids cooking, fishing, exploring the Northwest, and building epic forts in their living room.

She loves to hear from readers via messages at facebook.com/author.heidi.

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