Reece Hatfield has just one rule when it comes to falling in love: don't fucking do it. There's no room in his life for another person. He can barely keep a handle on things as it is. A shadow of the man he used to be, Reece spends his days tattooing, the artist inside of him longing for the chance to do something different.
Avery Moore is all dance, all the time. Ballet is all she's ever known, and she's damn good at it. Her body is her art, a living canvas that captivates Reece the first time he lays his eyes on her.
He yearns to leave his mark on her body... in more ways than one.
The tattooed degenerate with a shady past. The beautiful ballerina with a bright future. They live in different worlds, yet somehow, they fit. But just because they fit doesn't mean they belong together. Cracks sometimes form. Two pieces don't always make a whole. The course of love never did run smoothly. Things get messy.
And Reece doesn't do messy.
Foxy’s ★ ★ ★ ★ Review:
FOUR AND HALF STARS
The Mad Tatter was a surprise release by Ms. Darhower as a birthday gift to herself. Happy Birthday!!!
A realistic portrayal of not only finding color within the lines, but finding it outside of confines of society.
I adored this book, even though, it’s not what I’ve come to know Ms. Darhower by… her mafia series . It’s always exciting when an author steps outside of their writing realm and explores other genres. The beauty of this story is the even keeliness throughout the whole book.
Reece is a convicted felon who is a tattoo artist at Wonderland Ink. His true artistry isn’t with a tattoo gun but with paint.
“[I’m] what my mother calls a coloring book crook… meaning my art looks like I ripped off a five year old.”
Reece’s non supportive family contributes to his being misunderstood as an artist. His parents wanted him to be a somebody but instead he became a nobody just a shell of himself.
Avery becomes his living art. “She’s beautiful. She’s kind of like sunshine. She’s bright. And warm. And yellow.” She’s *his* “yellow” …the happiness inside of him.
While I could divulge more about the story I think this trailer does it best. Just like the writing in this book, the trailer is beautiful.
Told in Reece’s point of view.