4.5, 4 and TWO 3 Stars for Inked Souls (Scarred Souls #2) by T.T. Kove #MM #Romance @ttkove


Title: Inked Souls (Scarred Souls #2)
Author Name & Publisher: T.T. Kove (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 2, 2015 – 180 pgs


Kian didn’t anticipate being dragged along while his friend got a tattoo as anything but a waste of time. Then he meets Silver, a handsome tattoo artist who provokes all sort of x-rated thoughts and ambitions. More intriguing, Silver’s been waiting for a chance to get to know Kian.

A relationship wasn’t what Kian was expecting when they fall into bed, but he’s not opposed. But the beginning of a relationship is the easy part, it’s everything after that’s a challenge—especially when the danger of disease and infection enter the picture.

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Triggers: Self harm, death
The beginning of this story was somewhat perplexing.  I knew that this book would be the story of Silver and Kian, however, the book was, for me, drastically different than what the prologue presents.
I did really enjoy the relationship between Silver and Kian, but it seemed very tame too.  Even having read the previous book, I was expecting a little more heat between Kian and Silver.  Now, don’t mistake heat to mean no chemistry, because they had great chemistry.
I think this story was the more clear when I figured out that this was about acceptance, family and who you choose to allow in to your life.  I wanted to hurt Silver’s family (well, his parents) a lot when they were so judgmental of Kian.  I really loved how Vincent and Silver stood up to their folks.  And, even though, for me, the issue was not resolved, it was not glossed over either.
Because the characters crossover between book 1 and book 2, it helped me see the characters in a different light too.  I got to see the relationship side of Silver as well as the concerned friend side.  Even Damien’s character was slightly different in this story, partly because you were seeing him through Kian’s eyes.
Overall, I enjoyed this story, but if you’re looking for super sexy reads, thus far, this series is very tame.

This book runs parallel as Scarred Souls so you get to see both sides of the story just in different books. This book isn’t as much as a dark read as Scarred Souls but it still has some dark moments. I fell in love with Kian right from the beginning and Silver was also great. These two people had to deal with some major health issues pretty much from the beginning along with their other issues. The chemistry between Silver and Kian was very obvious and that was clear right from the beginning. Not sure if the author is planning any more books in the series but would love to see more of these characters.

Again this is a dark read and I caution anyone who has a problem with abuse.


I liked this story but just did not love it… I don’t really know why it just did not grab me.
You get Kian who has just reconnected with his father and  is in a better place.  Kian works at a saloon where Silver first sees him.
Then you get Silver a tattoo artist who was in a terrible accident were he lost people close to him.
Okay I did not have a problem with the characters and all they actually fit well together. There was a little angst and pretty much from the first time they were together they stay connected. You could feel the love between the two of them. But other than that the story just did not grab me at all…
This one was just not for me…
This is the second book in the series; I read the first one and wasn’t really a fan of it but thought I would give this one a shot anyway. Sad to say, this one didn’t do much for me either. I was bored at times. I could at least feel some of the chemistry between these two. These characters didn’t have as much angst or issues as the first books characters which was a relief. Either the writing style isn’t for me or maybe the subject matter isn’t but this series just isn’t working for me.


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Author of gay romance. Mostly contemporary, with some other genres thrown in here and there.


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