Friday, June 13, 2014

~Review: Tattooed Dots (Halo #1) by Kimberly Knight~

Easton Crawford put his modeling career and good looks before his marriage until it was over. Years later, he is finally learning how to be the father his daughter needed him to be. He’s not looking for a new mom for his daughter—just nightly casual hook-ups. When his best friend, Avery, convinces him that a good way to meet a lot of single women is to go on a single’s cruise, Easton finds more than just a hook-up when he meets a fellow cruiser, Brooke.

Brooke Bradley has taken care of her younger sister, Bailee, for most of their lives. While their mother was enjoying not being a mother, Brooke became the adult in the household at thirteen. She had always taken care of the people in her life, especially her boyfriend, Jared. If it wasn’t for Brooke, Jared wouldn’t know how to function throughout the day.

When Brooke’s best friend, Nicole, gives her a gift of going on a cruise without telling her that it’s a single’s cruise, will Brooke find someone willing to be her constant and finally leave Jared? 

Brooke and Easton learn that people are brought into their lives for many reasons. Over time, they find out what those reasons are. Some are to be a temporary acquaintance while others are there for life.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Kimberly Knight is brilliant and she has written an amazing novel!  Tattooed Dots is a beautifully written love story about two soul mates finding each other after years of searching and yearning for something they didn't know existed until they found each other.  Their journey is about overcoming the low valleys and high mountains together and building the life they both earnestly wish to obtain.

From the Prologue, I was addicted to Easton’s struggle.  Throughout the story, my heart began to flutter even more as this strong alpha male fell hard for the beautifully strong Brooke.  It all began with a birthday gift from Brooke’s best friend, Nicole.  They are going on a cruise to Mexico.  Easton’s best friend, Avery decides the best way to find his soul mate is to drag his wingman on a single’s cruise, too.  Little do they know, but all four of their lives will change forever in only 8 days. 

The four meet during the fire drill and become inseparable.  Brooke is up front and honest with Easton making sure he knows she has a boyfriend at home and is only here for her best friend.  Avery and Nicole fall hard for each other and Easton and Brooke end up spending time together building a strong bond of friendship while secretly wishing they could act upon their desires for one another.  At the end of the cruise, Brooke is scared by her feelings towards Easton and leaves a note saying she needs time to decide how she feels.  Easton is unsure if they will have a future together.

There is an underlying problem with Brooke’s shoulder during the course of the story and even though her doctor has prescribed pain pills for it thinking it was only a pulled muscle, the pain continues to worsen.  Nicole is concerned and schedules an appointment with the doctor she works for.  From there the emotional roller coaster begins. 

Both couples are intertwined so perfectly!  You can feel the turmoil, anguish, lust, and eventually love that they share.  Even though this is Easton and Brooke’s story you are able to follow the beginning of the fiery relationship of their best friends.   Overall, this is a remarkable novel that I highly recommend you read.  The author develops each characters’ flaws, desires, hopes, and dreams; thus enabling you to feel a close connection to them.  I’m looking forward to reading more books in this series.  Tremendous story, Kimberly!  Thank you for creating these incredible characters, and delivering a novel full of hours of entertaining romance with a happily ever after ending. ~Flo

Hero:  4.5 stars
Heroine:  5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam level: 4 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book:  Yes.  From beginning to end, this story is an amazingly beautiful romantically sweet read about finding your true soul mate and never letting go! 

Would I recommend this author:  Yes! This author can bring her thoughts and emotions from her imagination to words.  Kimberly Knight knows how to deliver a thought provoking saga that leaves you begging for more.  

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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