Thursday, February 25, 2016



We’re so thrilled to be kicking off the two-week read-a-long of Alicia Rae’s Tattooed series! Today we’ll be discussing chapters ten through fifteen of the first book, Tattooed Emotions! If you haven’t read it up yet, make sure you pick up a copy and follow along with the read-a-long!

What happened in chapter ten - chapter fifteen?

Before sneaking out Damien’s house the morning after, she leaves him a check that only partially pays back her company owes him, but she’s determined to pay him back the full amount.
A few days later, Raelyn is at work when Cale shows up, wanting to talk. He tries to explain why he took the money - he and his wife were trying to have a baby but not having any luck and he just wanted to be able to make it happen. While Raelyn understands, she doesn’t forgive him.
She gets another unexpected guest that day - Damien. He’s incredibly pissed off that she tried to pay him, saying if what he wanted from her was money he would have taken her to court, not to bed. He’s not letting her go that easily. He demands she show up to his house on Saturday, dressed for the beach.
While Raelyn is initially unsure whether she’s going to show up at Damien’s or not, she decides to take a leap of faith. She ends up having one of the most incredible days of her life. Damien takes her out on the boat and they spend the whole day together, laughing and getting to know each other, and having fun out in the water.
Raelyn wakes up later in the night, incredibly sick and nauseous. Damien holds her while she vomits and helps her shower, then puts her back to bed. He agrees to sleep without his shirt off, but only if she promises not to touch his scars.

Favourite Quotes:

  • “You changed my world the second I laid eyes on you, Raelyn.”
  • “I was gentle with you last time, Raelyn. I don’t think I have it in me to restrain myself this time.”

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think Raelyn hasn’t opened up to Damien about her cancer?
  • Would you be able to forgive Cale?



Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.

Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.

Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?
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About Alicia Rae

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.
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  1. This sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

  2. Raelyn probably doesn't want pity from him so that's why she hasn't told him yet.