Draw Me In by Regina Cole

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Title: Draw Me In

Author: Regina Cole

Series: Sinful Skin

Book: #1

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept

Published: Nov 4th 2014

Goodreads Rating: 3.40

My Rating: 2/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

After her parents pull the plug on her college fund to finance their nasty divorce, Hailey Jakes is desperate to pay her own way and finish her degree in graphic design. She can hardly believe her luck when the sexiest guy she’s ever seen hires her to be the receptionist at his tattoo shop. With sea-blue eyes, jet-black hair, and full sleeves of tattoos on his muscular arms, Neill Vanderhaven looks like the kind of guy who wouldn’t give her the time of day. In fact, he’s mesmerized by her—and it doesn’t hurt that she’s talented as hell.
But Hailey and Neill have more in common than instant chemistry: They’re both carrying serious baggage. Hailey’s parents split after years of blowout fights and sloppy affairs. Neill just got out of something serious with a woman who loved her bad habits more than she loved him. When they take the plunge on a new relationship, they’re both breaking their own rules.
But then a terrible misunderstanding brings Neil’s worst fears to life, and their connection threatens to come crashing down. What they have is more than skin-deep, but now Hailey and Neill need to decide whether the kind of love that lasts forever is worth such exquisite pain.

First Sentences

I brushed a stray leaf from the edge of my sketchpad, watching as it fell to the dark plaid blanket below.

My Thoughts

I came into this book with really high expectations but I was greatly disappointed. I figured with a college art student working along side a tatted up stud who ends up being the owner of the shop would be a perfect combination of sexy and steamy. I was board with the book from the beginning. I couldn’t connect with the characters or with the story. I didn’t get what was so bad in getting a loan when her parents couldn’t pay her college tuition? There was also a lot changing in perspectives that made it harder to read and concentrate. I skimmed a lot of the books and didn’t feel that I missed out on anything.

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