Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review: Draw Me In by Regina Cole

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.

ebook, 292 pages
Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Flirt 
Genre: New Adult

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy from Flirt via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

This is a book where girl has a problem, boy comes to the rescue (so to speak), there is instant chemistry but both have pasts that stop them from acting on it. Throw in all kinds of angst and misunderstandings and you have a typical new adult romance. 

Draw Me In is a quick and easy book to read and avid readers can have it finished in less than a day. The employees at Neill's tattoo shop are fun to read about and I enjoyed getting to know them. I felt that the best parts of the book took place within the walls of the shop. The chemistry between Hailey and Neill was immediate and I found myself in their corner. Readers who like their books on the steamy side will find it within these pages but I would say that it is on the mild to moderate side of the steamy scale.

There were a few minor issues with the story for me. I felt that the build up to Neill and Hailey's relationship lacked a little bit of emotion for me and I wished for a little bit more depth and feeling. Their reasons for avoiding relationships were a tiny bit on the weak side for my liking as well. Having said that, it is a story, and everyone as their own reasons for doing and feeling the way they do so I didn't let it bother me too much. What did bother me a little was where the story involved Hailey's student advisor. I really would have liked more detail when it came to that aspect. The story just seemed a little rushed at times.

Over all Draw Me In provides a few good hours of entertainment for fans of this genre and I would recommend it for those fans. If you are not a fan of new adult, it is probably not the book for you.

About the Author
Regina Cole, lover of manly muscled arms, chest hair, and mini-marshmallows, has been reading romance since her early teens. While she loves a love story of any heat level, she’s been drawn to the erotic side, and is loving every minute.

When she’s not frantically pounding away at the keyboard, she can be found fishing with her family, playing with her dogs, trying out strange new recipes, or snuggling with her hubby.

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