Zane (Inked Brotherhood #3) by Jo Raven
Released: October 24, 2014
Genre: New Adult Erotic Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed by Lena
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They call me Zen-man, the cool-headed one, the protector. I keep an eye out for everyone, taking them in, finding them homes. They think I’m the calm and collected one, the self-assured one, the one who knows the way. They think they see me. They think they know me.
But they’re all wrong, because inside I’m broken. I have a jagged hole in my soul I can’t fix, a festering blackness. I’ve been to the pits of hell and nobody comes back unscathed. Life in foster care fucked me up, and now a thread is all that’s holding me together.
So I sleep around and never date, keeping chicks away. One day I’ll snap, and when I do, there’s no telling who I might take down with me.
All the same, there’s this one girl who won’t be scared away. Dakota. She’s hot and I won’t deny I want her. But she keeps coming back, pushing me, trying to get me to talk, to open up to her.
She has no idea she’s playing with fire. When the demons come, she’d better be far away from me, just like everyone else.
Jo Raven does it again. She writes a beautiful story about survival and love. Zane who is the savior to all those in the Inked Brotherhood, is now the one who needs to be saved. He is trying to deal with his abusive past and losing the only person he considered his real family. It all seemed insurmountable until he meets Dakota. She is not without demons herself. She had faired better, blessed with a tight knit supportive family and the heart of a fighter. The only thing missing from her life is Zane. She is the calm to his storm. Dakota’s determination and love allow her to break through his tough walls.
This is not your typical romance story. The struggles are ugly, but from that, beauty emerges building a more solid relationship not only between Zane and Dakota but also among the Inked brotherhood and the women in their lives.
Rating: 5 Stars
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.