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Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.

Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.

But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.

Tears will be shed.

Relationships will be broken.

Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?

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As we fought to catch our breaths, Damien nuzzled his nose into my neck. I ran my hands up and down his long, muscular back as the drumming of my heartbeat gradually eased.

Thick scars marred his shoulders and upper torso. As much as I wanted to ignore their presence, with each swipe of my fingertips, it was impossible to tune out their jagged, rough contours. The tattooed black lines curved in all directions and ended in sharp points. The dark ink was an effort to hide a traumatic, painful part of his past.

Touching the marks was an instant reminder of how much there was of this man that remained untold. And it was impossible not to feel a sense of longing to know Damien better, all of him, as he did me. I prayed, with time, he’d confide his story with me one day soon.

“What are you thinking about?”

Damien’s question made me worry that I’d accidentally lingered on his scars for too long.

“You,” I answered softly.

He lifted one arm and propped himself up with his elbow to look at me. “What about me?”

“I’m waiting for you to share yourself with me, to let me in, the way I have with you.”

“Raelyn, I share my entire life with you.”

“Not your past.”

For the first time in so long, Damien’s eyes glazed over with an invisible shield, locking me out. He sat up and maneuvered himself to the edge of the bed where he placed his feet on the floor. “That’s because nothing good can come of it.”

“Damien, please,” I pleaded. “I’m not saying I want to hear every detail right this minute. All I’m asking is for you to let me in instead of shutting me out.”

“I’m not shutting you out.”

“Yes, you are.”

“Christ, Raelyn, you are the only person I’ve let in, and that’s still not good enough for you.” Damien threw his hands out to the sides with irritation.

I narrowed my eyes at him, completely annoyed and hurt by his stubborn refusal to see my feelings on this. “After everything I’ve shared with you—not to mention, all we’ve been through—you still won’t open up to me.” My chest ached with unbearable sorrow. I flinched and looked away as I murmured, “That’s like shooting an arrow straight through my heart, Damien.”

He was silent for a long moment. Then, he rose to his feet and glanced over his shoulder to look at me. The intensity of his eyes made me hold my breath.

“I love you, Raelyn, so fucking much. You are my life. Nothing will ever change how I feel about you,” he stated reverently. “But my past? It would end us.”

Did you miss the first two books in the series? Make sure to catch up now!

tattooedemotionsAbout TATTOOED EMOTIONS

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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ts-amazonAbout TATTOOED SCARS

Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living.

Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her.

But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another.

Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made.

Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit?

There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.

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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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