Book #2 Needle's Kiss Series
(Conflicted Love is book #2 in the Needle's Kiss series and should be read AFTER Tattered Love to fully grasp the story.)
Trip’s life motto is simple: get in, get off, get out. His lifestyle works for him, that is until he finds himself in an unexpected situation with the one girl he can't seem to get out of his mind.
Teeny has been strong for too long. One amazing crazy night, with her best friend's cocky colleague, leaves her with more than just unwanted feelings and cravings she just can’t seem to quench.
She's knocked up.
He's freaked out.
Life is about to get crazy for two people who can't stand to be close, yet can't seem to pull apart. Tension and confusion turn into mood swings and midnight snacks. How can things ever go back to simple times when every direction leads to chaos?
Twenty minutes late and running out of patience I reached in quickly undid her belt and picked her up, ignoring her squeal of surprise I pulled her purposefully flush against me one hand full of lush ass the other on her hip.
Lowering my head to her neck I took a deep breath in, catching the soft vanilla scent of her blonde hair taking as much as I could get I gently bit her earlobe then ran my lips over the same spot.
“Don’t push me, Princess. I’m clear out of give a fucks and my dick's so hard it could hammer nails. Move that sweet ass before I bend it over and fuck it into oblivion” I growled in her ear driving the point home with a quick swat to her ass.
Making sure her feet were on the ground I let go and stalked for the house adjusting my now very tight in the crotch jeans. I also didn’t miss the soft moan from Teeny before she cleared her throat and mumbled something about assholes and penis trucks then stomped up the sidewalk.
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
It’s always good to start the New Year off with a good book, and I was pleased that my first book of 2014, Conflicted Love, didn’t disappoint. After reading the epilogue of Tattered Love, I had been excited that Trip was going to be getting his own book. I was looking forward to finding out his and Teeny’s story.
Trip Torres is Mace’s younger brother. For Trip, life is all about having fun, he loves the ladies, doesn’t believe in true love, and never sleeps with the same one twice as he doesn’t do commitment. He’s cocky, sexy, alpha male, has muscles and full tattoos, but he does have a soft and caring side. Just like his brother, I loved him.
Teeny Garret is Scar’s best friend who had a hard life growing up, her mother suffered from depression, her father left because of it, and as a result, it had left her with a few issues. She is strong, feisty and independent, but underneath she has her insecurities, her fears, and is worried that she might be like her mother, and anyone who loves her will sooner or later leave her.
Trip has always had a thing for Teeny as she has for him, but they never act on it, but after one drunken night of hot sexy passion everything changes. Teeny finds herself pregnant. Trip is freaked, Teeny is scared, and they now have to take responsibility for their actions. They have to face their true feelings for each other, their fears, their issues and figure out what they both really want.
Trip and Teeny are a great couple, I loved the chemistry and the passion they had together. Both could be frustrating and stubborn, but they are very funny at times and I loved their banter. Trip and Teeny made me laugh so many times with some of the things they say and do when dealing with the pregnancy.
I liked the storyline written from both points of view. It was very steamy, emotional and very funny. I enjoyed being on their rollercoaster journey as they become parents. I loved the way Trip is with Teeny, the way treats her, the things he does to shows her how much he loves, wants her and the baby. The way he fights for her especially when and understandably Teeny’s fears get in the way. It was heartwarming to watch their relationship begin to grow into what they both needed and deserved.
Mace (love him) and Scarlett are back and it was great to see what was going on in their lives, still happy, and hot as ever together. I loved the secondary characters, especially Trip and Mace’s mum. After reading the epilogue, I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, which is their sister Haven, and their friend Jude.
Overall, I enjoyed Conflicted Love, it was quick, easy, fun and sexy read that I didn’t want to put down. I love Lola Stark’s writing style, as always engaging from the start. It had a great playlist, a few that I download from iTunes. If you enjoyed Tattered Love, then I recommend you one click this one today, as you won’t be disappointed.
“The idea of soul consuming love, which in my opinion, didn’t exist. It was simply the idea of love they wanted; the bullshit they were fed growing up” ~ Trip
“He was breaking down my carefully erected barbed wire fence”
“Been a fuck up my whole life…but I swear Teeny, if you let me, I’ll do this right. I’ll do this one thing right”
“I didn’t want anybody to see me weak, let alone Trip, yet that’s exactly how I was feeling. I needed to be the strong girl I usually was”
“Teeny was everything I always thought I didn’t want but needed all at the same time.”
“The love and adoration I felt consumed me as I brought my hand up to cover his. I was right where I was supposed to be and nothing could top this”
“I felt like I needed to do something special for her to show my appreciation. It wasn’t like Hallmark had a card that read ‘Thanks for destroying your vag with my spawn’.”
"My seed is strong, woman. It makes big healthy boys. With large penises." ~ Trip
Needle's Kiss Series
by Lola Stark
When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.
Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love: she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into her tattoo parlor? Or will he break her down and leave his mark within her ink?
What starts out as a little fun, turns into something so much more.
Can Scarlett look beyond Mace's devastating past or will his demons come back to haunt them both?
Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes sex, an alcohol induced embarrassing night out and two headstrong lovers taken on a whirlwind of crazy.
Conflicted Love Playlist
About the Author
Lola Stark lives in Australia. Is an at home mummy with no filter raising a hoard of minions and a husband who sometimes appears not to have grown up. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the family she can be found sitting at her computer , writing, facebooking or just generally messing around.