Title: Solitude, Artistic Pricks, #3
By: Cat Mason
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Tour Host: DRC Promotions
“The most powerful spark is the one that can reignite the fire that has long gone out.”
After losing his fiancé, Mitchell Taylor abandoned everything that reminded him of her and retreated home to Las Vegas, Nevada. Now his life consists of three things: drowning his pain in the bottom of a vodka bottle, tattooing bodies in the shop he co-owns with his best friend and pissing off their office manager, Shelby. Not only does she infuriate him by challenging everything he does, but fighting with her pushes back the ghosts that haunt him.
Taking control of her future at a young age, Shelby Winston never let anyone or anything get to her. Until now. Mitch is unpredictable. One minute he is drunk and making her want to pull her hair out, the next he is doing something crazy like saving her life.
While every argument between the two has everyone around them waiting for bloodshed, something else is bubbling beneath the surface. There’s no going back once you cross that line, and once the tension erupts into something else, it could change everything forever.
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Reviewed by Christina
**I want to say that this is a SERIES so they should be read in order to understand what is going on and know who the characters are. **
I’m so happy that I read this series altogether. After reading Significance I was bawling like crazy and hopped right in Solitude because I had to know more about Mitch. Mitch is a man so haunted by his past he struggles to cope day to day. Mitch tries to drown out all his demons by drinking, and staying drunk, but still nothing helps fight the images of his fiancé and now the images of Shelby laying in his arms as the life drains from them.
Mitch has 99 problems and a bitch is one. Mitch becomes super protective over Shelby and wants to do everything in his power to keep her safe. Shelby and her feisty ways don’t make it easy on Mitch. Both of them together and the banter they share always makes me laugh. Shelby is one strong women that doesn’t take shit from no one including Mitch.
After a night out drinking Shelby gets a call that she needs to come pick up the drunk bastard because he is out of control. That night Shelby sees a different side to him and begins to wonder who Mitch really is.
Mitch never really lets anyone see beyond that facade he puts up. Right now, that isn’t there, and part of me wonders how much of the real Mitchell Taylor I even know at all.
After that night things start to change between the two of them and neither know how to deal. Will Mitch finally see that life goes on and it’s ok to let people in? Will he ever love again? Could Shelby be the right person to help Mitch out of the past that haunts him?
He is like a puzzle that I am trying to put together. I find a piece here and there, but they are all edge pieces.
I loved this book and getting to see what is going on inside Mitch’s head. I loved Mitch and Shelby together, they are both very strong welled and neither is ever willing to back down from situations. Characters like that make for a great story to be told, and that Cat sure did do that.
Solitude held me captive until the very end. This book made me feel, I love books that get to me. It also has plenty of hot-n-sexy thrown in there to steam up the ol’ kindle. I also enjoyed getting to see all the characters from the previous books and what is going on in their lives. The banter that the whole group shares is one that will having you laughing out loud and turning the pages. I would and have recommended this series to fellow readers, it’s a series I feel more people need to find out about. If you like tattooed bad boys first pick up a copy of Gravity and work your way down to Solitude. I promise you will not regret it.
Other Books In The Series
Significance, Book Two
Mitchell Taylor has spent most of the last five years overseas serving his country. Finally home after months of being separated from his longtime girlfriend, Becky, has him ready for change.
Between celebrating and adjusting to him being home, the couple soon learn they aren’t on the same page with their relationship. Pain, loss, maddening friends, and fear of the unknown will test them both as they come to terms with what is really important. Love.
Will Becky let fear and doubt rob her of the happily ever after with her sailor? Laughter, tears, triumph, and tragedy are all significant parts of life that we all face whether we like it or not. It’s all how we deal with them that make us who we are.
This is their story.
Contains adult content and subject matter. Significance is prequel to Gravity, book one in the Artistic Pricks Ink series and a companion novella to Solitude, book two.
Gravity, Book One
“There has to be something on this Earth that holds you here, other than Gravity.”
Luke Hanlon was focused on anything but his own life.The happiness of everyone else came before his own. He worked hard to build Artistic Pricks Ink into the profitable business that it is today and yet, it isn’t enough anymore. Something is missing. Someone.
With no one to focus on, but himself, Luke is forced to take a long hard look in the mirror and doesn’t like what he sees. Then he meets his mom’s neighbor and something clicks into place. But can he handle what comes along with her? Can he let go of the hurt in his past and see what is in front of him?
Kionna Slade is a good girl. She helps her neighbor, she doesn’t go wild and crazy. She’s independent and doesn’t need anyone. After losing her mother and an accident stole her dream of being a Vegas Showgirl, her life took a turn in a direction she never dreamed it would. Now ‘Sabrina’ runs the show at night, allowing Ki to dance again. Keeping Kionna and Sabrina separate is her main goal, until Luke. Luke Hanlon will throw a wrench in everything she ever thought.
Lives are changed and things explode all around them as they are pulled together. Luke can’t stay away, even if his heart and possibly both their lives could be threatened. Can Kionna and Luke find a way to hold onto each other or will they forever be grasping at what they can’t have?
About The Author
Cat Mason is a thirty year old, married mother of three. When she isn’t writing; she is spending time with her kiddos or reading. She was born and raised outside of St. Louis, Missouri, just over the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois. Cat writes romance of all kinds with twists of humor.