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Jul 10

Train Wreck by T. Gephart Review

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Synopsis

“No passion, no emotion, no originality—a train wreck of epic portions.”

Those were the words to describe Eve Thorton’s exhibition. Not even a fine arts degree from Yale or her daddy’s bank account could save her from the scathing reviews. And failure was a word Eve would never be comfortable with. Not even close.

Plotting the demise of every critic who’d written her off was her first instinct. But that would come later. Instead, she would show them that she wasn’t a bored socialite with more money than talent.

She would prove everyone wrong, and she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. But when her journey for redemption crashed headfirst into Josh Logan, the sexy, talented tattooist from Queens, getting her hands dirty took on a whole new meaning.

Josh was everything Eve wasn’t, translating on skin what she couldn’t onto her canvas. All she had to do was convince him to share his jaw-dropping brilliance, and help her—seeing him naked—a bonus. Then she could go back to her regular life, vindicated.

It should have been easy. Pity her plans had a habit of derailing.

 

REVIEW

Eve comes home after being torn apart at her first art showing hoping to find her loving boyfriend to get some support but what she finds instead is him cheating on her. After she throws him out and a rather unexpected conversation with the girl he was cheating on her with Eve decided she needs to try something different to get back to her love of being an artist. What she didn’t count on was not only falling back in love with art and discovering new passions but that she would also start to fall for owner of the tattoo shop- josh! Things are about to be thrown into a whirlwind for Eve but maybe that’s exactly what she needs! 

“This girl was going to be the death of me. She had me twisted in knots I had no hope untying. Not that I wanted to.”

I really enjoyed this read and thought the story line was slightly different to other romances out there currently. The back drop of the art and tattoo world I actually found really interesting and Eve and Josh were brilliantly thought up characters that were instantly likeable and who I thought were the perfect match up! 

“But I do know that you’re smart and you’re talented and it’s a f****** tragedy if you waste a minute of that on a half-a**** effort. Whether it’s on a page or on a person. You’re not looking for someone to enable you and you knew you wouldn’t get that with me. And as crazy as it sounds, I care. So let me serve my purpose.”

Even though Eve was rich and had obviously had quite a privileged upbringing she was still so down to earth and relatable. She was funny and kind and, like everyone else, had her struggles about how to begin her career and bounce back from negative feedback. I loved her confidence and her ability to give as good as she got when it came to the banter she had between Josh and even Dallas. Josh was the perfect mixture of a gentleman and a sexy tattoo artist. He genuinely wanted to help Eve find her way in art again but also couldn’t help be attracted to her and that’s where his sexy, confident, and funny side came out. 

“Nothing you could ever say to me is ever going to scare me away.” My arms locked around her. “There isn’t a thing that you or anyone could do that would change my mind. We belong together, Eve. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but nothing worth having ever is.”

The story itself was engaging without their having to be too much drama which was a nice change. The romance between Eve and Josh was sweet and hot and developed at a good pace. Dallas provided some very funny and laugh out loud moments and I loved him nearly as much as the main characters. Like I said there wasn’t too much drama but what we do have is a really sweet romance story which provided a lot of laughter and “awww” moments and kept me entertained enough that I read this story in two days! 

BETHANY

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