One Too Many (Mystic Tattoos #1)

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Title: One Too Many (Mystic Tattoos #1)
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 49
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Don’t discount the mystic powers in the world…

Casey has spent most of his adult life building a successful business. His mother has been on him to settle down with a good man. Casey would, but he hasn’t had time to look for one. On his fortieth birthday, he goes out with friends and gets drunk—and has one too many.

When he wakes up in the morning, there’s a sexy, strange man in his home and a new, kind of painful tattoo on Casey’s chest. He doesn’t remember what happened the night before, but it doesn’t take him long to realize that the stranger, Ed, is someone he wants to get to know much better.

Now, if the fates and stars and all that mystical stuff will align, Casey and Ed might have their Happily Ever After, with the help of a mysterious tattoo artist and a vanishing tattoo shop.

General Release Date: 29th November 2016

When I first read the blurb, I was like this is different; let’s see where this goes. Well, the book started off pretty decently; however, as the story progressed….let’s just say it went into hyper-drive and crashed. I am still wondering what the heck. My main complaint is that the story’s MC’s, Casey and Ed, took on a juvenile tone especially considering their age and accomplishments.

In addition, I now have more questions than answers after reading this book. I am still really wondering why the tattoo is needed in the first place since the bearers of the tattoos still have a choice. So, let’s say that in the end Ed didn’t choose to stay with Casey. Does that mean the tattoo would magically disappear or would they both have to carry them around as a reminder? In the latter case, that would definitely suck! Unfortunately, we will never know the answer to this scenario since the author never grazes the subject.

Then there is the lack of chemistry between Casey and Ed. Not to mention, the ending left me unsatisfied. Oh, and the few instances in the book where it seems to contradict itself. Which in turn drove me crazy. I feel so bad to do this, but I cannot recommend this book.

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I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.