Pounding Skin (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Pounding Skin (Skin Deep, Inc. #2)
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: SMP Swerve
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Fighter pilot Jon Russell never sleeps with the same man twice. Known for his lack of shame when it comes to hooking up, Jon has no interest in commitment—even friends with benefits sounds like too much work.

Matt Huffman has slept with lots of women. He’s had loads of girlfriends. So why does the hot as hell pilot getting a tattoo as the result of a lost bet stop his breath? And how come he can’t stop thinking about him, even after he’s gone?

When Jon returns to Skin Deep the second time, he doesn’t want another tattoo. He wants to hook up with the gorgeous artist he spent hours agonizingly close to, and Matt wants to explore some curiosity about men. Fulfill the desire he can’t stop fantasizing over. And he wants to do it with Jon.

As their casual hook up becomes more than just skin deep, both Matt and Jon are faced with questions they don’t want to answer. Matt understands he’s bi—but are these feelings he has typical of hooking up with a man? Or is it only Jon that can make his heart pound? If Jon wanted nothing more than a fling, why does he find himself needing not just Matt’s body, but all of him? And can their relationship withstand the hardships that makes Jon avoid them in the first place?

The Skin Deep, Inc. books can be read in any order—come enter a world where gorgeous tattoo artists and hot Navy men find passion, pleasure, and a happily ever after together.

Pounding Skin is the love story of Matt and Jon who meet when Jon goes in to get a tattoo. The book is a very well written feel good love story which will make you fall in love with the characters and the story.

Matt and Jon are two very well etched out characters. The best part about them is that they feel real and the emotions they portrayed really resonated with me. I loved the way the author has developed their relationship. From a causal hook-up to something deep and profound, their journey was beautiful to read. Matt and his feelings on discovering and accepting his sexuality has been written in a real way and it contributed well to the story. The change in Jon and how he evolved has also been portrayed well. Another aspect of the story that is especially commendable is their sexual chemistry. Their chemistry is off-the charts and the sex scenes are steamy and scorching hot. A lot of familiar faces make an appear in the story and it truly made it an entertaining read.

Pounding Series is a beautiful addition to the Skin Deep Inc. series and you are guaranteed to love this beautiful love story. Recommended.

Skin Deep, Inc.

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