Title: Tattoos and Brews (Corent City Tales #3)
Author: Hannah Walker
Publisher: self published
Release Date: November 11, 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal, Suspense
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Nylian Lukalyn, Ny to his friends, leads a content life— working for the family business, while enjoying life as part of the fae community. Watching friends fall in love hasn’t been easy, and he wonders if his ceile, his soul mate, is truly out there, or if he’s destined to spend his life alone.
Dran leads a solitary life, partly because he’s a bear shifter, but mostly because it is the life he has chosen. He’s devoted to tattooing and creating art. While he hopes to find his mate someday, he’s waiting patiently for the right person to appear in his life.
A chance meeting between Ny and Dran leaves an intense, simmering attraction. One they’d both love to pursue, but life isn’t as easy as that. The after-effects of an attack on their paranormal community has left their attention and budding romance divided while both are forced to focus on other aspects of paranormal life.
When another feral attack rocks the community, it shows how much danger they are all in— the most lethal feral they’ve encountered so far is out for blood. Friends old and new work together to try and bring the attacks to an end. Ny and Dran must figure out exactly what they mean to each other while praying that none of them lose their lives while they battle to rid Corent City of the ferals.
I liked the cover and I liked the premise,so I had high expectations which book halfway delivered.
Nylian is tea brewer (so cute!) and Dran is tattoo artist. They met accidental and they are drawn to each other from the fist moment. There is certainly element of fairy tale in this story. They are both waiting for Mr. Right and happened to find each other accidentally. There is no pressure on either side as they are willing to explore connection at leisure. The friends and acquaintances add to quirky, cheerful vibe of the book.
I wasn’t actually expecting suspense part of the plot (haven’t read previous books) and from there I wasn’t too happy with the plot. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, but the story changed to introduce characters for the next book and the plot picked up clues from previous book and continued to build plot for the series. That I liked less.
But I loved chemistry between Nylan and Dran and the world-building is interesting. The first part of the story was much more to my taste but it’s an OK book overall.