Monday, December 16, 2013

Tattoos by Denise Mathews ~5- Star REVIEW~

Book Title: Tattoos
Author: Denise Mathews
Genre:  YA Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Marilee Mackie has everything going for her, beauty, money and a bright future. But when she’s diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma her world falls apart. Instead of finishing her senior year she begins the fight of her life.
Nineteen-year-old Jax, an enigmatic hospital orderly, lives on the Strip, the proverbial other side of the tracks. With his edgy attitude, sleeves of tattoos and rocker look, he’s the kind of bad boy that Marilee has always steered clear of.
But when Marilee’s cancer strips every bit of her identity away, leaving her a shadow of the person she once was, all the things that mattered to her before no longer hold any meaning. Determined to make a difference in the world before she dies, Marilee enlists Jax to help her with something she calls the Peace Project, a way to use her college fund money to help the people who need it the most on the Strip.
With Marilee’s money and Jax’s knowledge of the Strip, the teenagers embark on an unforgettable journey. Where two people from completely different worlds see that miracles do exist, and that the darkest cloud of your life may be lined with the brightest rainbow.
Tattoos is a story about love, hope and the preconceived notions and barriers that we put between us for no reason other than the way someone looks or where they live. It’s about letting go of all the things that we thought were important in the quest for our true purpose. And that sometimes the people you never thought you could love, may be exactly who you needed all along.
"Sexual content, recommended for older teens."

By Kayla


I was given a copy of Tattoos by Love Romance books for an honest review.  Jax was a good character. The way he helped Marilee and the love that grew between them was wonderful. Although I love sad and sappy books, this one clung to my heart. Not many books can do that. I was crying while reading this book. I loved that miracle that occurred in this book. It was a beautiful story. I found joy and hope in it. There aren’t many people who are willing to help others. I loved that Jax helped Marilee to do something for others. This book helps you to see past barriers and stereotypes and I loved every minute of reading it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

Denise Mathew loves good chocolate, lots of coffee, her kids and husband, when they behave, and of course writing stories. She believes that housework should be banned and wishes that potato chips were the most healthy and nutritious food on the planet.
She worked as a pediatric nurse for eleven years, once owned an online jewelry business and even taught English in Thailand.
She plans on writing until the stories run out, something she hopes never happens.

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