The Tattoo Artist’s Mate by Doris O’Connor and Raven McAllan

The Tattoo Artist’s Mate by Doris O’Connor and Raven McAllan
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short story (47 pages)
Other: BDSM (light), M/F, Spanking
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

When Isla Campbell leaves her so-called Dom, she is determined never to sub again. All she wants is her tattoo removed and to live a quiet life with no dominant, or domineering men, in it.

Until she meets Gaspar MacDonald, tattoo artist and, unbeknownst to her, a bear shifter.

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Now all he has to do is persuade Isla of that fact. Oh, and explain he’s a Dom, and a shifter, and that subbing for your Dom is not what she thought it was, but much better.

Will Isla ever trust him enough to discover if they have what would be the perfect match?

Isla had left a deeply unhappy, almost abusive BDSM relationship and despite the fact she wasn’t fully over it quite yet she was determined to get her ex-Master’s tattoo lasered off her body. Gasper might have been a tattoo artist – and from a Scottish Clan that in times long-past had fought with Isla’s ancestors – but nothing could sway the large bear when he discovered Isla was his mate. Can they forge something meaningful together?

I found this to be a fun romp of a short story. I loved the British-ness of the author’s voice coming through with Isla and the funky, very modern aspect of Isla’s character. In the first few chapters I realised this was definitely a “grab a drink, sit back and enjoy it” style of story for me, personally. Logic and good reason was cast out the window and I just relaxed with all the shenanigans that went on. With Gasper and Isla being two modern, horny characters, were-bear paranormal stuff and a BDSM Dom/sub aspect to their relationship this short story packs a hell of a lot into its brief and fun punch. I initially thought that there would maybe be too many aspects crammed into the one story, but I can honestly say I felt the authors did an amazing job here. While fast-paced and definitely modern in how quickly everything moved right along, I didn’t feel that any part of the story was given short shrift. And this both delighted and surprised me.

Had I not just sat back and let the story take me away, there is plenty that might trip up readers looking for a more plot-intense or heavy style of book. This is not a deep exploration or look into the intricacies of the BDSM lifestyle or a heavily world-building paranormal style of story. But readers looking for a light, happy and seriously smoking hot sexy read should find this as enjoyable as I did. The BDSM is fairly light – while Gasper truly was into the lifestyle Isla had only really dabbled in it previously and so their explorations didn’t have time to get really deep with the short length of the story.

Sexy, fresh and modern I found this to be a fun, fast-paced short story with lots to recommend to it. An enjoyable read and the start of a new series I plan to keep an eye out for.

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