Skin Deepby S. W. Vaughn
Will Ambrose knows everything about love--except how to find it himself. He hosts a popular GLBT relationship radio show, but his own affairs have been rocky and abusive. With sexy, seductive tattoo artist Cobalt, it's lust at first sight. Unfortunately he's already involved...until that night, when his late arrival home sends his cop partner into a jealous,
Will Ambrose knows everything about love--except how to find it himself. He hosts a popular GLBT relationship radio show, but his own affairs have been rocky and abusive. With sexy, seductive tattoo artist Cobalt, it's lust at first sight. Unfortunately he's already involved...until that night, when his late arrival home sends his cop partner into a jealous, violent rage.
Cobalt is a Fae, banished to live among humans. His studio, The Grotto, is both a hot spot for the NYC body art crowd and a haven for other Fae seeking protection. Though he's given up on relationships, since his human lovers tend to go insane when they discover his true nature, he can't help his lustful reaction to Will when the radio host visits The Grotto. He tries to dismiss it, but is compelled to get involved when a cab deposits a battered, broken Will at his door, with Cobalt's name on his lips.
Can their powerful attraction--and phenomenal sex--overcome an abusive closeted cop, a traitorous Fae who tries to divide them, and an ex-lover with inhuman powers who'll stop at nothing to take Cobalt back...including going through Will?
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices, violence.
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Will is radio spokesperson that gives GLBT relationship advice to callers. The book starts out with a call to his show from a man who says he only goes with prostitutes since he is cursed. He tells Will that every lover he’s ever had has gone mad or killed himself. Will feels some kind of connection with the guy, but he doesn’t know that the caller is Cobalt, a well-known tattoo artist who is also a Fae. After a chance encounter between the two, Will’s boyfriend beats him so hard that he should have gone to the hospital, but he goes back to Cobalt’s club instead. Since Cobalt truly thinks he is cursed, he tries so hard to resist Will, but Will proves to be irresistible. Will feels safe with Cobalt, but danger lurks around the corner. The relationship that blooms between Cobalt and Will was extremely hot. I loved the storyline when it was in Will’s viewpoint, but when it was in Cobalt’s viewpoint, I wasn’t always following. However, by the last part of the book, it all came together. Cobalt had a foe in the fairy world, and toward the end of the book, their enemies take a stab at them. I thought Will’s character was great. He is so strong for all that he endures at the hands of his corrupt cop boyfriend. I loved the end of this book which had plenty of action and romance. This is the first novel in a Fae Series and I look forward to reading more. I recommend Skin Deep to anyone who likes dark M/M Fantasy/Romance. Reviewed for Love Bytes