ARC review: The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor

Posted August 16, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

ARC review: The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor

The Devil's Tattoo

by Nicole R. Taylor
Pages: 325
Published on September 1st 2013
by Nicole R. Taylor
Genres: Music, Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Author
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The Highway to Hell or the Stairway to Heaven?

Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She's been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That's until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

They call themselves The Devil's Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it's like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it's like she's finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They've been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.

Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He's the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he's only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he'd bother. She's got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?

The Devil's Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it's either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe's determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3.5 Stars

Okay, I liked this story! I didn’t really love it, but I liked it! And The Devil’s Tattoo has got to be the coolest bandname ever. Seriously.

Zoe Granger started playing guitar ever her heart was broken into a million pieces. And music has been her escape ever since. Then her best friend Dee suggest they start a band and everything goes quick after that. They call themselves The Devil’s Tattoo and after releasing their first EP, it’s on top of the sharts in no time. Contracts, photo shoots, interviews,… Everything has changed in such a short amount of time. Then they’re asked to tour with the hot indie band The Stabs. Will is the bass player of that band and he only has eyes for Zoe, but Zoe doesn’t trust guys that easy and she doesn’t want her heart broken again. But Will is determined. This tour is either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven.

I liked the story. It’s really cool! I love music and this is pretty realistic. Things can go very quick very sudden and I liked that! The writing was good too, although it was a bit fast in the beginning and I didn’t quite understand the situation between Will and Zoe because of that. It seemed like insta-love, but it wasn’t. It just seemed that way because of the fact that we skip through a couple of months in the first few chapters. But it got better once they started the tour and even though I liked those two together, I kind of wanted Zoe to fall for her best friend because they were so funny together! Their conversations are hilarious and they seem like a married couple after 30 years of marriage. Seriously cool. The whole band is that way. It’s like a family and I love that!

I liked the characters. Zoe is cool and I get where she comes from. And I adore Dee, he’s just awesome. I really liked all of them and I’m happy that I got to know them!

If you love books about bands and music and friendship and all that, you’ll probably like this one too. So try it out! Maybe it’s something for you!

rating 3.5

Tell me! What is your favorite band?

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