Saturday, October 12, 2013

Proof -BLOG TOUR Tattoo Thief by Heidi Joy Thetheway

(Goodreads Blurb)
22-year-old Beryl doesn't know why Gavin Slater trashed his penthouse, abandoned his dog and fled the country. But as his house sitter, she must pick up the pieces for the front man of the white-hot rock band Tattoo Thief. 
When ultra-responsible Beryl confronts the reckless rock star, she wants to know more than just what to do with his mess. Why is he running? What’s he searching for? And is he responsible for the death of his muse? 
New York newbie Beryl must find her footing in Gavin’s crazy world of the ultra-wealthy to discover her own direction and what can bring him back.
Steamy, sassy and tender, Tattoo Thief is a story of breaking from a comfort zone to find a second chance.
Thank you to the author for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.  Please know that this ARC was not a final version and that some of what I've mentioned below may have been changed. 

The Story...

With a job offer in New York City, Beryl's careful, boring life suddenly becomes unstuck.  When her housing falls through unexpectedly, Beryl  finds a way to incorporate house-sitting in with her new job at a property management company.  She soon finds herself cleaning up the messes (physical and otherwise) of the rich and famous.

While house-sitting  for Gavin Slater, super hot lead singer for the rock band Tattoo Thief, Beryl becomes equally fascinated and disgusted with the reckless superstar.  The more Beryl learns about Gavin, the more she wants to do what she can to give him something to come home to.

What Worked...

The relationship between Beryl and Gavin started out rocky and it was only through emails and IM's that they were able to move past ugly first impressions and get to know each other on a real level.  The story has a lot of potential and I really like the concept.

Gavin's reasons for fleeing were legit and I completely believed that what he had been through would have caused the radical change in him.  I was also on board with the abrupt change in Beryl.  She had moved to a new city and left the country bumpkin Beryl behind.  She was up for trying new things.

The writing was fun and kept me interested.
"Eugene's been called 'Blue Jean, Oregon' for attracting hippies, and you can't throw a rock without hitting a Deadhead, a natural foods store, or a university student. 
Somtimes I'm tempted." 

What Didn't...

After the first few emails between Beryl and Gavin, things seemed to progress "off-screen".  Each time they talked I felt like maybe they had been having secret conversations that I was not privy to that caused them to be so familiar with each other.  Something that moved the relationship farther and faster than it should have.

Also, Beryl was very organized and regimented.  She planned everything and this was emphasized over and over, but then she made this statement;
"Why can't I think first?  Speaking (or typing) my mind gets me in trouble.  Every.  Damn.  Time."
Up to that point we had never been given the impression that she was a "speaks-her-mind" kind of gal.  It just seemed very out of character for her to do it without over-thinking it first. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more about the other Tattoo Thief members.

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Get to know Heidi Joy Tretheway:

Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

You’ll most often find Heidi Joy with her husband and two small kids cooking, fishing, exploring the Northwest, and building epic forts in their living room.

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