Friday, February 26, 2016

Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Billionaire Series #1) by Alicia Rae *~*~*~*~*~* Read-A-Long, Giveaway & Review


We’re so thrilled to be participating in the two-week read-a-long of Alicia Rae’s Tattooed series! Today we’ll be discussing chapters twenty through twenty-three of the first book, Tattooed Emotions! If you haven’t read it up yet, make sure you pick up a copy and follow along with the read-a-long!

What happened in chapter twenty - chapter twenty-three?

Raelyn is accompanying Damien to a charity event, one that she finds out he started for abused children. Paparazzi outside the event bombard them with questions about if Damien’s involvement with the charity and if he’s been abused himself.
After Damien’s stepbrother appears at the event, Raelyn is finally able to get Damien to open up to her, at least a little bit. He’s willing to take off his shirt for her, let her see his scars and his tattoos fully, although he still won’t tell her more than the answers to a few questions.
Raelyn is getting sicker and she’s worried her cancer has returned.
Several unexpected visitors show up at Raelyn’s office. First she finds Cale and Damien in the conference room together, where Damien tells her that Cale has signed over the ownership of their firm to her and she now owns all of the the shares.
Then her ex-fiance Nick shows up, wanting to talk, but Raelyn tells him to leave. When Damien finds out he’s saying he’s her fiance, they get into a fight, only to be interrupted by Raelyn getting sick.
She finally has to tell Damien about her cancer and her fear that it’s returned. She’s scared he’ll leave her like Nick did, but he is going to fight with her.

Favourite Quotes:

  • “I don’t need music, Raelyn. I just need you.”
  • “I’m right where I’m supposed to be, Damien, and nothing you or those heartless idiots outside say will change the way I feel.” “There is a great deal in my past that could make you have a change of heart, Raelyn,”
  • “I’ve given you my whole body, Damien, imperfections and all, without reservations, and now, I need you to give me yours.”
  • "I need you to understand that you might not get forever with me.

Discussion Questions:

  • What do you think made Nick change his mind about being with Raelyn?
  • Are you concerned about Zoey?
  • How freaking badly do you NEED to read TATTOOED SCARS right away?



Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm. Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress. Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now. Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way. The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable. Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?

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Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Billionaire Series #1) by Alicia Rae
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

Heartwarming and Hot... couldn't put it down!

Wonderful new series from Alicia Rae staring Raelyn Jennings , a wonderful lady with a huge heart, and Damien Heathman, a sexy billionaire who's overcome his past. The rollercoaster of emotions in this story seem to follow the path of Damien's tribal tattoos. And now a bit about the story...
She is recovering from a broken heart, but excited to find out her life threatening brain tumor is in remission and she can head back to work to focus on her career. He is ready to crush Adam and Jennings Accounting Services. That is until she walks into the conference room. His plan flies out the window as another one takes its place. Can Raelyn protect her heart? Will their past experiences come back to haunt them?
I can't wait to continue reading Raelyn and Damien's story!!
Favorite passages:
- The only way to be rid of it would be to let nature run its course and let faith guide us, hoping to still be standing in the end.
- God, where is your mustard or ketchup or ranch stain? I need something! He has to have at least one flaw visible to the eye! Damien cleared his throat and laughed. “Excuse me?” My entire body went rigid, practically seizing with fright. No. No. I couldn’t have possibly said that aloud.
- “So, you have a past. Everyone does.”
- “My world is no longer hollow with only darkness.”

About Alicia Rae

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.
Alicia loves to hear from readers! Text RAE to 22828 to join her mailing list.


  1. Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

  2. These books sound like they have a lot of emotions, especially having to deal with cancer.

  3. Thanks for stopping by ladies! I've read both books and LOVE them :) <3 Theresa