Today’s prize is a copy of the second Brown Siblings books – COMING UNDONE
KEEPING IT TOGETHER
Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.
Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.
More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.
Brody had watched them walk away in the morning sun. The pale moonlight hair of the mother, drawn up into a ponytail, and the more golden blond of the daughter in her little first-day-of-school dress.
He’d seen the look on Elise’s face as she watched Rennie tell him all about school. His parents had been a lot older when they had kids. Brody had been the one who walked Erin and then Adrian to school for their first day each year until they were too old to need the escort. Sometimes he saw Erin so much in Rennie that it made him want to grab his phone and call to check in with his sister.
All thoughts of anyone either young or related to him flew out of his head when the knock came at his door.
“Morning.” He dipped his head to grab a kiss when she walked through his front door.
He liked the way she craned her neck to look at him better, licking her lips. “Mmm, morning. You taste like coffee.”
“You can have some when I’m finished with you.”
She dropped her bag and took his hand. “Finished, hmm? You have plans for my body?”
“Oh yes, yes I do.”
“All right then. Do me.”
The last two times they’d been together it had been at her studio. Now he had his bed and an hour. More than an hour, since he really didn’t have to be at the shop until ten. There was a lot a man could do with a fresh box of condoms, an hour and a big bed with a beautiful woman lying on it.
“I like it.” She looked around the room as she unbuttoned the front of her dress and stepped out of it, naked but for tiny panties.
The morning light through the filmy curtains glowed off her skin.
“I like that.” He indicated the beauty of her body.
“Now you.” She tipped her chin at him and began to work on his belt and the button and zipper on his jeans.
Grinning, he pulled his shirt off and took over getting naked as he moved toward the bed. But she put a hand out to stop him.
“Wait, I want to really look at you.” He shivered at her touch as she traced over the firebird on his back, up the line of his spine where her lips pressed a kiss. “Who does this for you? Obviously you can’t do your own back tattoo.” She ducked around him and kissed his belly, sliding her palms up, exploring his body.
“I don’t do any of my own tats. I’m not that much of a control freak, no matter what Erin says. I have a friend in Portland. He and I trade services. I do his work, he does mine. Works out that he’s really good.”
She tiptoed up and licked over his nipple, the one with the ring. “Not as good as you though?”
He liked the shape of her smile, liked that she was relaxed enough to tease.
“Well, not everyone can be as good as me.” He laughed. “But he’s good.”
“If I decide to get a tattoo, would you do it for me?”
He paused, touched. “I’d be honored to do it.”
He picked her up and she wrapped herself around him, bringing her nakedness up against his. Christ, that felt good. One-handed, she reached up to pull her hair free of the ponytail, and a shower of soft, pale hair cascaded down her back and over her shoulders. He hadn’t seen it down until that moment; it softened her, tousled her just enough that the need pulled at him even more.
What do you think of tattooed heroes/heroines?
I’ll choose a winner from the comments to this post tomorrow, September 5! Entrants responsible for checking back to see if they’ve won and winners have two weeks to claim their prizes. Good Luck!
September 4th, 2011 at 5:07 am · Link
I love heroes with tattoos. For the “strong, quiet type” hero, a tattoo can be quite telling of his character.
September 4th, 2011 at 5:46 am · Link
I love heroes with tattoos I think they can be so sexy as long as they don’t go overboard with them. I also like heroines with tattoos but not as many or as big as the ones that men have. I love tattoos and have a couple of my own.
September 4th, 2011 at 5:59 am · Link
There is nothing better than a hero with tattoos!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Brody!!!! 😉
September 4th, 2011 at 6:01 am · Link
September 4th, 2011 at 6:08 am · Link
Love them. If I weren’t affraid of needles, I would have at least one, too. Keep fingers crossed for me overcoming my fear.
September 4th, 2011 at 6:13 am · Link
I like tattoos on my heroes and heroines. Some are very sexy and meaningful. It can be a turn on for some.
September 4th, 2011 at 6:15 am · Link
I love heroes with tattoo, but they should be artistic, he shouldn’t be a walking picture book.
September 4th, 2011 at 6:18 am · Link
In real life, I don’t like them. In “bookworld” I like them on the hero and if a small one like them on the heroine.
And funny this book is featured, since I was wondering what the title of Brody’s book was, was just going to check that out.
Happy Labor Day. 😉
September 4th, 2011 at 6:43 am · Link
The way that you (and probably others) have written it makes tattoos sound sexy to me. However, in real life, all I can think of is what those tattoos will look like when the recipient is in their elderly (and probably flabbier) years. Yick!
Yes, I would love to read Elise and Brody’s story….
September 4th, 2011 at 8:10 am · Link
Tattoos in a story like anything else can add or subtract to a story, in the Brown series it adds. The tattoos themselves are a part of the story. They give the reader insight to the characters past. Which adds another level to the story. But I can’t stand when they are used to depict a character in a bad light. Just because someone has tattoos or piercings that doesn’t make them a bad person. Yet some authors still use them this way.
September 4th, 2011 at 8:18 am · Link
I love heroes with tattoos. I would never personally get a tattoo, but it is interesting to read about the motivations of why other people get tattoos.
September 4th, 2011 at 8:33 am · Link
I think it says something about the character and adds depth to their personna.
September 4th, 2011 at 8:52 am · Link
I like tattoos on other people – not me. So I’m fine with it.
September 4th, 2011 at 8:55 am · Link
My husband and my daughter have tattoos. My soon to be daughter in law also has one so they don’t bother me at all. I don’t think my husband would mind me getting one either as long as it wasn’t too crazy. But I am a big chicken when it comes to having a needle poke me again and again. Plus there a very few places I would expose (a little older and not so skinny anymore) so it would limit places. 😯 Some tats can be very sexy ( men and women) but there is always those that overdo. I don’t care to see a women with a full sleeve.
September 4th, 2011 at 9:01 am · Link
Brody is wonderful!
September 4th, 2011 at 9:13 am · Link
I love ’em! Especially on Brody and the guys of this series 🙂
September 4th, 2011 at 9:15 am · Link
I don’t have a problem with tattoos in real life or in books. I view tattoos as art. I don’t think any of the Browns would be complete without their tats. Erin definitely wouldn’t be Erin without hers. I don’t know too many tattoo artists who don’t have them so Brody’s character wouldn’t be realistic without his.
September 4th, 2011 at 9:29 am · Link
Love tattoos I myself have three and all of them have a meaning behind them. If the tattoo is symbolic and not just someone getting a tat just to get one they can tell you alot about a person or something in their life thats important to them. For example i have a my sons handsprints in on my shoulder so now when he’s grown ill still some of my baby with me for all times!!! 🙂
September 4th, 2011 at 9:42 am · Link
Love the tattoos in the Brown series!!!! Brody is one of my favorites!!!
September 4th, 2011 at 10:02 am · Link
If there’s a story to the tattoos and they really mean something to the person who has them, then yeah, I like them in the books I read. Seeing as I just got my first one 4 months ago at the ripe old age of 38, I can relate to the process and the outcome so much more! 😀
September 4th, 2011 at 10:10 am · Link
love them in books, in real life, not so much
September 4th, 2011 at 10:28 am · Link
Tatoos are awsome if done right and with a meaning behind them. The can give you clues into a person mind and charater. Random tatoos that are not thought out and are inked just so someone can say they got a tat tends to run to the non creative side of a person. Tatoos when done right can tell a story the same way an author tells a story!! If described correctly in a story the meaning will make its point to the reader.
September 4th, 2011 at 11:03 am · Link
I love tatooed heroes and heroines! I like it when they get special memorial ones.
September 4th, 2011 at 11:16 am · Link
I like tattoos. I don’t have one yet, but I hope to have on soon. I admire the artists who can create such amazing tats on people. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways you have done for your readers.
September 4th, 2011 at 11:55 am · Link
I love tattooed heroes and heroines, I think it adds a layer of badass *grins*
September 4th, 2011 at 12:16 pm · Link
I would love to read Brody’s story.
Tatoos are ok as long as they are not too big.
September 4th, 2011 at 12:17 pm · Link
Just realized I already commented. Sorry.
September 4th, 2011 at 12:17 pm · Link
I love tattooed characters, especially when there’s significant meaning behind their choice of tattoos. It adds an extra dimension to their personality. It’s really sexy to boot! I’ve already read this book so no need to enter me in today’s giveaway, but I really wanted to make a comment.
September 4th, 2011 at 12:23 pm · Link
I like tatooed heroes/heroines. 🙂
September 4th, 2011 at 12:42 pm · Link
Tattoos are fine and can add to the story.
September 4th, 2011 at 1:14 pm · Link
Ohhh! Love me some tatooed heroes! Haven’t read many books with tattooed woman, but I don’t see why I wouldn’t like ’em!
September 4th, 2011 at 1:18 pm · Link
I don’t have any problems with a tattooed hero or heroine. I like when there’s a story behind the tattoo.
September 4th, 2011 at 2:27 pm · Link
Overall I prefer a hero and heroine without tattoos but I’m all for the meaningful ones.
September 4th, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link
I do love some tats. Your Brown book covers are gorgeous.
My only concern – how do they look when we get old. Will they look like a Salvador Dali painting The Persistence Of memory? LOL
Don’t enter me, I already have this awesome book.
September 4th, 2011 at 4:41 pm · Link
No need to enter me in this contest, but I love tattoos on heroes and heroines because there’s always some type of story about them and they’re pretty badass.
September 4th, 2011 at 4:43 pm · Link
I love them. I think they tell a story of who the actual hero/ heroine is. Tatoos in general can tell a story
September 4th, 2011 at 4:56 pm · Link
A tattoo can be very sexy, particularly if the subject has special meaning.
September 4th, 2011 at 6:02 pm · Link
LOVE tatooed heroes! 😛
there’s something so sexy about them! 😉
September 4th, 2011 at 6:55 pm · Link
I’m not sure what it is but I think they’re sexy.
September 4th, 2011 at 8:00 pm · Link
I dont have a problem if it fits their character.
September 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm · Link
depends on the person and the Tatt. Some and nice and some not so nice. IfI ever got one I’d definitely research who does it.
I haven’t read this series of yours yet but I definitely have it on my list.
September 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm · Link
*loves*…simply SEXAY! 😉 #LaidBare
September 5th, 2011 at 12:57 am · Link
A Hero with a tatoo is really sexy… but I really don’t mind heroines having them either! =D
September 5th, 2011 at 2:23 pm · Link
I love them!
September 5th, 2011 at 4:19 pm · Link
Rrr… How I want this one!
September 5th, 2011 at 5:57 pm · Link
If the tattooes fit the story then I love it. When a character has a meaningful tattoo, I think it is great.