Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway: Temporary by Kim Carmichael
Love, ink, bikes, a little fashion and make up, sounds like an interesting mix, don’t you think? Temporary has all that, plus a male lead with a sad past, and quite a bit of exploration into family, both real and the one you choose for yourself. But before I tell you more about what I thought about Kim Carmichael’s book, here’s the synopsis:
Content, consistent and calm described Ivan Harlow’s life to a tee. Satisfied with being a artist at the world-famous Permanent Tattoo, playing the role of eternal side-kick, and of course, hooking up with his best friend’s baby sister, his days are predictable and fun, and nothing has to change. With his live story permanently embedded in his skin, he still can’t help but feel anything he dares to love will only be temporary.
All Emily Elliott wants are some big changes in her life. She wants to make it big in the world makeup, needs to show her three big brothers she is all grown up, and dreams of truly being with Ivan, the man she has wanted since she was seven years old.
However, when the fate of the tattoo shop is put into Ivan and Emily’s hands, they must not only work together outside of the bedroom, but face their own personal truths, and figure out what is permanent, what is temporary and where love fits.
Temporary is Book Two in the Indelibly Marked Series that revolves around the lives and loves of the Elliott Family and Permanent Tattoo. Each full-length book can be read as a stand-alone, and features its own couple.
Emily and Ivan have an interesting love story. They have met as children and grew up together and despite Ivan’s traumatic past, the age difference, and Emily’s brother Shane potentially objecting to their relationship, they find their way to each other. While she is obsessing about defining their relationship, Ivan is staying as far away from that as possible, but despite their different approaches, they have been together for quite a while and they are just getting more and more involved.
The tattoo shop Shane and his family are running and his wife’s accounting business provide the stage and the conflict fueling their love story. Emily is just figuring her life, deciding what she wants to do, while everyone tries to keep their loved ones safe and get some ink art permanently marking more than willing customers.
Although everything going on around them is what drives Ivan and Emily to spend more and more time together, the core of the story is about these two people discovering themselves and each other. At times, they both need nudges from the ones they love, keeping them on the right track but in the end it all comes down to who they want to be and what they are willing to fight for.
Sweet, funny, definitely interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed this love story and I highly recommend you give it a try. Especially if you love tattoos and bikes as much as I do!
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