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Under Her Skin

Under Her Skin, February 2017
Blank Canvas #1
by Adriana Anders

Sourcebooks Casablanca
Featuring: Ivan; Uma
352 pages
ISBN: 1492633844
EAN: 9781492633846
Kindle: B01LWZ3I4B
Paperback / e-Book
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"Uma has been seriously damaged, Ivan just wants a chance"

Fresh Fiction Review

Under Her Skin
Adriana Anders

Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted February 6, 2017

Romance Contemporary

Uma is on the run from her past. While fleeing the boyfriend she tangled with for too long she winds up in the only place that held any hope for her: a small town no one knows. She heard the name of a doctor who promised free tattoo removal to anyone suffering from domestic abuse. Uma's abuse was extreme, and this doctor's gift of covering the pain was exactly what Uma needed to forgive herself.

After what she suffered, love never crosses Uma's mind. Her job minding a mean retired woman keeps her busy, but she can't escape the eyes of her client's next door neighbor. Ivan was the first person she met when she arrived in town determined to transform her skin, and he continues to pop up in her life despite her desperate attempts to distance herself. Adriana Anders creates a sexy man out of a gruff, scary exterior. She lushly draws him with a mask protecting his kind and generous heart. Ivan makes Uma feel things she never thought she could after all her years of abuse, but she also feels like she can never escape her past and the man who still hunts her.

Adriana Anders has created a love story that delves deeply into the scars, both physical and mental, suffered by victims of abuse. She also gives hope by showing that love and support can help you overcome a painful past and move forward. Uma, Ivan and those around them are strong characters with less than perfect lives. It is refreshing to read a hero who makes you question if you would even date him, Then have the author build them into a person that is easy to love. UNDER HER SKIN is an inspiring love story where the worst people aren't the ones you expect, and the best ones are always a little hidden away.

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Her Body is His Canvas

A darkly possessive relationship has left Uma alone and on the run. Beneath her drab clothing, she hides a terrible secret-proof of her abuse, tattooed onto her skin in a lurid reminder of everything she's survived.

Caught between a brutal past and an uncertain future, Uma's reluctant to bare herself to anyone, much less a rough ex-con whose rage drives him in ways she will never understand. But beneath his frightening exterior, Ivan is gentle. Warm. Compassionate. And just as determined to heal Uma's broken heart as he is to destroy the monster who left his mark scrawled across the delicate tapestry of her skin.

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