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
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
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
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
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.