a sassy bartender working at Mojo’s Bar and Grill. Every
week, she looks forward to seeing her gal pal, Mandy, a hot
red-haired attorney with major live-in boyfriend issues.
When Mandy confides her latest problem to Chelsea, the
feisty blonde is forced to confess everything she knows
about cheating dog Eddy. Mandy is devastated, even though
she suspected the worse. Before the night is over, she gives
Eddy his walking papers and is too plastered to drive home.
Chelsea puts Mandy up for the night, and the next day, their
friendship evolves into something more.
words to describe Tattoos would be cute and
sweet, a bit clichéd, but still cute. The characters are
attractive, likeable women who connect through heartache.
What makes the transition believable is that Chelsea and
Mandy are at a crossroads. Their mutual support, admiration
and attraction aren’t overshadowed by bitterness or the fact
that they’re “shifting gears” into a same-sex relationship.
switches points of view, which made it easier to relate to
Chelsea and Mandy. It also comes in handy in the sex scene,
since I was interested in seeing how a woman that considers
herself to be totally straight, crosses that line to explore
a lesbian relationship with a close friend. My only
misgiving was although Chelsea and Mandy are pals, did this
all come about from being on the rebound?
For me overall, Tattoos was a pleasant read.
No matter what your sexual orientation is, there are
elements that should be universal to the reader. The story
was flirty and frisky when it needed to be, warm and tender
in the right spots, which means in the end, it wasn’t so
important to pursue any unanswered questions.