Colin Spencer is a tattoo artist with a past he’d prefer to keep a secret. Actually, he has a few secrets that he’d rather people didn’t know about, which is why Colin doesn’t do commitment. But when a shy sailor approaches him at the gym, Colin finds this guy pushing all his buttons.
Growing up in a conservative family, then escaping with the Navy, Daniel Moore is an unsure virgin who feels like he can’t share his true self with anyone. Seeing Colin—and his tattoos—at the gym are the sign Daniel needs to finally get those tattoos he’s always wanted, and maybe try his hand at flirting.
As Colin and Daniel spend more time together, their awkward hesitations turn into a deep passion neither expected. But with both men harboring secrets, will their relationship be able to survive their insecurities and become something beautiful?
Back Piece is a sexy, emotional journey of two people learning to love and finding acceptance for who they really are.
This book was one of the most emotional and heart wrenching books that I’ve read this year. It deals with so many different issues that you don’t really read about … ever. And it was done in a way that made the story all that better.
Colin and Daniel were both great characters, together and separately. Colin was one that you could tell that he had a past, but he was so quiet about it that it was more annoying than anything for me. Once he came clean about his past you could really tell how much he changed. After he wasn’t having to keep the secret from Daniel anymore, it was almost as though a weight was lifted off of him and he could be himself again.
Daniel was a sweet character. Completely young and naive about anything having to do with sex. To be honest, it was kinda nice to read a book with a character like Daniel. He was so innocent, yet he knew what he wanted at the same time. Especially as the book progressed and you could see as he grew into his own.
There were plenty of things happening in the book, dealing with their pasts and their families, that kept the book going. But at times it seemed like there was too much going on.
Overall though – I did enjoy this story and I will be sure to read more into the series in the future.