Sunday, January 27, 2013

REVIEW: Skin Deep by Sarah Makela


Angelique’s feline familiar tattooed on her back is a powerful secret that some would kill for, so to keep him safe, she gave up the only man she’s ever loved. Connor doesn’t know why Angelique left, but he’s determined to have no one but her, despite having to hide his werewolf side. Once they are together again, their secrets threaten to tear them apart, but so does a much more sinister enemy…

Title:  Skin Deep
Series:  Feral Ink
Book #: 1
Author:  Sarah Makela
Approximate Book Length:  77 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This was a pretty well done story. There’s mystery, danger, and of course love, all in a novella package. The plot was interesting, though a little weak in some places for me, with strong conflicts and compelling emotional ties between the main characters. After how bad things got, I think everything was wrapped up a little too easily, and I would have liked a little more in the way of world building. We get enough to understand the context of the situation and the state of the characters, but I wanted more background into the hunters that Angelique references often and the nature of her magic and familiar and such.

Ultimately I enjoyed the story and felt for the heroine when things got dire. I also enjoyed the love scene, feeling it was spontaneous, lustful, and oddly romantic. Connor was truthfully a sweet guy and I felt bad that Angelique had to keep pushing him away. I suppose my only real problem was that I thought the book would have benefitted from more length.

In Conclusion:

Overall, Skin Deep is sexy, exciting, and intriguing. It was a quick and engrossing read that will leave you wanting more.



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