Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: Tattoos & Teacups by Anna Martin

Tattoos & Teacups 
(Tattoos #1)
by Anna Martin
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2012

As a teenager, Robert McKinnon left his native Scotland and moved to America. That was sixteen years ago, and Professor McKinnon has never quite settled in his new home or found his place this side of the pond. He might be prematurely old, but he has his cat, and his books, and that's all he needs.

Then Chris Ford explodes into Robert's life with a crash of cymbals. The younger man is the polar opposite of Robert's calm civility. Bright tattoos cover his skin, and he wears his hair in a Mohawk and plays drums for a rock band. But he's a shot of color in Robert's black-and-white world, and Robert turns out to be the one thing Chris can count on. Despite all the reasons it shouldn't work, somehow it does.

Even if Robert wasn't looking for love--especially not with someone nearly ten years his junior--he can't deny being with Chris is fun. But sometimes Chris's free-spirited nature leaves Robert feeling vulnerable. If they can't find a balance between tattoos and teacups, their relationship won't survive--and neither will Robert's newfound lust for life.

This story feels so regular, no drama, no angst, but something just drew me in. Hard to pinpoint the exact reason I love reading about Robert, the dull English Professor and Chris, a rock drummer. Their first meeting and first few dates are so normal that I anxious to see what kind of hanky panky will they engage in. Their relationship developed slowly yet steadily with heat and passion. Reading about Robert's day to day life is not suppose to be interesting, but I enjoy seeing how he get all flustered and anxious about Chris tilting his axis. Recommended to reader who prefer laying back sipping cup of tea while enjoying a no frill romance, just pure love.