Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Pounding Skin
SERIES: Skin Deep, Inc. #2
AUTHOR: L.A. Witt
LENGTH: 290 Pages
RELEASE DATE: July 11th, 2017
Fighter pilot Jon Russell never sleeps with the same man twice. Known for his lack of shame when it comes to hooking up, Jon has no interest in commitment—even friends with benefits sounds like too much work.
Matt Huffman has slept with lots of women. He’s had loads of girlfriends. So why does the hot as hell pilot getting a tattoo as the result of a lost bet stop his breath? And how come he can’t stop thinking about him, even after he’s gone?
When Jon returns to Skin Deep the second time, he doesn’t want another tattoo. He wants to hook up with the gorgeous artist he spent hours agonizingly close to, and Matt wants to explore some curiosity about men. Fulfill the desire he can’t stop fantasizing over. And he wants to do it with Jon.
As their casual hook up becomes more than just skin deep, both Matt and Jon are faced with questions they don’t want to answer. Matt understands he’s bi—but are these feelings he has typical of hooking up with a man? Or is it only Jon that can make his heart pound? If Jon wanted nothing more than a fling, why does he find himself needing not just Matt’s body, but all of him? And can their relationship withstand the hardships that makes Jon avoid them in the first place?
The Skin Deep, Inc books can be read in any order—come enter a world where gorgeous tattoo artists and hot Navy men find passion, pleasure, and a happily ever after together.
This book was stankin’ amazing! I wasn’t over the moon in love with book 1 so I was excitedly hesitant for book 2, Pounding Skin And can we just talk for a minute about how much I love the title…so clever…so good….!! Anyway, this book had so many elements that just work for me as a reader. I love the experiment, not interested in anything serious trope. The stories that I’ve read in the past with these story lines always seem to burn hotter and brighter. It never fails that I just adore these types of stories. You throw in LA Witt’s amazing characters, great storytelling and you get a series that is shaping up to be fantastic…!
Jon Russell loves his carefree, no strings types of relationships. He’s earned himself a reputation and he’s ok with it. Relationships aren’t for him and they will never be for him. Caught up at the losing end of a bet, Jon finds himself doing another thing he’d swear he’d never do. Getting a tattoo…his punishment for losing the bet may not be all that bad considering his super hot tattoo artist.
Tattooist Matt Huffman has buried parts of himself for so long he’s actually surprised by the force of the attraction he feels for one of his new clients, Jon Russell. Coming to terms with the “bisexual” label Jon and Matt find themselves reaping all the rewards of a friend with benefits relationship.
As Matt and Jon see more and more of each other what starts as uncomplicated, quickly become complicated which leaves both men feeling completely out of sorts. As other relationships start showing wear and tear around them Matt and Jon start succumbing to their commitment fears.
I really liked Matt and Jon. They were without a doubt amazingly hot together I actually loved how sweet they were. I loved them acting like they were in a relationship without even realizing they were already doing the motions. The way this story progressed and built up, I thought was perfect.
Enjoyed this one so much and it made me even that more excited for book 3…recommend.