Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Cover Up
SERIES: Skin Deep Inc. #3
AUTHOR: L.A. Witt
PUBLISHER: Swerve Publishing
LENGTH: 251 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 3rd, 2017
After ten years of blissful marriage, Navy Pilot Nate Chandler is divorcing his cheating husband. Single for the first time in years, Nate is numb to all emotion and kisses any chance of another relationship goodbye.
Not only is Nate struggling to get through this divorce, but his body is branded with a permanent reminder of his failed marriage: a matching tattoo with his ex. Searching for a place to cover up his old tattoo, Nate finds himself at the Skin Deep, Inc., where he meets the young and charming cover-up tattoo apprentice, Lucas Brandt.
From just flirty glances to steamy hot encounters, Nate and Lucas dive headfirst into a fling of hookups. But worried that he’ll forever be Nate’s “cover up” rebound relationship, Lucas fears that their love won’t be anything more than just skin deep. What was once just a casual attraction, Lucas now hopes to turn into a real relationship. But will he be able to convince the still tender-hearted Nate to fall in love again?
Third installment of L.A. Witt’s Skin Deep romance series, COVER UP is a story of passion, pleasure, and happily ever after.
While reading Cover Up I kept thinking about Nate in Jon’s book and how at first things seemed so good between him and his husband but things started changing and the shift was devastating. I liked knowing that the anger in Nate really helped him move onto Lucas. I loved how Lucas gave him something to focus on. I’ll admit throughout the whole first part of the story I was waiting for something….something felt like it was building. Knowing that Nate really just jumped straight to anger had me feeling very anxious the whole story. I realized as the story progressed and the relationship developed what exactly I was waiting for and LA Witt didn’t disappoint. To really heal and move on sometimes have to be broken down to be built back up even stronger.
Lucas is an apprentice in a tattoo parlor. He specializes in cover up tattoos but his confidence took a beating recently when he messed up a tattoo he was supposed to be fixing. Twice divorced, Lucas has lived through a lot in his 27 years.
Noah is going through a messy divorce and needs to get rid of a tattoo he got with his soon to be ex husband. When he’s introduced to Lucas the attraction between them is immediate and Lucas pushes all of Nate’s buttons.
As their friends with benefits relationship continues feelings between both men grow stronger and deepen.
Lucas realizes Nate doesn’t want to open up about his ongoing divorce. He realizes that what he and Nate have started has no chance to become more until Nate is truly ready.
This was another really good story in the Skin Deep Inc. series. Nate and Lucas were incredibly hot but also really tender towards each other. I love these stories where friends to lovers become more. Great writing, great characters, sweet, funny…and hot…