Rose Thorn Tattoo's clock is ticking.
Giovanni DeRose came back to Las Vegas to fulfil a childhood dream of working in a tattoo studio with his brothers. Instead, he's found himself the leader of a sinking ship, with the threat of closure if he doesn't turn a profit ASAP. He's a tattoo artist who can do just about anything with his talented hands and bare skin, but this bad boy needs something different if he's going to save Thorn....
Riley Byrne is an Irish lass that's as smooth as whiskey, if you don't mind the burn that comes along with it. She's Giovanni's new co-manager and current pain in his ass. Riley is business savvy and a little bit bossy-something Giovanni finds frustrating in the studio and hot as hell when he's got her pinned to their shared office desk.
They'll need to combine their talents as well as they merge their bodies, if Thorn Tattoo is going to survive.
Thorn Luciano DeRose is looking to get the hell out of town. He's been absent from his position of Head Artist at Thorn Tattoo since the day he watched his future go up in flames. However, the bonds of family are strong and he's dragged back into town as a favor to his younger brother. But Luciano isn't staying for long and certainly not for the anniversary of the day his life went to hell.
Melanie Noel has spent most of her adult life fixing Luciano's. She's his virtual assistant, organizational guru, and problem-solver extraordinaire. However, this ex-hippie chick wants her boss, and secret crush, to see that he can finally move on. Melanie thinks that this anniversary is the perfect time for Luciano to face his grief, let go and finally be free to see what's been waiting for him all along.
When Luciano decides to do everything in his power to leave, Melanie sees that she needs more than logic to make him stay. Risking her heart to save the man she's loved from afar, Melanie gives into her desire for Luciano-sparked by a world-rocking kiss. The heat between them has the power to heal all wounds or it may set both their lives up in flames.
Bloom From the boardroom to the bedroom, Antonio DeRose is a man who always gets what he wants. And Antonio wants Evie.
Antonio took a risk when he purchased Bloom Tattoo. The studio is a "fixer-upper" that could pay off in spades...or cost him Thorn, the family's studio. He knows the key lies in making Evie Stuart, the tattooed sex kitten, head artist. He can see that beyond her beauty, that the fiery girl has some serious brains too.
Evie, on the other hand, is more than happy to continue being a tattoo artist. She likes being free to follow the wild creativity of her imagination without risking the livelihoods of other artists. Because even though Evie can't stop thinking about his scorching touch, she has no desire to share a boardroom with him.
While pride brings them together it's their shared desire that has them entangled. At first, Evie thinks that their head banging sex will keep her career change at bay-but when their shared passion begins to bleed over into the business, can either pull away from their love without losing everything? Or will they finally realize that you really can have it all?