Teague McMurtry spent the last six years of his life in the Army. Finally having enough of killing, he comes home, thinking he's put the nightmare behind him. When he meets beautiful and sultry Vivica Rambo, he thinks his life is taking a turn for the better.
Little does Teague know that he's been targeted for death by a violent biker gang led by Vivica's psychotic older brother. Now Teague must put his skills to the test to protect himself and the woman he loves.
Fans of suspense who like a bit of romance to their stories with find much satisfaction while reading The Ninja Tattoo by Dellani Oakes. Both in and out of the bedroom the action is fast-paced with two likable characters drawn together through their mutual pain.
Vivica comes from a family of violence. Her brother's gotten more and more out of control until he puts her life, and the man she loves, in danger through his constant need to control her. She's immediately drawn to Teague for his strength without being a bully, like her brother. Their relationship progresses at a rapid pace which leads to a lot of sexual interludes which almost overwhelms the storyline. In the heat of the battle against the out of the blue villains she's quite able to take care of herself which makes her Teague's equal.
Teague wanted a quiet life after the war but soon becomes entangled with Vivica and her criminal brother and his gang. He's more than physically up to the challenge and I must say this made him a very delectable hero. The action sequences start immediately and never let up and it's this adrenaline rush that brings him and Vivica together. Along with Teague protecting Vivica came numerous relatives whose large numbers made it difficult to keep track of them all. Teague's war buddies also made an appearance which bogged down the story even more as they all tried to leave a lasting impression. With all these introductions it felt as though things were being set up for a series which further became a distraction as the story progressed and more characters stepped forward.
On a whole this is an entertaining story that keeps your heart racing. From its battles to its breathless bedroom sequences The Ninja Tattoo offers something for everyone and shows great promise for the talented Dellani Oakes and a wish to read more from her.
My rating for this is a B-
*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.