Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders is the 1st novel in her Blank Canvas series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.
The series is linked by a theme of tattoos and survivors of various traumatic experiences, and the author has received a prize for best unpublished contemporary manuscript for this book from two romance writers’ associations, according to her bio-blurb. This story stars a woman who is on the run from a dangerous situation, and the rough-exteriored but surprisingly gentle ex-con who longs to help her. NB: Apparently this one tackles themes of domestic abuse, in case that’s something you’d rather not encounter in your leisure entertainment reading. YMMV.
Offered in most regions worldwide through April 6th as the publisher’s monthly 1st-in-series introductory selection, available at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time as a series-introduction to promote the upcoming release of the latest novel, available in most countries worldwide @ B&N, Amazon, iTunes Kobo, Google Play (not all retailers have it free in all countries, and you may need to switch around the country codes in the URLs to find out which ones do)
This gentle giant’s scarred hands may be the warmest touch she’ll ever know.
…if only life were a fairy tale where Beauty got to keep her Beast
Ivan thought the world was through giving him second chances.
Hell, who was he kidding—he wasn’t good enough for them anyway. And he certainly wasn’t good enough for her.
But the moment Uma walked into his life, Ivan knew he had to put all that crap aside and do everything he could to help. She was like nothing he’d ever known. Beautiful, lost, alone, she had the kind of sad eyes that were just begging for someone to save her…
…and despite his rough exterior, despite the nasty rumors, despite all the bad decisions following him around like the strays he couldn’t help but rescue, Ivan was nothing but willing to be the kind of man she needed.
Yeah, he’d thought the world was through giving him second chances.
Until she came into his life. Until she changed everything.
Until he realized he would do anything, fight anyone, tear the world apart if it only meant saving her.