Release Day Review/Giveaway ~ Revenge Bound by Heidi Joy Tretheway

Title: Revenge Bound
Author: Heidi Joy Tretheway
Series: Tattoo Thief #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: July 31st 2014

Companion to the first two the books in the Tattoo Thief series (Tattoo Thief and Tyler & Stella) which can be read as a standalone.

On the Internet, secrets never die…

Violet can’t imagine anything worse than having her very private, very naked photos strewn across the Internet.

Until they multiply like a virus.

With her name, address, and phone number attached.

And her boss finds out. And a stalker finds her.

Violet’s refuge is a rock star known for going through groupies faster than guitar picks. Letting Jayce get close enough to protect her exposes her secrets—and her heart—to a man whose celebrity could ruin her.

That’s because being a nobody is the one thing that keeps Violet’s photos from making headlines. And it’s the reason she can never fall for a rock star.

Secrets spread like wildfire when a celebrity fans the flames.

REVENGE BOUND is a full-length, standalone novel, and a companion to the Tattoo Thief books. It contains steamy scenes and strong language intended for mature readers.
I am a huge fan of this series after reading the first two books and I have been eager to read Jayce’s book. I tell you, I wasn’t disappointed at all! This book went in a slightly different direction compared to the others and deals with ‘revenge porn,’ where people post naked pictures of their ex’s and their details online to get revenge. It is shocking and often had my jaw hitting the floor as to the devastation it can cause, not only to the victim but their family as well.

Violet is the victim in this case, and I met her in Tyler and Stella’s book; she was the fiery red-headed photographer. You can see she is usually a confident girl, but a series of incidents has her withdrawing into herself, closing off from other people. It is sad to see her suppressing her personality like that. Jayce steps in and is like her knight in shining armour; he has an urge to protect her and to make things right.

I enjoyed watching their relationship develop and seeing the feelings they have for one another become stronger. The danger that Violet finds herself in keeps them together, and soon they want to explore kinky things in the bedroom. One situation I thought was amusing was the panty demand… dayum! I think the spice between this couple was well written and shows that the author likes to change things up when it comes to sex scenes.

I liked how both Revenge Bound and Tyler and Stella’s book overlapped and I saw some of the same moments from a whole new couple’s POV, like the photoshoot in Tyler’s loft. I enjoyed the suspense element woven into this story and it often had me looking over my shoulder! Violet and Jayce’s story was wrapped up nicely and I’m looking forward to see how they all deal with the situation revealed at the end. I think that this book is fine to read as a standalone, but there is no way I could stop at just one book!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

You’ll most often find Heidi Joy with her husband and two small kids cooking, fishing, exploring the Northwest, and building epic forts in their living room.

She loves to hear from readers via messages at

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  1. Oooh, revenge porn. Definitely makes for a good dramatic story, eh? Interesting how that all ties in with the rock star too. Great review!

  2. Yep, must get to this series asap!! Gah! Naomi you recommend too many books for my limited time! ;) But as I have Tattoo Thief on my kindle already, I will see what I can do about starting this series THIS MONTH. Hmm, I believe I have a few (many) others you've recommended on my kindle as well. I might have to have a Naomi's Recs MONTH! :) I'm glad Revenge Bound wasn't a disappointment. It sounds rather amazing. Thanks for sharing your passion for this series.

  3. Not sure this is for me but I'm glad you enjoyed.

  4. This is the first I'm hearing of revenge porn. LMAO! Sounds like you have a bad case of series addiction as far as TATTOO THIEF is concerned. That's the only way to go IMO. Thanks for the fab giveaway!!

  5. Everything you say about this series convinces me more and more that I want to read it! I like Brandee's idea of a whole month for Naomi's Recs because I know I have enough on my eReader to do that too :) LOL... and yet, I'm adding this one too! Great review as always!

  6. It is more the girl side, but he is very protective of her.

  7. Bwahahha!! My own month!! Whoo hoo!
    It has been a great series... I have definitely enjoyed the ride. Heidi can suck you into her world!

  8. I did. This book took a different direction than the other too, but it was good!

  9. I read a book with it before this one too, and never really understood it. I am addicted *wink*

  10. Haha! Thanks Berls! This has been a fun series for me... Excited for more!


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