Title: Tattoos and Teacups
Author: Anna Martin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Robert, Chris
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
As a teenager, Robert McKinnon left his native Scotland and moved to America. That was sixteen years ago, and Professor McKinnon has never quite settled in his new home or found his place this side of the pond. He might be prematurely old, but he has his cat, and his books, and that’s all he needs.
Then Chris Ford explodes into Robert’s life with a crash of cymbals. The younger man is the polar opposite of Robert’s calm civility. Bright tattoos cover his skin, and he wears his hair in a Mohawk and plays drums for a rock band. But he’s a shot of color in Robert’s black-and-white world, and Robert turns out to be the one thing Chris can count on. Despite all the reasons it shouldn’t work, somehow it does.
Even if Robert wasn’t looking for love—especially not with someone nearly ten years his junior—he can’t deny being with Chris is fun. But sometimes Chris’s free-spirited nature leaves Robert feeling vulnerable. If they can’t find a balance between tattoos and teacups, their relationship won’t survive—and neither will Robert’s newfound lust for life.
Robert McKinnon is a Boston college professor who has a settled ordered life that he is very happy with. He has his job, his cat, and his apartment close to the college where he works. Chris Ford is a young man that is a professional drummer who is in a rock band and plays for the Boston Orchestra on the side.
They meet in a bar and begin to date each other even though they are complete opposites in jobs, temperament and the fact that there is a nine year difference in their ages. As they fall in love, each has to overcome their past mistakes and their present insecurities to secure the future of their relationship.
I LOVED reading this story about the meeting and progressive relationship between Robert and Chris. They are polar opposites from two different worlds but they mesh together perfectly to make for a beautiful love.
Reviewed By: Pat