Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen.
She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone . . .
All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything . . .
- Original Title:Under Your Skin (For Your Love #1)
- Author:Shannyn Schroeder
- Rating:7.16 / 10
- Publisher:Published June 28th 2016 by Zebra Shout
With every new book I tackle, I find myself reaching out to people for more information and research for my characters and plot. In Under Your Skin, I spend a lot of time on Norah’s decision to create an adoption plan for her daughter. I knew almost nothing about adoption when I started. Lucky for me, a good friend, Ryann, adopted her son and she put me in touch with her adoption counselor, Katie Gattone at The Cradle. Katie and her boss, Dana Mullhall, were fabulous in answering many, many questions about the adoption process. I also want to give a shout-out to fellow romance writer, Averil Reisman, who answered my questions about knee replacement surgery because she had gone through the surgery and rehab. As always, thanks to my wonderful Chicago-North RWA chaptermates who critiqued the first twenty pages and let me know how big an ass Kai was being. And finally, a huge thanks to my beta readers: Pamala Knight, Melanie Bruce, a...