Review: Painted Lines by Brei Betzold
Title: Painted Lines
Author: Brei Betzold
Genre: New Adult Romance – 18+
Synopsis: Warning: This is not a fluffy love story – it contains and alludes to violence, torture and rape – a heroine broken in mind but not spirit – a hero with his own past regrets.
Scout has always wanted to follow in her family’s business of custom bike building. Being female never stopped her from getting greasy and slapping on paint with the best of them, and made her work even harder at opening up her own shop someday.
When an opportunity to win $500,000 dollars in prize money presents itself, Scout and her group of misfit friends sign on the dotted line to be filmed for a reality television show to win it. But like anything in life there’s always a catch to free money.
When nightmares of the past meet dreams of the future, Scout is forced to face her demons, or be quickly over run by the memories. In the midst of her inner turmoil, family will come home, and possibly a life she never expected to have could be within her grasp.
I would like to start off with how much I love Brei’s books. I read both of her previous books and loved them so much that they are on my “To Read Again” (TRA) list. This newest book is no exception. I finished it in a day and immediately put it on my TRA list with the others.
Scout is an awesome character. She is one of the guys in the shop and keeps them in line yet she loves to cook when they are home and she’s emotionally fragile due to her past. Throughout the story I got to see her grow as a person and along with her relationship with Thayne, she starts to figure some things out and be her own person which was really enjoyable to watch.
Thayne is…well, yummy. With tattoos, piercings, a lien swimmer’s body, and beautiful eyes he is definitely my newest book boyfriend. He’s patient, sweet, and respectful of Scout and her past. He’s supportive and loving but can swing a right hook with the best of them. In short his is the epitome of bad boy with a good heart.
There were a few loose ends that didn’t get addressed. For example, Simon and his wife Cam were having trouble but then there was nothing else said about it . So, I really hope there ends up being more books to go with this one. I would like to find out what happens with some of the supporting characters like Simon, Cas, and Nikki.
All in all, it was a wonderful book and I absolutely can’t wait to read Brei’s future books.
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Other books by Brei Betzold
My Misery Muse (My Misery Muse, #1)
Faith (My Misery Muse, #2)
Tribal (My Misery Muse, #2.5) (TBR)
No Trespassing (TBR)
Nothing Is (TBR)