3.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level artists Book Contemporary Gay Heat Index Hurt/comfort m/m Mid level angst Military Morgan NetGalley Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Scorching/high heat second chance at love Standalone

Cover Up (Skin Deep Inc. #3) by L.A. Witt

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After ten years of blissful marriage, Navy Pilot Nate Chandler is divorcing his cheating husband. Single for the first time in years, Nate is numb to all emotion and kisses any chance of another relationship goodbye.
Not only is Nate struggling to get through this divorce, but his body is branded with a permanent reminder of his failed marriage: a matching tattoo with his ex. Searching for a place to cover up his old tattoo, Nate finds himself at the Skin Deep, Inc., where he meets the young and charming cover-up tattoo apprentice, Lucas Brandt.
From just flirty glances to steamy hot encounters, Nate and Lucas dive headfirst into a fling of hookups. But worried that he’ll forever be Nate’s “cover up” rebound relationship, Lucas fears that their love won’t be anything more than just skin deep. What was once just a casual attraction, Lucas now hopes to turn into a real relationship. But will he be able to convince the still tender-hearted Nate to fall in love again?
Third installment of L.A. Witt’s Skin Deep romance series, COVER UP is a story of passion, pleasure, and happily ever after.


In my head I get the guys from this series mixed up with the guys from Anchor Point ( – LA’s other current military series. In a way, that’s not great, because it’s telling that there isn’t something really strong to set these books apart and make them unique.

As I’ve said with some of the AP books – there is a lot to love about these books. LA knows the military and does a fantastic job of portraying the pros and cons of military life (well, the cons especially). I always learn more about being in the military after reading these books.

LA writes really, really, hot smexy times. As the covers promise, these guys have some seriously hot chemistry and there is lots of it explored in this book.
Unfortunately, this was a book that didn’t grab me. I didn’t feel like we spent enough time out of bed to really feel good about the relationship nor did I feel like we spent enough time fleshing out the MCs as much as we have in other works by this author.

It was good for what it is: a very hot, erotic romance featuring a man in the military and a tattoo artist – but beyond that – I wasn’t overwhelmed.

3.5 of 5 stars
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