There’s more to the band Tattoo Thief than its front man, Gavin Slater, whom you met in the first Tattoo Thief book. There’s also Tyler, the bassist and band’s founder; Jayce, lead guitarist and ladies’ man; and Dave, drummer and the group’s original manager.
Although I didn’t set out to write a series, as I explored these characters, I realized each member of the band needs love—but the path to the right person can be every bit as difficult as the path to stardom.
In the words of one early reviewer, “Tyler & Stella will take you on a journey of forgiveness, growth, and new beginnings. These characters show us that no matter what has happened in the past, we can come back from that, and we are worthy of love.”
Stella tells us Tyler is “easy to love,” but Stella’s not so easy to love. In fact, many of Tattoo Thief’s readers were still angry with Stella when the first book ended (“I want to punch her in the ovaries,” one said!), and I don’t blame them. Stella betrayed her best friend and nearly ruined their relationship.
How can Stella make this right? In Tyler & Stella, we see the world through her eyes and pick up her story from the end of Tattoo Thief. As I got to know Stella, I realized I underestimated Beryl’s easy, drunk, brave best friend. Just as Wicked changed my view of the Wicked Witch of the West (oh, how I love the bad girls!), I hope Tyler & Stella will give you a whole new perspective on this feisty girl.