Artist Kellus Hardin let love and loyalty cloud his past decisions, a mistake he definitely won’t make again. Now, lost and alone, he’s left to pick up the shattered pieces of his broken heart while facing the truth of his reality.
Arik Layne exudes power, confidence, and determination. But when an encounter with the guarded artist shakes him to the core and alters all his future goals, he finds more than just his heart on the line.
For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option.
All Arik wants is to make the artist his.
Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
What I Loved: Kindle Alexander books always pack heartfelt and sexy punches and Painted on my Heart is no exception. This emotionally rich story has a strong, steady build and the lead characters are easy to fall in love with. Kellus and Arik have a very palpable chemistry and I loved the weight and seriousness that they approached their relationship with. Several familiar faces from Kindle's Nice Guy Series make appearances and I loved the extra texture they added to the overall story.
What I Didn't Love: Kellus's dedication to helping his vile ex was a little much and had me shaking my head at times.
"The heat in Arik's gaze seared him from the inside out and those sweetly spoken words inflamed both his heart and desire."
"He's the perfect guy. My perfect partner. He doesn't give in to me, not ever. He makes me fight for every smile I get from him. I'd rather cut off my hand than see him hurt."
"The air around him shifted, his world tilted on its axis, and his heart did a slow roll in his chest. Kellus loved him."