The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole: Review

Posted May 12, 2016 in review Tags: , ,

The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole: ReviewThe Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole
Pages: 273

Series: Second Circle Tattoo #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: The Strongest Steel, The Fractured Heart, The Darkest Link
Also by this author: The Strongest Steel, The Fractured Heart, The Darkest Link, Jordan Reclaimed, Under Fire, Final Siege, Deep Cover , Love in Numbers, The Games We Play
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Can a love built on secrets survive?
Rugged, hot, and rock hard, Dred Zander is exactly the type of man that normally sends Pixie running. Not dreaming about running her hands down his washboard abs...and lower. The lead singer and guitarist for the band Preload embodies trouble behind his quick smile and guarded eyes, and Pixie left trouble behind her years ago along with the name Sarah Jane Travers and the pathetic trailer her mom called home. With her abusive past in her past, she has a new life, a new family at Second Circle, and a dream of opening her own business. She needs capital and time. What she doesn't need is a tempting long-haired rocker or the paparazzi that follow him around.
But Dred has other ideas. Pixie's sweet hazel eyes, purple hair and kaleidoscopic tattoo of exotic flowers that swirl up her arm haunt his dreams, and he knows she wants him too. He just has to convince her. But as a juicy exposé threatens to expose their pasts, and a blackmailer terrorizes their present, Pixie and Dred have to decide what really matters and fight like hell to keep it.

The Purest Hook
Scarlett Cole

what i think

If you have followed my blog at all, you have heard me RAVE about how much I love The Second Circle books. The Strongest Steel made my Best of 2015 list and Trent is still one of my top BBF! So, needless to say I stalk follow Scarlett online nonstop so I can make sure I know exactly when I get my hands on these books.

I wasn’t sure I would enjoy Dred and Pixie’s story. I never really connected with either of them in the other books. I should have had faith in Cole. She made me love them both so much. They are such complex characters. I am always drawn to characters with such tragic backstories. I know its twisted, but I love characters who come from abusive, broken homes. Yes, I’m sick like that. I can’t help it. I think it just makes their growth so much more amazing! Dred and Pixie certainly have enough tragedy to keep me reading. Add in the paparazzi who look to get pictures of Dred, the stepdad who is hunting Pixie, and the crazy one night stand who claims to have given birth to Dred’s child and you have drama and angst to spare. I loved every minute of it. This book takes you on a wild ride filled with tragedy and redemption and HOT love.


  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: rock star, mortal peril
  • Triggers: previous abuse mentioned; drug addiction
  • Series/Standalone: standalone within a series
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

When I’m With you by Harper Sloan, Fighting for Flight by JB Salsbury, Justice for Corrie by Susan Stoker…then you will probably like The Purest Hook!

where to get it

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Scarlett Cole is a writer of contemporary romance and a two-time RITA finalist. Her debut, THE STRONGEST STEEL, has already become an Amazon best seller in romantic suspense, was a Best Debut Goodreads Author Finalist 2015, and Authors On The Air Global Radio Network Contemporary Romance Pick of 2015. The FRACTURED HEART was released in early 2016. Look for THE PUREST HOOK, book three of THE SECOND CIRCLE TATTOOS series out May 3rd.

When Scarlett isn’t writing, she spends her time reading, hoarding mason jars, and working out to off-set an epic sour candy habit. She likes hot men, cold beer, and expensive shoes.

Having travelled the world for work and fun, Scarlett is a citizen of both Britain and Canada. A true city-dweller, she considers Toronto and Manchester home and likes to set her books in vibrant locations such as Miami and Los Angeles.

Rep’d by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, and published by St. Martin’s Press.

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5 responses to “The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole: Review

  1. I enjoyed The Purest Hook, too, Samantha, and like you, Trent from the first book still makes me swoon when I think of him 😉 I was able to guess all the big things here, though, which did take away some of my enjoyment, even if I completely fell for Pixie and Dred!
    Great review 🙂

    • Yes, it was a bit predictable, but I think I was so in love with Pixie and Dred I didn’t care. And oh my gosh, I still swoon every time I think of Trent. Sigh….he is one of my favorite book boyfriends!

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