This was both heart wrenching and heart warming in equal parts. It bundles a lot of subjects into one story but what a story. I absolutely adore Nico - he is everything we should want from any human being. He shows an enormous amount of compassion and respect for the women that he helps. Whilst it is probably not everybody's idea of therapy, Nico allows the women who come to him for a special tattoo to unburden themselves and come they do. They have been to hell and back and chose to remember that. With them escaping domestic violence, rape, cancer and miscarriage, these are women with heart wrenching stories to tell. But while Nico is helping these women, there is something missing from his life and that is someone he can give his heart to. With his womanising ways getting old, he wants that one person who will take his breath away. Haunted still by the little girl called Dish that he held and comforted when he was a child after she held her mum's dead body, he doesn't think it's possible for him to find his soul mate, until Lark walks into his life. This is a guy who deserves true happiness and Lark is perfect for him.
This was a beautiful story in every way and with a guy like Nico you can't help but fall in love with him and hope that he finds his happy ever after. With Lark you get a gracious and graceful strong woman but with a past of her own that she finds at times difficult to shake. I loved their journey together and how they can be themselves with each other. It was an awesome read.