Rosie and Danny have opened the tattoo studio, "Branded for Life" and things seem settled and ready for the arrival of their new baby. But things are never that easy, as Danny, Rosie and their friends and family try to make the best of some difficult circumstances.
What I've always loved about Gascoigne's stories are they are always about real people, in real situations facing real problems. Her characters are always beautifully drawn and well defined and beg us, as readers to empathise and root for them. There is always a touch of sarcastic humour and quirkiness about Gascoigne's words and I really enjoy that. There is something about her style that flows into the eyes effortlessly and it is always a surprise just how far you get through a book in a single reading. Her work is simply so readable.
I am a fan and champion of indie authors and I have been exposed to so many wonderful authors over he past two years. Angela Gascoigne is right near the top of those authors and at the top when it comes to gritty, real-to-life romances. It beggars belief, to me, that her work is not more highly acclaimed and read than it is. In this reviewer's mind, she is one of the indie stars and I have no problem giving Branded the full five stars it deserves. I will miss Rosie, Danny, Maxine, Sam and the rest of the crew. Hoping Gascoigne can conjure up another story for them. A fantastic story, so well told.