Book DescriptionSam Blanco is a young tattoo artist trying to get out of L.A. by earning money selling his talent to a prominent local gang. His life is thrown into chaos after giving a very special tattoo to the the gang leader’s beautiful girlfriend. Sam winds up torn between the desire for the girlfriend’s attention and craving the friendship of the gang leader he’s come to see as a brother. Who will ultimately pay the price for love?
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Pilar Flores Character SpotlightPilar Flores, the daughter of a drug lord, has been shaped by her father's business her entire life. She lost her mother at age six and shortly afterward began accompanying her father everywhere during his various business interactions, most of which weren't always in the most savory locations. She's been immersed in his world for more than a decade when the story begins, and believes she can hold her own among the men who work for her father. Except now that she's more mature, her father seems increasingly more protective of her to the point that she feels stifled.
When Leo Reyes shows up in their living room, bleeding from a gunshot wound inflicted by his own brother, her entire world is turned on its head. She falls hard for Leo, and encourages the reluctant young man to take his brother's place as her father's right hand.
She never regrets the decision to push Leo to do what she believes he was meant to do, but the repercussions leave her longing for attention from both the most important men in her life, her father and Leo, who are so preoccupied with their work that she is left feeling taken for granted for her own part in the business.
In an ill-advised attempt to entice her lover, she commissions a tattoo from Sam, the new tattoo artist for Leo's gang, and a man she believes is safe enough to accomplish what she wants.
She couldn't have been more wrong.
Pilar's InspirationPilar's visual inspiration is Sofia Vergara, but her character inspiration is the character Alex from the original Red Shoe Diaries. She loves the man she's with to an almost painful degree, but through unfortunate circumstances she becomes obsessed with another man and makes a terrible mistake that she will probably regret for the rest of her life.
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