Harper Connelly never expected to find herself outside of a tattoo parlor at one in the morning, summoning the nerve to take back her past. She's determined to forget her old life and is looking for an artist who can tattoo over the scars on her back.
Trent Andrews, local legend and owner of the Second Circle tattoo studio, has his own reasons for specializing in inking over scars. And in spite of her mysterious past and the difficult road ahead, he quickly realizes that Harper is funny, smart, and--under her ridiculously oversized clothing and SPF 100 sunscreen--totally hot. He's happy to take on the challenge of designing a meaningful and deadly full-back tattoo for her.
But when cryptic messages start appearing on Harper's phone, strange deliveries arrive at her door, and Second Circle is vandalized, Harper is convinced that her ex-boyfriend has tracked her down, and worse, that he knows about Trent. Running was the only thing that saved her last time, but now that she's started to put down roots in Miami, she'll have to decide if she can finally fight back instead.
Harper is getting a tattoo. It's her way of finally covering up the scars of her past, literally and figuratively. She's tired of letting her past have a hold on her, and when she meets Trent at the tattoo shop her whole world gets turned upside down.
Trent has never met anyone like Harper, and when he sees the scars she has, he feels the need to protector and be more to her. But as Harper's past comes back to haunt them, and Trent is getting better job opportunities life is going to put this to through hell again, but each of them will have to be strong for the other to make it through this.
The Strongest Steel was a very good read. It took me to a lot of emotional places with a great story line, awesome writing, and some wonderful characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed the hero and heroine together. They made a perfect match, and I loved how sweet Trent was with Harper. And I really liked how strong Harper was, and how she was trying to more than what she already was.
Overall this book was really good, and it even opens the reader up to the second book in the series as well.