Review Tour and #Giveaway: Leave a Mark by Stephanie Fournet


Dyed, pierced, and covered in tattoos, Wren Blanchard is the exact opposite of everything Dr. Lee Hawthorne thought he wanted.  His residency is almost finished. With the perfect job, the beautiful house, and the polished girlfriend, he knows he should be happy, yet he isn’t.  
But once Wren lands in his ER with her sharp tongue and artist’s soul, she leaves a mark on him that just won’t fade.  Wren knows the good doctor is way out of her league. To people like him, she’s a circus freak. Besides, she’s not the type to get hung up on guys, especially ones with midnight blue eyes—ones who know all about antiques, crack bad jokes, and love Joss Whedon.  

No. She doesn’t need that.  

After all, she has friends, a psychotic cat, and a promising career as one of the best tattoo artists in town. And it’s enough.  Really, it is.  Or it would be if Lee weren’t there every time she turned around.  

One kiss seals their fate.  

Their attraction is undeniable–but Wren’s past is full of ghosts. Is their bond strong enough for a solid future? Or will their new relationship crumble beneath the weight of all she carries?


What a surprise!  I read the synopsis, above, and thought, ok, this looks kind of interesting, but there are so many books out there about the alt living guy or girl who falls for the unblemished (no tattoos), overlooking their differences.  This story definitely has those traits, however, Stephanie Fournet’s descriptions of Wren were beautiful.  Not only did Wren have beautiful artwork on her body, but we learned that artwork was a shield for Wren to hide behind.  The author really cared about Wren’s background, filling it in with a lot of warmth and empathy.  You couldn’t help but want her to overcome her problems and let herself find happiness and love.

On the flip side, Lee was written with humor and charm.  He was the over eager, immediately infatuated, funny love interest to a tee.  When Wren finally lets him into her heart, he becomes the man that every woman wants, caring for her, and watching over her.

Stephanie Fournet’s use of lyrical description, and her obvious care when writing about a difficult subject matter gave this story impact.  This is the first book of hers that I have read, and I will definitely pick up another. ❤️❤️❤️❤️


Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, and Butterfly Ginger, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college or running.  She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and

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