Book Review: SO STEADY by Eve Dangerfield

About the Book

Nicole DaSilva keeps her mind on the future. That’s where her perfect life is. At least it will be if she can sort out her broken engagement, get her tattoo removed, control her wayward sisters and catch the person stealing from their business…but that’s easier said than done. Especially when there’s a huge, strangely attractive tattooist in her way...

Noah Newcomb keeps his mind on the past. It’s where the demons come loose. He trusts no one and his only plans are for a vasectomy. He and Nicole make as much sense together as, well, an ex-con and a former school captain, but he's never been one to turn down a rebound thing. Especially not with a girl as Type A hot as her.

It's your standard ‘say anything to my sisters and I'll call the Australian Tax Office and tell them there's $500,000 in cash under your bed' affair, but as Nicole and Noah hook up it's clear they’re falling for each other. Can they meet in the present? Do they have a shot at something steady?

My Thoughts

One of the things I love about Eve Dangerfield’s writing is how Australian-sounding it is. I feel like these characters are people I could be passing on the street daily and I welcome it.

SO STEADY is the second book in Silver Daughters Ink series. Nicole DaSilva may have a twin sister but she feels like the odd one out; her twin, Sam, and younger sister, Tabby, seem much more similar to her. Nicole has spent years working towards a “normal” and stable future. She’s got a stable job as an accountant, she’s got the suburban home, a strict skin care regime to keep aging at bay, and a fiancé to help her live the dream of conventionality. It all falls apart when said fiancé issues an ultimatum Nicole won’t fulfil, so she ends up back in Melbourne a little lost, a lot hurt and with a most inconvenient attraction to the “hulking beast” Noah Newcomb.

Noah works as a tattoo artist at Silver Daughters Ink, and while he also is attracted to Nicole, he is staying far away. They are like chalk and cheese and he is not interested in the traditional future Nicole wants.

As Nicole investigates monetary theft at the tattoo studio, she and Noah find themselves in each other’s orbit. The magnetism is strong, the attraction palpable and the desire is off the charts. Nicole and Noah often find themselves in comfortable conversation; able to say and reveal things to each other they keep secret from others.

There is plenty of humour infused within the story. The arguments and physical fights between the sisters are legendary, the observations about people made me laugh out loud and I even had a chuckle at how the Noah still managed to keep his masculinity while describing colours such as periwinkle, fuchsia and sorbet yellow.  

So Steady was a really entertaining read and I highly recommend it. I am now eagerly awaiting Tabby’s story. 

About the Author

Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels ever since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own unapologetically sexy tales about complex young women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Eve currently lives in Melbourne with her sister and a zen-like rabbit named Billy. When she's not writing she can usually be found drinking, dancing or making a mess. Often all at once. Calling her an author will get you kissed* 

*circumstances are subject to change.