Review of Mad Dog (Second Skin, Book 1) by Ophelia Bell @OpheliaDragons @HiddenGemsBooks

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

Maddox “Mad Dog” Santos was honorably discharged from the Navy, now he runs his own tattoo shop in his old neighborhood. He had a rough time growing up. Now only the gangs in his neighborhood, but his home life wasn’t exactly great. He’s the oldest of five kids and chose to go into the Navy rather than the Marines like his father. The woman that has held his heart since they were teens is off limits and his heart hasn’t gotten the memo yet.


Celeste Flores is the daughter of the Cartel boss and she’s following in his footsteps. She grew up with Maddox Santos and has known him since she was eight years old, when comforted her after her mother’s death. Now she’s a grown woman and still as beautiful as Maddox remembers.

I enjoyed this book but found it to be a little slow to start. Once I got past the first few chapters, it became very interesting, action packed, and very steamy. The connection between Leo, Celeste and Maddox is explosive. This book was twisted and dark, but it was a great story. The characters are great and interesting to read. I give this book a 4-star review and I am looking forward to the next books in the series. This book went full throttle after it got going but there also has so much more to cover with the Santos family. If you like mafia, cartel, and gang stories and sexy characters that have secrets, you’ll enjoy this story.

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