Tattooed Dots

The Halo Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Josh Logan, Eva Eastman
Series: Halo (Knight), Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

*This romance novel contains explicit content and is not advised for listeners under 18*

Inspired by a true story.

People are brought into our lives for many reasons. Over time, we find out who is meant to be a temporary acquaintance and who will be there for a lifetime.

Easton Crawford put his modeling career before his marriage until it was ending in divorce. Years later, he is finally learning how to be the father his daughter needs him to be. He's not looking for someone to step into the mother role - just nightly casual hook-ups.

When his best friend convinces him that a good way to meet single women is to go on a singles cruise, he finds more than just a one-night stand.

At age 13, Brooke Bradley became an adult, raising her younger sister while her mother continually ignored her parenting responsibilities. Since then, Brooke has continued to take care of the people in her life, including her deadbeat boyfriend, Jared.

For Brooke's 30th birthday, her best friend surprises her with a cruise but fails to mention it's a singles cruise. When Brooke meets Easton, the one man willing to be her constant, will she finally find the courage to leave Jared?

Easton knows that Brooke is someone who is meant to be in his life forever, but when a health scare threatens to change everything, Brooke and Easton are faced with unanswered questions and unspoken fears. Are Brooke and Easton only meant to be temporary acquaintances or are they brought into each other lives for a lifetime?

©2016 Kimberly Knight (P)2016 Knight Publishing & Design, LLC

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I’m a sucker for a reformed bad boy...

There are some things I definitely appreciated about the book; first Easton is wonderful with his Daughter. He is active in her life and puts her first. Easton’s parents seem like the best kind of people. Attentive, loving and supportive of their son and grandchild. And they are completely open to accepting Brooke. Nicole and Avery are a bit self indulgent but overall I found them to be an interesting supporting cast to the more serious Brooke and Easton.

I desperately wanted to connect with Brooke and Easton but it didn’t happen for me. There was something about the mix of insta love and naïveté that I would expect from someone in their early 20s that didn’t ring true for people in their early 30s. People who have had adult responsibilities thrust on them at an early age. There was also a scene between Brooke and her loser gamer boyfriend where consent was dubious at best. It really threw me.

Overall I would continue on with the series out of curiosity to see where it goes.

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  • 05-27-20

Beautiful!!!!

Wow. What an Ahmazing story. I listened to it more then reading it. Since I listened to it at work and while driving. I absolutely into this audiobook from start to finish. What a beautiful story. I need my very own Easton.

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A change for the better

Tattooed Dots by Kimberly Knight is the first book in the Halo series. This is Eason Crawford and and Brooke Bradley's story. When we meet Eason he and his wife are in the middle of a contentious divorce. He's a sought after male model and she was the stay at home wife stuck with raising their daughter while he pretty much did what he wanted. He was not a nice guy. After a court hearing, the unthinkable happened, His soon to be ex wife was killed in a car accident. Eason had to make a jaor chance in his life because he now had the sole responsibility of raising his daughter . Brooke is a paralegel who had the responsibility of raising her sibling because her Mom took off, and she is in a relationship with her loser of a boyfriend, Jared.
Eason must make changes fast in his life in order to be the dad his 10 year old daughter deserves. He goes into partnership with his friend Avery running a bar they own. He's still a player, but not as bad as he was.
Brooke and Eason meet on a cruise that Brooke's friend got her as a birthday gift. She tricked her into going by not telling her untill it was too late, that it was a singles cruise. Brooke and Eason click right away, but Brooke doesn't cheat on her deadbeat boyfriend. They really make a connection. Eason is hooked, but they have so many obstacles to overcome: first, the live four hours from each other. Second there is the deadbeat, third, there is Eason's daughter to consider. Then something totally unexpected happens that affects everyone. Does Eason and Brooke"s connection manage to survive? You will be pulling for everyone in this book, make sure you also get book 2 in the series, The One, Avery's story.I enjoyed the narration, they wre both the to me. This was an Audiobook Obsession Review Group.review.

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Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. Great characters that you will love. Humour and emotion in spades. Josh and Eva sound great together.
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Great Story line with great characters

I really enjoyed the story line and the characters overall, although it did take a little while for Easton to grow on me. His character showed a lot of growth from the beginning of the book to the time he met Brooke and ultimately to the end of the story, which was nice to see. He was caring and compassionate when it came to waiting for Brooke, and through Brooke's medical ordeal and he was a terrific dad, which is always a swoon-worthy trait.

I thought it was fun how all the characters were friends and look forward to reading more of Avery and Nicole's story and more of these charaters in general. I found the story to be engaging and the writing to be strong.

My one critique would be in the area of narration. At times I felt like the narration flowed fairly well, while at others it seemed kind of choppy or like there was no feeling in the words being said. I also felt like the male narrator made Easton's daughter sound much younger than ten. However, overall I enjoyed listening to the book. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Tattooed Dots

This was my first book by Kimberly Knight. The storyline was great, and I loved the best friends meeting best friends aspect. I did feel like the parts that were probably meant to be dramatic or the big road bumps in the book were a bit bland. it felt like mostly smooth sailing even when it shouldn't have been. That being said, It's the perfect book to come back and re-read when you've read something overly emotional or action packed and need a getaway.

The audio performance by Josh Logan and Eva Eastman was very well done. I will be looking for their other narrations in the future.

Brooke has just turned 30 and her best friend Nicole gives her a trip on a singles cruise as a birthday present. The only problem with that is Brooke has a boyfriend but she decides the trip will be fun regardless. Easton is a single dad, has been raising his daughter alone for the last 5 years after his ex was killed in a car accident. Eastons best friend & business partner Avery decides that it's time for them both to get a break from their bar and possibly meet "the one" on a singles cruise. Within an hour of being on the cruise Easton runs into Brooke who introduces Nicole to Avery. That is how they spend the rest of the time on the cruise but roadblocks come up because of Brooke current-almost ex boyfriends, the disadvantage of having a long distance relationship, and health problems that arise.

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Ahhh

Wow what a quite beautiful story loved the storyline and can't wait to read the rest of the story

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Loved It!

What a story! Kimberly Knight wrote a very emotional book & I loved it. Easton is going through a divorce after putting his modeling career ahead of his marriage. Brooke has been forced to grow up fast & taking care of her sister when their mom wasn't being a mom. Brooke is also dating a loser named Jared. When Brooke's friend sends her on a cruise for her birthday she doesn't think too much about it. Easton's friend also sends him on a singles cruise. Brooke & Easton meet on the cruise & think that this should just be a hook-up. When Easton starts to realize that Brooke is going to be in his life a lot more, is he ready for that? Throw in a health scare with Brooke & what do they really mean to each other? This story was very emotional & I loved it. the narration was well done too. I can't wait to listen & read the next book in the series.

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Great narration!

I want to start off by saying I enjoyed the audiobook considerably and the performances were very well done!

Brooke has been dating Jared for years, living together and feeling as if they are married yet wondering why he hasn't asked the question. When she meets Easton, he helps her realize how crappy Jared is and she starts to see her relationship for what it really is, she realizes she needs to figure out what is best for her and her sanity.

Easton has no desire to settle down, he's been there and done that before, he isn't interested in a repeat performance. He's content in his bachelor ways. After meeting Brooke he realizes just how much he's been missing and realizes he isn't happy with his lifestyle and it isn't good for his daughter.

There are a few critiques I have for this book, the story was good and flowed nicely. However, there were a few corny/cheesy parts that seemed like the author was trying too hard, and the sex scenes seemed too forced. They were too vulgar for me and some of the things that Easton said didn’t seem realistic, it seemed more like something Brooke would say about Easton instead of something a man would say about himself.

I loved Easton and I enjoyed getting his side of the story as well. I was surprised by the illness, I did not see that coming at all. It hit home for me (similar situation). That’s such a scary situation and such a horrible feeling. You just dread every doctor appointment and every time the phone rings you jump, afraid the doctor is calling with bad news. All in all I enjoyed this book very much, the sex scenes were the only thing keeping me from giving a full 5 stars. Very beautiful story nonetheless!

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The premise is good.

3.5 Stars. The story is good. The writing is a skeleton of which could be an amazing book. But it reads and listens like a friend complaining about her life; in an over the top manner. So, it is real. I find the medical pieces offensive; clearly the author or character lacks basic understanding of the medical field, yet judges them harshly. With refinement, this would be great. The story would be a worthwhile hallmark romance movie. #AudiobookObsession

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  • Nina B.
  • 12-29-19

My heart is in this book

Omgoodness I love this book! I love the characters! I love the story! There is no cliffhanger but I can’t wait to listen to the next book in the series, it’s about Brooke’s best friend. The narration is great, I definitely recommend this book.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 09-17-19

Good book about redemption

This was a good book in general although I didn't initially like the male character. Easton started out as a jerk. I’m not a fan of cheaters for ANY reason and I knew that he would have to do a lot in order to actually redeem himself. Brooke, at 30, seemed a little immature- she was in love with her boyfriend but he didn’t want to commit. They both sign up for a singles cruise and meet each other during this vacation. They fell in love during the cruise (although thankfully, her behavior was overall above board). Then tragedy struck her.

During this time, Easton redeemed himself, showing that he not only felt sorrow and regret with his past but also loyalty and honor. I have to say, the book would have been better if the author didn’t continuously reinforce to the readers how poor his behavior was when he was younger; the readers are continuously reminded about how promiscuous Easton was. I think a mention or two would have been fine but there was too much, perhaps to showcase how much he has grown. Overall, though, by the end of the book, the author did an admirable job redeeming him.

By the end of the book, I was rooting for both characters. This was a good book only improved by the narrators and dual narration that made this feel more real. Josh Logan was very good with voices. Eva Eastman had less variance with her voices so sometimes it was difficult to figure out who was speaking. I loved that there was a dual narration, where the male and female narrator read scenes together.

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  • Sarahlou
  • 06-06-19

lovely story to listen to

This was the first book by Kimberly Knight and it was a sweet and easy to listen to story. With the premise of the story and how it started I wasn't sure I would like Easton but I did.

Listening to this story on Audible enhanced my enjoyment of this tale. It was well narrated and the voices really sold the tale, drawing you in and holding your attention whilst you listen. They really brought all the emotions to life and you felt it all along with the characters.

Kimberly Knight did well with this story. She gave us characters that we become invested in with Brooke and Easton as the main characters but also Nicole and Avery as secondary characters. Your heart will also be stolen by Easton's daughter Cheyenne.

I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in the this tale

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 05-01-19

Tattooed Dots - Halo Series

This was my first book by Kimberly Knight. The storyline was great, and I loved the best friends meeting best friends aspect. I did feel like the parts that were probably meant to be dramatic or the big road bumps in the book were a bit bland. it felt like mostly smooth sailing even when it shouldn't have been. That being said, It's the perfect book to come back and re-read when you've read something overly emotional or action packed and need a getaway.

The audio performance by Josh Logan and Eva Eastman was very well done. I will be looking for their other narrations in the future.

Brooke has just turned 30 and her best friend Nicole gives her a trip on a singles cruise as a birthday present. The only problem with that is Brooke has a boyfriend but she decides the trip will be fun regardless. Easton is a single dad, has been raising his daughter alone for the last 5 years after his ex was killed in a car accident. Eastons best friend & business partner Avery decides that it's time for them both to get a break from their bar and possibly meet "the one" on a singles cruise. Within an hour of being on the cruise Easton runs into Brooke who introduces Nicole to Avery. That is how they spend the rest of the time on the cruise but roadblocks come up because of Brooke current-almost ex boyfriends, the disadvantage of having a long distance relationship, and health problems that arise.

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  • tenisha
  • 04-11-19

Good Listen

Brooke has been an adult since she was thirteen and raising her sister. She has met the one but has to dump the zero at home waiting on her. The development of Brooke and Easton relationship is special and leaves you wanting to know more about them. Great Narration
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  • Keisha
  • 04-04-19

Great story

Really enjoyed this story. New author for me and I loved her writing style and characters. I thought that Easton was going to be a jerk but he turned out to be such a sweetheart. Brooke is such a strong and independent woman, always putting others before herself. I loved how they just kind of clicked when they met and how their relationship developed.
The narrators did a good job with bringing these characters to life.

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  • Alisha Reynolds
  • 04-04-19

Singles cruse anyone

This a cute Romance. Two bar owners from New York take a singles cruse. On that adventure they end up finding two best friends. One is dating another loser at home while the other is looking for the one. When they get back home will the two relationships workout or will they move on? I live this story and Kimberly Knights did an amazing job. I loved the dual narration as-well.

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  • Stacy
  • 03-26-19

The premise is good.

3.5 Stars. The story is good. The writing is a skeleton of which could be an amazing book. But it reads and listens like a friend complaining about her life; in an over the top manner. So, it is real. I find the medical pieces offensive; clearly the author or character lacks basic understanding of the medical field, yet judges them harshly. With refinement, this would be great. The story would be a worthwhile hallmark romance movie. 🎧 AudiobookObsession

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 03-21-19

an emotionally beautiful story

wow what a story ! if you read or listen to any book this year make this it !
Brooke has not had an easy life but she grabs it and makes it her own , shes a fighter but her biggest fight is yet to arrive , can she beat it ?
once you get nearer the end of the book the title makes more sense and it's actually perfect in its telling
the narrators were brilliant and I went straight out and got the next 2 books in the series on audible too
you will not regret listening or reading this one I promise you

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  • Mickey
  • 03-20-19

Loved it

This story is very well narrated with the dual narrators! I absolutely loved listening to them and having the story come to life in my head. It has its steamy moments, but also moments when you want to cry. You will want to start book two shortly after finishing one, but this story does not have a cliffhanger.
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