Paper Lipstick by Kelsey Elise Sparrow

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Paper Lipstick
by Kelsey Elise Sparrow
Genre: MC Contemporary Romance
Lipstick kisses and caviar dreams don’t have a place in my life or his.
~ Max (Rebecca Robbins)


I’m a bad ass bitch. It’s a truth of mine. I live it and breathe that
shit. No, I’m not conceited or full of myself. It’s just something
I’ve discovered over the years.
I’m damn good by myself, always have been, always will. What I didn’t
know is I can be improved upon.
Enter the equally bad ass and hella charismatic Deckard Camden. Who, the
hell, told him to be this jaw-droppingly gorgeous, mountain of a man,
in comparison to my little self, projecting a wall of defense that
rivals my own?
Nobody prepared me for the sensual words that would fall from his lips or
the massive … peace he would bring to my life.
Damn sure didn’t get me ready to be Deckard Camden’s wife … wait what?

I’m a bad ass bitch! This isn’t one of those moments where I’m encouraging myself or attempting to infuse my soul with courage. The statement is fact. There’s n question about it. Most know me as Max. They wanted me to have a masculine name because I tend to steer clear of the frilly and pretty.

I’m a tattoo artist who doesn’t allow bullshitters in her shop. You’re fucked if you come around just to take in the eye candy. If you’re occupying space then you’re a fucking customer. Otherwise get the hell out of my shop. Inked to the Maxisn’t a coffee shop, library, or any of those other cop-a-squat places.

I am a boss bad ass. It is who I am and what I exude. Living in Atlanta, Georgia. No, that’s a lie. I work in Atlanta. I live in Mableton. The parents live in Brookhaven. I grew up within the city limits and moved on to “greener pastures” for myself and no one else. I’m content, happy even, with what I’ve accomplished and I am.

Is it obvious I’m selling bullshit, even to myself? Yeah. I thought so.

I’ll deal with it later. It’s for the best. My every happiness is in having my own business. I fought against everything I had—under my parents’ watchful eye—to go after what I felt I needed. When the shop was doing well enough for me to snub my parents, I got out of the house as quickly as possible. Their expectation was for me to do something with my nursing degree. I chose to use a different type of needle to make my way in life. I could always fall back on the degree if times get hard with the shop. Not likely because I enjoy tattooing and piercing a little more than the average artist.

Kelsey Elise Sparrow, author of romance, MC, and fantasy novels. Imagination
takes flight and romance is free to breathe. Something sinister is
always lurking in the corner to snuff out the beauty. Join her on the
journey. She sees the world as one big opportunity to grow, discover,
and learn. The worlds she creates are based upon dreams and
imaginings that take the reader on a journey unlike any other.
“Imagination takes flight” isn’t just her tagline, it is her
way of living. Follow her on social media to discover where her
imagination will take you.
Lover of all things beautiful. Fanatic of Chris Hemsworth and Benedict
Cumberbatch. Book in hand, purse, bag, and on phone … always makes
her day along with her world a better place. This author calls Texas
her home, loves sweet tea and fantasy worlds. She is also a big kid.
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