The Girl with the Thistle Tattoo
A thistle is a prickly beautiful thing. Dangerous when your skin is bare, and soothing when seen on the Scottish hillsides. Astraea is beautiful and dangerous as well—dangerous to Cal Chesterfield’s peace of mind. She’s been a wild child for years, delving into things foreign to Cal’s more conservative nature, but she appears to want to change. She needs to learn some self-respect and acknowledge that she’s more than a pretty plaything.
Cal wants to change too. He’s too staid, too conventional, and he’s been a failure at making relationships work. It is time for Cal to step out of the square box he’s built for himself and try something different, someone different. Astraea is a perfect change of pace. But can Cal really change and loosen up? More importantly, can Astraea calm down and find a way to love herself so that she can love another?