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Peek Inside Written on my Heart

It's been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib—and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire—for her trouble. Never going back

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Some words last forever…

It’s been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib-and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire-for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn’t need trouble…especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who’s six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.

Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There’s no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner…even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.

But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs…


"Words can't do it justice. You have got to read this amazing book to capture its essence. The writing, the characters, everything about this book is absolutely perfect." -Books, Coffee & Passion

"Written on my Heart is the first book I have read from Cole Gibsen but I will definitely put her on my One Click list." -Wicked Good Reads

"I crave a man like Lane in my life sooo bad that I didn't want the book to end just to have him for a little longer." -Living in Our Own Story Blog

"If you love your New Adult books with characters who are so real they leap off the pages and consistently tug at your emotional heartstrings, Written On My Heart by Cole Gibsen is a book you'll want to check out." -Okie Dreams Book Reviews

"I can honestly say that I have never read something that has effected me so deeply, and in the same token been so inspiring! This is a beautiful written story that has forever left a imprint on my heart..." -Misty P., Goodreads review

"I cannot come up with enough words to describe how beautiful and engaging this story is. It truly tugs at your heart, right from the beginning." -Gwen, Goodreads review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633753594
Series: Written on My Heart, Book 1
Release Date: Jul 28, 2015
Page Count: 232
Imprint: embrace
Genre: contemporary, new adult
Tropes: enemies to lovers

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By Mandy July 18, 2015

4.5 stars

When Ashlyn was 10, her mom married her step-dad. Her step-dad is a controlling, hateful man who verbally and physically abused her and tore her down enough that she started to believe all the awful things he said about her. When she finally stood up to him, he kicked her out of the house w ...more

By Michelle July 19, 2015

When Ashlyn is talked into getting a tattoo covered by her co-worker Emily, her world is about to be shaken to its core. Leaving her home and struggling to survive on her own after suffering years of abuse from her stepfather, Ashlyn is still struggling to see her worth and letting the ghosts of her ...more

By Nikki ღ Navareus June 29, 2016

***3.75 STARS***
This was a pretty cute little story that sucked me right in from the very start and made me smile in many parts of this book. It was cool to watch Ashlyn's transformation from a frightful young girl (skiddish from years of abuse), trying to get on her feet after being thrown out of h ...more

By Dion October 15, 2016

Review: Jul 2015

You know when you finish a book and you just have to...sit and stare at a wall for, oh, i don't know, THE REST OF YOUR LIFE just to contemplate all the things you learned and the characters you met and...

Oh, my god.

I think I need to take a few deep breaths and start again.

Alright, ...more

By Rincón de Lectura March 25, 2016


-Siempre busco mensajes dentro de las historias, y pues con esta me quedo con un buen sabor de boca, su mensaje fue captado a la perfección, no es sobre sexo o si soy capar de entregarme a alguien, es sobre la confianza, seguridad y paz que te brinde, eso es lo que te debe hacer sentir la persona ...more

By Rhianna July 20, 2015

Brutal and beautiful, one of my favorite books this year.

Holy so-similar-to-my-life-story Batman! Having attended a couple of online book chats before I read WRITTEN ON MY HEART I already knew that the author had drawn from her own personal experiences with homelessness for the story. What I didn't ...more

By Annie's reading corner January 24, 2016

Esta lectura me sorprendió por su inicio, fue bastante adictiva. Disfruté mucho de los primeros capítulos y de la relación de no-te-soporto de los protas, teniendo diálogos y situaciones bastante entretenidos.
Lane es todo un amor, bajo esa coraza de idiota que expone a simple vista, se esconde un ho ...more

By Kathie (katmom) July 31, 2015

Happy Release Week!

This author is new to me. From the blurb, I think I wanted to see the stepfather get what he deserved, so I read this. And it was really good. When I read that Cole Gibson lived through some of the situations in this book, well, it made me shudder for her. She's a strong woman, fo ...more

By Veroo March 24, 2016

Tuve sentimientos encontrados (como con tantos libros) con esta historia.
Ashlyn… Un común denominador que encuentro con este tipo de personajes es que por haber tenido una infancia dura, creen que luego eso puede trasladarse a su vida adulta. Creen que están “rotas” y que van a arruinar la vida de l ...more

By thecrazyreadingblog October 13, 2020

This book was amazing, moving really.
One of the reasons I probably liked this book so much was because I can in some part relate to Ashlyn. No, i have not experienced even a part of what she has experienced but I can say I want to be free someday. I’m not trapped in a bad environment just in an over ...more

By linasbookscave January 01, 2020

| Autor: Cole Gibsen
| Preis: 9,95 €
| Seitenanzahl: 336
| Erscheinungsdatum: 12. Januar 2018
| Verlag: dtv
| ISBN-13: 978-3423717625

„Manche Narben reichen so viel tiefer, als eine Nadel Farbe in die Haut ritzen kann.“


Sechs Monate ist es her, seit Ashlyn mit ansehen musste, wie alles, was sie ...more

By Dana July 14, 2015

Some books resonate with bits of our past. This book was one that did just that. Ash is a broken girl trying to put the pieces back together. Growing up in an abusive household, she escapes and tries to find her feet. Fear makes up her world and she struggles to make heads or tails of what she needs ...more

By Dai July 01, 2016

ayyy, que bonita historia.

Me he quedado sorprendida, esperaba algo más dramático pero me encontré con una lectura ligera, divertida, romántica y si, tiene drama. Los personajes están un poco jodidos pero no se me hizo cargado ni nada de eso.

Ashlyn me encantó (creo que me estoy volviendo suave, últim ...more

By Mayi February 16, 2016


Un poco de drama, romance,
para pasar el rato ...more

By rhythmofbooks February 04, 2018

Eine im Grunde nicht neue Geschichte. Gebrochenes Mädchen trifft auf den Badboy Tätowierer, der eigentlich gar kein Badboy ist. Der Einstieg in das Buch viel mir unglaublich schwer und ich war erst einmal abgetan, aber umso weiter es ging, desto besser wurde es. Ich bin ehrlich erstaunt, wie gut es ...more

By Seli October 07, 2019

Eine Lovestory mit Höhen und Tiefen, aber meeega sweet 🥰 ...more

By Monica July 11, 2015

Something that Ashlyn said in this story stayed with me and that was “it doesn’t matter is you have a mom and dad, it just matters if you have love.”

This is my first read by Ms. Cole and I totally loved it. There was no way that I was going to stop reading this book and not know what was going to ha ...more

By Poulami August 17, 2015

This book was epic! I loved it so much. The romance, the chemistry everything was so well executed. I’m so glad I signed up for this one. :-)

The story revolves around a girl named Ashlyn. When she was 10, her mom remarried. Her step-dad is a controlling, hateful man who verbally and physically abuse ...more

By Sparkymom July 17, 2015

This was my first experience with this author, but it is not likely to be my last. While I don't typically read books listed as YA, something about the description of this book when I saw it on Net Galley really caught my interest. When they offered me an ARC for review, I was excited, but then kept ...more

By Books, Coffee & Passion January 31, 2016

Books, Coffee & Passion

Written On My Heart was the first book I’ve read by Cole Gibsen but it certainly won’t be the last. There’s something about this beautiful story that I just can’t put in words and that’s why I’ve been postponing this review. Words can’t do it justice. You have got to read thi ...more

By Kristiej May 24, 2020

I just finished a reread of this book and I'm upping it a star now that it's fresh. Ash is a young woman who is broken. Over the years her step father did everything he could to undermine whatever confidence in herself she might have had culminating in burning all her possessions, breaking a rib and ...more

By Andra November 15, 2015

This is the first book I've read by this author. The cover caught my attention and the book description seemed interesting.

Written on My Heart is told from the point of view of Ashlyn and Lane.

Ashlyn has had a hard life. Everything changed for her when her mother remarried. Her stepfather is a very ...more

By Camila December 29, 2015

Una historia conmovedora.
Si bien es un libro super corto, en donde las cosas se desarrollan rápido, la historia no es nada plana ni el amor que contiene. En pocas paginas la autora nos ha hecho adentrarnos, zambullirnos y perdernos en las oscuras profundidades de la vida de los personajes y lo duras ...more

By Caro July 29, 2015

Gotta say, this wasn’t what I was expecting, it was better.

I thought I’d be reading something much darker, even though that usually scares the crap out of me, lol. This was such a great read, I truly couldn’t put it down.

We have Ashlyn and Lane, two people with troubled pasts, particularly Ashlyn. W ...more

By Romance Readers Retreat July 14, 2015

3.5 Stars

This is the story of a broken girl Ashlyn whom is petrified of her stepfather and ends up leaving home and is trying to make her own way in life with very little money. Ashlyn ends up working in a coffee shop where she friends Emily, who in turn offers to get Ashlyns tattoo of her ex boyfr ...more

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Cole Gibsen

About the author

Cole Gibsen

Growing up, Cole Gibsen couldn’t decide what she loved more—dogs or books. Rather than choose, she decided to devote her life to both! Dog trainer (wrangler) by day and author by night, she’s the author of more than ten books with more on the way.

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