Here’s a review of Tats from Bob Lind at Arizona’s Echo Magazine:
Lee Hammond is a lesbian Oklahoma ex-con, with a passion for motorcycles, living for the moment, and women who know how to have fun. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always make for a lasting relationship, which is why – after being thrown out by her latest girlfriend – she finds herself riding her ex’s Harley, munching on Girl Scout cookies, with no idea where she is going. She stops to rest, notices a funeral going on nearby, and recognizes one of the attendees, Vivian, as the cheerleader with whom she went to high school, and was likely most responsible for Lee’s realization that she was a lesbian. To her surprise, Vivian recognizes her as well, and leaves the funeral on the back of Lee’s Harley, as they embark on a madcap journey looking for fun and (Lee hopes) fulfillment of her high school fantasies. Their partying is financed by a huge sum of cash Vivian brings along, which – Lee doesn’t find out until later – is the reason why they are being followed by some thugs.
A classic “road trip” story with a lesbian biker twist, “Tats” is a very amusing and entertaining ride with realistic, fully developed and colorful characters, with some suspense and danger added to the mix. First time novelist Gardner shows considerable talent in the way the story is woven, like a gaudy tapestry … or perhaps a biker’s colors. Some erotic content, but adds to the enjoyment of the story. Five stars out of five.
– Bob Lind, Echo Magazine