Love & Ink by JD Hawkins
Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs
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I’m a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody’s begging me to put my ink on them. I’m the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.
I’ve spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I’ll do anything to get her back.
It’s been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.
She’s left a permanent mark on my heart.
But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?
About the Author:
JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.
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** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. **
Love & Ink sounded like a promising story. Tattooed guy, the woman he loved coming back, angsty vibes, maybe some drama for sure, second chance romance… there were definitely some good materials.
From the first moment, I don’t know why but something was off. Ash and Teo were in love once, being apart for years until that moment where they collided again. I can’t deny the tension but still, things were a bit a little too easy, too much everything.
Their past story might have brought more tension, more hatred, something I could feel but not so much. You can’t go back where it started for sure, things have changed but the way some parts of the storyline were handled just made me cringe more than once.
I couldn’t feel the chemistry between the characters who were too much blindsided by their assumptions, instead of trusting each other or giving the benefit of the doubt. I really don’t get their story at all. I wish to see the characters evolving throughout the story. They were just fed by the lies and their families’ manipulations.
I haven’t connect at all with them. All the drama gave me whiplash. It wasn’t that necessary to me. It was one step forward, ten steps ahead. It was going on circles. Even all the sexy times couldn’t save it. It had potential though but it didn’t work for me.