Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she’s asked to pose in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can’t say no. She finally gets a look at Eric’s tattoos when they’re cajoled into posing together, and in a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they’re asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more. The only problem is that Mina’s not the glamour girl she looks like on the Hot Ink posters, or even in a tattoo magazine. She’s only twenty-four, but being the sole guardian of her disabled younger sister has left her feeling much older. Will Eric still be interested when he gets to know the girl behind the ink and the make-up and finds out that she and her little sister are a package deal?
Lately I have been on this kick of either reading books with rock stars or men with tattoos. Who doesn’t love a rock star or a leading man with tattoos right. So one night I was looking through amazon for some light quick reads and Hot Ink popped up as a suggestion. It was relatively cheap, 3 dollars, I mean who can go wrong with 3 dollars right. So yes it is a short read but it entertained me for a few hours.
Hot Ink is a novella, yes peeps I like short books. I know many don’t but on occasion I like to curl up with a wam bam thank you ma’am type of read. I will say that this cute heart warming novella did just that.
The leading lady Mina. I loved her. I found Mila to be so fresh, sweet and above else so utterly kind. She is a young lady of twenty-four years of age that is trying her best in life to raise her fourteen year old sister, who happens to be disabled. Mina is so selfless that I found myself hurting for her at times. Here she is finally getting a chance with a gorgeous man and yet her responsibilities weigh her down. She never got a chance to be young and carefree. This young lady is one of those characters that makes your heart hurt.
Eric, the leading man. I will start off by saying can they make him to go please. Not only is he beyond handsome with outstanding features and covered in tattoos, he is also so sweet that he melted my heart. As the book progresses you learn a little more about Eric’s past and he just becomes even more loveable, he did to this reader anyway.
Hot Ink get’s 3.5 stars from me and here is why.
I enjoyed this novella completely, I really did, and I do recommend you read this. It was more than worth the 3 dollars I spent on it and it was a sweet little love story. The reason that I give it 3.5 is because I found it a little rushed. In this case I think there was a great chance for more to be explored in both the relationship between Mina and Eric and the dynamics of the other characters. I liked this book enough that I am hoping that Ms. Rose considers expanding on the story because I believe there is a lot more that can be examined and explored.
Unemployed, with her savings dwindling, Sara Howell thinks things are looking up when she lands a ghostwriting job and rents the affordable island home of her favorite author, Seth Fortner, who mysteriously disappeared in 1925.
Strange things happen, making Sara wonder if Seth ever left. When she finds an old trunk of Seth’s letters, she delves into a world she never imagined, filled with love and a family curse it seems only she can break.
The synopsis :
Italian billionaire seeks faux fiancée. Willing to agree to anything in return…
In order for his sister to marry, Italian billionaire Michael Conte has to find himself a bride – and fast! When he learns that photographer Maggie Ryan is going to be in Milan, Michael hatches a plan to introduce her to his family as his “fiancée.” Never mind that Maggie is confident, independent, and a control freak. Never mind that she’s everything he doesn’t want in a wife… and everything he wants in his bed!
Convinced that Michael is in love with her married gal pal, Maggie agrees to keep up the ruse if he’ll keep away from her friend. Besides, she’s not attracted to charming, ridiculously hot billionaires who drive her nuts. Once they’re in Italy, however, everything changes – and the sexual tension between Maggie and Michael goes from simmer to naked nuclear meltdown!
When I first heard about Kat Bastion’s intention to publish a book of poetry, and donate the money from any sales to charity I knew I wanted to be a part of her endeavor. I’ve loved poetry for as long as I can remember, and I thought the poems I read when Kat posted some of hers were amazing. When she and I discussed how Bookish Temptations could be involved I was thrilled when she gave me the honor of revealing who the foreword author to Utterly Loved would be.
She kept it a secret at first…I had my own hopes of who it would be, and when she finally told me I was thrilled. So without any further chit chat from me…I’ll let Kat tell you who it is and how it came about…
The synopsis: Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.
Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.
Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick…
In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.
Here’s the questions…
1) You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?
2) America’s game: baseball or football? Or something else?
3) What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up?
4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.