Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: First Ink by Laura Wright - 4 Wine Glasses

18108918Title: First Ink 
Series: Wicked Ink Chronicles #1
Author: Laura Wright 
Format: ebook, 83 pages
Self Published: September 22nd 2013
Source: Author
Reviewer: Crystal
Links: Goodreads - Amazon - B&N
Rating: 4/5


Women in his bed, celebs and rockers in his chair and a killer bank account at his disposal, life is pretty freaking swell. Then she walks back into it again. With her mismatched eyes, perfect pink mouth and a laugh that still haunts him, she gave him nothing but marvelous misery. Now she wants his hands on her again. Not for pleasure, but for pain. For Ink. A bleeding heart to match the one she left him with five years ago.


She can’t forget him. No matter how hard she’s tried. The pain she caused him in the past eats at her daily, and she can’t move on with her life. But she has a plan, a hope for redemption – a way for him to take his revenge out on her flesh. But it’ll only work if he lets her inside his exclusive world, under his famous artist’s needle and into his bed—and heart-once again.

I'll be totally honest and say that going into this novella, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't even read the blurb. I just knew that is was about a sexy tattoo artist and Laura Wright has never disappointed. First Ink just reinforces my opinion of this talented writer, and is just the beginning of what promises to be a stunning new series. 

Novella's only work for me if there is a past history between the couples and you can still feel that connection through the pages. First Ink succeeded masterfully in this. Laura Wright works her magic by packing in insane amounts of angst, lust, chemistry and need into a short eighty pages or so giving this novella a feeling of fullness but still leaving you craving for more. 

Addison embarrassed and betrayed the boy she loved as a teenager and has regretted it every day since. Five years and numerous un-returned correspondences later, she finally gets a chance at redemption. But will Rush ever be able to forgive her? And will forgiveness be enough for Addison in the end?

Written in first person, the story is told from both Addison and Rush's point of view. The transition between characters was smooth and enthralling. Addison made her mistakes, as every young person does, and at the introduction to her character I wasn't quite sure how to take her. She seemed a little up tight to be a girl from the wrong side of the tracks in love with a bad boy tattoo artist, but as her character quickly developed I enjoyed her more and more with each page. Rush, what to say about him? A bad boy tattooed sex magnetic with a big squishy heart covers it well I think. You can't help but fall in love with him right from the start. 

Regret, betrayal, fear, anguish, desire...First Ink is an emotionally packed novella that will hook you hard. I can't wait until I can get my hands on the follow-up to Rush and Addison's story in Shattered Ink! A short and sexy new adult contemporary romance that is sure to heat up your day! 

1 comment:

  1. Nice Review!! I really like the sound of this one, and I haven't heard of this author before so I will have to put her on my list!!


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