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?
Love & Ink is the right amount of angst, history, and love. It has just enough hurt, longing, and tension to drag you through the feels...because there are definitely feels.
A painful past, unanswered questions, and a love broken through a departure she never saw coming. Things just have a way of going from meh to worse.
The love in these pages is a beautiful story. It's easy to see with the chemistry between them that, as intense as it is, it's also not going to fade anytime soon.
But with so many questions floating around unanswered...
Love & Ink is a home in and of itself. With crazy friends, cool places to hang out, and that contentment that comes with them, you won't want to leave.
reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I loved Ash and Teo their story is heartfelt with twists and turns and so much emotion.
What do you do when you walk smack bang into your past, a past you never got closure from and a man you’ve never really let go of.
Teo and Ash were young and in love when he just disappeared from her life when they bump into each other years later. Oh my goodness the angst that first meeting brought out, it was awkward endearing and sad I wanted to hug Ash and punch Teo.
Teo is the typical bad boy he looks the part and lives up to people’s expectations of him but inside is a man with a pure mushy heart. He’s complicated but with Ash he’s a protector a man determined to make up for past mistakes. What is he hiding and why did he leave?
I’m going to fess up, I didn’t know the author was a man, maybe I should have guessed because the male POV are on point but so are the woman’s he writes both absolutely perfectly. This is my first book by this author and I definitely won’t be my last.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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“You want something to drink?” she calls from some other room.
“Sure. Something strong.”
I pace around the room a little, lust still pumping me full of adrenaline, taking in the details, stopping to study a Basquiat print above a bookcase. Flashbacks of conversations we had in her bed rushing through my mind, until she clinks some glasses behind me and I turn around.
“Here you go,” she says, handing me the glass.
I take it from her, sip slowly, but my eyes stay on hers—a living work of art even more captivating than what’s on the walls. The alcohol burns, hitting the spot, but I’m intoxicated enough by the room, by the smell, by her. She must sense it, because she breaks my gaze, eyelashes flickering away as she smiles down, but her coyness only ignites the fire building within me.
I put my drink down and throw her on the couch so I can gaze at those lush curves, trace my eyes down the length of that magnificent body.
I trace a finger around her ear, down her neck. She trembles like a leaf under my touch, skin cool with goosebumps. Her breath quickening, hot and heavy.
I climb on top of her and we devour each other’s mouths as I tug her pants off and she pulls her shirt over her head. We roll around on the couch, her hands squeezing my cock, my mouth sucking each nipple until her breath shudders, her fingers clawing down my back. I need to taste her.
I pull away, enjoying how she hisses with unresolved desire.
“Why are you stopping?” she asks, her voice tinged with desperation.
I growl, low and firm, “I’m not. I’m going to eat you.”
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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