First Ink (Wicked Ink Chronicles Book 1) by Laura Wright
First Ink (Wicked Ink Chronicles Book 1)
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 didn't realize First Ink was a novella when I started reading it. If you follow my reviews you know I rarely like novellas. I feel like the author usually tries to fit a full length story into a few pages and it just doesn't work. First Ink actually worked though. I felt like it really was just a short story. You don't get a lot of details on what happened in the past, but you get what happened now with resolution and everything. Well done. The author knew how to write a novella.
First Ink is the story of Rush and Addison reconnecting. Addison did something 5 years ago that broke Rush's heart, but neither have really moved on from it. When Addison sees Rush is going to be at a tattoo convention she goes to try and talk to him and things progress from there.
Rush has been avoiding Addison since that fateful day. When you find out what happened it is understandable. I mean really Addison? But they both are still so aware of each other and there are some pretty steamy scenes. Rush can't really stay away and neither can Addison. It was short and sweet and worked for me. I love my tattooed boys, and while I would have loved more time with Rush this was enough to keep me happy. Well done.
Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2