Blog Tour + Review: Love &Ink by J.D. Hawkins


Love & Ink by JD Hawkins
Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance

descriptionI'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?
 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love & Ink is the 10th book written by J.D. Hawkins. What a journey it was! Each time more exciting than the next, I'm always wondering to see where JD will lead his next story. You can always trust him to spend a good time. He knows how to write dual pov. As a male writer, he sure knows how to portray the bad boys featured in his story but his women are to the point as well.

Love & Ink tells the story of Ash & Teo who were high school sweethearts but no one knew because of their different background. Teo left Ash behind out of the blue and both of them suffered without the other knowing.
Seven years later, they meet again and while the bitterness is strong on Ash's part, the attraction is too strong to ignore. Both of them will have to overcome the past to hope for a better future.

I especially love this book because there's a moral behind it all. No matter where you are coming from, no matter the background, no matter the money, there's always a way, always the possibility to follow your dreams, your wish, not take the easy route and still be okay at the end of the road.

Teo has never got it easy. People saw his future more behind the bars than doing an actual legit job, yet he's a successful tattoo artist. Not J.D's usual cocky and confident guy, Teo is looking for place where he can fit, a place he can call home. While his business has settled him a little, there's still an empty space he can't seem to fulfil completely.

Ash comes from an upscale family and her life is already outlined for her. Fortunately, she isn't the kind of person to let herself be pushed around. She chose the life she wanted to live and even if her career isn't as satisfying as she wants it to be, she owes her success to herself only.

Love & Ink is about dealing with your past, your fears and your insecurities. It's about giving a chance to the ones who believe in you endlessly. It's about opening your eyes and look what's right in front of you.

~ I voluntary read a copy of this book provided by the author~
       

                 

             

EXCERPT

“You want something to drink?” she calls from some other room.
“Sure. Something strong.”
“Vodka ok?”
“Always.”
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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