FIRST INK (Wicked Ink Chronicles #1) by Laura Wright-a review
NOTE: First Ink is also available in the WICKED FIRSTS anthology
ABOUT THE BOOK: Released September 2013
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.
*First Ink can also be found in the Wicked Firsts Anthology releasing on August 19, 2013.*
REVIEW: FIRST INK is the first storyline and introductory novella in Laura Wright’s contemporary new adult Wicked Ink Chronicles focusing on the men and women of Wicked Ink Tattoo Studio. This is Addison and Rush’s story. Rush is the tattoo artist and owner of Wicked Ink and Addison is the woman that broke his heart.
The storyline follows Addison as she ventures to Vegas to confront Rush-her childhood friend, high school crush and the man with whom she has always been in love. But five years earlier, Addison pushed Rush away on the night of their high school homecoming dance and the next day Rush packed his bags and left. Five years of trying to contact Rush-to explain what had happened-has left Addison with a heavy heart. Had she truly destroyed any possibility of forgiveness from the man she has always loved?
The storyline is written from two different first person POVs-Addison and Rush. The novella is fast paced as the couple is quick to pick up where they left off years before but there is still the elephant in the room-what really happened and why? You can feel the anxiety and tension; the longing and the love. Addison has come to Vegas to apologize and in the end we are still not aware of the entire story.
We are introduced to Addison’s friend Lisa and Rush’s co-worker Vincent- there is some early confrontation between the couple’s friends and a possibility of another building storyline.
First Ink is the introductory storyline and, in my opinion, one that ends with many unanswered questions. Addison and Rush’s story feels incomplete and I hope that Laura still has much more story to tell.
Laura has always had the ability to pull the reader into the story and First Ink is no exception. It is a story of first loves, second chances and forgiveness.
Copy supplied by the author.
Review by Sandy