Monday, November 18, 2013

Ink My Heart Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Ink My Heart book tour, organized by AToMR Book Tours! I have a review of this wonderful book coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Ink My Heart (Luminescent Juliet, #2)
Release date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Skyscape
Genre: NA Contemporary (Rock Star) Romance
Series: Luminescent Juliet #2

Even if he weren’t the lead singer of the popular college band, Luminescent Juliet, Justin Noel would have his pick of women. And he does pick. Nightly. Tattooed, blonde, and green eyed, he flashes his dimples and females swoon.

Except for one.

Tattoo artist, Allie Landon, rarely dates, and especially not men like Justin. Though he’s hot enough to melt off permanent ink, she’s done with the bad boy type. But when the ex who broke her heart wants to reunite, desperation has Allie introducing her latest client as her boyfriend. Justin’s more than happy to play the part. He’s completely intrigued by the sexy artist and college student.

However, Allie’s life isn’t what it seems. There’s little room in it or her shattered and confused heart for Justin. But as Justin remains persistent, ignoring the growing attraction—both physical and emotionally—between them becomes more difficult than tattoo removal.

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

Hot, sweet, and emotionally charged, Ink My Heart was a fantastic New Adult romance. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book. From the romance, to the very many secrets, this book was great.

Allie was a strong heroine. She had been through a lot and her life was not like the usual college student. I really liked her. She was independent, tough, and intensely loyal and protective of her loved ones. My one complaint is that she insisted on dealing with her ex alone when it came to the important things, rather than trusting Justin to help her out. That became frustrating because it led to a lot of heartache. But, since I did understand why she acted that way, it wasn't a huge bother. Other than that minor complaint, I thought she was lovely.

Justin was also wonderful. He started off as a careless playboy that had no intention of actually growing up and being an adult. He liked his carefree life, hooking up with any girl and spending his parents' money. But, even then, he was a charming heartbreaker. Over the course of the book, though, he grew up. He knew that being with Allie came with more responsibility than dating any other girl, so he grew up to be what she needed. I thought that was really sweet. He was wonderful, sweet, charming, and devoted to those he loved. I absolutely loved him.

The romance was lovely. Allie and Justin were adorable together. They had very different lives, but they still found a way to be together. It was very sweet. The heat factor was mostly present in the intense attraction between them, though there was a scene that really turned up the heat. The chemistry between them was constant. I thought they were a great couple.

The plot was fast paced. I was hooked the entire way through. There were a few secrets in Allie's past that took me by surprise. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was perfect. Though I did wonder how things went for Allie's douchebag of an ex and if he managed to get his act together.

Ink My Heart was a fantastic New Adult read. It had romance, secrets, and tons of emotional charge. I really enjoyed reading it. Lovers of New Adult romance, especially that rock star variety, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a $50 Amazon/B&N gift card. Open INT. Ends November 22.
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About the Author:

Jean Haus writes young adult and romance novels. She reads a lot too. Anything with a bit of romance has the possibility of being loaded on her Kindle. She even does a bit of cooking, which is actually quite good. She also golfs in the beautiful summers of Michigan with her awesome husband and son, but she cooks way, way better than she golfs.

1 comment:

  1. "Hot, sweet, and emotionally charged, Ink My Heart was a fantastic New Adult romance." Great opener. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed Ink My Heart. Thank you for reviewing.