Dual Review: Love & Ink By J.D. Hawkins

Posted February 21, 2018 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Dual Reviews, Excerpt, Reviews by Kim, Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

Dual Review: Love & Ink By J.D. HawkinsLove & Ink by J.D. Hawkins
Published by Self on 02/21/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 by JD Hawkins
Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

Second chance romances are one of my favorites. Ash and Teo are just that. They were high school boyfriend and girlfriend but because they were from different types of families, they kept it quiet. Until suddenly, Teo disappears.

Years later, Teo and Ash have once again crossed paths. While Ash wants answers, Teo is not ready to give them up nor let Ash’s world crumble when she finds out the real truth.

Love & Ink is filled with heart, emotion, fun and excellent secondary characters. There were plenty of steamy scenes and I absolutely loved everything about Teo and Ash being together. This was a great read with alternate POV, which I love.

Love & Ink is my first time reading JD Hawkins but definitely not the last.

I have to say, its been so long since I have stayed up late to finish a book in one sitting. Well let me tell you Love & Ink by J.D. Hawkins was so worst all the sleep I lost! This second chance romance was sweet, angsty, and emotional and it literally consumed me!

Teo has spent the last seven years running from a past he never wanted to give up but had no choice in doing so. In that time, he has made something of himself. It was hard at times, but he came out at the other end stronger, even as his heart was missing its other half.

Ash Carter has spent the last seven years wondering if what she shared with Teo was all in her head. Was their love real, if he could walk always so easily and without looking back? She has worked hard to live a life she chooses, but something has been missing.

Ash has been waiting six months for her tattoo. She wanted the best to do it, so it was worth it. Imagine her surprise when she walks in and see him, the boy turned man who walked away from her all those years ago. She imagined this meeting many times, the things she would say and the answers she would demand. But the man is even better than the boy she once loved. Could this be their second chance or is it already too late?

Teo and Ash wore their hearts on their sleeves. I loved that about them. Teo was strong, sexy and determined, but also carried the weight of his past on his shoulders. Ash was sweet, caring, kind and loyal, but she wanted answers. Could they find way to meet in the middle and finally fight for their future?

I loved Teo and Ash’s story. It was emotional, sweet and angsty. Teo had secrets, but he also knew truths could destroy. Can Teo and Ash have a second chance, or will their truths destroy them? This is the second book I have read from J.D. Hawkins and I love it. He writes story full of heart and that will consume you. I highly recommend this second chance romance. It was a great read!


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

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant 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.

Posted February 21, 2018 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Dual Reviews, Excerpt, Reviews by Kim, Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments


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