Author: Jean Haus
Publisher: Skyscape (November 12, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: New Adult
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Check out my review for: In the Band (Luminescent Juliet, #1)
NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: 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.
*New Adult. Recommended for mature readers due to language, drug references, and sexual situations
Review: 4 Stars - Ink My Heart, the second title in author Jean Haus’ Luminescent Juliet series follows lead singer and forever flirt Justin and tattoo artist Allie. If readers thought that the characters followed in the first book in the series In The Band had issues, you haven’t read nothing yet as you follow the dual point of view between Justin and Allie.
Justin has it all as a lead singer. He’s one of the biggest flirts and has no reason to fall in love or settle down. He likes to play the field and being a singer with good looks gives him everything he needs when it comes to women. While he might be playing the field and looking for a new girl for the night he has issues that broke my heart.
Allie is a tattoo artist, college student and business owner. She also has issues that prevent her from looking for anything serious when it comes to a partner. She has a past that has scared her emotionally and she wants to focus on her future and her art.
When the two meet they have different things on their minds. Justin wants a night with the hot tattoo artist and Allie just wants to hurry and get through her appointment tattooing Justin so he’ll leave her alone. She knows he isn’t capable of giving her what she needs so why bother?
One of the things I loved most about this title is the fact that it’s written in both Justin and Allies points of view. I applaud the author Haus for doing this because they each had such a strong, emotional back story that would have felt lacking if I wasn’t able to have both sides.
My heart was broken for Justin and Allie more than once and I was shocked at how each of these characters dealt with their pain and how when they found each other, let those walls slip a bit and grew and changed because of who they were when the other was around.
I loved the story from beginning to end and I’ll admit that I liked this one more than the first title. I felt that these characters were a bit older, more well rounded and their pain was conveyed even more so on the page.
I loved Ink My Heart, I loved the characters and I’d love to see more of their story because there’s one huge twist that I’m eager to see how Justin continues to handle and grow because of it. Fans of the first book or fans of a great contemporary about musicians shouldn’t pass this one by. Readers will love these band boys and their issues so go on, one-click these titles today!
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.
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