Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Hot Ink"

August 20th through August 23rd is going to be un-official Ranae Rose week here on TBQ's Book Palace, to help celebrate her Inked in the Steel City series. Kame reviews all three books, one a day, and on Friday interviews Ranae about the books. Be sure to check back each day for the next post! 

Originally I was going to do a double review for each book with Kame, but, well, life happened, and August rolled around and I realized I hadn't even had time to pick up book 1 yet, little loan consider reading and reviewing all of them. So, sadly, I still haven't read this series, but I plan on still doing so as soon as I get a chance! 


Hot Ink by Ranae Rose
Publisher: Ranae Rose (December 2011) 
Series: Inked in the Steel City, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she’s asked to pose in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can’t say no. She finally gets a look at Eric’s tattoos when they’re cajoled into posing together, and in a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they’re asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more. The only problem is that Mina’s not the glamour girl she looks like on the Hot Ink posters, or even in a tattoo magazine. She’s only twenty-four, but being the sole guardian of her disabled younger sister has left her feeling much older. Will Eric still be interested when he gets to know the girl behind the ink and the make-up and finds out that she and her little sister are a package deal?

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Kame's Review:

Mina is single and only twenty-four years old, but some days she feels like she has the responsibility of the world on her much older shoulders.  Mina is the guardian for her younger sister Jess. She allows herself so few indulgences. What a better way to embrace her love for plants and flowers and Jess’ talent as an artist but to have a tattoo of her favorite flowers.  That tattoo came out incredible and the time spent at Hot Ink with the hunky tattoo artist Eric didn’t hurt either. But there is no room for a man in Mina’s life, it’s a challenge to keep her and Jess afloat. When Mina’s friend Karen is asked to take some promotional photos for Hot Ink, Karen thinks some pictures of Mina and Eric are a perfect idea.  The model fee Mina will be paid will help pay for Jess’ homecoming dress. At the photo shoot there Mina tries to resist the pull towards Eric, but then he kisses her…

Mina is a great character trying to make a better life for herself and her sister. She doesn’t think she has time for love, but Eric understands and is patient and accepts the time that Mina can give to him while at the same time being as supportive to her as he can.  Eric had strong feelings for Mina and that was more important than anything – and that kind of putting someone else’s needs, not matter what they are, above your own is just so endearing to me, and so sexy!

This is a great easy read.  Sometimes I need a lot of action and suspense in a book, and sometimes I need a book that has characters on the same path with no major conflict causing you to doubt their HEA.  I never questioned that Mina and Eric would be together at the end of the book.  Not every book I read do I feel that the hero and heroine are soul mates, but I truly felt as I read this that Eric and Mina had found their soul mate that completed them, that would truly understand them down to their core. Their love will just make you happy.  And when you are done you can go right into the next book in the series and continue visiting with the great characters of Ranae Rose’s Inked in the Steel City series.


4 1/2 STARS!


Kame bought this ebook.


Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame, I really must read this series! :) Plus, I have to say I love the covers for all of Ranae's books. 

Like Kame, do you enjoy the occasional book where things are not constantly blowing up, no one's on the run, and the road to the couple's HEA can be the center of attention instead? Or do you need that conflict and action? 


Until Next Time,
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Ranae Rose said...

Thank you Kame for taking the time to read and review Hot Ink, and thank you to The Book Queen for hosting! :)

The_Book_Queen said...

:) You're welcome, can't wait to share the fun interviews Friday!


Kame said...

This is so much fun! Thank you both for indulging me!

Anna@herding cats said...

Oh I love these covers and really love it when you have that feeling at the end of the book and you just know they're meant to be. Thanks for pointing this one out Kame!