Tuesday, February 11, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Serious Ink"

Serious Ink by Ranae Rose
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 30, 2014)
Series: Inked in the Steel City, 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hard times mean hard choices, but falling for Noah Wilder is easy. Beneath his suit and tie, he’s seriously inked and seriously irresistible. When he walks into the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio, the attraction between him and studio receptionist Zoe is mutual – and fierce. And after the opportunity to ditch her demeaning second job to work for him instead arises, suddenly he’s her boss … and much more. With lines blurred in every way imaginable, can she balance passion and professionalism with doing what’s best for her struggling family?

Attraction is a powerful thing. So is former fighter Noah’s drive to make his growing mixed martial arts promotion company succeed, and if business happens to coincide with pleasure, so much the better. Tattooed beauty Zoe Ramsey is all his when she’s not working at Hot Ink – for twenty hours a week, anyway. When circumstances bring them close faster than they ever imagined, can he make her see that he’s just as serious about her as he is about the business he’s poured his heart and soul into?

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Reviews of Inked in the Steel City Series
Hot Ink (#1) -- Kame
Innocent Ink (#2) -- Kame
Dedicated Ink (#3) -- Kame
Abiding Ink (#4) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Zoe loves her job as receptionist at Hot Ink.  One night at the end of her shift Noah walks in for his appointment with Jed. Noah asks Zoe out to dinner and Zoe finds the offer hard to resist. By the end of the night Noah knows he wants to spend as much time with Zoe as possible.

Zoe is a character in the series I have wondered about for a while. It was nice to read about her. Her determination and love for her family is so evident. She fits in wonderfully with the other Hot Ink employees. What makes Zoe a unique character is her need for a gluten free diet.  It is Noah’s embracing of that need that makes him completely lovable to me. Right on their first date he declined the rolls the waitperson was putting on the table. There is something about these Inked in the Steel City heroes they all just melt my heart.  They are all guys I would want in my life or in my friends + families' lives.

Everything he did, he did just fast enough to make her dizzy and just slow enough to make her ache more deeply.

This is an easy read. No major heart pounding emotional scenes. I felt the attraction and love between the characters. Their conflict that tore them apart was plausible, and the resolution was believable. The intimate scenes between Zoe and Noah were steamy and just the right amount for the plot. We get a glimpse at former series heroes and heroines which I always welcome when reading a series.

I am wondering who is next in this series because I know fans like myself do not want to see it end. I will definitely be reading any future installments.

   4 STARS!

Kame received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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 can't believe I *still* have not started this series! The covers alone are so yummy, and I know you have enjoyed each and every book. 

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Until Next Time,


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Wickedly Delicious said...

Great review Kame. Sometimes just need an easy read.

Ranae Rose said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Serious Ink, Kame. And thanks to The Book Queen for hosting. I appreciate it. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

:) You know you are always welcome here!

Kame said...

Sometimes you do - something you know you will like and won't tax your brain! Thanks for stopping by!

Kame said...

I enjoyed it and I hope I get to read more of them!