Monday, April 14, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Irresistible Ink"

Irresistible Ink by Ranae Rose
Publisher: April 14th, 2014
Series: Inked in the Steel City, 6
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Unbelievable… After months of admiring Arianna during their tattoo sessions, James is half in love and completely in lust. When he finally asks her out, things move at lightning speed, until he gets her home… Where someone has abandoned a baby on his doorstep. Arianna should be running in the opposite direction, so why is she the one who comes to his rescue when he has nowhere else to turn?

Unlovable… Arianna’s past holds a secret sure to crush James’ attraction to her, which is too bad because he’s exactly the kind of guy she’d choose for herself, if things had been different. She knows she should abandon their failed attempt at a fling, but she can’t turn her back on him and his newborn niece – they need all the help they can get. Being a part of his life while fighting her feelings for him is hard, and resisting his feelings for her is even harder.

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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
Serious Ink (#5) -- Kame 

Kame's Review:

Ever since the first time she walked into Hot Ink James has not been able to get her out of his head.  It has been a year and he has done each of her three tattoos with each visit she visits his dreams even more.  This time is different, this time James decides to ask Arianna out for dinner.  Their mutual attraction seems to build and they decide to go back to James apartment, to only discover a baby left abandoned on his doorstep; his niece he didn’t know he had.

James, I can’t put into words how much I truly loved James as a character. He is my favorite of all the Hot Ink leading men. He did not hesitate one second about what to do with the situation with his niece. He attacked the situation head on and truly made a difference in her life. He is a quiet and private person, which is exemplified by most of his coworkers at Hot Ink not even knowing he was taking care of his niece.  Arianna realizes after becoming involved with James that she lives a very lonely life.  She is warm and very loving. Ultimately they help each other learn that decisions in their past shaped but did not scar their futures and that they are deserving of love.

“He hadn’t even considered calling the authorities and surrendering his niece to the state. In fact, he’d seemed pissed when she’d mentioned the possibility. He’d shocked her with his reaction, and now that shock remained, manifested in the form of an attraction even deeper than what she’d felt before.”

The plot of this book is a little different from the other Hot Ink books because it does have some flashback scenes showing some important moments in James and Arianna’s lives.  We also get to see a glimpse at Jed and Alice’s relationship. The plot is simple and the conflict will have you yelling at your Kindle telling the characters to just talk to each other. I especially enjoyed that many of my favorite Hot Ink characters make appearances.  This is a book in a series and can be read as a stand-alone but full enjoyment can be found if you read the others first.

I enjoyed this book so much, but writing this review is bitter sweet; as James is the last of the Hot Ink employees to find love. I can only hope for future short stories or even a spin off series that has cameos from the Hot Ink cast; as I have grown to really love these characters.


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

*Note: The quote used belongs to Ranae Rose; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) It's always sad to see the end of a good series . . . but remember, she'll be starting a new series soon! 

Have you read Ranae Rose? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Thanks Kame, great review! Haven't read this series, will have to check them out!

Ranae Rose said...

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

Ann Lorz said...

I'd think of something better to say but I keep looking at the cover and forget what it was.

The_Book_Queen said...

:) Totally understandable; I keep drooling over it myself! :)

The_Book_Queen said...

You are very welcome, Ranae! :)

Red Iza said...

I've had the first book of the series on my list for some time, I just moved it up, thanks for the review !