Sunday, May 24, 2015

ARC Review: "Rebel Ink" by Laura Wright

Rebel Ink
by Laura Wright
Book 3 in the Wicked Ink series


Hot chicks and cool ink have been my life, my everything, for the past five years. But with one phone call that bliss is totally shot to shit. Don’t want to hear it. Don’t want to deal with it. But oh yeah, it’s coming for me. The motherfucking past. And who’s along for the ride? You’re never gonna believe it. That’s right, another blast from my past. The one and only rejection. Blondie. Hey…maybe it’s not all bad. Maybe I can finally get her - legs up and back to the mattress, that is.


Yes, I’m getting married. And yes, it’s to ‘Buttons.’ I’m not embarrassed and I don’t think it’s a failure. Unfortunately, my bestie doesn’t agree. In fact, she thinks she has to rescue me. But ladies and gents, I’m beyond help. I’m cooked. I just want to fade into the Santa Barbara’s overly polished woodwork. If only a gorgeous tatted, foul-mouthed problem from my past would stop showing up and showing off what I’m never going to allow myself to have.

Rebel Ink is the third book in the Wicked Ink series and my first read for these stories. For me, this book has a difficult start.  I did not like Vincent, the hero.  I found him to be reprehensible and his manner revolting.  I thought he was a pig. I was not certain this guy could be redeemable.  But then he is. 

When put into a situation to confront his horrific past, Vincent’s courage comes through. It’s a reminder that underneath people’s bad behavior is often pain.  We get to see what is underneath the layers and that is satisfying.  

In a traditional romance, the hero is motivated by the heroine to overcome obstacles. However, for Vince and Lisa, this is not the case.  Vince and Lisa are thrown into this situation and have not even had a chance for insta-love.   What Lisa provides is unconditional support, something Vince has never had before in his life.  The revelation is rewarding. 

I am impressed at how much emotional punch the author is able to deliver in such a short book. It doesn’t feel rushed, although it does feel unfinished.  Thank goodness there will be more of Vince and Lisa.  I will be waiting with bated breath for the next Wicked Ink book. 

In a Nutshell:
Rebel Ink has whet my appetite for more Wicked Ink books.  I can’t wait to go back and start from the beginning and get more wicked goodness. 

Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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