Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review: Cupcakes and Ink (Clipped Wings Prequel) by Helena Hunting


Title: Cupcakes and Ink
Series: Yes. Clipped Wings #0.5 (Doesn't have to be read before Clipped Wings)
Author: Helena Hunting
Release Date: February 3rd, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.

Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.

Capcakes and Ink is a short novella that will introduce you to Tenley and Hayden and show you a little bit of both of them; just enough to make you want crack open the full lengthened novel, Clipped Wings the same minute it’ll come out. It’s just a quick taste of how awesome could be their story and I devoured it in matter of one hour.

In only sixty pages, Helena Hunting made me fall in love with both of her characters. I guess, I just have a thing for sexy tattoo artist with facial piercings, though Hayden has a great perspectives to not be only tattoo hottie stereotype. I think we’ll get to see more of him and I can’t wait to do so.

Anyway, Cupcakes and Ink was a great glimpse into his mind and I adored every second of it. There is something in Hayden that made my hormones go overdrive ;)

I also quickly connected with Tenley. She’s one of those relatable heroines that didn’t annoy me.

It was amazing how good this sixty pages were to hook me. I found Cupcakes and Ink to be a great little teaser for what is going to come next. I officially am looking forward to getting to know these characters more.

*ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review*

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