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SUMMARY:

From her dark hair sweeping below her waist to her soft, sexy curves, Tenley Page intrigues tattoo artist Hayden Stryker in a way no one else ever has…especially when she asks him to ink a gorgeous, intricate design on her back. Yet for all her beauty, there is something darkly tragic and damaged about Tenley that Hayden is everything.

Covered in ink and steel, Hayden is everything Tenley has never dared to want, awakening a desire to explore more than the art adorning his stunning body. Trapped by a past that leaves her screaming from nightmares, Tenley sees Hayden as the perfect escape. Although he has secrets too, if they both keep themselves guarded perhaps their intense physical connection will remain only that.

But nothing, not even passion, can keep them safe from their pasts…

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EXCERPT:

“You’re all bark, no bite,” she challenged.

I couldn’t and wouldn’t back down now. I pried the phone out of her hand and slid it across the counter, out of reach. “Is that right?”

I knew exactly where I wanted to take this. I shouldn’t have come inside. I should have handed over the kitten at the door, waited in the hall for the cupcakes, and gone home. Then I could have fixed my own damn problem and gone to bed. But I hadn’t. Instead, I was standing in Tenley’s kitchen with her sandwiched between me and the counter, spinning intricate fantasies about how I would like to proceed with the rest of the night. Fuck The Rule. Fuck everything.

Tenley tilted her head a fraction, exposing the satin expanse of her throat. It was an invitation; I couldn’t ignore it. Leaning in, I ran my nose up the column of her neck, my mouth following close behind. She was warm beneath my lips. I parted them to taste her, then bit down gently, teeth scraping across her skin.

“See, I bite,” I whispered in her ear, taking the lobe between my teeth.

She sighed, the sound a mix of relief and acute need. I was just going to kiss her. That was it. At least that was what I told myself as I nipped my way across her jaw to her mouth. Cradling her cheek in my palm, I angled her head to the side. Nothing in her posture warned me against what I was about to do.

“Am I cute now?”

She shook her head.

“Adorable, even?” I brushed my lips over hers and they parted, another invitation. “Pardon, I didn’t catch that?” I pulled her top lip between mine, swept my tongue along her skin, and waited.

“No.”

“I didn’t think so.”

 

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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her English degree to good use by writing popular fiction. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

Inked Armor by Helena Hunting – Blog Tour – Review – Giveaway @HelenaHunting

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Summary 
In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker’s tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn’t believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents’ death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.
My Review  (Some spoilers)
There’s a new book boyfriend in my life along with a new favorite series.  I met him when I first read Cupcakes and Ink. My interest flourished with Clipped Wings,  and I totally fell head over heals over him when I read Inked Armor.  Do you know who this amazing book boyfriend is?  Hayden Stryker is his name.  Let me just say that I am totally confident that you will fall in love with him and this amazing book too.
Inked Armor is the continuation of the story of Hayden and Tenley.  After the cliffhanger ending in Clipped Wings, we find Hayden struggling over the loss of Tenley. Their separation has been difficult for both of them.  While their time away was arduous, it almost seemed necessary for them.  Tenley finds strength and closure and returns.  Tenley’s initial return turns out to be quite the experience for her. Let’s just say Tenley proves to be a tough kitten after all.
Once reunited, their relationship takes some time to grow.  During this process, they both find healing through each other.  Their unquenchable love is evident throughout the entire story. While Hayden has his own demons, his past to deal with, Tenley blossoms.  Her character, the once timid girl opens up and enjoys her new friends/family who always demonstrate support for her.  These supporting characters, Chris, Sarah, Lisa, Jamie, Aunt Cassie and Nate take on new roles in this book and demonstrate true love and friendship to both Tenley and Hayden.  I enjoyed them all so much  more in this story.
Hayden’s past, his parents death looms over him.  The fact that he is so Type A, OCD, makes dealing with the unknown even more severe for him. Discovering the truth about his parents murder brings closure to his internal struggle. Tenley was by his side the entire time and helped make this journey to healing possible.
There were many parts of this book that I truly loved.  Hayden, the uber sexy tattooed and pierced man shows his love for Tenley in different ways.  I guess my favorite declaration of love was during Christmas.  Christmas was not easy for either one of them but Hayden, for the first time in seven years, made it a memorable day for both.  His gifts for Tenley, made me love him more.  It wasn’t the gifts but the significance of each one that had me wiping my eyes.  Happy tears were spilled over this couple.
Hayden still loves cupcakes and their presence in the story adds to the many reasons why I adore this book.
Tenley also offers Hayden her own gifts throughout.  Once again, she shows a more relaxed and playful demeanor in this book and I am so glad to see that positive change in her character.
Because this story is told from both Hayden and Tenley’s point of view, experiencing the events along with them, inside of their heads, and understanding their thoughts is quite powerful. The story becomes so real and I know I felt the same emotions along with the characters.  (On a personal note, I recall my stepdaughter asking me about what I was reading.  She said I was totally immersed in this book.  And, I was.)  This series totally consumed me.
The love scenes in this book are hot!  Wow, Helena. The hood of a car….   Hayden and Tenley are so perfect for each other.  These characters have undeniable chemistry.
This series taught me new things too.  I turned to Google (never Wikipedia)  to discover and learn about some piercings. I had to get the full understanding 😉  This new knowledge about tattoos and piercings has made me look at them in a different way now.
There are so many things I want to say about this series but I will not because I really don’t want to spoil the amazing adventure that awaits the reader as they meet Hayden and Tenley.
I am always recommending and talking about books with my friends and colleagues.  This series, has been my most talked about.  Helena Hunting has done a fascinating job with this her well written characters and fantastic story.  I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about Inked Armor.  I look forward to reading more of her amazing writing in the future.hayden 3
I love Hayden.  He has a special place in my book boyfriend world.
I gave this book 5++++ stars!
My Favorite Lines
“I missed you so much. I’m sorry I was gone so long. I won’t do it again, I promise.”
“I never wanted anyone  but you.”
“I love cupcakes, and, uh…she makes the best cupcakes ever, so I figure it’s fitting, yeah?”
“Hayden, you are everything I could ever want. You are the place I want to be.”
“You have all of me. I am only yours.”
“Just so you know, I’ve wanted to do you in that chair ever since I put that cupcake on you. So be prepared for me to follow through on that as soon as I have the chance.”
5 stars
I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her English degree to good use by writing popular fiction. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

Susi Reviews – Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting

Happy Release Day!

Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting

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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.

My Review

As a baker, I love all things related to baking and desserts.  When I first saw this cover and title, I knew this was a book for me. What I did not know was that I would become so consumed by this story of Tenley and Hayden.  Cupcakes and Ink is a prequel. It introduces the reader to the characters in Clipped Wings.  This prequel may be short but I felt that it was essential to really understanding the characters.  Written in both Tenley and Hayden’s point of view, the reader is able to get into the mind of both of the characters and truly understand their feelings and insecurities.  You also meet the secondary characters which each play a significant role in Clipped Wings.

I immediately fell for Hayden and I am pretty sure, just like Tenley,  you will be dreaming about him too. He is quite a complex character. He is gorgeous and covered in tattoos.   I also loved Tenley, a young girl starting her life over in a new city, who bakes, like me.  🙂

I have to say, Helena, did an amazing job of keeping me hooked to her story. Her writing is exquisite and memorable.  I read Cupcakes and Ink and immediately read Clipped Wings.  Yes, I am now a huge Helena Hunting fan.  I have been raving about her books for the past couple of weeks.

I’d love to say more about this prequel, but do not want to give too much away.  I highly recommend this read as well as Clipped Wings which you can pre-order and get next month.

I gave this book 5 brilliant stars.

Now, go get this book.  It is available on Amazon today!

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I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

About The Author – Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.
You can follow Helena Hunting on Twitter or her website http://www.helenahunting.com.
Stay tuned for my review of Clipped Wings.  This book releases in March.
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