18 November 2013

Ink My Heart by Jean Haus - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: Ink My Heart (Luminescent Juliet, #2)
Author: Jean Haus
Release date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Skyscape
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours 

Even if he weren’t the lead singer of the popular college band, Luminescent Juliet, Justin Noel would have his pick of women. And he does pick. Nightly. Tattooed, blonde, and green eyed, he flashes his dimples and females swoon.

Except for one.

Tattoo artist, Allie Landon, rarely dates, and especially not men like Justin. Though he’s hot enough to melt off permanent ink, she’s done with the bad boy type. But when the ex who broke her heart wants to reunite, desperation has Allie introducing her latest client as her boyfriend. Justin’s more than happy to play the part. He’s completely intrigued by the sexy artist and college student.

However, Allie’s life isn’t what it seems. There’s little room in it or her shattered and confused heart for Justin. But as Justin remains persistent, ignoring the growing attraction—both physical and emotionally—between them becomes more difficult than tattoo removal.

*New Adult. Recommended for mature readers due to language, drug references, and sexual situations

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Is the player going to get played?

Tattooed, blonde, with swoon-worthy dimples and green eyes, Justin Noel, one of the members of the popular college band, Luminescent Juliet has his own share of women. But it doesn’t mean he didn’t have his standards. He wanted them to be HOT, NOT WASTED and they can’t be a BITCH.

He can have every girl that he wants, at his demand, every girl except one.

She’s totally talented and hard core – young tattoo artist Allie Landon doesn’t really date, and tries to stay off guys like Justin. She already had bad experiences with bad boys and had already sworn them off. But when her douche of an ex came into town, she went into a desperate mode that made her introduce this hottie as her boy friend. Justin is very willing to play the part. This is his chance to finally get to know the sexy tattoo artist who had him with the sound of her voice.

Allie, however, has a lot of skeletons in her closet. Bombs continue to explode in front of Justin as the skeletons come out one at a time. It came as a surprise at first, but Justine was determined to have her. But getting into her life is not that easy, he needed to work a little harder to get into her life, more so her heart.

He could no longer deny the growing attraction, his heart was already in the line. BUT, the million-dollar question: is Allie ready to risk her heart as well? With her ex looming around her, ready to pounce at any moment and wanting her back, threatening to take the most important person in her life – his heart might be endangered of getting broken.

Justin might come from a well-off family but it doesn’t mean that his life was perfect. His parents were too busy doing their own stuffs that he was left growing up with his nanny. He gets into one trouble into the next to gain attention, but he never really gets it. I love this guy, not because of his hang ups but because he needs it and deserves to be love. It was fun watching him, probably for the first time, pant after some girl. My heart broke when I thought his was about to be broken as well. But it was an amazing thing when at one point he had that enlightening, and finally decided to leave all his baggage and be a man.

Allie, on the other hand, is a strong woman who had been through a lot at a very young age. She might have done things she wasn’t proud of – but she’s making up for it. She had grown up – and became a responsible adult. Falling in love with a college musician was not on her to-do list, but I wished she would give him the chance to prove himself, and well, get rid of her ex as soon as possible. I hated the fact that he wanted to come back into her life as if he had done nothing wrong.

This might be the second book in the series, but good thing that this can be read as standalone. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading it. Two young artists, both with baggage from their pasts in different sizes, met, fell in love – but not before fighting off the demons from their past. The characters have indeed matured, grown up and became different people as the novel continues. I have never seen stronger people than Justin and Allie – they may be young but they have shown strength to face life. This just shows that no matter how you f**ked up in the past, there is always a room for change, and you will always have that second chance to finally have the HEA you have always longed for. 

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

Jean Haus writes young adult and romance novels. She reads a lot too. Anything with a bit of romance has the possibility of being loaded on her Kindle. She even does a bit of cooking, which is actually quite good. She also golfs in the beautiful summers of Michigan with her awesome husband and son, but she cooks way, way better than she golfs.


 (1) $50 USD Gift Card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble - International


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1 comment:

  1. "This just shows that no matter how you f**ked up in the past, there is always a room for change," Very true. Thank you for reviewing.