Happy Release Day to Nicole Reed and her new book BEAUTIFUL INK!!!! Make sure to enter the giveaway below and check out Christine’s 5 STAR Review!!! This book is a MUST READ!!!!
This novel is not a cliffhanger and can be read as a stand-alone.
WARNING: This book is real, beautifully raw, and not for the faint of heart. It is the story of a young girl’s loss of innocence while growing up around a motorcycle club. It is not suitable for children under the age of seventeen due to language, sexual content, and intense subject matter. Based on true events.
I have tattooed that single word on more skin than I care to count. It elicits powerful thoughts and emotions for most people.
But not for me. The word family means so much more.
You can’t run forever from the ones who love you.
Christine’s 5 STAR Review!!!
Admittedly I have been DYING to read a book by Nicole Reed and my first MC (motorcycle club) book so Beautiful Ink couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. What a great introduction to a new author to me as well as a genre that I am now addicted to and can’t wait to read more about!
This book has everything you look for in your next great read – excitement, danger, a cast of characters you can’t get enough of and most importantly love. I could not put this book down for one second, and when I did, my mind was constantly thinking about it and what would happen next —it was THAT good!
The opening prologue is so intense that I catch myself biting my lip and holding my breath from the agonizing pain….this prologue sets the stage for a book that introduced me to the life inside a biker club, a brotherhood, a family so intense and passionate and protective about their beliefs that it created such an unforgettable experience for me.
Without revealing too much of this book as I feel that you should go in and experience it as I did, we have our main heroine Helen (aka Keller) who grew up and was forced into this family beyond her control. Growing up in such an environment and experiencing everything she did created such hate in her heart for a boy who she once considered her brother (and sometimes more) and a family she never wanted to be a part of.
I completely enjoyed the alternating POV’s from past and present, each adding such depth and layers to the story, allowing us to really get to know and understand the characters, their actions and the story itself.
I admired Keller and her strength of character, running away from her past and wanting to start a new life, with the fear of always being found and brought back to a life she doesn’t want. I don’t know that I could ever face that fear. I enjoyed watching her grow to trust and rediscover herself, allowing new people into her life, something that she so deserved with her innocence and childhood being taken away from her.
And yes there is love in this book but Keller will have to decide if she will ever be able to trust again, if loving someone is worth the potential risk and if she deserves this kind of love in her life. You will have to read this book to find out the outcome of her story ❤️
My emotions were all over the place while reading Beautiful Ink – I was scared, crying, happy, filled with mistrust and suspicion. I was constantly thinking, coming up with different theories and scenarios and yet Ms. Reed was still able to surprise me, shock me and keep me on the edge of my seat with want.
Beautiful Ink was so well written and completely captivating….Ms. Reed has found a new fan in me and I hope beyond hope that she will write more about these characters and secondary characters as days later, I am still thinking about them wanting more of the excitement and thrills and chills that this book gave me. And yes, though I know I was supposed to hate some people, I couldn’t help but NOT hate them, I actually liked them and I do hope that happiness can be found for all as deep down inside, I know that goodness was present, sacrifices were made out of love and in life, people can redeem themselves and have a second chance at finding their happy…(hint hint Nicole!!!)
I LOVED IT – I can’t stress this enough! Thank you so much Nicole and I look forward to much much more from you!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Nicole Reed is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Ruining You. She is a true Southern girl, enjoying life with her husband and three children in the peachy state of Georgia. As a child, she discovered another world between the pages of a book. In 2012, she self-published her first bookRuining Me, and then followed it with Ruining You, Cake, and Wasted Heart. Her books have also been listed on the overall Top 100 Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling list. She is represented by Ginger Clark with Curtis Brown, LTD. You can follow her on Facebookwww.facebook.com/