Title: Beautiful Ink (Forever Inked #1)
Author: Nicole Reed
Release: April 27, 2014
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.
Casey’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3
What happens when everyone in the world you care about disappears? What happens when the only one that loves you continues to pull you into a world you hate? Helen grew up in Harmony, Florida, with her evil stepmother, dad, and sister. (No this isn’t a Disney fairytale!) Her dad along with her best friend Holden’s dad run the Hell’s Highwaymen MC. When Helen’s family leaves her, she has no choice but to stay with Holden, his family, and remain a MC. What happens when that world begins to smother you and you begin to hate the only person that loves you? This is exactly what happens to Helen, Hels, or should I say Keller.
Most MC books are about good girl falls for bad ass MC. Well, I’m here to tell ya, if you’re looking for that you better just keep looking because this book is deeper than a valley and so not that! Nicole Reed does a phenomenal job at giving insight into the real world of motorcycle clubs, but in doing so you grow to love the characters, their up bringing, and how much they care about one another.
Throughout this book we see the love that Holden shows for Helen even if I don’t agree with all of his actions, but when she becomes Keller to everyone else, she takes the freedom and runs with it.
Holden is her best friend, and he is deemed to be the VP of the MC. This is the only life he has known, and the only other thing he’s sure of his love for Helen. He is head over heels in love with her, but does she feel the same way? Holden is a guy that you can’t help but hold on to, and I’m going to leave it at that because I just ❤ him!
Helen’s body is a timeline of important events in her live. Most people wouldn’t put the beautiful ink canvas together, but when Vin walks into the tattoo shop, her world changes. He asks for one simple date tattoo, and with that tattoo their world changes.
Vin walks into the tattoo parlor and isn’t who you’d expect to see getting a tattoo. He breaks Keller down, and she knows that time to move on is upon her. She knows they both have a hidden past, but is she willing to risk her past for a future?
Beautiful Ink will have you mad at the world, fighting for freedom, pulling for love, and having a person that holds you so close to his heart that he never lets go.
Beautiful Ink touched my heart and soul, and I will never be the same. A tattoo is something that some people get randomly others think about for years. I’m one of the think about for years kinda girls which is why I haven’t gotten one yet. Funny thing is I’ve been contemplating an idea for months, and this book just helped me confirm what my heart has been screaming. Thank you Nicole Reed for writing these beautiful words and being REAL! ❤
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About the Author
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 book Ruining 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/authornicolereed, Twitter @nicole1reed, and her websitewww.nicolereedbooks.com.
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