ARC Book Review: Inked with a Kiss
I went into this book not having read the first in the series, New Ink on Life, but it did not hinder the story in any way. Inked with a Kiss can be read without having read the first book, but after reading this one I definitely want to go back and pick up the first one!
Inked with a Kiss by Jennie Davis follows two characters as they both work through their own personal turmoils, while at the same time falling for each other. Jaime is a tattoo artist and a people-pleaser. She struggles with her own age, a teenage daughter, and alcoholic parents. Sierra is a social worker and is eager for a fling with Jaime, but she fears commitment and relationships due to losing her mother at such a young age.
What I enjoyed most with this book was Jaime's desire to please and support everyone, while simultaneously forgetting to please and support herself. I can understand that with Jamie. While it makes her character arc a bit predictable, it's nice to see a character come to that realization without something super dramatic and intense happening, and turnaround to start loving and taking care of themselves for a change.
I wish there had been a bit more depth to the romance, particularly at the beginning. It felt more objectifying rather than the two getting to know each other outside of their looks, especially since Sierra had been seeing Jaime as her tattoo artist for so long. But learning about each other comes along as the story goes on as they begin to open up to one another.
The writing is easy and enjoyable to read. It truly is just a nice f/f story with an uncomplicated plot, but still having individual character arcs that keep you wanting to read more.
I received an early copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Inked with a Kiss e-book releases on April 13th, 2020, and paperback releases June 30th, 2020! Follow the author