Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart

for Adult 18+ Readers

Wickedly sexy James Bowen is a bad boy of the highest order -- tattoos and attitude included -- which unfortunately ranks way up on Tate's not-a-chance-in-hell list, right there along with skydiving naked over Teheran and juggling Ebola vials just for kicks. But what the heck, she's on holiday, the guy is absolutely irresistible, and she needs to unplug from her life. With her dad and brother gone, Tate is left to deal with the family restaurant, which is fast going down the drain. Her employees are acting out, her boyfriend has bailed out, and her very own private stalker is emailing her to death with lovely threats of doom, fire, and dismemberment. So yeah, maybe a little holiday fling is in order. Strictly sex though, and no follow-up whatsoever once.
She hadn't counted on her take-charge holiday fling having an opinion of his own and stubbornly sticking around, before and after the sex, making himself at home in her life. There is definitely more to James than meets her prejudiced eye, and even if she's not ready to look deeper, James isn't prepared to permit her not to.

After a colorful array of jobs all over Europe ranging from translator to chocolatier to travel agent to sushi chef to flight dispatcher, Elle Aycart is certain of one thing and one thing only: aside from writing romances, she has abso-frigging-lutely no clue what she wants to do when she grows up. Not that it stops her from trying all sorts of crazy stuff. While she is probably now thinking of a new profession, her head never stops churning new plots for her romances. She lives currently in Barcelona, Spain, with her husband and two daughters, although who knows, in no time she could be living at the Arctic Circle in Finland, breeding reindeer.

WOW!!! Thank you Elle Aycart for writing this hot, steamy, passionate tale...
I had no idea what I was getting in to when I began reading More Than Meets the Ink... But right off, you are thrown in to the dynamics of how this story is going to go...
Tate is crawling on her belly with her mom next to her in her mom's neighbor's yard... Yeah, this whole scene captures you only to make you laugh to know it is because her mom is accusing the neighbor of kidnapping her cat..does that not just make for immediate attention grabbing?
Well, lo and behold, I am captivated and then BAM... In walks sex on a stick James...
Instant attraction?? Oh hell yes...
And here we go... Right out of the gates... Week long vacation fling? Why not?  Tate knows that James is just the "typical bad boy" with his tattoos showing.., so, obviously no emotions attached and why not just relax and enjoy herself?  I would have to agree with hottie James in front of me offering...
So, with much effort, they finally get some alone time.. Yeah, their planned sex moments didn't always happen when your parents are in a retirement community.. LOL!!!
But, this book isn't just about a fling.. It carries so much more with it...
With both Tate and James being from Boston, they find that the attraction they felt in the beginning lingered.  It wasn't something either could ignore and this brings us to the steamy passionate tale More than Meets the Ink is.
Tate and James are fantastic characters that I loved getting to know. I mean, both carrying baggage that hinders relationships to prosper, yet ultimately accepting what they have for each other is momentous.
There is heartache, moments of elation, snarky humor, and did I mention HOT sex??? With a swoon worthy man??? Ok Just want to make sure you are with me...
This book is one of those books that you don't want to put down.. You open up those pages and find yourself immersed in well developed characters, growing throughout their journey, pulling you all the way through...
I highly recommend reading this arousing, sultry, romantic story.. It is not one you want to miss!!

Wow! Thank you, Elle Aycart!  This story is scorching hot. It sizzles from the get-go.  Tate never imagined her "sex only" Summer fling could possibly be anymore. She told herself and James, she wanted nothing more, and frankly, she's not ready for it. But ready or not, here James comes. From the moment they meet there is sexual tension.
But they are both cut off emotionally- or so they think. What they discover (each in their own time), is that their attraction is more than skin deep. Sure they're sexually charged, they simply can't get enough of each other in bed, but you quickly see that each has touched the other in a way they never expected.
What's that they always say? Love finds you when your not looking for it? Well, it slaps these two in the face. Hard.
It's potent. Exciting. And extremely hot to witness.
While there is a lot of sex in the story- lots, ok, it's almost non-stop (hey, I'm not complaining)- it's not the whole story. Tate and James are two people struggling to move on from their pasts, from their mistakes, and the things that were out of their control.
Tate struggles the most and because of that she's not willing to really let James in and see what's right in front of her. It's heartbreaking and frustrating, and at times you want to just shake some sense into her, but everyone heals in their own way, and Tate has to face her fears before she can embrace what James has to offer.
I really enjoyed getting to know these two. The dynamic between them is palpable. They bring out the best in one another, challenge each other, and despite denying or being afraid of what may be happening between them, they support each other.
James is the stronger of the two, but Tate is a force to be reckoned with, and you can't help but like the girl. She's hardworking, loyal and has a heart of gold. James? Well, James is damned near perfect.
I fell hard for this hardcore sex on legs. He's pretty close to every girl's dream. Obviously HOT, smart, charming, family oriented, successful- definitely MORE THAN MEETS THE INK.
This is a story you want to end your day with. Grab a blanket and settle into. Filled with fun, romance, and drama. With extreme highs and lows -and a heart stopping twist you won't see coming.
If you're looking for a book that lets you fantasize and lose yourself in, this is it. Elle Aycart did an amazing job reeling me in, tugging my heartstrings, and delivering the goods. Bravo.
I'm excited to jump in to Heavy Issues, and get to know Cole, the next Bowen brother. Somehow I think these boys can all give Christian Grey a run for his money.